Arts and Culture

Boeing Boeing photo by Aaron Srader

There is an old show business adage about the aging actor on his deathbed who was visited in the hospital by a friend who sympathized, “It must be difficult what you’re going through.”

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Mural

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”

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Galveston Island hosted the 11th annual Lone Star Rally with free concerts on three stages, hundreds of vendors, celebrity guest appearances, and the nation’s hottest bike builders the weekend of Nov 1-4.

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a good bet for a good time

 

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You can bet your money on the 24th annual Chef’s Delight and come away knowing you’ll be a winner Tuesday, Oct. 9. Beginning at 6 p.m., The Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza will be the scene of a wonderful evening of fun, food and fellowship honoring President Jimmy and First Lady Susan Simmons of Lamar University and providing funding for scholarships for culinary students of the future.


The menu …

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McFaddin-Ward House

Four area museums are participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s program Museum Day Live! The W.H Stark House and the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, and the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont are offering free admission for two on Saturday, Sept. 29, to anyone with a complimentary ticket from Smithsonian Magazine’s website.

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Wow! Some things only get better with over time. Organizers and planners of the 60th gala season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) believe that the remarkable music that has been delivered by this outstanding group of citizens, friends, relatives, and perhaps coworkers provide some of the choicest memories of the now six decades in Southeast Texas rich history.

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The Lutcher Theater’s 2012-13 Season opens Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. with An Intimate Evening with Lindsey Buckingham.

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Ashley Burton Riley returns with ‘Doubt’

Studio 33 Theatre founder Ashley Burton Riley made a splashy debut for her fledgling troupe in an unforgettable performance as the title character in “Always Patsy Cline.” Most audience members didn’t know that she was four months pregnant when she pulled off that acting and singing tour-de-force for capacity crowds at the Port Arthur Little Theatre.

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Beaumont dance studio brings two national titles home from Los Angeles

Beaumont’s iRule Dance Studio brought home two national team titles, as well as several individual placements, from the LA DanceMagic competition in Irvine, Calif., last month.

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Culture, commerce intersect in Texas craft beer movement

 

The craft beer craze is hopping its way into Southeast Texas. Events popping up like the Art of Beer exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and beer tastings at Del Papa Industries and Winestyles, all in Beaumont, seem to show an interest among a rising number of folks in the area in exploring something different when it comes to a cold brew.

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