A federal appellate court ruling this week upholds separate fishing limits for charter and private anglers in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Clear Springs seniors Sierra Cheatham and Tasharian Robinson recently received the type of recognition that head girls basketball coach Pam Crawford saw the potential for each player when she first met them years ago.
This weekend, there is a plethora of Martin Luther King Jr. events to help celebrate the national holiday, which will be observed Monday across the nation and Galveston County.
Students and staff in the visual and performing arts departments across Clear Creek Independent School District will come together for the district’s second annual performance of the Choral Masterworks Concert set for 5 p.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, in Houston.
Not the movie itself, but what director Peter Berg, and in part Mark Wahlberg, are doing feels exploitative, taking tragedies and turning a profit. That being said, “Patriots Day” (opening months after their Deepwater Horizon collaboration) showcases what Berg and his team does best, deliver thrilling scenes of chaos.
In his first film since Oscar-nominated “The Impossible,” (coincidentally my favorite movie of 2012), J.A. Bayona continues his theme on suffering. Using mixed media of CGI characters, watercolor animation and live action, “A Monster Calls” is an emotional journey, perhaps even a tool for young people to cope with loss. There are many themes that run deep in Patrick Ness’ screenplay, based on a book he helped complete after the author’s own passing. A busy film that touches on bullying, cancer, parental separation and, of course, coming of age. Newcomer MacDougall (“Pan”) is surrounded by grade A supporting talent including Oscar nominee Jones (“Rogue One”), the iconic Weaver (“Chappie”) and the commanding voice behind the monster, Neeson.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s pops concert Sunday will include a performance by a Mariachi band. The symphony’s music director, Trond Saeverud, talked about the program.
The centuries-old tradition, The Twelfth Night of Christmas, will be celebrated with wassail, king cake and holiday tunes by the Galveston College Community Chorale at 7 p.m. at the historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.
Now that the holidays are out of the way and cooler weather is in the forecast, things are tending to slow down a little bit as far as big events are concerned. However, there still are a wide array of events that you should be made aware of.
Twist, turns, comedy and drama abound in Bay Area Harbour Playhouse's comedic thriller "Let's Murder Marsha," which debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will begin 2017 with a pops concert. Music Director Trond Saeverud talked about the program, the orchestra and the ongoing season.
Following his 2014 indie “St. Vincent”, writer/director Theodore Melfi delivers one of 2016’s most heartwarming and rousing true stories. If Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) does snag her second Oscar nomination, along with presumed nominees from “Fences” and “Moonlight,” the Academy might take credit for the diversity reversal, compared with last year’s #Oscarsowhite. The fact is “Hidden Figures,” along with the other films mentioned, are not a product of anything other than dang good filmmaking. This crowd pleaser has all the ingredients I believe a ticket buyer is looking for; an untold true story, honorable performances, equal moments of comedy and heartbreak, all combined in a swell of knowledge and admiration.
For those of you who celebrate Kwanzaa, or always wanted to, make sure you clear your schedule to attend the Nia Cultural Center’s annual Kwanzaa celebration at 6 p.m. today at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston.
Although most of us are preparing to celebrate Christmas this weekend, it’s not too late — or early — to start making plans to celebrate the end of the year with the hope and promise of a new one on the horizon.
What Christmas holiday season would be complete without presentations of “The Nutcracker?” Well, you’re in luck if you haven’t gotten a chance to see the holiday classic.
The controversial gamble to move the Critics Choice Awards from January to early December paid off big time this past Sunday. More stars, bigger excitement and the voting body of the Broadcast Film Critics Association had the distinction of being the first major award show this season.
Texas-based country singer and songwriter, Stoney LaRue will be performing at 8 p.m. today at Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon, 803 NASA Road 1, in Webster.
Texas City native Kenneth "Bubba Luv" Martins II released his long anticipated CD "Long Time Coming" Nov. 18. Martins II has been rapping since 1995 when he was a freshman at La Marque High School.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Along with the cooler weather, holiday décor and good cheer, here are a few events that you should add to your holiday calendars:
Oscar-nominated director John Madden’s career has taken interesting twists and turns since “Shakespeare in Love” won best picture in 1999.
The South American perspective of Jackie Kennedy is apparently similar to a horror movie seen through the eyes of director Pablo Larraín.
Beginning Saturday, you and I are invited to make our way toward Kemah as Santa Claus is coming to town!
Kicking off the 43rd annual Dickens on The Strand festivities will be the "Grand Strand Soiree" set to make its Dickens debut at 6:30 p.m. today at the Garten Verein at Kempner Park, 2704 Ave. O, in Galveston.
"A Christmas Carol" can be seen at 8 p.m. today at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.
Each year, the good folks in the Front Door Social and Charity Club sponsors its annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive Fundraiser, which raises moneys and accepts toy donations for those less fortunate in Galveston County.
