Entertainment

Sally Chandler

The question as to whether Facebook, Twitter, texting, video games and other new technologies are causing social isolation in today’s society will continue to be a hot debate among sociologists, psychologists and other academics; now, the issue is seeping into the world of art.

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LU

Lamar University and the Society of Women Engineers will host a fair Saturday, April 13, to promote and inform people about the benefits of an education in engineering. The Discover Engineering fair will be held at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, located at 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students, but is fun for everyone including parents. The fair is free and open to the community.

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Erik Qualman

The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series is proud to present author, professor and keynote speaker Erik Qualman on April 9 at 4 p.m. for a question and answer session followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Montagne Center as he presents the power of social media and the digital trends in today’s business world.

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Richard Glaubman

 

Author Richard Glaubman will appear at Lamar State College-Port Arthur where he will speak about his book “Life Is So Good”. The event is open to the general public and is free to attend.

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Night & Day Orchestra

The Night & Day Orchestra will hold a benefit concert for the Dr. Wayne Dyess Memorial Scholarship in Music on Thursday, May 2, at the Event Centre.Guests will enjoy a fun and elegant evening of dining and dancing accompanied by traditional big band favorites. Soloists Dr. Jimmy Simmons and Grammy-award winner Don Rollins will make guest appearances, and there will be a silent auction and other fun surprises.

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Gerald Duff

Gerald Duff, novelist and Lamar University alumnus, will visit the LU campus April 18 to read excerpts from his literary works and discuss his education and memories from the university. The program begins at 7 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

Duff will also talk about creative writing to the department’s fiction writing seminar students at 1 p.m. in the Maes Building, Room 101.

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LU Alumni Wine & Sushi Tasting flyer

Join local Lamar University alumni 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at WineStyles, 4008 Dowlen Rd. in Beaumont, for a wine and sushi tasting.

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Pin and Tonic

One of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the U.S. will be holding preliminary competitions at MaxBowl’s Pin & Tonic Bar and Grill in Port Arthur starting March 22 and concluding June 7.  Weekly sing-off contest will be held each Friday night (except Good Friday) at 9 p.m.

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