Briefly in the arts

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 - 7:47am

Music festival announces lineup

Oaktopia organizers announced the full lineup of the September music festival.

The headlining acts for the three-day festival are: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Minus the Bear; the Polyphonic Spree; Thundercat; Shlomo; Sarah Jaffe; Father; the Bright Light Social Hour; Mineral; Eisley; DJ Mom Jeans (Danny Masterson); Allan Kingdom; Desert Noises; Ruby Amanfu; Horse Thief; Roger Sellers; Will Johnson; and Andy Kim and Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene).

Oaktopia is Sept. 25-27 in venues in downtown Denton. A two-day pass costs $50; a three-day pass...

UNT police work to keep up standards

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - 2:15pm

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is seeking the public’s input on how the University of North Texas Police Department is holding up in the community.

The department seeks re-accreditation every three years, and CALEA representatives will conduct an on-site assessment this Sunday through Wednesday, July 29, UNT police Lt. David Owen said.

The department will be inspected to make sure it complies with policy, management, operations and support services that match the CALEA law enforcement standards, he said.

Owen said there are several ways to offer feedback on the department during...

At Mariachi Camp, Music Lessons With Heritage, Heart and Soul

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - 1:53pm

In an airy rehearsal hall, Antonio Briseño, a retired music professor with 35 years' experience in classical and mariachi music, guides 65 high school students through the vocal intricacies of "México Trovador," a complicated piece of swooping hills and valleys that many have heard before sung at a boda (wedding) or cumple (birthday).

"You sing with pride," Briseño lightheartedly implores his students. He explains these songs chronicle the trials and triumphs of the Mexican people with a passion so fervent, just the first few strains of a song elicit gritos (yells).

The students...

ULM professor to premiere music piece at conference

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 - 12:16pm

James Boldin, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been invited to perform at the 47th International Horn Symposium, at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

Boldin will perform the world premiere of “In Arkadia,” a new work for horn and harp by internationally recognized composer Gary Schocker. Boldin will collaborate with Dr. Jaymee Haefner, a member of the faculty at the University of North Texas, for the performance.

“It is always an honor to perform at a major international conference, but this one is particularly exciting for two reasons: first, it will be the first public...

Learning Briefs

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 - 12:10pm

Jarvis Christian College’s criminal justice program has been ranked one of the Top 50 Correctional Officer Programs in the country and one of the Top Ranked Corrections/Criminal Justice Programs in the State of Texas by the website

The mission of the college’s Criminal Justice Department is to provide students with broad-based learning experiences in law enforcement and the American judicial system, a spokesperson said.

By emphasizing the development of students’ analytical and critical thinking skills, the Criminal Justice Program prepares students for careers in law enforcement and the...

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