A University of North Texas professor and her crew has wrapped up filming for Cuban. Earth., a documentary about one group’s environmental education efforts in Cuba, which is tentatively slated for completion this fall.
LOS ANGELES — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School.
ATLANTA — Nas, one of music’s most revered lyricists and storytellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix’s The Get Down and IFC Films’ The Land, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
LOS ANGELES — When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting the media’s obsession with her looks to the overall objectification of women, most are resigned that reality will be slow to catch up with the conversation.
NEW YORK — James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, has died. He was 94.
Country music icon Willie Nelson, long an advocate of marijuana legalization, is putting his money where his mouth (and joint) is by launching Willie’s Reserve, a new marijuana brand to be introduced in Washington and Colorado over the next few months.
SAN DIEGO — The newest cast member of The Walking Dead spin-off was introduced to the zombie drama franchise in an overwhelming way.
Leading veterans’ groups are disturbed by the way veterans hired as prison guards are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.
SAN FRANCISCO — If you thought it was bad dodging phone-fixated Pokemon Go players on the sidewalk, just wait: Legions of tipsy people soon could be chasing cartoon monsters from one tavern to the next in a series of pub crawls planned for cities across the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power-and-blood fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was close behind with 22 nods.
University of North Texas graduate Duran Lucio dreamed up "Dragon" in an upper-level theater class last spring. The assignment was for the class to break into groups and write a 10-minute scene of non-realistic theater.
Denton motorists have likely noticed the new, more colorful exterior of Cupboard Natural Foods at 200 W. Congress. A summer mural painting class at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts nd Design has spent the past five weeks painting the east and west outside walls at the natural foods market.
NEW YORK — She was spending a sweltering afternoon on the streets of New York, but Caitlin Goddard was nearing her prize, inch by inch. She’d been in line for three nights and two days and the end was in sight: a chance to see Hamilton on Broadway.
NEW YORK — Queen Latifah remembers being on set in 1997 for the music video for “Ladies Night (Not Tonight),” the female rap anthem starring Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and others.
The dressing room at the Campus Theatre felt like a sorority on Thursday night. The cast of Always… Patsy Cline has kept rehearsals collegial. More than collegial, in fact.
It was a do-nothing Saturday a few weeks ago, with not much to celebrate other than rain that had soaked my yard was gone. The sun was shining. Or, that’s what I thought. I don’t often cancel hair or nail appointments. This week had been the exception.
You never really know if or when you might be blessed with a silver lining.Three officials from the financially burdened AT&T Performing Arts Center met recently with the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News about their daunting $151 million in capital debt, which a pair of lenders, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, are now willing to forgive — at least in part.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A strike against Atlantic City’s most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future of the Trump Taj Mahal.
North Texas State Fair and Rodeo director Nanci Kimmey and local historian and author Georgia Caraway have teamed up to produce Images of America: North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, a book covering the fair’s history from its beginning to present day through photographs.
SAN ANTONIO — As the director of Austin Pets Alive!, Ellen Jefferson gets a lot of urgent phone calls. Agency heads from municipal animal shelters across the country want to know how her nonprofit group, which adopts the sickest, least-loved dogs and cats, helped to make Austin the largest city in America with “no kill” shelters.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was a man’s world nearly a century ago when one of America’s most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that stretched roughly 2,400 miles from Chicago to the West Coast.
LOS ANGELES — I’ve jumped out of a plane from 13,000 feet. I’ve ridden 400-foot-tall roller-coasters that top speeds of 100 mph, and I once found myself using my fingernails to clutch the side of a rock face way too steep to climb without gear.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday.