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Arts mixer features music, color

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,...

Two of a kind

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.

Pop goes the heart

Walker Lukens’ latest record, the warmly received Devoted, was born from the Austin artist’s utter exhaustion with his ride on the indie-folk train.

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Hitching his wagon

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.


Beyond belief

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.

Cosmic crunch

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


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State of the tap

Rabbit Hole is but one player in a growing Denton County craft brewing scene. Doug Smith and Scott Lindsey, co-owners of Audacity Brew House in Denton, are finishing construction, keeping fans updated through their Facebook page.


Tumbling into growth

Rabbit Hole Brewing brings a wonderland of beer to Denton County. The Justin brewery, inspired by the Mad Hatter from the Lewis Carroll classic, is the first full-fledged brewery in the county. The company...

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Sounds of the drag strip

Southern Music Scene is hosting two days of live music, cookoffs and more this weekend at North Star Dragway in Denton.

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Enchanted summer

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.

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The jig is up

Take the broad, slapstick comedy of The Pink Panther film series, and knock the humor down to that of a middle school boy, and you have Fight Boy Theatre’s latest concoction: The Talent Agent.

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Toadies toast debut’s 20th year

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.

Mariachi’s future

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 or call 940-369-7802.

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions

Strung along

To make the world a safer place. That’s it. That’s what motivates the words and actions of virtually every character in A Most Wanted Man, a tense, well-drawn, post-Sept. 11 espionage caper.Anton Corbijn...


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Modern classics

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.


Keeping it together

SCRAP Denton, a nonprofit that resells affordable and reusable art, craft and office supplies, is adding new craft glues, jewelry-making tools and other materials to its array of products.


Not present

Wish I Was Here is a movie about what to do while waiting for someone to die. So, sit back and enjoy the guilt, recrimination, second-guessing and angst — plenty of angst. But wait, did we mention it’s a comedy?

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Beck’s activism hits big screen

Fathom Events and conservative commentator Glenn Beck have teamed up for the live simulcast of We Will Not Conform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at theaters around the country, including the Denton Cinemark 14, 2825 Wind River Lane.


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Primates reign

The boys are at it again. And by boys, we mean our simian cousins in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."


Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is marking the summer with a lot of heart and a little swish. The local company opens Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman’s musical comedy "La Cage aux Folles" on Friday.

Funny and sweet

The Denton-based Visual Arts Society of Texas has filled both the East and West galleries at the Texas Woman’s University Art Building with the work of its members.

Mixed media for many ages

Miriam Studios’ annual “Artastic Camp” opens on July 14 and runs throughout the month in Denton.

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The road to civil rights

The Lake Cities Library will screen three documentaries with recently uncovered footage depicting the American civil rights movement and struggles.

Vintage ’72

Two entertainment companies are bringing rarely seen footage of iconic San Francisco band the Grateful Dead back to the big screen.





Friday night lights

In Denton, the Fourth of July means homemade parade floats, a band with a funny name and lots of music.And, as always, a great big fireworks show presented by the Denton Kiwanis Club that helps low-income...

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Morning show

Denton artist J.R. Byrd takes music seriously. Himself? Not so much. The musician has been writing and performing in North Texas for a while now. He dropped his fourth solo record in 2012, a hodgepodge...

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Being Buddy

Brian Lambert didn’t have to work too hard on the music in Denton Community Theatre’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.


Don’t get them started

Much of Begin Again looks familiar. And it should. The new musical is the creation of writer-director John Carney, previously responsible for 2006’s similar, curiously overpraised Once.


Armed to the teeth

The Syfy channel’s dedication to schlocky modern-day B-movies is the stuff of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett’s dreams.


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