Entertainment

Driving to 1147 Boston Ave. in Nederland provided a surprise like no other encountered on recent assignments. Arriving at my destination, a new restaurant, Finch Hutton, I had no idea what to expect. A gracious welcome to our party by an attentive staff impressed me right off the bat, but when I saw the menu offered at this French-American bistro, shock is a mild word to describe my feelings.

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Fresh off the heels of their self-titled seventh studio album, Staind singer Aaron Lewis has announced he will soon release his first full-length solo album — country music style.

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NEW THIS WEEK

17-year-old girl hides her sexuality from her parents in this strong, beautifully acted independent film

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One of the sad things about being a legend in a local area, even for a star with a national reputation, is that often those who are nearby don’t know what you’ve done. That may be true for someone like the truly legendary Barbara Lynn, an amazing woman in her own right who has toured with many big stars in her storied professional career.

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A heartfelt honor … Randy Lombardo and Karen and Bob Wortham are the 2012 American Heart Association J.C. Crager Award recipients. This year the organization will celebrate the award’s 30th anniversary. The time-honored funder with this year’s theme “From Paris with Love,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza.

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