With Thanksgiving out of the way — it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Galveston County. Each year there is a plethora of holiday events to get you in the mood, but one organization, which boasts of being the “first to do it,” presents its gift to the entire community — for free.
The second annual Magical Winter Lights holiday event kicks off today through Jan. 8 at Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004.
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel is hosting its annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at 2024 Seawall Blvd.
The Island East End Theater is inviting you to come ring in the holidays with them as they present the “Winter Wonderettes” at 8 p.m. today at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston.
Author and first time screenwriter, J.K. Rowling says “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” isn’t a prequel to her Harry Potter story, but I think fans will beg to differ when they get goose bumps from hearing names like Dumbledore, Strange and Grindelwald.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Get ready to hear sleigh bells and cash registers ringing, holiday tunes everywhere, Christmas trees and decorations, and an island holiday tradition that “officially” kicks off the holiday season around these parts.
There is no denying that Canadian Denis Villeneuve has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive rising directors.
The Grand 1894 Opera House will be transforming itself into a holiday winter wonderland as two Christmas favorites get ready to grace the stage.
Classical music is on deck at free performance by classical pianist, Sohee Kwon, Wednesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay.
College of the Mainland's Community Theatre presents the world premier of its comedic production loosely based on the beginning of the school.
The Children of the Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Kemah Boardwalk and the city of Kemah will host its annual Salute to Military Service event today through Sunday.
Two-time Oscar winner Mel Gibson (“Braveheart”, “Apocalypto”) continues his 2016 comeback, this time back in the director’s chair, for the first time in a decade.
The Zach Tate Band, based in Houston, will be performing at the 15th annual Lone Star Rally, set to begin Thursday through Nov. 6.
With Halloween on the horizon, here are a few events to get you in the mood — if you dare!
Editor’s note: The Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s next concert features Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Music Director Trond Saeverud talks about the program.
Why are these films so bad, and why do they keep getting made? When Tom Hanks did the first “Da Vinci Code” (2006) film it was a hit because of the fandom with the books, but was poorly received.
The 10-time Billboard-charting Swedish metal group, Soilwork, will make its Galveston County debut as a part of The Fury Tour at 5 p.m. today at the 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill, 101 18th St., in San Leon.
By far the most entertaining film I saw back at SXSW this past spring was “In a Valley of Violence.” Horror actor, writer, director Ti West (“The Sacrament”) delivers his most accessible work to date, a Western set in 1890 of all things.
From its initial incarnation as a small courtyard affair to its current stage as one of Galveston’s biggest festivals, George Black and Marilyn Haupt have been there to oversee Oktoberfest’s evolution.
Galveston College's Theatre Dept. will present Lauren Gunderson's "Silent Sky" at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on its campus in the Fine Arts Building, Room FA-207, 4015 Ave. Q.
Have you ever seen a theater production that not only features great acting and comedy — but a “play-within-a-play?”
The 33rd annual Galveston Greek Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 714 19th St., in Galveston.
Moody Gardens is once again presenting its annual Galveston Appreciation Day event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at many of its most recognizable attractions at 7 Hope Blvd.
“The Accountant” has been swirled in secrecy, skipping film festivals, withdrawing from pre screenings. Unlike “The Girl on the Train” which dodged its way into a wide release, Affleck’s latest dark thriller packs an unusual punch.
The city of La Marque’s annual Bayou Fest, which will feature headliners The Bellamy Brothers is set for 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at Highland Bayou Park. Admission and parking is free and open to the public.
The Galveston Arts Center will kick off its Galveston Art Bound event with a silent auction preview party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the center’s upstairs studio, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston.
The 33rd annual Galveston Greek Festival, presented by The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at 714 19th St.
The comparisons with “12 Years a Slave” will be impossible to avoid. Both true stories focus on slaves during the early 1800s, both films distributed by Fox Searchlight, but the similarities really end there.
The 19th Annual ARToberFEST, considered the island’s premier art event, is planned for Oct. 15-16.
The latest Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaboration proves the filmmaking duo have discovered a formula that has a broad mainstream appeal.
Get ready to celebrate all things that are right in our community at the St. Vincent’s House annual celebration, which will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2817 Alfreda Houston Place (Postoffice Street) in Galveston.
If you love shrimp like I do, then I hope you have your tickets to Yaga’s Entertainment’s annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, which begins today at Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand streets, in Galveston.
The only thing Antoine Fuqua’s version of “The Magnificent Seven” adds to the slew of remakes that came before is diversity.
Ben Vereen returns to his roots in theater on Sept. 24 when The Grand 1894 Opera House hosts the iconic performer’s one-man show, “Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen.”
If you’ve never gotten a chance to participate in the African-American Historic Preservation Committee’s annual 1867 Settlement Historical District celebrations, then this year you’re in for a treat because it’s bigger and better with its new venue to celebrate and recognize its rich history.