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Review: ‘Fifty Shades’ duller

Review: ‘Fifty Shades’ duller

Second installment of trilogy painful — but in a good, shameful way There were no whips and fewer chains in “Fifty Shades Darker.” In fact, if referring to the sexuality of the film, it should be “Fifty Shades Lighter.” The film that came to theaters[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments News
Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

The 10th-annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival, which showcases local musical acts and independent and international films in venues across Beaumont, will begin today and continue through Sunday. Weekend passes are $30, with VIP tickets for $50, and single-day tickets are available. Weekend passes for[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments Features, News
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LU ‘Big Red Mania’ to start Thursday

Lamar Alive! will sponsor Big Red Mania, starting Saturday and running through March 2. Activities include music, free food, games and more. “Big Red Mania is basically just like our homecoming for football, only it is the homecoming for our basketball team,” Brian Stafford, student[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments News
LU musicians to perform Feb. 27

LU musicians to perform Feb. 27

Lamar University’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform their Spring Band Concert, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27 at the Nederland ISD Performing Arts Center. One of the ensembles will debut Thomas Dempster’s “Among the Woodlands,” featuring four-hand piano soloists Jacob Clark and Sujung Cho. “It[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments News

Comm department asks for student input during hiring process

The Department of Fine Arts and Communication is in the process of hiring a new faculty member for a broadcast professor position, and is bringing in two candidates to the comm department this week. In a letter addressed to students, Natalie Tindall, Lamar communication chair, encourages[Read More…]

February 20, 2017 0 comments News
Stephens to speak at LU

Stephens to speak at LU

Zena Stephens, the first female black sheriff to be elected in the state of Texas, will speak at Lamar Wednesday in ‘An Evening with Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens.’ The event is hosted by LU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and will be on the[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments News
‘Doo Wop Ditties’

‘Doo Wop Ditties’

  Female vocal group releases four-track vinyl EP The room is slowly getting hotter from body heat as people continue to pile into the Neches Brewing Company. The line at the bar is like a wave, indistinguishable from the crowd that’s swarming into the tiny[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments News
Black History Month

Black History Month

Racial identifiers change over time, preferences In 1926, writer Carter G. Woodson, author of “The Mis-Education of the Negro” and one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard, called for schools and organizations to study African-American history. Woodson established what he[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments News
LU’s Proksch publishes book about ‘March King’

LU’s Proksch publishes book about ‘March King’

Bryan Proksch, associate professor of music history has published a book of writings called “A Sousa Reader: Essays, Interviews, and Clippings” by famed composer John Philip Sousa. “The book is basically a primary source reader, and gathers documents from Sousa’s life and puts him out[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments News
Amazing Acro-Cats pounce into Jefferson

Amazing Acro-Cats pounce into Jefferson

Cats are fascinating and quite often silly creatures. For one reason or another, their almost human-like behavior and personalities hold a soft spot in the hearts of many cat lovers. One human in particular has made it her mission to travel around the U.S. with[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments News