Entertainment

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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Acura NSX 2018

The 2018 Houston Auto Show is shifting into high gear with over 700,000 square feet of the latest vehicles from the world’s top automakers. This year’s show will feature 800 of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles, concept cars and even classics, along with extreme dirt road kings, modified vehicles and ultra-luxuries on display for you to experience up-close and personal.

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Poster for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane

Classic Movie Night is back at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Jan 19, with the 1941 classic Citizen Kane.

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Spielberg's The Post

‘The Post’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rated: PG-13

Watching this made me wonder what venerable journalist and editor Ben Bradlee would make of the current climate for his profession. Terms like “fake news” would be an anathema to a man like Bradley, who based his reputation and that of the Washington Post on telling the truth — or in many cases, speaking truth to power. Few did it better than Bradley, who passed away in 2014.

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A Night with Janis Joplin poster

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. No one knew that this child born Jan. 19, 1943, in Port Arthur would become the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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Bobby Bones

After selling out the Jefferson Theatre in mere minutes in 2016, Bobby Bones is returning to the Jefferson on Friday, May 11. Known for his nationally syndicated morning show on country radio called The Bobby Bones Show, Bobby has built his career on the ability to multi-task. He’s not only a radio DJ, but also a best-selling author, chart-topping recording artist, TV personality and philanthropist.

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Supercross photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Get ready for high-flying motorcycles as Monster Energy AMA Supercross rolls into NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. For those who have never been to a live Supercross race, this sport is an offshoot of motocross involving off-road motorcycles competing on a man-made dirt track that includes steep jumps. It became popular in the early ’70s and has been going strong for nearly 50 years.

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