Entertainment

Geena Davis

Acclaimed, award-winning actress Geena Davis will keynote the 10th annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference, an all-day event showcasing the latest in health and wellness on Thursday, May 11, at Ford Park in Beaumont.

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The Watoto Choir representing Watoto Children’s Village orphanage in Uganda will give a free performance at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 4615 S. Fourth St., Beaumont, on Feb. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Beaumont Botanical Gardens presents Hot Tropic Nights on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the gardens at 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive in Tyrrell Park. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvers in the conservatory, with soothing music from local musician Rob Copeland.

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Peter Berg, the director and one of the writers of this film, seems drawn to tough, real subject matter. In a short time, he’s put out the war story “Lone Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon” about the BP oil spill in the Gulf, and now this, which is a ripping, tense account of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

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The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, return to Ford Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. during their 91st anniversary world tour.

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be 30 feet from the basket, which is 6-foot, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

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Celebrate local legend, Janis Joplin, at a birthday celebration featuring a screening of Janis: Little Girl Blue during a special Classic Movie Night at the historic 1927 Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 19, in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Oscar nominated Amy Berg, the 2015 documentary examines Joplin’s story in depth and includes original interviews and personal letters written by her to her parents, which are made public for the first time. The film is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

 

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Muddy Magnolias

This year’s lineup for Jazz + Blues Festival may just be the most talented in the 11-year history of the event. Presented by the City of Beaumont and Kinsel Lincoln, the Jazz + Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The festival is headlined by Muddy Magnolias, a powerful and soulful duo featuring Jessy Wilson and Kallie North. North is a Beaumont native and will be performing in Beaumont for the first time.

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There is still time to purchase a ticket to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s eighth annual La Soirée on Saturday, Jan. 21, and take a journey down the Silk Road from India to Istanbul, all inside the Beaumont Civic Center and for a great cause.

The theme is Arabian Nights, and guests enter the Royal Sultan’s palace for the party of the year. A profusion of light, color, sights, sounds and dances from around the world will transport those in attendance to another place in time

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Pringles LOUD

Pringles potato snacks have been around for more than 50 years, and now the makers want to know if you have a craving for a snack with a kick.

The Kellogg owed company is introducing five new LOUD flavors — Super Cheesy Italian, Mighty Margarita Pizza, Spicy Queso, Salsa Fiesta and Fiery Chili Lime.

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Manchester by the Sea

‘Manchester by the Sea’

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Rated: PG-13

 

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