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The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

January 30, 2015

Entertainment

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High school bands to perform in Mardi Gras parades

If you are looking for some of the best music in Galveston during Mardi Gras, then keep an eye out and an ear open for the area high school marching bands in the parades.

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Friday 01/30/2015
‘Guys and Dolls’ opens at The Grand on Saturday
Posted: January 30, 2015

GALVESTON — In its heyday, Galveston had its fair share of gamblers, gangsters and all that comes with it. But when the colorful production of “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, it’ll be one featuring some of theater’s brightest stars in a stage production that started way back in 1951.

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COM’s theater brings back fave
Posted: January 30, 2015

Back by popular demand, the stage production, “Always ... Patsy Cline,” can be seen at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 15 at the College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Dickinson playhouse preparing for regional competition
Posted: January 23, 2015

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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