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The Rat Pack is Back

Enjoy a dinner and a show in Lake Charles as L’Auberge welcomes one of Las Vegas’ top shows – The Rat Pack is Back — on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers and their live big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. The only Vegas-based show with national touring companies and an award from the U.S. Congress is now in its 18th smash year with over 6,000 performances in over 40 states, four foreign countries and over 2 million tickets sold.

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Whiskey Myers

From the northeast Texas town of Palestine, Red Dirt Texas country band Whiskey Myers will play the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Feb. 8. Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. The group began when teen friends Cody Cannon (singer) and Cody Tate (lead guitar) began playing together then decided to take the band to a more serious level. They’ve since released four studio albums, with the latest, Mud, reaching No.

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Michael Wolf's great-grandparents and cousins with Herbert Liebmann

Michael Wolf was born a month before World War II ended into a Jewish family that narrowly escaped Berlin just a few years before.

“I’ve never told this story before,” he said, “[I’ve] never been asked.” He said his mother told parts of the story and he shared some of it with friends, but not publicly.

Temple Emanuel hosted a film screening last October of “Persona Non Grata,” about the life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat posted in Lithuania known for issuing visas to Jewish refugees against orders.

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Wes Studi in Scott Cooper film Hostiles

‘Hostiles’

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

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Albert Nolen

Honoring “servant leaders,” the 15th annual Harvest of Hope at the MCM Eleganté recognized two outstanding Catholic leaders who are celebrating their 50th anniversaries of religious life, Monsignor Jeremiah McGrath — or Father Jerry –  pastor of Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, and Sister Ester Dunegan, chancellor for the Diocese of Beaumont. The evening started with a cocktail party with music provided by harpist Jane Clark. The emcee for the evening was Monsignor Michael Jamail, vicar general for the Diocese of Beaumont.

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One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

It’s your last chance to see Beaumont Community Players rendition of One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show on Feb. 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. Don Evans’ comedy explores the clash of values between middle-class and working class African-Americans living in the 1970s.

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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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Artwork by Ryan Gist

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of paintings by Ryan Gist from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, inside the Victoria House at 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont. Works on display will include ink and marker portraits, large paintings on panels, and a few wall sculptures, which the artist describes as “a fun swirl of contemporary abstract expressionist folk art.”

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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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Parker McCollum

Austin country singer Parker McCollum returns to Beaumont to perform at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street on Saturday, Feb. 3, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Just 25, McCollum is touring in support of his sophomore release Probably Wrong, which contains the radio single “I Can’t Breathe.” Grammy winner Lloyd Gaines produced the record. It was at 16 when McCollum began playing gigs around the Houston area before he made the permanent move to Austin.

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