The Greater Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual carnival owned by Triple T Amusements starting today at 6 p.m. and running through August 2, at 10 p.m.

The LeTourneau University Belcher Center is moving forward with plans for its 14th performance series, “Heart & Soul,” after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the rescheduling of one of its performances.

Theatre Longview has rescheduled its production of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” after July performances were postponed because of social distancing and COVID-19 concerns.

What American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is doing would have been considered unremarkable a few short months ago. Now, to some people, it will seem unthinkable.

WASHINGTON — The National Gallery of Art will open the ground floor of its West Building on Monday, becoming the District of Columbia’s first major art institution to welcome visitors back after an 18-week shutdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

JEFFERSON — About 150 classic, vintage and unique cars will again cruise into downtown Jefferson July 10-11 for the 20th annual Outlaw Nationals Car Show, which benefits the Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation and Camp I’m Still Me.

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Throughout history, especially during tumultuous times, cinema has provided a way to escape reality and served as entertainment. After the movie portion of the Marshall Cinema, located at 1901 East Travis Street, has been closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now reopened, providing a sense of escapism to local and area residents.

With uncanny timing, MarqueeTV, a performing-arts streaming service, debuted in this country in February. None of its leaders could have predicted the global crisis to come, but the bittersweet irony is that it created ideal conditions for Marquee’s high-definition dance, theater and opera o…

WASHINGTON — When speaking about the Smithsonian’s plan to reopen its museums, Secretary Lonnie Bunch III has told staff that they have to stop thinking of an on-off switch and instead consider the modulated approach of a dimmer switch.

JEFFERSON — Originally scheduled to debut in April, then canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson’s East Texas Performing Arts has now announced new June show dates for its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”