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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting two summer exhibitions — Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions — through Sept. 10 in the main gallery.

Friday, June 16, AMSET will honor the artists and their works at an open reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas artist Sherry Owens will give a tour and gallery discussion.

Owens is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and otherworldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations.

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Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Headlining the show will be Hurricane Pro’s longest reigning heavyweight champion, “Sexy” Steve DeMarco, against one of the biggest and baddest indy wrestlers in the sport, “Ruthless” Ryan Davidson.

Hambone and “Bulldog” Justin Walker are the current HPW tag team champions and face challengers Avarice and Germany’s own Heinz Emmerich for the titles.

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Alex Reymundo

In times of illegal wiretaps, repeal and replace, sexual equality, Russia, building walls, immigration, division and fake news, what’s the answer? Comedy.

Presented by Number Juan Tequila, the Fine Tex-Mex Comedy tour starring “Cowboy Bill” William Lee Martin and Alex Reymundo will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m.

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Governor’s mansion in historic Quapaw

Herb enthusiasts from Texas and all over the United States met in Little Rock, Arkansas, from May 4-7 for the annual meeting and educational conference. Many from the Beaumont area were in attendance. Highlights of the conference included a presentation by P. Allen Smith and tour of his Moss Mountain farm, trip to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, dinner at the governor’s mansion, and presentations by many well-known herbal experts.

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I have enjoyed a delightful time really taking to heart the huge word “love” and trying to assimilate its wonderful qualities. I would like to think that this short four-letter word has made a difference in my life and that others can see and experience it in our day-to-day contact. I have learned several things from Professor Henry Drummond, who wrote the little gem “The Greatest Thing in the World,” where he avidly declares that love is indeed that. The edition I have is copyrighted in 1890, by James Pott and Co.

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2017 LaCrosse

With a starting MSRP of $32,065, the Buick LaCrosse entered 2017 with an all-new design that is longer and wider than the previous model, as well as a new 3.6L V6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This new V6 produces 310-horsepower and 282 foot-pounds of torque. Additionally, fuel economy averages for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for FWD models and 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for AWD models.

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Wonder Woman

‘Wonder Woman’

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Rated: PG-13

 

As superheroes go, I was never very fond of Wonder Woman. As imagined in the old TV show starring Lynda Carter, the costume was a skimpy, satin, patriotic, sexist invention. And her superpowers were a couple of cuffs, a shield and a lasso? What’s so special about that?

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Hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, the massive weekend coming up full of fishing, fun and live music during the Orange County River Festival will feature the two-day Bassmaster Central Open Tournament as well two days of live music, food vendors, and plenty of activities for children beginning Thursday, June 15, and running through Saturday, June 17, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp (1000 Simmons Drive). The big event is free to attend.

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Shooter Jennings

The Great Americana Music Fest is music, market, food and beer, all wrapped into one. This is a first for the city of Beaumont, as it brings an incredible lineup of national and local Americana musicians, a market featuring unique goods from local vendors, the ultimate craft beer experience, pro wrestling, food and fun for the entire family. 

The festival will take place outside at the Great Lawn near the Event Centre in downtown in Beaumont (700 Crockett St.) beginning at high noon.

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Two movie events will take place at the historic Jefferson Theatre beginning with Purple Rain during Classic Movie Night on Friday, June 9, and the Foreign Cinema Series showing of La Dolce Vita on Monday, June 12. 

Directed by Albert Magnoli, the 1984 rock musical drama Purple Rain stars the late Prince as “The Kid,” who reveals an abusive situation at home, then rivals with a singer and finds love. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The film is Rated R and is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

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