Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Oct. 2, with the 1984 release Purple Rain. Written and directed by Albert Magnoli, Purple Rain is a rock musical drama starring Prince, who is a young musician tormented by an abusive situation at home. He must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise.

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The 2015-16 season at Lutcher Theater begins Saturday, Oct. 3, with two showings of one of the most enduring shows of all time — Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Jerry Lee Lewis with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley in 1956.

“The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis turned 80 on Sept. 29, and he will be celebrating his birthday during a special live performance in Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100-$25 and can be purchased in advance at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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I don’t know about you all, but about this time of year, I’m getting anxious for a little cool weather. And not all of us head to Market Basket or H-E-B for our pumpkins and squash when its time to start fall decorating and cooking. Lots of you all have already prepared and planted your fall gardens and are ready to pick those squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes and more. In fact, many local gardeners can just walk into their backyard and pick what they need. Would you like to try? It’s just not that difficult.

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Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dan Wolterman with Carol Paret, system senior

For nearly two decades, Carol Paret, Silsbee native and senior vice president and chief community health officer for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and CEO of Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation (MHCBC), has spent her days behind the scenes, with little fanfare, toiling to provide access to health care to people who desperately need it.

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