A little bit of thievery

The Denton Benefit League will be a little bad to do a lot of good. The nonprofit agency borrows the theme for its spring charity ball from a dastardly duo.“The theme is 1930s with a nod to Bonnie and...

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Art after hours

When Tracy Bays-Boothe took over leadership of the Greater Denton Arts Council, she had a lot of ideas from her time spent in Dallas museums.

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A highlight ahead of Holy Week

The upcoming concert by the Denton Bach Society is noteworthy for two reasons. The Sunday concert will be the second time the society — made up of a choir with about 40 voices and a baroque orchestra — will perform the entirety of J.S. Bach’s sprawling St. Matthew Passion.

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‘Flight’ takes kids on wing

Soar up high with Flight Adventures. The latest show at the University of North Texas Sky Theater follows a girl and her grandfather as they explore how kites, birds, planes and models stay aloft.

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Little Hoopers

Swoosh! Young ones can get nothing but net in Denton Parks & Recreation’s basketball league league. Registration for Little Hoopers, a coed league for ages 9 to 12, closes on Friday.

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In the boys’ club

The main character in A Feminine Ending finds that being 25 is tough age — she’s not a kid anymore, but the riches of adulthood aren’t quite within reach, either. Amanda, the main character in Denton Community...

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Promoter starts Krum music venue

Scott Sackett has owned the shop at 141 W. McCart St. in Krum for a while. He was a landlord. When the last business left, Sackett saw an opportunity for two of his ventures — a production, booking and marketing company called Headliners of Texas and his band, Denton Rock.

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Second verse

It’s never too late to make amends, or so says Danny Collins, the man as well as the movie. And for the title character in this tale of redemption, the acts of contrition and absolution come just in time..

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Dan’s in the details

Dan Mojica was all set to accept the Community Arts Recognition Award at the end of February. But the fickle North Texas winter snuffed out the ceremony, an annual party staged by the local agency that gives the award, the Greater Denton Arts Council. The council rescheduled the party for Friday night.

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Local bites

Sample bites of everything from savory main courses to sweet finishes during the Taste of North Texas, the Denton Kiwanis Club’s popular fundraiser, on March 26.

Ballet, symphony unite for annual performance of ‘Peter & the Wolf’

It’s a creature feature in dance and music this Sunday in Lewisville. The Lewisville Lake Symphony’s Family Concert series and the Lake Cities Ballet will present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at 3 p.m. at Lewisville’s Frederick Herring Recreation Center.

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Casa Manana revisits the making of a princess in ‘Cinderella’

Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth opens its latest family musical Cinderella: The Tale of the Glass Slipper at 7 p.m. Friday, with additional show times throughout March and the beginning of April.

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Farewell shows

Denton singer-songwriter Ashley Gatta is joining a number of local artists performing their last sets on the stage of Banter, a downtown bar and restaurant that will close up shop at the end of March. It’ll be replaced later this year by a new restaurant, 940’s, helmed by chef Patrick Stark, Midlake’s McKenzie Smith and their partners.

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Jazz & taboos

Ginger Rockafella is taking Denton back to the age of Prohibition, jazz and finger-wave hairstyles, all in the Big Apple.

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The Rogers and Hammerstein classic The King & I opens Friday and runs through April 5 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.

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Arboretum sports half a million blossoms for floral fest

It feels like spring has been slow to come to North Texas, but two things spell promise: a warming trend and “Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Heart of Texas” at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

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Hardly rebellious

Conformity is the scourge of the Divergent series — and much of its young-adult ilk (The Hunger Games, Twilight). It’s a shame that the films, including the new Insurgent, do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths.

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Back and ready to rock

After taking a hiatus last year, 35 Denton is back this weekend. The music festival, which takes place in the heart of downtown Denton, starts Friday night and wraps up Sunday. Hundreds of local, national and international artists will be looking to make their musical stand in the Denton cultural ecosystem.

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Locals we’re proud of

Here are some Denton acts worth catching at 35 Denton this year, in no particular order. — Lucinda BreedingDef RainAshley Cromeens has consistently turned out noteworthy music, from taking the lead vocalist...

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Words worth

It’s not all music this weekend. The 30th annual Texas Storytelling Festival unfolds this weekend — starting today with the yearly ghost story concert.

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Kiss me

So what happens if you want to get your Irish on, but you’re already wearing your wristband for 35 Denton?

Explorium Denton to host camp for kids

Explorium Denton still has room in its Black Fox Players spring break theater camp.

‘Peter Rabbit’ revived by puppet company

Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts is bringing a classic illustrated children’s book to life at Dallas Children’s Theatre.

Soften that drink

Happy hour just got more gear. Dusty’s Bar & Grill, a little bar just off the Square, has just announced “Pint Night.”

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If the shoe fits

The beguiling new Cinderella is based on a centuries-old French fairy tale, but it has an overwhelmingly British flavor to it. That English tastiness, however, is never enough to overlook the obvious fact that it is, in most respects, a Disney production.

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Really useful crew

Most children learn through touch and feel, and Explorium Denton is looking to teach a new generation about important vehicles with Touch a Truck. The event, which features public transit, emergency and utility vehicles and more, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Preening on parade

After winding down the best-selling show in its history, Les Miserables, Music Theatre of Denton set out to open the 2015-16 season with the comedy La Cage Aux Folles. A paltry turnout at the typical two-night auditions meant the company had to reshuffle the deck.

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Party with the stars

Ever wanted to go boldly where Spock and Kirk once traveled? You can do it without slipping the bonds of Earth.

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Milennials rising

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor and writer at The Atlantic. He’s worked at The Village Voice, O magazine and The New York Times magazine.

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No flame-outs

Rockin’ Rodeo is best known for staging weekly Red Dirt and country shows. But the venue has always appreciated hip-hop. On nights when the venue doesn’t have a show scheduled, Top 40 hip-hop is on the playlist.

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Man of letters

Novelist Michael Ondaatje will read from his selected works at 7 p.m. March 27 in Room 255 of the University of North Texas Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle. The event is free.

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Doomed from the start

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel welcomes you to the Indian branch of God’s Waiting Room. For that’s what has become of the hotel featured so prominently in the 2011 surprise hit that now spawns this lame sequel.

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