Plenty of festivals across East Texas this weekend

  Communities across East Texas are holding celebrations and special events this weekend. Events on tap include:   Van Oil Festival Saturday, downtown Van. The Van Zandt county town celebrates its oil heritage with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by the festival with displays, games, food and live entertainment.   …

Neeson's voice brings life to 'The Prophet'

LOS ANGELES (TNS) - Liam Neeson is the right age to have been part of the generation that embraced the writings of Kahlil Gibran in “The Prophet.” “When I was 17 or 18 years old, reading the book was the thing to do,” Neeson, 63, says. “We were all thinking about peace and love and poetry.

Review: 'Pan' is weird but wonderful

“Pan” is a remarkable accomplishment. It is overlong, over-the-top and self-indulgently idiosyncratic. It’s also wackadoodle original, stylish and well worth seeing. Its agreeable virtues don’t outnumber its many flaws, but they slug out the conflict to an entertaining split decision.

Lee theatre staging 'Grease' musical

Tyler Lee Theatre is staging the musical “Grease” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Robert E. Lee High School campus. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students, and will be sold at the door.