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2015 Vietnamese American music festival to open

by dangcongsan

The “2015 Vietnamese American Music Festival” will be held at the Grand Concert Hall in the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi from August 20th-22nd. The event will draw the participation of well known foreign and local artists such as Honna Tetsuji, Japanese music director and principal conductor of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra; Dutch flutist and composer Paul Leenhouts, Director of the Early Music Department and the UNT Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas; and Cynthia Roberts, one of America’s leading performers on the Baroque violin.

Vietnamese artists will join...

LLELA Nature Preserve expands operation

By Heather Goodwin

The city of Lewisville, University of North Texas and Lewisville ISD are entering into an agreement to jointly manage Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.

The city assumed operation of the main gate Monday. Public access to LLELA Nature Preserve is now available seven days a week, and the entrance fee has changed from $5 a person to $5 a vehicle. There will be an annual pass available for $60. It will be good for a calendar year, as the city does in all its parks. Current LLELA Nature Preserve annual pass holders can use the pass they already purchased until it expires.

Under the...

Insight Denton: Are there Asian Giant Hornets in Denton?

Are there Asian giant hornets in Denton?

It’s unlikely. According to University of North Texas professor and insect expert Jim Kennedy, North Texas is home to several large wasps that could be confused with those big hornets, including Sphecius speciosus, or the cicada killer.

Sphecius speciosus are common in this area and emerge in late June and early July. While they typically live until September or October, many are succumbing to the current heat wave and their bodies are turning up where they might otherwise be hidden.

Cicada killers are large, though typically not as large as an Asian...

Football: McNulty shines in UNT's first scrimmage

There probably are several more days — or even weeks — remaining before North Texas coach Dan McCarney officially names his starting quarterback.

Following the Mean Green’s first full-scale weekend scrimmage of fall practice Saturday, there certainly appears to be a leader in the clubhouse, though.

Andrew McNulty was the first quarterback up during a 122-play workout that was closed to the media at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility.


Children’s chorus welcomes new director

The Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas is beginning its new season by saying farewell to its long-time director, welcoming a new director and recruiting new members.

Retiring as director is Susan Matthews who formed the non-profit choir in 2003. Since that time, she has directed the chorus in multiple concerts each year, promoting the art of vocal music. A voice and piano teacher, Matthews earned a master of arts degree in voice, music theater and vocal pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of music degree from Colorado State University. She has traveled to Vantaa, Finland twice to receive a...

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