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Add sizzle to your grill game

Charcoal briquettes or fresh tank of propane? Check. Platter of pretty cuts of meat? Check. Ice cold beer, lemonade and citronella candles? Check, check and check.

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Dentoning, Silent Bob-style

Silent Bob is coming to Denton. Who is Silent Bob? The backward-ballcap-wearing character who originated in the 1990s movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. The character was never without his foul-mouthed bestie, Jay.

We’re Denton Dammit!

Ladies and gentlemen, and flashy pirates: Maybe you shouldn’t wear your good jewelry to Andy’s Bar unless local hip-hop advocate Blake McDaniel is there.

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Last time ’round the floor

Tonight, Denton Western swing and folk duo Bonnie and Nick Norris will perform the final concert of this year’s Twilight Tunes concert series. The series, in its 23rd season, presents free weekly concerts in May and June, sponsored by local businesses. Tonight’s family-friendly concert is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Locust Street side of the Courthouse on the Square lawn, at 110 W. Hickory St.

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Musical blooms

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre’s summer musical, Violet, dips into the sounds of country, gospel, blues and honkytonk rock with its story set in the mid-1960s.

Ground to be broken for trail bridge

Construction on a new bridge connecting FM455 and FM428 at Ray Roberts Lake will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today.

Sofar, so good

Sofar Sounds has two shows in Denton scheduled for November. Sofar is an international concert series that stages shows in private homes and other alternative venues. Music lovers ask for an invitation through the series’ website and then wait for a green light.

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Massive appeal

Any project with Steven Spielberg’s name attached to it is bound to get some attention. The BFG may be one of his biggest films yet. Not only is it considered one of the most significant works from famed children’s author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but it also marks Spielberg’s reunion with E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who died shortly after production wrapped) and the director’s latest collaborative effort with Mark Rylance, now an Academy Award winner for Bridge of Spies.

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Silent but deadly

If you can’t get past the idea of Daniel Radcliffe playing a farting corpse — and half the audience at the film’s Sundance premiere couldn’t — this story of a man (Paul Dano) stranded on a deserted island and the dead body he befriends (Radcliffe) is not for you.

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Veto power

Three years ago, writer-director James DeMonaco introduced us to an unique horror concept with The Purge: For a 12-hour period, the government allows people to commit every sin in the book, including murder, as a way to keep crime down for the remainder of the year.

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Before you find Dory: Saltwater fish are hobbies, not pets, experts say

When asked if Pixar’s summer blockbuster, Finding Dory, had brought people to Denton’s Fish n’ Chirps Pet Center looking for a certain blue fish, owner Mark Schneider hunched his shoulders and looked at the ceiling.

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The Visual Arts Society of Texas named Denton watercolor artist Jo Williams as the artist of the year. Terry Karloff earned the second-place spot for the Denton-based society’s Artist of the Year award.

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Downtown dress-up: Cosplayers invited to contest, gathering at Abbey Underground

The Abbey Underground will host a Cosplay Cocktail Party and Fandom Dinner starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, running all the way till closing time.

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Femme fatale

Cinematic art is hard to define, being a matter of personal preference and interpretation. By necessity, however, anything worthy of the descriptor must be appreciated for the skills of the artist.

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Companies join forces to stage Patsy Cline show

Denton Community Theatre joins Music Theatre of Denton in producing Always ... Patsy Cline. The musical is Denton Community Theatre’s annual “Encore” fundraising show.

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Birthday bash: Denton promoter to celebrate with music

Callie Dee plans to celebrate her birthday doing what she does best: organizing a show featuring North Texas hip-hop.

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Twilight Tunes mixes up sounds of Southwest with Vince Lujan Project

The Vince Lujan Project takes a page from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s book — making rocking blues (or is it bluesy rock?) and laying on the brass and rhythm thick.

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Camp for scrappers

Local arts and crafts store SCRAP Denton will hold Summer Camp SCRAP this month. The day camp is for artistic kids ages 6 through 12.

Orchestra to mark July Fourth with patriotic concert

The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra will hold a free Fourth of July concert at 7 p.m. July 2 and 3 at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound.The concert will include...

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Day trips

Some family fun to be found around North Texas: Through video game technology, you can be a virtual dinosaur and explore questions about dinosaur life such as, “How do I find food?"

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‘Not fear. Just sadness.’

Kelly Sanders said she hadn’t heard the news when she drove by Denton’s only gay bar, Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair, and saw a bouquet of flowers out in front of the club’s locked doors. It was early in the day on Sunday, hours before the bar opened.

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Fruit roll out

All throughout summer, guests can pick their own peaches at an orchard situated inside a local, hidden-in-plain-sight rose garden.

We’re Denton Dammit!

Dammit, Denton. Yes, the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club is, in fact, hosting the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Apogee Stadium. Even with the I-35E construction around the stadium. How could you think the Kiwanis Club would let us down? So get this on your calendar: 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

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Props, and then some

The Denton Airshow opens at 9 a.m. Saturday at Denton Enterprise Airport.

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Sad and sweet

Melissa Ratley calls her music neotraditional country.

‘The Longest Day’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s group

Denton’s downtown assisted-fitness center Seniors in Motion will help raise money for the national Alzheimer’s Association fundraising event, “The Longest Day.”

For the babes

Emily Fowler Central Library will hold a diaper drive throughout the month of July.

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Gone girl

The Pixar team always fashions funny, poignant stories to match its lush animated images. Whether it’s toys with feelings, monsters with feelings, or even feelings with feelings, they have a knack for taking the most mundane topics and shaping them into cinematic gold.

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Don’t relax yet

October is the biggest month for horror films, but the second-biggest season for movies about things that go bump in the night?

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Spooky folk

It doesn’t take a genius like Stephen Hawking to understand why horror sequels have such a muddy reputation. Endless sequels and follow-ups to classics like Friday the 13th and Halloween beat their predecessors into the ground by losing their sense of threat.

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Clean grooves, dirty beats

The Lowdown wants you to get your groove on. At today’s Twilight Tunes concert, the Denton band will play soul, funk and rock for all ages on the downtown Square. The quartet is prepped to play live sets and means to get audiences dancing — or relaxing — to their rhythm-heavy sounds.

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Local cool kid and Dallas Observer photographer Ed Steele caused a bit of a friendly stir during Tuesday night’s Denton City Council meeting.

Outdoor learning

Kids ages 6 to 11 can spend a couple of weeks learning about nature and gardening by joining two summer day camps offered through the Denton parks department.