By Wednesday afternoon, the Denton Holiday Festival Association had announced its plan for the icy conditions predicted for Friday night, which is also Denton’s 25th annual date with the winter holidays.
At Christmas time, we often see the talents of artisans displayed. Sometimes it is in beautifully crafted stockings that go to the hospitals, all made by the loving hands of grandmothers to welcome new babies during the holidays. Or crocheted caps and gloves to warm children who need clothing.
It looked simple enough. Visitors and students dipped a folded bundle of fabric into a white bucket of deep blue dye. With each dip, the college students who started a natural dye garden on campus saw their project come closer to fruition.
This week, in preparation for the upcoming holidays, we offer our annual DVD holiday gift guide of attractive and available movies, movie collections, TV series and anything else that might interest a lover of varied home entertainment. Most of the following titles were released earlier this year but have been selected here for reminders.
Artist Robert Hamilton started his local celebration of Dia de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — with a small show of his recent work Thursday night at Wine2. In the last five years, Hamilton’s art has created the look of Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, which begins this morning downtown.
When it comes to playing a musical instrument, handling an instrument and making a sound with it can mean the difference between dreaming and doing. Don Taylor, the head of the music education program at the University of North Texas College of Music, is preparing for the seventh annual instrument “petting zoo.”
Writer-director Joss Whedon (TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly) has ingeniously reconfigured Shakespeare’s play about feuding lovers, transplanting it to modern-day Los Angeles but keeping intact its fresh wit and inventiveness along with dialogue that sounds fitting and completely natural to the settings.
Sometimes my husband thinks I’m a bit too chatty. He gets annoyed when I talk to people I don’t know. But hey, I’m a Southern girl. I think it is perfectly OK to strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere.
Friday night will be the second time in a year that Denton business owner Warren Hooper has relocated his art gallery and flower shop. The florist-turned-art dealer said he knew another move was in the cards as soon as his shop relocated from the 500 block of West Hickory Street to Cedar Street.
The University of North Texas Press is the newest university press in North Texas — founded in 1987 and publishing its first book in 1989. The small press is dedicated to publishing scholarly, academic and general-interest books for Dallas-Fort Worth, Denton and international audiences.
This week, we begin in a small apartment: This winner of the best foreign-language Oscar, and nominated for five Oscars (including best picture), from Austrian director Michael Haneke is an uncompromising, often devastating examination of old age, ruined relationships and lost dreams.
The fruit of white walnut trees, commonly known as butternuts, have been used to make dye for hundreds of years. The butternut was used to make the dark gray color used in the uniforms of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The dye is the reason Confederate soldiers were sometimes called “butternuts.”