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TWU show earns raves

Texas Woman's University theater students got some raves in a Scottish newspaper for The Panther's Scream and Other Texas Tales, an original play the thespians performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Herald's Carmody Wilson called the play "engaging and sustainably entertaining" and "lively and good-natured."

The Panther's Scream premiered at TWU in November.



New Horizons rehearsals set

The New Horizons Band begins fall rehearsals for intermediate and advanced musicians from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.

The band is an outreach of the University of North Texas College of Music for people ages 50 and older who are interested in rehearsing and performing with a band. The program is for musicians who play wind, brass or percussion.

A rehearsal for beginning students will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the senior center.

For more information, visit Members pay a $30 fee per semester.

- Lucinda Breeding



Local artist wins award for patriotic photo

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded Denton resident James Jefferson Johnson Jr. the Thomas Jefferson Bond Award.

Johnson's photo, The Spirit of Patriotism, was named "most representative of patriotism" for 2010-11.

Entries for the competition were submitted from throughout the United States. 

The award, a cash prize of $1,000, was presented by Gen. David Sympson during the 121st Sons of the American Revolution National Congress in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

John Greer, the "frontiersman" in the photograph, accompanied Johnson to receive the award.

Johnson is a member and former president of the Visual Arts Society of Texas.

The photograph appears in the upcoming issue of The SAR Magazine.

- Lucinda Breeding

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