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The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

January 28, 2015

Entertainment

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Dickinson playhouse preparing for regional competition

They say practice makes perfect, and the troop at The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse are hoping to get their latest production just right. 

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The Boys are back at The Grand
Posted: January 23, 2015

The Oak Ridge Boys, one of country music’s longest-running groups, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

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‘The Great Galveston Hurricane’ to premiere on Smithsonian Channel
Posted: January 23, 2015

Premiering for the first time in the United States on the Smithsonian Channel “Perfect Storms: The Great Galveston Hurricane” will be showing at 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and then again at midnight Feb. 4. The film is impressive, riveting, and narrated in real time from the point of view of weatherman Isaac Cline. The film features me, historian Linda MacDonald, former Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and other Galveston County residents.

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Win a ride on a Mardi Gras float
Posted: January 23, 2015

Children, ages 6-14, can enter a drawing for a chance to win a ride on the Rosenberg Library’s Mardi Gras Float at the Firefighters Children’s Parade set for 2 p.m. Feb. 15. Twelve winners will be randomly selected to participate.

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‘The Boy Next Door’ unfathomably awful
Posted: January 23, 2015

From the director of the 3rd Mummy movie and “xXx,” director Rob Cohen hits an all-time low, which is quite an achievement for him. “The Boy Next Door” embraces its trashy premise from the moment our heroine, played by JLo, comes into contact with the tight shirt wearing “boy” who lives next door. 

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Battle of Galveston topic final winter lecture
Posted: January 23, 2015

Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum will present the final lecture of a series in its new Maritime Education Center at Pier 22 and Harborside. The final lecture will be 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. After the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period with the lecturer and a book signing. Space is limited, and reservations are $15 for nonmembers and $12 for members. Tickets are available at www.galvestonhistory.org or by calling 409-750-9108 ext. 1312.

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Friday 01/16/2015
New book tells the tale of Galveston’s Maceo ‘empire’
Posted: January 16, 2015

To hear Vic Maceo Jr. tell the story, his family’s Galveston syndicate — high-class restaurants flowing with liquor during Prohibition, gambling clubs and prostitution ­— was not a mafia.

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Tickets to tribute go on sale today
Posted: January 16, 2015

Tickets go on sale today for Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre’s production, “Take Time to Dance — A Tribute to Lynette Mason Gregg,” which will run Feb. 28 through March 1 at the Bayou Theatre on the campus of the University of Houston at Clear Lake, 2827 Bay Area Blvd., in Clear Lake.

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Friday 01/09/2015
‘Predestination’ a great pull by SXSW
Posted: January 09, 2015

SXSW has done a really great job of pulling some great new films from Australia. I saw “Predestination” there last spring and it’s just another great film following down under flicks like “The Hunter,” “The Suicide Theory.” Adapted from a short story and fully envisioned by twin directors Michael and Peter Spierig who worked with Hawke previously on “Daybreaks” (2009). 

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