Entertainment

Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland with President Ronald Regan

Orange native and former Lamar tennis player Brady Mazzola will host a first event of its kind on Friday, Nov. 11, at Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m. The Honoring Our Heroes “Skills on Wheels” Tennis Expo will feature a cocktail reception, auction, a Lamar men’s tennis exhibition plus wheelchair tennis singles, and end with a tennis exhibition match featuring a tennis pro pairing with a wheelchair athlete competing against another tennis pro and wheelchair athlete.

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Barbara Lynn

Jazz at the Lake returns to the downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) in Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. Performing will be the Jazz Innovators with Barbara Lynn. Lynn needs no introduction. A graduate of Hebert High School, Lynn, now 73, saw her 1962 single “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” go to No. 1 in the country. She went on to perform at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem and twice on American Bandstand.

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Champagne Room

Experience 1950s steamy Havana Nights with rum, rumba and romance during Harbor Foundation’s seventh annual Dinner for Life Gala honoring hospice spiritual counselors on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m. This gala fundraiser will include Cuban cuisine, Latin entertainment, live music from Champagne Room, and a silent auction. Individual tickets are $150, and a table for eight is $2,500.

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From the sublime “Sully” to the idiotic “Inferno,” it just proves that when Tom Hanks is good, he’s very good. But when he’s not, well, he’s usually playing super sleuth Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown’s bestselling novels.

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Those who attend the Aluminum Show on Halloween night – Monday, Oct. 31 – at the Lutcher Theater in Orange will definitely be in for a treat.

After over a decade of touring worldwide, Aluminum Group is thrilled to present the world premiere of the spectacular new Aluminum Show.

This new and unique show brings the material, the music and the artists together on stage, combing visual theater, dance and humor into a multi-sensory experience. 

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This movie has already had the misfortune of serious bout of trailer fatigue. I can’t recall sitting through movie previews in the last three months and not seeing this one. And, no surprise, the two-hour version isn’t any better than the two-minute version. I leave my opinion about trailers on the cutting room floor for now, so let’s get back to the Joneses, which begs another question: Why do the couple in question always have to be named Jones?

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Ladies from Beaumont attended the National Council of Negro Women’s 57th National Convention in Washington, D.C., in October.

Mary McCloud Bethune founded the organization in 1935.

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Beaumont YWCA Gala

One of President George W. Bush’s daughters will speak in Beaumont this fall.

Jenna Bush Hager will be the main speaker at YWCA’s Gala fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center. She is a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show, an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine, founder of The Novo Project and chair for UNICEF’s Next Generation.

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Photo by Stephanie Adams

Houston Zoo for Zoo Boo, Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event, will take place on every Friday-Sunday in the month of October. Friday dates are Oct. 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday dates are 22-23, 29-30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and then there’s Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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If there’s something strange in Gladys City, then it is probably time for another Spookfest at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. The Spookfest will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with trick or treating through the boomtown buildings and fun activities for “ghouls” and “goblins” of all ages.

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