When the city’s official Christmas tree blinks into life on Friday at the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, the crowd will answer back with applause and the traditional “oohs” and “ahhs.”
Put on your hat and gloves, fill that thermos with cocoa and pack some cookies (but prepare to strip some of it off, as temperatures are mild). It’s time to take in all things twinkly. We’ve rounded up some top Dallas-Fort Worth light displays to help you plan a perfectly merry and bright outing. For the neighborhood displays, note that it’s early in the season and things might get sparklier as Christmas draws near.
BOSTON — The forgotten music of Boston’s early hip-hop and rap scene is being revived by two unlikely heroes: a local college and the public library. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston have been working with the Boston Public Library to compile an online archive of demo tapes by the city’s top hip-hop and rap artists of the 1980s.
NEW YORK — At one point in the Soundbreaking documentary series, producer Paul Epworth describes a freshly heartbroken Adele singing him her new song, “Rolling in the Deep,” pounding out the beat — and her frustrations — with her foot on a slab of wood.
NEW YORK — The cast on national tour with Lincoln Center’s The King and I includes an actor who has played two different roles in the musical on Broadway, a one-time miraculous nanny and an actress who adored the film version as a child because she saw herself.
My husband and I find humor everywhere. For example, Denton’s construction can be annoying but sometimes we laugh out loud when others take it too seriously. After all, there is nothing we can do about it, right?
BASTROP (AP) — A small slice of movie history sits on a stretch of Texas 304 in Bastrop. It’s a quaint enough spot, well past the charred-tree graveyard from the 2011 wildfires that devastated the area, and nothing that would demand attention from the road.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Friday as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it "Paisley Park Day" in celebration.
It’s the episode that Walking Dead heads have been eagerly dreading for months.
A good party game has to fulfill certain criteria. It must very easy to teach and play, and support a large number of players. Party games don’t need to be limited to thinly-veiled icebreakers, however. And they should definitely be (mostly) playable while drinking.
NEW YORK — Jay Z, one of contemporary music’s most celebrated lyricists and entertainers, is one of the nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and if inducted he would become the first rapper...
NEW YORK — While the world was busy dancing to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” at the top of 2015, the singer was partying in the studio and creating his latest groovy hit.
NEW YORK — The shorthand for Norah Jones’ new Day Breaks album is that it’s a “return to roots.” Like most such sound bites, that’s simplistic. Yet the jazzy, piano-based vibe is closer to Jones’ blockbuster Come Away With Me debut than anything she’s made since, giving her record company some 25 million reasons to be excited.
Kings of Leon have grown up. The once shaggy-haired, wild-eyed Followills’ brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared and cousin Matthew look far more wholesome now, perhaps, in part, due to the influence of singer Caleb’s wife, supermodel and Taylor Swift squad member Lily Aldridge. And they sound more wholesome, too.
The Box Company features a massive white cube, with 14-foot high walls, set in the midst of a raw industrial backdrop. In 2012, Jason Koen’s grandfather, Gabriel Camacho, left his family a 15,000 square foot warehouse in South Dallas.
Heidi Easley has three art businesses, and she describes one of them as an accidental success.
PolaCon 2016, a three-day convention surrounding the re-emergence and use of instant film, had its inaugural run this past weekend in Denton and Dallas.
The other day my husband’s phone rang and he said, “Oh, that’s Jan calling.” Up, up and away went my antennas. I don’t know “Jan.” Then, after giving me time to pout a bit he said, “Jan calls every afternoon to offer me a $250,000 loan, no questions asked.”
Surrounded by loved ones, admirers, friends and likely several fans, Dorothy Bertine blows out her three birthday candles, taking her time to extinguish each individually with a gentle kiss of air: On Wednesday, she will be 100 years old.
LOS ANGELES (TNS) — The Exorcist is the Fox network’s second series this season to be based on a 20th century film franchise. (Legal Weapon debuted Wednesday). It also doubles the number of current Fox shows with a demonic foundation, joining Lucifer, in which the Devil runs a Hollywood nightclub and solves crimes.
NEW YORK — It’s become a natural extension of New York Fashion Week: For the last five years, noted designers have been recruited to costume dancers performing new works at the New York City Ballet fall gala. As if to underscore the fusion of the two disciplines, the fashion designer takes a bow at the end along with the choreographer.
TORONTO — The offer to star in Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven came to Chris Pratt while he was on a hunting trip with friends, listening to an audio book of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove. Having recently learned some card tricks of his own, the part — a gun-slinging card sharp — felt like kismet.
LOS ANGELES (TNS) — Hudson Yang, breakout star of the hit ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat, was in a funk. The third episode called for Yang, then 11, to grab the behind of a grown-up neighbor. Sensing his inexperienced star’s unease, executive producer Jake Kasdan called a timeout.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world’s most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances.
DALLAS — There is an old saying that Rachel Schulze knows by heart: “Every parent with a child of autism knows where the exit is.” Her oldest son, Dennis, was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When Dennis was younger, Rachel would walk into every store and think about where she could take him if he got upset.