Entertainment

Martian and Balck Mass posters

A long, hot summer movie season is coming to an end. It’s back to school, and so long to superheroes. Time to get serious as the heavier fare starts to hit theaters and the long march to the awards season begins. 

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to attend the Cops & Kids Carnival on Aug. 22 at the Civic Center in Beaumont. The annual event offers enjoyment for children of all ages, and gives local youth the opportunity to get to know the officers who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community.

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‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ poster

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will present a Murder Mystery Dinner at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6-10 p.m. All funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems; trained volunteers advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children.

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Jim Morris

Jim Morris is an athlete, author, teacher and one of the top inspirational and motivational speakers in the country. Morris is set to speak in Beaumont at the Compro Event Center (4155 Cardinal Drive) on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Morris is better known for his inspiring story that spawned the 2002 movie The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid as Morris.

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Logan, Jared, Evee, Tracy and Michelle Byrd
Tommie Ritter Smith, Michael Berry and Neal McCoy

Country Music sensation and Southeast Texan Tracy Byrd was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Carthage Civic Center. Many friends, family, and fans of Byrd took to Highway 96 making the near three-hour drive to support the artist, who has four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification and has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top 10 hits. 

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‘Ricki and The Flash’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Rated: PG-13

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

 

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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Rated: PG-13

 

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Aug. 6 with the musical-drama Mo Better Blues. Written, produced and directed by Spike Lee, the film debuted in 1990 starring Lee along with Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Joie Lee, Cynda Williams and comedian Robin Harris in his final film, who passed five months before.

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Jake Rowley as Elvis

Nederland native Jake Rowley will perform “Memories of Elvis” at Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online at jnhillcountry.com for $35, $25 or $15.

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