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Calling all creatives

Artists. Designers. Actors. At the Creative Women’s Conference, the phrase echoed is: “Anything is possible.”

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Rumpled brim, scuffed boots

Stephenville roots-rock band Dolly Shine doesn’t have a record label to call home, but the indie life isn’t so bad for the quartet.

We’re Denton Dammit

About 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the word on social media was that there were “250 and counting” at the Denton for Bernie Sanders rally at Hailey’s Club over on Mulberry Street.

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For music’s sake

A host of University of North Texas music alumni are lining up to take part in a charity jazz concert this weekend.

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Tech savvy

Restless school-age kids got you on edge? Denton Parks & Recreation has computer camps on tap for the tech-loving kid or teenager.

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Viva la gente!

Paul Rodriguez and the Latin Kings of Comedy come to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 29 at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

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Comedy braided into fairy tale

Artisan Children’s Theatre in Hurst opened its latest children’s show last weekend. Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very HairyFairy Tale visits an enchanted land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be queen, a really great hair stylist and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair.

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Accomplished action

There’s some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation about the element of luck.

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Vignettes in ‘Virtuosity’

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be one of the 30 young pianists to make it to the Cliburn Competition?

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Inspirational work

Cherami Leigh stars as Anne Wells in Beyond the Farthest Star , an inspirational film with Christian themes. The 2013 film is scheduled for a single screening at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Cinemark Denton, 2825 Wind River Lane. The screening is contingent on the reservation of at least 76 tickets. To see the film — which is said to have inspired one of the last sketches Thomas Kinkade (“The Painter of Light”) produced before his sudden death in 2012 — reserve a $10 ticket by visiting http://gathr.us/screening/12628. The film is about the reconciliation between a teenage girl, Anne, and her pastor father. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes.

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Wimpy kids, unite

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

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Multiplayer magnitude

For the last 19 years, the QuakeCon video game expo in Dallas has rocked the gaming world. With games like Fallout 4, Doom and more leading the pack, this year’s convention, which starts today and runs through Sunday, is looking to break new ground.

Feminine side of fandom

Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Golden Triangle Mall is hosting Fangirl Friday at 7 p.m. Friday in celebration of female superheroes and the fandom they bring with them.

We’re Denton Dammit

The man who carried a semiautomatic rifle to the Square on Monday has an digital footprint trailed by some unsettling crumbs. Stephen Passariello took a loaded AR-15 to the Square and confronted longtime local activist Willie Hudspeth as he protested the Denton County Confederate Soldiers Memorial.

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Ogre love

Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School opens its latest production, Shrek Jr., The Musical, on Friday at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

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All that preening

Brock Besson can’t get enough of himself. Besson is the singular man in the one-man show I’m Always on My Mind. On Friday in Carrollton, Uppermost Entertainment opens the one-man musical about the handsome, charismatic and intelligent Besson — who is oblivious to his vanity.

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Jealousy laid bare in Dallas group’s ‘Othello’

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2015 season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas.

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Naturalized rock

Austin alt-rockers Nic Armstrong and the Thieves will make a stop in Denton today when they play at Dan’s Silverleaf.

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Brooks is back

Country music icon Garth Brooks is back in the saddle again. The megastar bounced in and out of retirement, and in 2014, Brooks launched his Man Against Machine tour to support his latest album.

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Total K.O.

Fear the man with “FEAR NO MAN” tattooed across his back. This is the nerve-jangling tattoo inked into Billy Hope’s skin, and it’s exactly how he fights in the ring. He’s a hungry pit bull who feeds off getting the pulp beat out of him before landing his final blow for a knockout victory.

Tiny but mighty

Cinemark Denton continues its summer movie clubhouse — a series of daytime second-run family movies especially for young audiences. Tickets to each screening cost $1 per person. At 9:30 a.m. today, the cinema at Denton’s Unicorn Lake will roll the 2011 animated feature, Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked . Alvin, Simon and Theodore set sail on a ocean cruise with their faithful human friend, Dave. But they accidentally go overboard and are marooned on a tropical island. Somehow, R&B pop music (Destiny’s Child, Willow Smith and Lady Gaga) reinterpreted in the helium-voiced medium of the chipmunks makes the predicament better. Rated G, 87 minutes. Up on July 29-30: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days .

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Your dairy best

It’s cool. It’s sweet. It’s creamy. It’s homemade ice cream, and come Saturday, inventive locals will be twisting handles and mixing flavors for the Ice Cream Crank-Off on Walnut.Downtown merchants saw...

Viva la musica

The stage at Winspear Hall will teem with young musicians during two concerts on July 25.

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Right ontarget

Have a teen who idolizes Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games? Or maybe Daryl Dixon from the AMC television series The Walking Dead?

We’re Denton Dammit

A reader wonders: Has anyone else noticed city-owned vehicles taking up customer parking at city hall where Denton municipal electric customers pay their bills? How inconvenient when the sign reads “customer parking only” and all the lots are full...

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Out-Rigged

Country artist Sam Riggs plays the latest installment of the ongoing concert series Music in the Park in Aubrey at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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Jackson fine

A lot of musicians are described as versatile, but Englishman Joe Jackson embodies the descriptor. Jackson rose to pop music fame in the 1980s with songs like “Is She Really Going Out With Him” and “Stepping Out.”

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New blood challenges old guard in Catholic dramedy

Father Tim Farley (Jakie Cabe) is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation in the Circle Theatre’s staging of Mass Appeal, by playwright Bill C. Davis. The Fort Worth theater...

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Global delight

Wildhorse Grill is giving a special South American dinner an infusion of French flavor at a wine dinner presented by the grill’s chef.The seated dinner — which looks to be a pleasant endurance event for...

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Laying new track

Amy (comedian Amy Schumer) is a trainwreck. If she were a guy, her life would be considered quite normal (which is probably the ironic underlining plot to this story. Girls just want to have fun, too, you know.)

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Minions by the millions

Whenever there are scene-stealers in a film, there seems to always be chatter about possible spin-offs.Minions is the latest attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the diminutive deviled-egg henchmen...

Yellow guys make more than just a movie outing

There’s more than just the movie for extreme fans of Minions, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Denton families can supplement the Universal animated movie Minions with some bookstore activities — and maybe a trip to the local library.

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Get set for fall fest

The third annual Oaktopia music festival announced the first part of its lineup last week, with national and local artists bringing their soul to Denton.

We’re Denton Dammit

Did anyone else see that mind-boggling handmade sign seen last week on Willowwood Street: “Rx CONTACT LENSES $5?”

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From before

Fort Worth-based Americana rockers Telegraph Canyon return to Dan’s Silverleaf tonight. The band has an LP, You From Before, due out in August.