Entertainment

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites Southeast Texans to shine like precious jewels at its 27th anniversary gala, The Crystal Ball: A Night of Sparkling Entertainment.

This dazzling affair, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, will be overflowing with cocktails, delectable dining, fabulous entertainment and many spectacular surprises.

The Crystal Ball will honor celebrated sculptor and supporter of the arts David Cargill.

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It’s not every day you get to chat on the phone with one of the members of the greatest rock bands of all time — Aerosmith. For more than 40 years, the boys from Boston, Mass., have given us music lovers some of the best songs to ever come out of our speakers such as “Dream On,” “Sweat Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Come Together,” “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Angel,” “Ragdoll,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Love in an Elevator,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” just to name a few.

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Prepare your taste buds for a treat! A Tasting for Some Other Place is coming soon, and area residents are invited to the event to enjoy the tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for $10.

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I hope that you have not encountered the devious CryptoLocker malware, but sadly, I know as a fact that many of you have been victimized by it. For those of you who are not familiar with CryptoLocker, it is a vile form of sophisticated malware, “ransom ware,” where the malware encrypts data on the hard drive (and possibly USB drives and other external media), and then charges the user a sizeable fee to get the decryption key.

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photo by Kevin King

Is there life after death? This question has sparked debate for millennia — the fascination with spirits can be traced to the Cro-Magnon and Neolithic periods. And tracing human culture back to the cradle of civilization, one finds mention of spirits or ghosts in ancient inscriptions, papyrus scrolls and even tomb paintings.

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