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'Stage Kiss' peppers comedy with absurdity, music
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By Lucinda Breeding

What happens when a pair of one-time lovers reunites on stage?

In Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss opening next month at the University of North Texas, there’s a lot of music, a little absurdity and lots of lucid questions about what grown-up love means.

“This is a thinking man’s comedy,” said director Marjorie Hayes. “Sarah Ruhl is looking at the expression of different types of love — there is infatuation, sexual attraction and then something more mature. Ruhl says you need three things to have mature love — exclusivity, consistency and longevity.”

Stage Kiss is about a...

Grammy Awards love North Texas
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By Preston Jones

Don’t look now, but the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences is feeling a little sweet on Texas this year.

The California-based organization saw fit to nominate several North Texas artists for the awards it doles out on an annual basis: the Grammys.

From first-time contenders to veteran collectors of golden gramophones, this year’s crop of Grammy nominees showcases the diversity of the Lone Star State’s sound — everything from Top 40 pop to R&B to gospel and classical has been recognized — demonstrating that Texas can do much, much more than serve up good ol’ country music (...

New degree program starting this fall
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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a new degree plan at UNT: a bachelor’s degree in public health.

Classes for the new program will start this fall, and applications are open.

Jennifer Edwards is now the degree plan’s coordinator. This is the seventh program in the College of Education, and will have different focuses such as population studies and biological sciences.

UNT College of Music assistant professor tasked with choosing top trumpets for southcentral US
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Internationally renowned musician and University of North Texas College of Music Assistant Professor of Trumpet Jason Bergman has been chosen to take part in the Bach Artist Select program for Conn-Selmer Inc. As such, he was asked to hand select the top 14 Bach trumpets to be sold in a region that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

"This is the first year for this exciting program," Bergman said. "I'm fortunate to be the first trumpet artist the Bach representatives selected from our area."

At the Conn-...