Entertainment

I just recently finished a judging “blitz” of several local contests and had some darn fine examples of competition style barbecue with only a few that were below par. I wanted to give a little love to the folks at the Winnie Rice Festival for really putting on a fine event and treating the judges well and making sure everyone had a great time. If you ever get the opportunity or have the desire to go judge a contest, the Rice Festival is a great place to start.

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‘The Hunger Games – Mockingjay, Part 1’

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Rated: PG-13

 

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‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Rated: R

 

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From the good-times team that brought you Goodfella’s and Madison’s comes Beaumont’s latest Frankie Ran­dazzo/Buck Maraist brainchild – Bar Local – now open in the old Pacesetter Lounge at the Colonnade Shopping Center on Phelan Boulevard.

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Jerry Nelson might be known as “Nutty” to some, but his vision to bring excitement as well as entertainment to Southeast Texas is clear, and his newest venture in Beaumont will definitely bring a breath of fresh air to a scene that needs something new and different.

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Get a sitter, call a friend and make a date to spend an exciting evening at Night at the Museum: “presented by Stark Museum of Art in Orange on Friday, Nov. 14, from 8-11 p.m.

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas is hosting the third annual Family Portrait Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and the public is invited to purchase tickets to the event that will raise funds to battle Alzheimer’s disease and assist those dealing with the debilitating condition.

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When Cardinal football was reintroduced in 2010, there was an excitement on campus that hadn’t been felt in a long time. It was a welcome return following two decades without a sport that Southeast Texans eat, sleep and breathe. Now that Big Red pride is back in full force, Lamar University reintroduces another tradition dating back more than half a century — the Homecoming Parade.

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As thrill seekers flock to spook houses this October for their fright fix, a local paranormal investigation team explores real haunted locations in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

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The American Cancer Society is calling out to local cowboys and cowgirls to “saddle up” for the much-anticipated annual Southeast Texas Cattle Barons’ Ball, an event that not only features fine cuisine and Grammy Award-winning entertainment, but does so while at the same time investing in the battle against cancer.

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