A benefit concert this Sunday will kick off a monthlong fundraising campaign to support a University of North Texas freshman who suffered a brain hemorrhage Jan. 1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Mike League supposes that winning a Grammy Award will yield bigger paychecks to the musicians of Snarky Puppy roughly 10 months from now. The Denton-born band just picked up the golden gramophone for Best R&B Performance with soulful songtress Lalah Hathaway.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man in 1841 New York who is abducted and sold into slavery in the South. The Oscar-nominated Ejiofor turns in a powerful, passionate yet unaffected performance as Northup, who documented his experiences of torture and humiliation at the hands of his various owners in a best-selling book of the time, which Oscar-nominated John Ridley used for the screenplay.
Director and co-writer Alfonso Cuaron delivers a magnificent work with plenty of twists and striking images while also paying homage to past classics of the outer-space genre. Gravity conveys to viewers what it feels like to actually be in space — and, worse, to be lost in space.
When you think of bullying, you probably think of adolescents harassing other children. That’s what I thought, too — before I learned that bullying is not limited to children.
The Grammy Awards were a good reflection on the University of North Texas College of Music. Between nominees and winners of the Sunday music industry awards show, the names of UNT alumni and at least one current student filled an entire length of letter-size paper.
Unlike some unnamed egomaniacs, Dario Argento is one of the few directors qualified enough to have his name in the title, as least on a horror film. In this 2012 release (variously called Argento’s Dracula, Dario Argento’s Dracula and even Argento’s Dracula 3D) the horror-meister renders a fairly straightforward interpretation of Bram Stoker’s original novel.
Thin Line, the documentary film festival that happens each February, has added music to its schedule, marking a change in the event’s identity. The change could take a big bite out of both the sponsorship money and volunteer base for another popular yearly festival, 35 Denton.
Flower Mound resident Glenn Olson was in the telecommunications business for 20 years when he joined the ranks of laid-off American workers looking for a new opportunity. Olson decided to do an about-face. He started his own business, a franchise of Chicago-based Bottle & Bottega.
Trying to track the record labels in Denton is a little like trying to keep track of popcorn kernels springing around in hot oil. Singularity Records incubated over much of this year, and has recently released its first product. Vagabond is an EP from the eclectic Denton four-piece Afro Deezy Axe.
Several local artists will have work in an upcoming group exhibition at 500X Gallery in Dallas. “Creative Differences: 35 Years at 500x” is a miniature retrospective of work by artists who have been part of the gallery since its founding in the mid-1970s. The gallery is one of the oldest artist-run galleries in Texas.