Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio announces closing

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio announced Wednesday it will be closing its doors Sunday, June 5.


A fresh coat

Some high-traffic Denton intersections are getting a fresh coat of paint.

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Bluesman receives historical marker

RICHARDS (AP) — The Longstreet Cemetery is a small one, tucked amid the tall pines of northwest Montgomery County. This place is devoid of sound except for that of birds, wind and the occasional pickup.

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Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

LOS ANGELES — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn’t immune to the problems that arise in practical reality.

College of Visual Arts & Design

Briefly in the arts

Paramount Pictures

DVD reviews: Danger zone

With every new week, it seems as though a movie is repackaged on Blu-ray/DVD to celebrate the anniversary of its theatrical release.

Platinum Games

Star Fox Zero may be fun, but it lacks character

Gamers have wanted a new game in the Star Fox series for a very, very long time. Since the release of the original title in 1993, there have only been a handful of follow-ups, most of them being remakes.

A24 Films

Producer says his role in film is about adaptation, improvisation

Whenever the Oscars roll around each year, you probably don’t recognize the men and women who walk the stage to pick up the top honor of the night.

Jeff Barry

Sibling story

DALLAS — Cinema has graced the screen with all kinds of great and compelling sibling relationships.

Baobab Studios

At Tribeca, virtual reality takes early steps toward art

NEW YORK — Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers.

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Magic memories: Prince’s warmth, wit shone in private

NEW YORK — Slight, soft-spoken and just 5-foot-2, Prince improbably cut an imposing figure.

Universal Pictures

DVD reviews: Naughty and nice

Given that we like to observe holidays early — putting up Christmas lights and the tree the moment after we’ve inhaled our Thanksgiving feast — it’s a good rule of thumb to not mention Christmas until November. However, Christmas comes early for horror movie fans.

Insomniac Games

New Ratchet & Clank is a masterclass in platforming

Few platforming game characters last long.

Wait, there’s a ‘Fight Club 2’?

You all remember the first rule of Fight Club, right? Yeah, thought so.

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Quantum Break the perfect game for the Netflix generation

For a while now, games and television have walked the episodic line together. Games like Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Life Is Strange build narratives not unlike top television dramas like Game of Thrones or Empire.

Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.

Mandy Rausch

Cross-country arts

It all started with a photo and a slice of a story on Humans of New York.

Penn's film competing at Cannes festival

PARIS — Sean Penn’s The Last Face about aid workers in Africa will compete at the Cannes Film Festival this year — along with movies about interracial marriage in 1950s America, illness and poverty in working-class Britain and cannibal fashion models in Los Angeles.

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‘Greater Tuna’ star gives San Antonio a look at his new show

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Wolverine Walks Into a Bar (Conversations Over Ice), Jaston Williams’ latest show, started germinating years ago when he found himself in Kansas City, Missouri, during a National Rifle Association convention.


DVD reviews: X marks the spot

Just in time for next month’s theatrical release of X-Men: Apocalypse (the conclusion to the second X-Men trilogy), all five installments are being repackaged for your home collection.

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Fort Worth televangelist reprises role in ‘Rally’ trilogy

How can two brothers involved in an early life of organized crime turn out to be so different?

Hayman, stylish godfather of Rodeo Drive, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES — Fred Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street into one of the world’s pre-eminent fashion districts, earning him the sobriquet “Godfather of Rodeo Drive,” has died at age 90.

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UNT publishes commemorative book for 125th anniversary

The University of North Texas hosted a book launch party for a commemorative book, Independent, Original and Progressive: Celebrating 125 Years of UNT. The launch party was Tuesday night in the Forum of Willis Library.


Reception honors students, teachers who joined native plant art show

The Texas Master Naturalists, the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Texas Woman’s University College of Arts & Sciences hosted an appreciation reception to recognize more than 1,000 fourth-grade students and teachers who participated in the Texas Native Plant Art Exhibition.

Best of Denton 2016

The readers have spoken and have made their choices and here is the 2016 Best of Denton.

Best of Denton: Auto

Best of Denton: Bars and Nightclubs

Best of Denton: Beauty

Best of Denton: Denton Life and Fun

Best of Denton: Food & Restaurants

Best of Denton: For the Home

Best of Denton: Healthy Living

Best of Denton: Pets

Best of Denton: Real Estate

Best of Denton: Services

Best of Denton: Shopping

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Dallas brings some variety to film festival

Year after year, the Dallas International Film Festival proves itself to be one of the more quality film festivals in the area, offering a staggering assortment of programming that appeals to every taste you could possibly crave.

Pam Rainey: Grief, mourning necessary to moving on

Recently, I was in a ladies shop exchanging an item that had been mailed to me and didn’t fit. While waiting for the exchange, I spotted a costume jewelry sales rack I couldn’t resist. Instantly, I became acquainted with a tiny woman next to me as we shared interest in jewelry and especially the marked-down prices.

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Women in craft: making their mark and often a living

Women have always been an integral part of crafting culture, and now, with help from the Internet, they’re at the forefront of the current “maker” movement around the world.


Hyrule Warriors a fresh take on a cookie-cutter franchise

We all know The Legend of Zelda.


Duncan Sheik to turn book into musical

NEW YORK — The first time Duncan Sheik read the disturbingly gory novel American Psycho, it didn’t go well. He got halfway through the book before throwing it across his dorm room in disgust.

N.W.A. joins rock hall with 4 rockers from the 1970s

NEW YORK — N.W.A. triumphantly entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday, the groundbreaking quintet that brought the rough streets of Los Angeles into homes through their music defiantly refuting those who suggested rappers didn’t belong in the institution.

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British royal couple to be eagerly watched during trip to India

NEW DELHI — When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in India on what’s being called their most ambitious tour to date, they’ll encounter starry-eyed giddiness along with a hint of nostalgia harkening to a 1992 visit by Princess Diana.

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In the ring

WWE bills WrestleMania as its Super Bowl.


Who knew? ‘The Walking Dead’ is helping families connect

NEW YORK — Michelle Fiala says her 14-year-old daughter, Laura, is fine watching humans run for their lives from snarling, flesh-eating zombies on AMC’s The Walking Dead, but if one of the characters vomits, the teen has to look away.


Festival in Kentucky canned over flag

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — An annual festival that draws thousands of people to a small central Kentucky city has been canceled this year because of controversy over selling and displaying merchandise depicting the Confederate flag.


DVD reviews: Feel the force at home

It may be a little early to call The Force Awakens the DVD/Blu-ray movie of the year, but it unquestionably deserves a spot in your home collection.

Linklater’s latest casts an affectionate eye to the ’80s

The finger-snapping tunes, the permed-up hair, porn-star mustaches and embarrassing short-shorts — the ’80s were a definite goldmine of wonder, where the stakes and societal pressures were significantly lower compared to today.