When the city’s official Christmas tree blinks into life on Friday at the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, the crowd will answer back with applause and the traditional “oohs” and “ahhs.”
Denton musician and conductor Arturo Ortega went to a local post office on Monday only to be greeted by 48 roosters awaiting shipment. Ortega said the post office stowed the roosters in the customer area of the building, just behind the counter. “The sight and sound were not for the faint of heart,” he said.
Chances are if you ask a veteran what the most realistic war film is, you’ll be told there isn’t one. As lived-in and frightful as Steven Spielberg’s highly acclaimed "Saving Private Ryan" may have been, there is no film that captures the totality of the military experience.
If you grew up in Denton, you’re bound to have heard a few different stories about Warren Beatty and his 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The infamous couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were known for using secluded areas in and around Denton County as hideouts between their crime sprees in the 1930s, and portions of the 1967 film starring Beatty were naturally shot in the area, too.
Here at The Dallas Morning News, we love bringing you the news, but we also love indulging in popular culture. When the new Netflix revival of the cult classic Gilmore Girls was announced, Gilmore girls and guys behind the Rock of Truth slowly came out of the woodwork.
Bryan Patrick kept things simple when he took on The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s classic dramatization of the Salem witch trials has the potential to be messy, and the director of Denton Community Theatre’s staging wanted all eyes on the story. The drama closes this weekend.
There’s no doubt the Harry Potter series has instilled magic into the lives of many. There’s a cozy and inviting place it takes you to. It provides a sense of escapism that is rare for movies to offer these days, where one can leave their worries outside the door, live in the moment and cherish what unfolds on screen.
Names go in the hat, and fresh music is the result. Rock Lottery 15 unfolds Saturday according to local tradition. The lottery was born in Denton, and now happens in a couple other cities across the country, planted by alumni of Good/Bad Art Collective, the group that dreamed up the daylong project. The lottery brings hip-hop, rock, country, punk and experimental musicians together for an evening of new music — and some covers.
Someone has a very devoted dog. This black sporting dog — it looks like a Labrador retriever — jumped back and forth from the bed of this parked truck to its roof. It’s not clear if the dog was whining at a murder of crows on the courthouse lawn, or if the dog missed its best two-legged friend. It was raining, too. What a good, good dog.
The oldest playable organ in Texas has found a home in Denton. Last November, the Raisin Organ came to the UNT College of Music. The college will host an inauguration for the instrument at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Organ Recital Hall in the Music Building, 415 S. Ave. C. A free concert follows at 4 p.m.
The demands of sci-fi filmmaking often require massive sums of money, because when aliens arrive on screen, humanity has to blow them up. Thankfully, there are some movies that land without breaking bank or depending on smash-and-grab space conflict to warrant your attention.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving is no doubt an important one: They’re the couple at the center of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court ruling that overturned laws against interracial marriage. But oftentimes in movies that are based on true stories, we hope they say more than what we can read in a newspaper article or book. As we’ve come to know, film is a visual medium and it gives filmmakers the opportunity to impact us in ways we could never get from words on a page.