At a long table in the center of Harvest House on Hickory Street on Wednesday afternoon, members of a group that’s branded itself as Dentonites Against Racist Traditions discussed their agenda.
Semper fidelis. The Romans used to purr the phrase into their dogs’ ears, long before the Marine Corps adopted the Latin for “Always faithful” as their motto. Most faithful of all? Marine Corps war dogs. That’s the message of Max, a touching if somewhat clunky crowd-pleaser about one such dog who comes to live with the family of the soldier who died serving with him in Afghanistan.
Denton Air Fair Inc. is fueling up the engines for a Father’s Day weekend up in the air. On Saturday, the 2015 Denton Airshow will present pilots and aircraft from around the country in a celebration of aviation at Denton Enterprise Airport, with all proceeds benefiting Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home.
Denton Juneteenth honors Texas history while it celebrates local heroes and families. Juneteenth commemorates the day — June 19, 1865 — when a Union soldier rode into Galveston bearing news: The Civil War was over and America’s slaves were officially free. This year’s celebration is a milestone — the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth.
Maylee Thomas prefers her rock ’n’ roll shaken with a draught of gospel and a shot of blues. Fans of Janis Joplin and Susan Tedeschi will find a reason to claim a patch of the Courthouse on the Square lawn for Twilight Tunes tonight, when Thomas and her hard-rocking, hymnal-thumping, boot-stomping tunes greet the sunset with a set meant to energize.
A child-like robot solves simple problems and recognizes objects in Robots, a new film that looks at robotics and the next generation of machinery, now in rotation at the Omni Theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. The film — developed by National Geographic Studios and presented in IMAX — gives audiences an inside look at robotics and the difficulty in mimicking humanity. Direct by Mike Slee, the film gives viewers access to labs, research area and more as it brings robots into focus. For ticketing and more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org or call 817-255-9300.
The year was 1990. Hundreds of participants packed inside the Automotive Building at Fair Park in Dallas for a chance to compete in the Nintendo World Championship. At 14 years old, the boy narrowly missed his chance to play Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris in the finals.
There have been a lot of misfortunes in the Jurassic Park franchise. There was the embarrassing sequel The Lost World (by Steven Spielberg himself, no less). Then a forgettable three-quel, followed by years and years of talk about a new film Spielberg would make to redeem for Lost World.
Callie Claytor — best known as Callie Dee in the local music scene — remembers bumping DJ Screw with her friends when she was about 15 years old. DJ Screw was the Houston artist who pioneered the “chopped and screwed” technique, slowing hip-hop tracks down so that they sounded like soundbites drowning in molasses and honey, or like the listener was living in the music while nodding out on sizzurp.
The safest way to watch a tornado is probably on an IMAX movie screen. The domed Omni Theatre inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History continues to screen TornadoAlley, a documentary that puts the viewer in the vehicle with Storm Chasers star Sean Casey to chase some of the bigger, scarier storms in Tornado Alley.
Like the HBO show, Entourage delights in Hollywood excess. This is a world where you might land your helicopter on someone’s lawn to crash a business meeting, or take a little yacht to meet up with your buddy on his bigger yacht. It’s a land of celebrities, wealth and topless women.