music

Mozart’s ‘Figaro’ makes light of love, class clashes of 1700s
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Thu, Oct 27, 2016 - 6:59am

The University of North Texas Opera and Symphony Orchestra will present Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), a comedic tale of love, infidelity and forgiveness.

Directed by David Ward and conducted by Stephen Dubberly, the performances will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11, and 3 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13 in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on campus.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas of all time, The Marriage of Figaro follows a single day of madness in the lives of Count Almaviva, his wife Rosine and their servants...

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Without Free Week, How Does Denton Get UNT Students Involved?
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Wed, Aug 31, 2016 - 11:04am

By Molly Mollotova

This week marks the first week of classes for University of North Texas students in Denton. For years, the first week of school has gone hand-in-hand with another occasion, Free Week, the annual fall semester kickoff extravaganza of free shows at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.

But not this year. 

Rubber Gloves closed its doors in June, and two of Denton's other most important venues, J&J's Pizza's Old Dirty Basement and Hailey's Club, followed suit.  At a town hall meeting organized last week to discuss what can be done for the...

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Santa Fe beyond the opera: This excellent chorus has Dallas and UNT connections
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Fri, Aug 5, 2016 - 12:12pm

By Scott Cantrell

SANTA FE, N.M.--Santa Fe Opera may hog the classical-music headlines here, but it's hardly the only important show in town. Other major-league summer offerings include the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, which I heard Thursday night, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Performance Santa Fe, led by Fort Worth Opera music director Joe Illick, presents quite a variety of programs during the summer as well as the fall-to-spring season.

Joshua Habermann, director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, spends his summers as music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, a 24-voice professional chorus assembled...

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You could have seen these actors in Texas before they hit Broadway
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Wed, Jun 8, 2016 - 5:50pm

The Broadway smash Hamilton is getting a boost from a pair of Texans. But it’s hardly the only hit that can boast of Lone Star talent this year.

Best musical nominee Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921, and All That Followed, the story of the making of the first black musical on Broadway, sports three Texas performers: ensemble members C.K. Edwards and Britton Smith, both from Booker T. Washington, and Karissa Royster of San Antonio. Royster and Smith are making their Broadway debuts.

Best musical nominee Waitress has Ragan Pharris of...

Season of imagination
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Thu, May 19, 2016 - 8:23am

By Lucinda Breeding

Summer is coming.

Your workload isn’t easing, and boredom looms for the school-age set. Fortunately, the Denton Parks and Recreation Department, local nonprofits and organizers have programs, workshops and camps for children and teens that start as early as this month and stretch on through the dog days of summer.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of summer activities. If your organization is planning summer activities for the...