Entertainment

Lesley Manville and Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread

For a director so devoted to his own material and vision, Paul Thomas Anderson has suffused his latest film with delicate notes of Hitchcock that recall the classic “Rebecca.” Prior to its release, very little was known about “Phantom Thread,” save for the fact its star, Daniel Day Lewis, has declared this to be his last movie. Based on his stellar performance in this, I hope he will change his mind.

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Tomoko Kanamaru

The Symphony of Southeast Texas kicks off 2018 in grand style as they present their third concert in the Classic Series, The Elegance of Elgar, on Saturday, Feb. 10, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont at 7:30 p.m.

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main character Monty Navarro in 'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'

Four-time Tony Award winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder comes to the Lutcher Theater in downtown Orange for one performance only on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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mini rubber ducky

Join the Shorkey Center for a Ducky Derby Luncheon at the Event Centre on Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. honoring Bob and Karen Wortham. Duck raffle tickets are $10 each, and the winning duck will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card. All proceeds benefit the Shorkey Center, a United Way Agency that provides comprehensive services, including physical and occupational rehabilitation, behavioral services, speech services, diagnostic evaluations, direct educational services and parent education, for children with special needs and disabilities.

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Participants celebrating Mardi Gras

The 26th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is Thursday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 11, in downtown Port Arthur, with plenty of food from more than 40 vendors.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music on the main stage from Longneck Road at 6 p.m. followed by the Boogie Kings. Over on the Green Stage, local act Sage Elmore and Lamar’s Section 51 will entertain.

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Wes Studi in Scott Cooper film Hostiles

‘Hostiles’

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

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Budweiser Clydesdale

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in Beaumont and Port Arthur throughout the week of the Southeast Texas Mardi Gras from Feb. 5-11.

Del Papa Distributing in collaboration with the City of Beaumont will host “Budweiser Clydesdale Experience at the Lake” at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3-7 p.m.

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Garden Bros Circus Logo

America’s largest circus is set to host three exciting shows at Ford Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3. The all-new Garden Bros. Circus will have performances in three rings with breathtaking special effects featuring motorcycle daredevils in the sky, elephants, Crazy Cossack Horse Riders, six riders in the Globe of Death, Chinese acrobats, death defying trapeze, world famous human pyramid, tumblers, contortionists, the funniest clowns, aerial artists, jugglers seen on America’s Got Talent and much more.

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Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

Wait, What?

Ikea has taken advertising in a whole new direction with its recent print ad for a crib. The ad, which appears in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invites women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the ad reads at the top of the page. “If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad.” Adweek reported that the agency behind the gimmick adapted pregnancy test technology to work on a magazine page.

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Margo Robbie in I, Tonya

All these years later, Tonya Harding is but a small smear on the revered sport of ice-skating. While one of the most talented skaters of her generation — the only one to land a triple axle — it seemed fairly obvious she didn’t have the grace and style of other dancers like Nancy Kerrigan. Well, and then there was that infamous incident involving Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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