UNT student to teach at summer academy in Iowa

Sat, Jun 4, 2016 - 6:34pm

University of North Texas musical arts doctorate student Hannah Leffler will serve as flute teacher and performer for the 35th annual Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, slated for June 26 through 24 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

The residential music training academy serves students grades 8 through 12 from across the U.S. and features band, orchestra and choir, as well as a comprehensive composition, keyboard, and organ program.

Leffler will maintain a private horn studio, coach a small ensemble, and perform with the faculty ensemble, the Movēre Wind Quintet, perform solo recitals and playing for...

2nd annual Denton Black Film Festival kicked off film festival season

Mon, Feb 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

by Sara Button

If the 2nd annual Denton Black Film Festival passed under your radar this weekend, you are not alone. With a robust programming schedule, the 3-day event was held in downtown Denton just three weeks before the 9th annual Thin Line Film Festival hits the downtown corridor. Needless to say, it’s film festival season in Denton, isn’t it?

The Denton Black Film Festival was created by three colleagues, Mesha George, Harry Eaddy and Gigi Johnson to present a collection of independent feature-length and short films showcasing black culture. During their inaugural year in 2015 the festival...

Time to ride wave of renewable energy

Sat, Nov 14, 2015 - 10:06pm

by Devin Taylor and Adam Briggle

The recently proposed Renewable Denton Plan would increase our use of solar and wind power from 40 percent of our electricity portfolio to 70 percent. And it would nearly eliminate our dependence on coal. This is the right kind of thinking. Denton should be on the road to 100 percent renewables.

But the plan also calls for spending $220 million to build two natural gas power plants in Denton. This is where it goes wrong.

In this decade, we are witnessing massive changes in renewable energy that rival the kinds of impacts from fracking in the past decade. Now is not the time to...

Honoring our veterans

Sun, Nov 8, 2015 - 11:04am

As we embark upon the holiday season and the start of a new year, I hope you will join me in taking a moment to reflect upon the gift of freedom. On Nov. 11, our nation will observe Veterans Day in honor of the bravest and most courageous of citizens. Originally referred to as Armistice Day and chosen for the date in which World War I is generally regarded to have concluded, Americans have the opportunity to honor veterans for their patriotism along with their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

We as Americans are truly blessed to have the ability to enjoy our most cherished gift of freedom...

AV the Great Wants Denton To Have Its Own Performing Arts Magnet School

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 - 5:00am

by Jeremy Hallock

The landscape could be more inspiring in the southeast part of Denton where AV the Great grew up and still lives. There is a huge cemetery, a juvenile detention center, the county courthouse and jail, and the alternative school. These are the day-to-day surroundings of families, what they are accustomed to, and they feel the negative energy. Now AV the Great wants to change that.

On September 26, AV the Great joined a discussion panel for Oaktopia...