Entertainment

WWE Live featuring a match with WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and John Cena will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. inside Ford Arena. Tickets are $100, $95, $70, $50, $35, $25 or $15 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office (5115 Interstate 10 S.) or Ticketmaster outlets including H-E-B on Dowlen Road, ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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So how did I spend my summer vacation? I traveled to Switzerland, Poland and went on a fabulous skiing trip to the Alps — and I never left my couch. I was catching up on some foreign films and here are three worth a look.

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Sept. 11, with the 1966 Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Written by Sergio Leone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and final film of the Dollars Trilogy, which follows A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

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Possum Festival, which will feature performances by Clay Walker and the Charlie Daniels Band, will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, at Ford Arena with doors opening at 4 p.m. and concert beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $53 or $38 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office, H-E-B on Dowlen Road, or Ticketmaster locations including ticketmaster.com.

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Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest on Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of Fort Anahuac Park at 1704 S. Main St. It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (11 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6 p.m.

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The Mexican Heritage Society will host its 47th annual Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Bob Bowers Civic Center (3401 Cultural Drive) in Port Arthur. For 47 years, Fiesta, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain, has celebrated Mexican culture in Southeast Texas by sharing the beauty and history of Mexican heritage.

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The W.H. Stark House will offer Second Saturday Specialty Tours on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

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As the summer movie season comes to an end and the fall movies pick up, this is always a good time to catch up on movies that were overlooked in theatrical release or never made it to local theaters and are now available on DVD and streaming platforms.

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Not many bands have been able to make an instant splash on the national scene like Hollywood Undead managed to do nearly a decade ago.

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A long, hot summer movie season is coming to an end. It’s back to school, and so long to superheroes. Time to get serious as the heavier fare starts to hit theaters and the long march to the awards season begins. 

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