Entertainment

Classic Movie Night continues with the 1976 monster film King Kong on Friday, Feb. 5 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

Directed by John Guillermin, this film is a remake of the 1933 classic starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange. An exploration for oil leads to an isolated island inhabited by a monster gorilla who is captured and taken to New York City for display.

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Competition barbecue and “regular” barbecue. Although some folks cook at competitions the same way they cook in their backyards and/or restaurants, the competitors at the highest levels certainly do things differently.

Competition barbecue is often referred to as “one bite barbecue” because the judges typically take one bite and competitors are challenged to insert the most flavor and dynamic taste in that one portion. Judges typically taste dozens of samples during a competition, and the winner must stand out in a very crowded field.

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Something I’ll never understand. For instance, who wrote the rule about rewarding movies no one gets to see unless you live in a “major city”? By the time Oscar night arrives, the general public is lucky to have seen about half the nominees. Andsomewhere it must be written that only the crummy movies can be released in early winter or late summer.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform together for the first time in Beaumont on Saturday, Feb. 20, inside the historic Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m.

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Mike and Cheryl Zeto were named the King and Queen of Mystique

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Krewe of Krewe’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade on Jan. 30 in downtown Orange at 5:30 p.m. For the 13th year, the traditional Mardi Gras Parade will feature illuminated floats, decorated trailers and Krew members tossing beads, cups and trinkets to spectators along with the Mardi Gras Ball royalty.

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The Lutcher Theater presents a classic rock experience, iconic British group The Who’s rock opera Tommy, through the strings and vocals of progressive bluegrass band The HillBenders on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $37-$20 and can be purchased at the Lutcher box office, online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Classic Movie Night continues with the 1969 landmark film Easy Rider on Friday, Jan. 29, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Selected for preservation in 1998 in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, Easy Rider stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as two young hippies who decided to travel cross-country on motorcycles and meet a cast of characters along the way. Written by Fonda, Hopper and Terry Southern, Easy Rider shook up the movie industry during the release year by grossing $19 million.

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Outside of a small contingency of movie enthusiasts, not many have had the chance to see “Room.” It opened in major cities and then poof — it was gone from theaters in a matter of weeks. But that was just enough time garner its star, Brie Larson, a lot of awards buzz. In fact, right now she is the overwhelming odds-on favorite to win the Oscar for best actress.

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photo courtesy of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Although the 24th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas celebration in Port Arthur will be competing with Super Bowl 50 weekend this year, the event is as exciting as ever with Grammy Award-winning artist Wayne Toups returning to the area to play the event Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Toups is one of many concerts scheduled during the four days of Mardi Gras fun.

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emery Cohen

Directed by: John Crowley

Rated: PG

 

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