Ten-gallon heart

Weldon Burgoon ran a western wear and saddle shop in downtown Denton for more than six decades before closing up shop in January. Now the cowboy is the subject of a short documentary.

Standing up for the kids

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a Denton fundraiser wants to raise awareness of two local agencies that serve abused and neglected kids.

Wild moves

If you hike the Quarry Trail Saturday, you might cross paths with a dancer.

Greek revival

'Eurydice' re-imagined, courtesy of Sundown Collaborative Theatre.

We're Denton Dammit

A newsroom hunt for the man behind a favorite Twitter account might be getting close to its target.

A good death

'The Shadow Box' is a heavy drama about death, life and hope.

Dialing in: Slavens divides time between making music and playing it in D-FW

In Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth, Paul Slavens is a musical institution and a disc jokey with an ear for the odd and lovely. But before he was a fixture in North Texas, he was the son of an Iowa farming family.

Video interview: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena on 'CHIPS'

Denton Record-Chronicle film critic Preston Barta sat down for an interview with Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, who bring 'Ponch' and John of 'CHIPS' to life on the big screen.

Ridin’ dirty

CHIPS sheds the family-friendly skin of the '70s television show, and emerges a foul-mouthed, funny affair.

Frog watch

Like frogs? The Gainesville Zoo could use your help tonight.

Autism activist to speak at event sponsored by UNT

Autism activist to speak at joint event in Dallas.

Festival attracts growing number of photographers

In it's third year, the Photography Gallery experience enjoys it's biggest year yet at Thin Line Festival.

The most unkindest cut of all

The White House has proposed a budget that would eliminate the National Endowment for the arts and 13 other cultural and humanities agencies. The proposal has Denton's arts leaders and supporters worried.

Unwelcome Guest

The new live-action version of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' lacks a three-dimensional heart.

Picking from the (piano) bench: UNT professor helps select Van Cliburn musicians

Pamela Mia Paul didn’t travel the world for six weeks to listen to some of the most ambitious pianists in the world as if she were a computer picking over data. The University of North Texas Regents Professor of Music listened like a person ready to fall in love.

We're Denton Dammit

A Denton artist remakes a Material Girl chart topper, a congressman makes and appointment and think twice before buying that adorable little turtle at the pet store.

Home altar: The Angelus plans first Denton show since new album

The Angelus, a band native to Denton, dropped its third album back in January. The group performs a rare show at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 24 at Dan's Silverleaf.

Orchestra, dancers meet for 'Transfigured' performance

Chamber orchestra highlights dance, music in 'Transfigured Night.'

Keith Urban to play WinStar in August

The famous Aussie makes a trip to Thackerville in summer '17.

Disney princess visit

Meet the princess, see the movie.

Captivating cinema

Studios plan to release a bonanza of films for the remainder of the spring. The season promises a few meaty movies meant to pull in serious audiences, but parents and grandparents also have a menu of movies to choose from to keep the little ones entertained from now through May.


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Tales as old as time, and fresh ones too

The Denton-based Tejas Storytelling Association opens the 32nd annual Texas Storytelling Festival at 7 p.m. today at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.

‘Miss Daisy’ on the road to state contest

Denton Community Theatre is headed to the state contest of the American Association of Community Theatre's biennial national festival and competition this weekend.

Swirl of dance

Denton City Contemporary Ballet stages its annual dance festival this weekend.

We're Denton Dammit

Who likes free money? Artists and arts nonprofits can register for community arts grants and microgrants through the Greater Denton Arts Council. Nonprofits can get up to $5,000 through the council's community arts grants, and artists can get as much as $500 through the council's microgrant program.

Gorilla warfare

Hollywood certainly goes ape for monkey movies.

Mayborn Conference names keynote speakers

Authors Sebastian Junger, Katherine Boo and Charles Johnson will be keynote speakers at this year's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

The ‘in’ set with the twins set

NEW YORK -- For a change, a few celebrities are chasing a trend rather than setting one -- times two and three.


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Who's laughing now

Just a few months after organizers staged the first Denton Comedy Festival last July, the festival's staff announced a reorganization. Volunteers Joe Coffee and Dan Danzy, both of whom are working comedians in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth, announced they would take over booking talent and marketing for the 2017 festival, and that festival founder and director R.J. Avery would tend to the business side of the event.

We're Denton Dammit

Congressman Michael Burgess is the butt of scorn from the left since telling audiences at the Conservative Political Action Conference that a drop in the number of people with health insurance would be good.

Bold celebration

A celebration billed as Denton's first public commemoration of International Women's Day will take place Wednesday at the Denton Woman's Club Building at 610 Oakland St.

Sound and the fury

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform next Thursday, March 9, at the University of North Texas.

Time for tales

The Denton-based Tejas Storytelling Association is putting the final touches on the 32nd annual Texas Storytelling Festival.

UNT piano trio slates free show in series

The University of North Texas College of Music's Center Piano Trio will perform a free concert later this month as part of the Lewisville Lake Symphony's International Chamber Series. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morris Road in Flower Mound.

Tell us about your summer programs for kids in Denton

Operators of summer camps and other child-centered summer programs in Denton County.

Parrotheads, get ready

Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform 7 p.m. June 10 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The popular singer has brought his folksy island-tinged tunes to the Frisco venue for several years.

Evolution of form

UNT on the Square closes "Currents: A Survey of Recent Works" by retiring University of North Texas professor Jerry Austin this weekend.

Going out with his claws out

As we've seen lately, it isn't easy to pull off a superhero movie that warrants its existence, simply because so many are being produced at breakneck pace. Filmmakers struggle with a whole host of issues when adapting comic book characters for the big screen in authentic fashion, particularly when the idea behind the film is to make it dark, gritty and relatable.

Don’t mess with the tresses

Samurai Cop is like Lethal Weapon, but without the acting skills or directorial adeptness.