Entertainment

Toby Keith

Toby Keith’s breakout song “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” was released Feb. 12, 1993. The first single from Keith’s self-titled debut album, it went on to reach No. 1 on the Country chart and became one of the most played songs on country radio in the ’90s.

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Spindletop Center was born when Beaumont State Center and Life Resource joined forces to become a community mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities center that provides services in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin and Chambers counties.

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The historic Jefferson Theatre has been a mecca of entertainment since its inception in 1927 when noted architect Emile Weil designed the building for Jefferson Amusement Company by the tune of $1 million.

The Jefferson has hosted all the stars who have come to Beaumont including James Stewart for the movie premier of It’s a Wonderful Life, along with director Frank Capra, in 1946.

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Never has quiet been so creepy as in this horror story with a heart. Starring real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and directed by Krasinski as well, this is a post-apocalyptic nightmare where, as the title indicates, just one little bump can lead to terrifying consequences.

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Whether you are a novice, rookie or idolized Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, what better time than to attend the Home Expo 2018 show in Beaumont on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

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The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild will host the “Color Your World” Quilt Show on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ford Park Exhibit Hall (5115 IH-10 South). There will be over 400 quilts in a judged show plus over 75 vendors booth to shop from including Quilter’s Cottage, The Vintage Owl, Gray Rooster Wood Shop, Armadillo Alley Quilts, Sweet Magnolia Fabric, And Sew it Began, Sew it Seams, The Quilt Rambler and many more. If you love art and creativity this is the show for you.

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The 11th annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival will be held Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 throughout Beaumont.

“This event has grown to be one of the cultural highlights of the Southeast Texas calendar,” said Eric Mittal, festival public relations manager. “This year we are excited to bring new artists and films to the stage, and to provide pricing deals that will fit exactly what you are looking for.”

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Lutcher Theater will present the National Broadway Tour of Amazing Grace on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Amazing Grace is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas presents the final concert of its 65th season Saturday, April 7, at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. This anniversary season will end with a bang as the audience takes in Javelins, Cannons & Glory, a concert that has been characterized as Olympic, glorious and bombastic.

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The good times will be rolling on Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 Cajun Heritage Fest held at the Carl A. Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College Port Arthur (1800 Lakeshore Drive) beginning at 11 a.m.

There will be plenty of good music and space to dance to the sounds of Donovan Bourque (noon); Wayne Toups & Royal BluGarou (1:30 p.m.); Travis Matte & The Kingpins (4:30 p.m.); and Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns, who will headline the show at 7:30 p.m.

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