Features

The Stark Museum of Art will honor 108 local student artists on Wednesday, April 4, from 5–6:30 p.m. The student artists are featured in this year’s juried student art exhibition, This Land Was Made for You and Me. The reception will include light refreshments, a special performance by the LC-M Jazz Band, and an award ceremony. Family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to join the museum in celebrating the student artists’ achievements.

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Applause, applause … for our fabulous Betty Greenberg! The amazing lady who chaired and orchestrated so many fundraisers in this wonderful city was honored Friday evening, March 23, at the Betty Greenberg Performing Arts Center on her 90th b-day. Friends and family members enjoyed delightful bites, cocktails and conversation catch-up at the beginning of the evening.

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An example salad at Salata

Eating healthy is always a challenge. A restaurant needs to not only offer a wide choice of healthy options, but also make it appetizing. Fortunately for the Golden Triangle, Salata, a newly opened salad-focused restaurant in Beaumont, does just that.

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Claire Foy in Seven Soderbergh's Unsane

‘Unsane’

Starring: Claire Foy, Jay Pharoah

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Rated: R

As a cinematic experiment, this feature is pretty interesting. It was director Steven Soderbergh’s choice to film the entire movie on an iPhone. And it’s obvious that the usual technical aspects we barely notice most of the time are missing here.

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Vendors at Art in the Park

Spring has officially arrived, and what better way to celebrate the fantastic weather than the 16th annual Art in the Park hosted by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau.

This popular family-friendly event is free and open to the public and is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Stark Park, 711 Green Ave., in the heart of downtown Orange.

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Albert Nolen

Luncheon of love … Recently the Alzheimer’s Association hosted the 2018 Family Portrait Luncheon at the MCM Eleganté to a sold-out crowd. Elizabeth Waddill and Ashley Messina co-chaired this uplifting event. When this dynamic duo was asked to lead the charge for this year’s fundraiser, they wanted Mark K. Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network and senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children, as well as respected author of the bestselling memoir A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. Mark K.

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2018 Le Grand Bal honoree Albert Nolen

It’s a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment at Lamar University’s 42nd annual Le Grand Bal on Saturday, March 24, titled “We ART LU.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in black tie or Asian inspired attire. Activities include an art gallery auction at the Dishman Art Museum, as well as cocktails, appetizers and dinner in the beautifully renovated Setzer Student Center, followed by an after party with entertainment by Doppelganger, one of Houston’s premier party bands.

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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

The first rule of reboot is make it better than the first version. This doesn’t so much break the rule as it ignore the rule. The biggest change from Angelina Jolie’s two features as adventure seeker Lara Croft to this Alicia Vikander version is an obvious shift from sexy to athletic. Vikander has even been taken to task on social media for her androgynous look by gamers and fans of the video game on which these movies are based.

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YMBL South Texas State Fair

One of the largest fairs of its kind and now entering its 75th year, the YMBL South Texas State Fair continues to grow and make memories, whether it’s the delicious fair foods, fun rides or rodeos or the more than 75 vendors — everyone has a good time at the fair.

The YMBL South Texas State Fair will once again take place at Ford Park in Beaumont and begins Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. with the 10-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 1.

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The producers of the Broadway concert Rocktopia are thrilled to announce that multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander, lead singer of Cheap Trick, will make his Broadway debut as a special guest vocalist in the show for the final week of its limited engagement, April 23-29.  An explosive concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, Rocktopia features the works of musical innovators across centuries including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Cop

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