Alumni

Epidemics expert to talk genealogy research

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group will host a discussion featuring Kimberly Wells, who will talk about the historical significance of epidemics in the United States and their effect on genealogical research.

The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, at 905 Kiowa Drive West in Lake Kiowa.

Wells received her bachelor’s of arts and master of library science from the University of North Texas. She spent six years working in the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Worth Library.

In 2006, Wells accepted a position at the Denton Public Library and now is a manager at Emily Fowler...

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UNT Alumni Take Home Seven Grammys

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

DENTON (WBAP & KLIF News) — The University of North Texas is celebrating success at Sunday night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Alumni from the school hauled in seven Grammys last night, ranging from as mainstream as country singer Maren Morris, who won a Grammy for best country solo performance, to awards in classical and jazz music.

“It’s humbling and wonderful and inspiring,” said John Richmond, dean of the UNT College of Music. “It’s wonderful when we have alumni that inspire us, and we’re certainly fortunate for that to be the case here at the University of North Texas.”

Aside from being inspired,...

Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 - 5:25am

By Mesfin Fekadu

LOS ANGELES — Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year.

She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album 25, and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.

She used her speech to honor Beyonce and her groundbreaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated.

“The way you make my friends feel, the way you...

Bobby Sessions Is Happy To Be Here
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Fri, Feb 3, 2017 - 8:00am

By Natalie Gempel

Bobby Sessions lives his life by the law of attraction. The poet-turned-rapper brought this philosophy to the Dallas rap scene with his 2015 debut album, LOA. Now, he’s releasing a second treatise. Grateful, Sessions’ sophomore album, out today, is a testament to the Law of Attraction, a salute to Dallas hip-hop legends, and a lesson in optimism.

“It’s really just the next step in LOA,” Sessions says. “You receive the things that you want when you’re constantly in a state of gratitude.”

Whether it’s that theory or another force, something’s working...

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Label ventures into vinyl with first press of its kind
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Thu, Jan 19, 2017 - 6:47am

By Lucinda Breeding

Dustin Blocker started Hand Drawn Records in 2006. He saw untapped potential among indie bands across North Texas — including Denton acts. He wanted a label that would serve musicians, not shoulder past them in hot pursuit of a big, blinking bottom line.

Eleven years later, the University of North Texas alumnus means to plump up that bottom line for musicians by putting a vinyl album in their hands.

If things go as planned, Hand Drawn Pressing will make 2 million records a year.

Homegrown music manufacturing

“We’re finally all in,” said Blocker, showing off the compact,...

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