First Friday Denton has music and art on tap for its monthly arts mixer.A Creative Art Studio will have its festivities from 7 to 10 p.m. The music starts with E.T. and the Dreamcatchers — Angie Holliday,...
Melanie Welch grew up in the Campus Theatre. As a tot, she played the title role in the company’s production of The Littlest Angel. Her mother, Kyla Welch, has performed in Denton Community Theatre shows and works in the Campus Theatre box office. Her dad, Dennis, has been in dozens of shows for a handful of North Texas theater companies and has directed for the local community theater.
Sam Riggs and the Night People return to Denton for a show at 10 p.m. today at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C. Since his last local show, the Austin musician has seen his video “When the Lights Go Out” hit No. 1 on CMT Pure. He’s had a music spot on the hit show Nashville and a top five single on the Texas Music chart.
We need our illusions to live, or so says the main character in Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen’s clever new release. The romantic comedy is set in the south of France in 1928, and, although it is beguiling, charming, thoughtful and even challenging, it is neither overtly romantic nor terribly funny.
In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the villain Lord Beerus, God of Destruction, is awakened from 39 years of slumber to fight a worthy adversary on planet Earth. He finds the Saiyan Goku ready to rumble. Things get epic when other gods join the conflict. Fathom Events and Funimation Entertainment will bring the first Dragon Ball Z feature film in 17 years to more U.S. cinemas on Tuesday and Wednesday Aug. 5 & 6. Local screenings are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Denton Cinemark, 2825 Wind River Lane. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1s5wXIH
Be the candlestick. That’s the mantra for 10-year-old Cameron Dinger as he prepares to play the role of Lumiere in Denton Community Theatre Theatre School’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., an adaptation for young performers of the Broadway musical based on the 1991 blockbuster animated Disney feature.
Vaden Todd Lewis said the only thing he knows how to do is make rock music. Other than answering the call to make music and rock hard as a founding member of Fort Worth alt-rock outfit the Toadies, Lewis said he doesn’t have a magic formula for longevity. The Toadies split in 2001. Lewis revived the group in 2008.
This week’s Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp at the University of North Texas is led by Maestro Jose Hernadez, above. The summer camp culminates with a special concert at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Grammy-nominated group Mariachi Sol de Mexico, led by Hernandez. The concert, at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on UNT campus, will include an opening performance by Mariachi Quetzal. Tickets to the concert cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. Admission is free for UNT students with identification and children younger than 8 years old, as well as camp participants. For tickets and more information, visit www.thempac.com or call 940-369-7802.
Randall M. Good sits at a wood desk in a front sitting room in his home in Denton. The room, which functions as his artist studio, is filled with sketches and art supplies. Behind him sits a bookshelf full of art and art history books, most on the mannerist and Italian Renaissance traditions, which is his standard request when asked what he wants as a gift.