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Denton Community Theatre plans summer youth camps

Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School is now registering youths for its June summer creativity camps, for ages 4 to 18.

“Super Heroes” camp is for ages 4 to 6 and will be taught by veteran theater and speech teacher Karen Gossett. The camp meets from 9 a.m. to noon and runs June 10-14. Registration is due by June 5, and tuition is $225.

“Play & Pretend With Puppets,” also for ages 4 to 6, is directed by Liz Seibt and meets from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5-9. The registration deadline is July 31, and tuition is $225.

“Putting It Together” taught by Betsy Jilka, will be offered for ages 7 to 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. June 10-14 and Aug. 5-9. Each session, campers will produce a show with music. Each session costs $275. Registration deadline is June 5 for the June session and July 31 for the August session.

For youths ages 10 to 18, musical theater production camp meets from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, July 1-28, plus one Saturday session on July 20 and no sessions July 4-5. The campers will perform The Little Mermaid on July 25-28 at the Campus Theatre.

Tuition is $425. Early registration for this camp ends June 7, and the registration deadline is July 26.

To register for camps, call 940-382-7014, or download a registration form by visiting .


Denton native earns awards for documentary

Former Denton resident and filmmaker Peter Sanders earned Best Director and Best Film awards at an international film festival in Toronto.

Sanders won awards for Altina, a feature-length documentary about Altina Schinasi, who was born into a wealthy Jewish family from Turkey and became an artist and political activist whose life intersected with major 20th-century American movements.

Sanders entered the film into the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. The award was presented after the film’s Canadian premiere.

Sanders lives in Cold Spring, N.Y. He was raised in Denton, where he attended Borman Elementary School, Calhoun Middle School and Denton High School and graduated from the Selwyn School in 1987.


Harlos to perform in Dallas’ Basically Beethoven series

Denton pianist Steven Harlos will perform a featured performance in July in the Basically Beethoven Festival concert series.

Harlos, a faculty member at the University of North Texas College of Music, will perform with cellist Yuri Anshelevich at 3 p.m. July 21 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, at 2520 Flora St. Pianist Aaron Kurz will perform the Rising Star concert at 2:30 p.m. that day.

The series presents free concerts at 3 p.m. on Sundays in July. No reservations or tickets are required, and families with children are welcome.


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