Entertainment

The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra’s fall concert Thursday, Oct. 13, will feature fresh big band versions of such standards as Cole Porter’s Love for Sale, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. They will also perform original material by some of America’s most well known composers of contemporary big band music, including Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, and Patrick Williams.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Unlike a nice wine that can only grow more lush over time, a movie that sits on the shelf for a few years cannot boast the same. This dud from SNL producer Lorne Michaels has inexplicably lingered in distribution limbo for years after missing several release dates. Time has not been kind to this comedy, based on a real armored car company theft in 1997 that happened in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong met in Vancouver during the late ’60s and moved to Los Angeles and released their first self-titled comedy album in 1971; they went on to release 10 more.

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Beaumont Main Street presents the ninth annual DOG-toberfest on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in downtown Beaumont (765 Pearl). It will be a PAW-licious day to celebrate your favorite pooch. The event is free to attend, but bring a few bucks for games and shopping at Neiman “Barkus” Booth.

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Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The show is a part of its final farewell tour.

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The Russian Grand Ballet returns to Beaumont with the world’s favorite fairy tale — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” — on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl). Doors for the performance open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

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Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Foodies are in for a ‘delight’ at the 28th annual Chef’s Delight on Tuesday, Oct. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté in Beaumont.

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Add “bounty hunter” — or, as he seems to prefer, “warrant officer” — to the long list of characters that Denzel Washington can call his own. This one’s name is Chisolm, and he is the centerpiece to this remake of a remake with a tale as old as time.

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Shake off dust out of your bellbottoms and head over to the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 1, for a concert featuring Jefferson Starship and Foghat. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20-$50 for ages 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Dionne Fontenot
Sharon Montgomery

The Beaumont Community Players will open its concert season Friday, Sept. 30, in the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel St) with a performance by the Jimmy Simmons Orchestra with special guest vocalists and BCP alumni Dionne Fontenot and Sharon Montgomery. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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