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Tradition. It is not just the name of the opening number in the Broadway musical where the fiddler on the roof extols tradition as a way for people to keep their balance; it is also a way we keep a firm grip on the past while moving inexorably into the future.

Word hit Austin last week illustrating that contradiction at one of the state’s leading universities: Texas A&M.

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The Great Wall of Fame at AMSET and  African-Americans a Harvey Johnson piece.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) are celebrating Black History Month, and the public is invited to visit the museums to learn more.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast presents Port Arthur native and singing sensation Richard Perkins on Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month. Perkins is a 1964 graduate of Lincoln High School and a professional classical singer, a deep, mellow bass.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites everyone to “Go for the Gold” on Thursday, March 5, for a chance to win $10,000 in gold or other prizes at its annual reverse drawing. The theme this year is “Rollin’ it Back” as AMSET increases the odds of winning by reducing the number of tickets sold from 500 to only 450.

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America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, returns to the Lutcher Theater, bringing his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $37-$20 and can be purchased at the box office, online at lutcher.org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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Cajun Harmony

Cowboy Harley-Davidson will celebrate riding season with a street party and a gumbo cook-off along with a charity scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 28, a great day of fun benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. While bikers are out riding, gumbo cook-teams will be preparing their best, with tastes starting at noon and cook-off judging beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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Noted author and true Southern bon vivant Julia Reed will visit Beaumont on Tuesday, March 10, as guest speaker of The Magnolia Garden Club’s “A Little Dab of Julia,” a luncheon and lecture to begin at 11 a.m. at the Beaumont Event Centre.

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Ronald Trahan, Sherry Paschal, Lola Campbell, Lori Odom and Kurt Ploeger
Pat Avery, Kevin Roy and Johnnie Durden
Fortune Ford, Sheriff Mitch Woods

Thursday, Feb. 12, the Gift of Life Program honored more than 200 breast, prostate and ovarian cancer survivors during its annual Survivors Celebration at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont.

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2014 Jefferson County Go Texan committee

The Jefferson County Go Texan committee is heading to the World’s Championship Barbecue cook-off on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The committee is a group of volunteers that promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the county level and has been involved with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1972 as one of the original counties to participate in the Go Texan program.

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Family members of a Houston-area girl who lost her life to pediatric cancer stopped in Beaumont Tuesday night as they continued their journey to walk from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida as part of their effort to raise money for a foundation in her name.

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Stolen utility trailer

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is requesting help from the public in locating the suspect or suspects responsible for the Feb. 18 theft a utility trailer from Turning Point Church at 3600 North Main St. in Vidor, reports OCSO.

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