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Taron Egerton in Rocketman

Rocketman

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher

Rated: R

 

Coincidences abound in this fantastical take on the meteoric rise of Elton John despite his many personal struggles. Director Dexter Fletcher recently stepped in to finish “Bohemian Rhapsody,” for which Rami Malek just won the Oscar for his portrayal of another flamboyant rocker, Freddie Mercury. 

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School is out and iHeartMedia Beaumont has come to the rescue with an ultimate kid experience – the 10th annual Valero Kid Fest brought to you in part by Philpott Toyota and the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 44 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. And she’s only 36.

Rimes will perform in the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21 and older show are $30-$50 and can be purchased online at goldennuget.com.

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Flashback to the year 1998. Many were listening to the likes of Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind, Marcy Playground, Chumbawamba, ‘N Sync, The Verve, 98 Degrees, just to name a few.

I gravitated more towards Master P, K-Ci & JoJo and Big Pun. Then I so thankfully stumbled upon DMX. I wasn’t big into East Coast rap, but X was different and his debut record set the blueprint for me to be an honorary member of the Ruff Ryders.

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No plants equals no life. Humans can­not breathe, eat, nor drink without culti­vating plants. The earliest gardens were grown in ancient Egypt for those needing rest in the shade under trees. Persians, Greeks, Romans – who many said they introduced cabbages – and even those in the Middle Ages grew gardens for medic­inal herbs, vegetables, orchards and vineyards. Fast forward to 2019.

Daily gardening chores like watering, weeding, trellising, mulching and har­vesting are fantastic ways to exercise.

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Twisted Throttle has carved a unique rock niche in Southeast Texas. After debuting in January of 2018, vocalist Mindy Bell and bandmates Aaron Williams (guitar), Ben Sanders (bass) and Nathan Currie (drums) have generated plenty of regional buzz in a competitive industry.

Live music fans can check them out on Saturday, March 2, at Madison’s on Dowlen at 9 p.m. 

Expect to hear catchy originals like “How You Like Me Now” as well as arena-rock covers from Boston, Kansas, Heart, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

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Giddy would be an understatement. I remember buying Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album in 1991 on cassette tape and playing it to all my classmates in high school.

Songs like “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Hand on the Pump/Real Estate,” “The Phunky Feel One” and my personal favorite from the album, “Latin Lingo.” I was the guy in my class who other students would come to and ask for new music, but this time, it was different. I was the first to introduce Cypress Hill to my entire school. Probably a lie, but I told myself I was.

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The West Coast High Tour was announced last September and the time has officially arrived for Cypress Hill and Hollywood Undead to take the stage at the House of Blues in downtown Houston (1204 Caroline) this Sunday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets remain on sale with prices starting at $34.50 and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

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At the turn of the century several members of our congress proposed that we do away with the patent office.  Can you only imagine what has been invented since that time? The non-forward looking members of Congress with no vision decided that everything worthwhile had already been invented; therefore, there was no need to keep the patent office open.  It is easy to make a list of things we use daily that are a result of scientific research done to put a man on the moon.

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Having your own boat and being able to go fishing when and where you like on any given day is the only way to fly. The only glitch is knowing what kind of boat you need. Obviously, if you are into bass fishing you’ll want to get a bass fishing boat. But if you like to fish on the inland lakes and along the coast you’ll definitely do best with a center console. This type of boat is pretty much the best one to use in Southeast Texas. Having a boat that can be used for both bass fishing and going after trout and reds on the coast gives you a lot of options.

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