Entertainment

San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan 10, at Orange Community Players, 708 W. Division St. in Orange.

Tickets can be purchased at orangecommunityplayers.com and are $10 each.

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This was the year of a lot of worsts, some pretty goods and a spare few bests in the bunch. In fact, the entire summer of 2014 may go down as one of the overall worst years for movies in quite some time. A slew of superheroes dominated screens and numbed audiences. One of the later entries, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” literally saved the day — and the season.

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New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past 12 months and to celebrate all the new opportunities and possibilities of the future. Traditionally, a Champagne toast is given when the clock strikes midnight, but before you top off your glass, do you know which type is best for your party and tastiest for your guest?

Basics of Bubbly

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Baked potato skins, sugared cranberries and individual seven-layer dip

Finger foods and delicious drinks are a perfect way to get through the holiday party season between large feasts. Whether entertaining several people on Christmas Eve or looking to find something to nibble on (besides leftovers) a few days after Santa’s visit, these easy appetizers make any table beautiful, and keep every tummy full.

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Bag of Donuts

Still undecided about what to do on New Year’s Eve? Concerts? Casino? Stay at home and watch the ball drop? Well, you have plenty of options.

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