Andy Coughlan’s newest body of paintings — “A Crack in the World” — is being shown at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ Café Arts gallery though May 7.
Local couple use ancestry, Jefferson County history to write play
A story about Ramona' research into the Ashworth family.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at BCP
In December 2022, I directed "It's a Wonderful Life: A 1940s Radio Play" for Beaumont Community Players. This page is a compilation of write ups and reviews across different media. Click on the photos for links Preview from the Beaumont Enterprise by Stephan Malick: "For many nostalgic people, it’s just not Christmas without watching Jimmy … Continue reading ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at BCP
Keyhole Klub’s culinary legacy
A few weeks ago, a friend posted a picture on Facebook of a cool sign. It was the old neon sign for the Keyhole Klub that used to be on Procter Street in downtown Port Arthur. I had seen the photo before, but this brought back memories from my days at The Port Arthur News … Continue reading Keyhole Klub’s culinary legacy
Virtual hugs better than nothing
Fortunately, we live in a technologically enlightened age, an age where even four-year-olds are tech savvy.
Celebrating independent booksellers
I knew I had found a spiritual home as the hardwood floorboards serenaded me with creaks and groans as I moved from shelf to shelf, from room to room.
Internet wandering leads to ‘Something Else’
In a time of isolation, one must beware of falling down a rabbit hole and killing hours on idle nothings on the internet. But sometimes, as one falls, one accidentally finds what was not sought. One such Carrollean free fall took place the other day. I followed a Facebook link to a short YouTube video … Continue reading Internet wandering leads to ‘Something Else’
Patti Smith, The Big Easy, and me, part 2
Part 2: A weary traveler in the Big Easy with a dead battery. Click here for part 1 As I left the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and walked back to my car, I was in a great mood. The sun was low on the horizon and Patti Smith’s performance had been perfect. Even … Continue reading Patti Smith, The Big Easy, and me, part 2
Patti Smith, The Big Easy, and me, part 1
Patti looked up and smiled, then laughed, and we cheered and laughed with her.
Swimming in Nostalgia (part 2)
Following the Squeeze concert on Sept. 18, I dropped my friend Greg off at his apartment. By then it was almost midnight. Ramona has sent me a text saying the rain in Beaumont was pretty heavy and I should think about staying in Houston. But the pre-concert heavy rain had completely disappeared and the streets … Continue reading Swimming in Nostalgia (part 2)