We’re Denton Dammit!

There was no shortage of shade thrown at the Denton Music Town Hall meeting on Monday night. But Gitmo Music CEO Keldrick Scott threw shade with the skill of an Olympic athlete in his succinct introduction.

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One little roof

KRUM — Kris and Brian Klinko have a name for the 200-square-foot tiny house on their Krum property. They call it the Garden Getaway.

Lessons from living tiny for a day

KRUM — We almost missed Nail Road, the route that takes travelers to the Garden Getaway in Krum.

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Ministry’s gala slates Mark Lowry

Chances are you know a bit about gospel artist Mark Lowry. If you have a Facebook account, you’ve seen a half dozen renditions of what is arguably the most popular modern Christmas song — “Mary Did You Know?”

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Going soft

Louisa Solomon admits it. Brooklyn quartet the Shondes is about to drop the first record that she’d describe as light. Seven albums into the band’s 10-year tenure, Solomon has no problem saying that she’s married, pregnant and happy. And that it shows on the upcoming record, Brighton, due out Sept. 16. The quartet returns to Denton for a 9 p.m. show Monday at Dan’s Silverleaf.

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GreenFest ahead

Kids and families assemble bird houses during 2015’s GreenFest. The fifth annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt, an outdoor festival, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Elm Fork of the Trinity River Greenbelt Park, south of the Ray Roberts Lake Dam.

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Close to home

The Eli Young Band and the Old 97’s will headline the annual Western Days festival which runs from September 23 to 24, in Old Town Lewisville.

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Save your breath

Thrillers thrive on simplicity. The notion that danger lurks behind even the most benign and harmless face can easily lead to rewarding results.

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Oaktopia fills out bills for Sept. 22-24

Oaktopia has announced its list of venue showcases slated to play the music and arts festival Sept. 22-24 in downtown Denton.

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Fresh pencils, new laptops

After testing the waters with a study last year, Denton ISD is integrating classroom sets of Chromebooks into fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms starting this fall.

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After the ‘Standoff’

Casey Donahew doesn’t exactly plow new earth on his albums, but then heartbreak, abandonment, nostalgia and a stiff drink still yield juicy crops in country music. And Donahew shined up the fruits of those narratives in bars all over Texas for the last decade.

We’re Denton Dammit!

What’s that dust making you cough? If you’re anywhere downtown, its from the online debate following the announcement of the “Denton Music Town Hall” meeting scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Tom Petty summer

See what we did there? We slipped a Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke reference in the headline. Denton knows no shortage of admiration for the iconic rocker who twirls a folk song into a scalding rock number with the ease of a guy with a certain smoking habit.

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‘Kubo’ event offers an intro to Japanese culture

Carmike Cinemas in Hickory Creek has cooked up a little something special for the opening weekend of Kubo and the Two Strings, an animated feature from Universal Studios and Laika.The feature-length animated...

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In every school across the land, there are teachers with the toughest job in education. Their challenge?

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Smart apps support kids’ learning

We asked our readers, local teachers and parents what apps they can’t live without during the school year.

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Creators in the making

The third annual Creative Women’s Conference combines the energy and interest of the comic book convention with the pluck of the DIY movement.

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Power chord

This year’s program of summer cinema has hardly risen above a cynical feeding tube of explosions, steeped in a complete lack of relatable characters or meaningful obstacles.

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Guided by voices

Texas Motor Speedway ends its “Big Hoss” Ultimate Drive-In movie series this weekend.

McKinney celebrates Cary Grant classics

Cary Grant gets all of the spotlight at the upcoming McKinney Classic Film Festival this weekend.

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Summer survivors

Linda and Don Deckard have never won a Yard of the Month prize from Keep Denton Beautiful. That doesn’t stop neighbors, cyclists, walkers and joggers from stopping in front of the Deckards’ house to marvel at the lush front yard, with its native plants and flowers exploding under birdhouses and around a small water fountain.

We’re Denton Dammit!

It’s not just Texas businesses that hope to attract customers by being a Pokestop for the wildly popular Pokemon Go mobile game. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is using state parks and sites to get Pokemon Go players to hike through scenic parts of the state in hopes of catching them all.

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American fable

Denton Community Theatre opens the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim classic West Side Story on Friday.

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Little landslides

Indie rocker David Bazan is sheepish. “I didn’t mean that it was unfortunate that you’re calling me for an interview,” Bazan said.

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Tale as old as time

Artisan Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. from Aug. 19 through Oct. 1 at its 150-seat Second Stage facility, located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.

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Time to prepare for the fair

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo opens Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 27 at the fairgrounds off Carroll Boulevard.Denton’s annual fair and rodeo is a taste of the past, with rodeo events to remind families...

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Majestic creature

Disney’s latest formula works: Start with a classic children’s story, sprinkle it with knowing nostalgia to draw in a generation of adults, and invite a smattering of famous faces on screen, with an extra...

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No country for old plots

High star ratings such as those handed out to this film and Pete’s Dragon are not handed out lightly, unless the films really kick up the dust. It just so happens to be an exceptionally strong weekend at the movies, and Hell or High Water is certainly film worth dancing over.

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Carnies in captivity

Rob Zombie’s latest horror film 31 premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year.

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FESTIVITIES & FUNAug. 19-27 — 2016 North Texas Fair and Rodeo at the fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Concerts, rodeo events, contests, carnival and more. Tickets cost $15-$20 for adults, $5 for children...

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Self-sabotage

Barely a year ago, Warner Bros. unveiled the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the duel of the century that was supposed to kickstart DC Comics’ drive toward critical and box office success. But as many fans witnessed back in March, the brawl of Bats and Supes backfired and left little hope for a shining DC future.

We’re Denton Dammit!

It’s as reliable as the tides. Host a festival in Denton and you best brace for the post-fest criticism. The inaugural Denton Comedy Festival was sold out last weekend (which isn’t hard to do in the snug Old Dirty Basement of J&J’s Pizza).