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Out of the hat, into the fire

The Rock Lottery hat isn’t a hat to be messed with. Chuck Crosswhite, one of the curators of Rock Lottery 13, describes the hat that drummers draw names out of.

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Once-a-year wine

Mike Barrow said Beaujolais & More helps the Campus Theatre afford expenses that aren’t celebrated in the space’s neon marquee.

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Students’ work onstage

Both University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University present new dance concerts this weekend.

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Top-class trumpet

Chuck Findley can make jazz music in a pinch, and in the best venues around the world. He’s just as facile in the studio. On Tuesday night, Findley stops in Denton to play with the University of North...

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Fire goes dim

The revolution lives on in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, the new release based on the last novel in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. Part 2, also based on the single novel, will end the series next November.

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Beast of burden

An Elephant, Fishboy’s new album and book about the ghost of a pachyderm, is a study in the 12 stages of revenge — where Stage 1 is the bloodthirsty desire to avenge your death; Stage 10 is forgiveness, paving the way for the final stage, redemption; and Stage 5 is revulsion and disgust over discovering that your body’s been repurposed as an electrical vessel to keep Thomas Alva Edison alive.

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The house wins

It’s casino night at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts on Saturday. No matter how you bet, the Greater Denton Arts Council wins.

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‘Celebration’ bookends Benge’s TWU career

Sharon Benge said Texas Woman’s University’s Celebration is a bookend to The Fantasticks, the show she directed to open the Redbud Theatre Complex when it was moved into a renovated space in Hubbard Hall about 10 years ago.

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Label mates

Evia Music is a small shop out in Sanger, but the indie label is making the most of its nascent roster.

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A love defiant

In the early parts of the touching new biopic The Theory of Everything, it’s easy to see why Jane falls in love with fellow Cambridge University student Stephen.

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Love conquers greed

University of North Texas Opera Theatre had a clever plan for the second opera for its 2014-15 season.

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Temporary shop

University of North Texas faculty artists, students and alumni are joining the Denton Main Street Association’s open house promotion from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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‘Best’ bet

Denton Community Theatre follows its comical look at the making of Gone With the Wind with an amusing story about ambitions of presidential proportions. So if you’re weary of the untempered electoral screed...

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Something borrowed

Erin Elders said his Chicago-based band didn’t go into the studio with an elaborate plan for Desperate Glow, the full-length debut by Wedding Dress.

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Fanciful journey

No matter how long you’re gone, you can always go home again. And in writer-director Christopher Nolan’s new space adventure Interstellar, you’re gone a long, long time.

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Torn in Middle America

An Oklahoma couple grapples with the suicide of their openly gay son in Broken Heart Land. The University of North Texas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Studies Program will screen the 2014 documentary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 184 in UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at 1155 Union Circle.

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Are you afraid of the dark?

The Dark Path Haunt is a new attraction that transforms an outdoor trail, a Denton County legend, mythical creatures and infamous killers into a realistic terror-fest. It’s Friday night, roughly 9 p.m. I’m spending the weekend alone; my girlfriend is out of town. I head out to the haunt.

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Other victims

While European Jews bore the brunt of the nationalistic cant and torture of the Holocaust, the authorities also tried their best to stamp out sexual deviants.

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Halloween and Fall Events

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Creepy-crawly

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler — even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that unkempt hair tied into a greasy bun — is his smile. They invented the word “creepy” for that smile, a goofy, confident grin that reaches its full breadth just when you’re starting to realize how deranged this guy really is.

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Roaming spirits

Denton’s musical comedy freak show, Cirque du Horror, just grew legs and is heading to the Texas Theatre in Dallas’ Oak Cliff to unleash its twisted humor on some new, unsuspecting victims.

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Students of the Bard

Actor Patrick Stewartnever hid his affinity for the Bard. Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men) co-founded an English company, London Stage, that uses major British theater companies as feeders to tour as an educational outreach. The company, which focuses exclusively on Shakespeare, will visit Denton next week for two minimalist performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

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Dunn right

Kimberly Dunn said Forever on the Run fuses her musical past with the present. That means the debut album is a little bit country and a little bit rock ’n’ roll. Or, as Dunn puts it, “Allison Krause meets Alice in Chains.”

Phantom gala

Gala night for the Lewisville Lake Symphony is heading over into a touch of the “pops.” “Music of the Night: The Phantom’s Gala,” hints that at least one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbusters will get a good turn at the gala (in theme, and perhaps by special guest vocalist Don LeBlanc). The regional symphony has had a relationship with the University of North Texas College of Music since its founding 31 years ago.

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Innocent puppy bystander

The bad guys in the new action-thriller John Wick learn the hard way not to violate a universal commandment: Don’t mess with a man’s dog.

Halloween and Fall Events

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