Daniels went down to Denton

Sammy Kershaw once sang that the best mechanic around was “the Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench.” That line of thinking makes Charlie Daniels “the Charlie Daniels of the fiddle.”

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Art and fashion

Clothes from the University of North Texas’ Texas Fashion Collection are on display at the NorthPark Center’s Art Meets Fashion: 1965-2015 exhibit until Nov. 1 as part of the center’s 50th anniversary celebration.

We’re Denton Dammit

As much as it pains us to write this, we’re going to call it: The odds of there ever being an Armadillo Ale Works brew pub in Denton are slim and getting slimmer.


Davis set to speak in Denton

Former Texas Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will return to the University of North Texas campus to speak at TEDxUNT from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Gateway Center.

Dome Dwellers

A rockin’ trio

Denton band Dome Dwellers gets to kick off a double header of firsts on Friday night: the avant-garde, indie math rock trio will drop an EP, Ivory Tower at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton.

The New York Goofs

Goofing off

The comedy group The New York Goofs will perform their variety show, Hopped up on Goofballs Cabaret, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 and Oct. 1 at the Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas.

Circle Theatre

Dark comedy at its finest

John Strand’s darkly comedic play Lovers and Executioners is running until Sept. 19 at the Circle Theater in downtown Fort Worth.


Beauty & the beat

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, We Are Your Friends is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.


Getting out

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as No Escape, a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.


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Fair thee well

The fair is back, y’all. The 87th North Texas Fair and Rodeo will open for nine days starting Friday with fried foods, attractions for all ages, and plenty of music and rodeo action to go around as fair attendees commandeer the block of space on Carroll Boulevard for the week.


Man’s best friend?

Want to be proud of your pooch when you head out to Dog Days of Denton — or when you’re mingling at Wiggly Field, Denton’s dog park?

We’re Denton Dammit

Denton activist preacher the Rev. Jeff Hood (who led the now-defunct church that used to meet at Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair) has somehow found the time to publish an eighth book, The Rearing of an American Evangelical.

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Bottomless barrel

North Texas can’t seem to get its fill of beer festivals. Untapped Festival. Big Texas Beer Fest. Brew Riot. Dallas Observer BrewFest.All of those are beer festivals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And...

From the cradle

Helping young children develop an inherent musical understanding has long been the purpose of the University of North Texas College of Music’s Early Childhood Music Program. This fall, a new face will continue building on that goal.

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Back-to-school set

All those unexpected angular notes from Obsidian are nowhere to be found on the latest by Denton’s Jessie Frye.Boys Club, Frye’s upcoming EP, drops the Tori Amos-inspired classical piano jolts in favor...

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Rocking the boat

Sky Masterson (John Tillman) sweet-talks Sgt. Sarah Brown (Janelle Hollister) in Artisan Center Theater’s “Guys & Dolls.”


Hybrid flick has appeal

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in American Ultra, a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half Pineapple Express, half The Bourne Identity, and not as....

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The A-word

A movie about a wisecracking grandma and her teen granddaughter, racing around in a beat-up car to find $600 by nightfall. You might think it sounds like any number of mediocre road comedies out there,...




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All-American crew

Almost 30 years after their formation, NWA has a chance to tell their side of the story in what I consider one of the best marketed video premieres of the last few years.

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Voice actress takes the big screen

Anime voice actress Cherami Leigh will attend a screening of her film, Beyond the Farthest Star, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Cinemark 14 in Denton, 2825 Wind River Lane.

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We’re Denton Dammit

Oh no, you didn’t. The much-awaited restaurant on Oak Street hit a snag Sunday when chef Brandon Lee went AWOL. The enterprise — called 940’s Kitchen & Cocktails — is the brainchild of McKenzie Smith of Denton’s Midlake.


Springing eternal

The Hope Trust released an EP earlier this year on the down low. And almost as quietly, the band — which had broken up — scheduled a gig at Harvest House for Saturday with two other acts.

Homegrown health

Soon, you’ll be able to reserve your own bit of harvest from Cardo’s Farm Project, through the fall farm share program running Sept. 17 through Nov. 20.Shareholders pay in advance to take part in the upcoming...


Building blocks

Cowabunga, young builders. Next week, Denton Parks & Recreation is hosting Bricks4Kids’ Lego-based camp at Denia Recreation Center.

Xbox One

Nostalgia trip

The classics are back, but were they ever really gone? Rare Replay, a new 30-game collection for the Xbox One, seeks to answer that question, bringing together a cast of characters from some of the most beloved games of the last 30 years.


Garden spectacular

Bring the family and enjoy the 25th annual Fort Worth Home & Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


‘Rio 2’ wraps up series

Cinemark 14 in Denton will be hosting the last film in its Summer Movie Clubhouse series, Rio 2, at 9:30 a.m. today, 2825 Wind River Ln, Denton.


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Marvel’s first family

A man who can stretch his limbs to obscene lengths. His best friend, a rock monster. A woman who can turn invisible and create force fields. Her brother, quite literally on fire. The Fantastic Four made their debut in November 1962 as a serial Marvel comic book and since then have skirted on the edge of relevance.

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Alone, but not lonely

Life took Denton artist Brent Best on a bit of a bumpy ride on the way to his solo record, Your Dog, Champ. But Best didn’t get too bruised up.

We’re Denton Dammit

Denton musician and city Traffic Safety Commission member Wally Campbell will watch Star Wars in a public screening that will benefit underprivileged Denton County children. So dire is Campbell’s sin against popular culture that he will watch the movie in public. No date has been announced yet, but the force is strong with Campbell.


Rolling on ‘River’

Denton Community Theatre is upping the ante of Big River’s little bluegrass flavor. Roger Miller’s score skirts typical Broadway brashness in favor of country and Americana embellishments.


Big and bright

Get a guided trip through the solar system at the University of North Texas Sky Theater this weekend. The on-campus planetarium is showing Solar System Tours for its August Children’s Matinee, each Saturday at noon.

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Whiskers & things

Lone Star critters visit the library today. Children ages 5 and older can come check out native creatures during “Animal Ambassadors” at 3:30 p.m. today at Denton’s South Branch Library.


When shadows offend

I blazed through Gillian Flynn’s grim and poignant novel Dark Places in 48 hours, after falling for its snappy dialogue and the protagonist within the first few pages.It’s that good.

Missing person found; CodeRED alert canceled

Cotis Cox has been found and is safe, according to Officer Shane Kizer, spokesman for Denton police. Kizer said he was found near Fire Station No. 7 on Vintage Boulevard in southwest Denton.


The nutty protector

Cinemark Denton continues its summer movie clubhouse — a series of daytime second-run family movies especially for young audiences.

Crunch the numbers

Math doesn’t need to be dry, difficult or dull.“The Design Zone,” a special exhibit that runs through Sept. 7 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, makes math move, dance and sing for the younger set.