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Snarky Puppy: Behind the climb of fusion's new heavyweights

Snarky Puppy began as a bunch of music-obsessed undergrads at the University of North Texas, and now it’s the most popular instrumental band in the country. The explanation, it would seem, has to do with the ability to raise precision and prowess to a grand scale while making it look good for YouTube. Forty-five years after Weather Report’s debut, in the era of the niche, an audience still waits at the waterline between jazz chops and pop aesthetics—though the definition of both has changed.

The band’s lineup ranges from a dozen musicians to nearly three times that, depending on the gig. Its carefully scripted songs tend...

'Young Artists' take the deep dive

The halls are alive with the sound of music.

The halls in question are at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village, where, depending on the time of day, visitors get a preview on what the Manchester Music Festival's "Young Artists" are up to for the upcoming performance they will present the following Monday.

Chamber music reverberates from the practice rooms, mostly from the large meeting room on the main floor under the sanctuary. In small groups and large, they practice and practice, rehearsing for their moment in the spotlight. The last opportunity to hear them, at least for this year, arrives this...

UNT and Conference USA bowled 'em over in 2014

Last year’s bowl season was one of the high points in Conference USA’s recent history.

The league picked up its first postseason win of the year when Marshall beat Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl and kept right on rolling.

By the time the dust settled, C-USA had posted an .800 winning percentage (4-1) in bowl games that ranked No. 1 among FBS conferences.

Add in a few impressive wins from 2013, including North Texas’ win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and league officials believe they can make a good case that C-USA is a...

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Proposed track facility would pave way for demolition of Fouts

The North Texas Board of Regents will consider a series of proposals in meetings on Aug. 27-28 designed to better fund the school’s athletic program, improve facilities and clear the way for the demolition of what remains of Fouts Field.

UNT is proposing increasing its student athletic fee of $10 per semester credit hour by $1, up to 15 hours, Bob Brown, UNT’s vice president for finance and administration said. The funds would be used to bolster UNT’s athletic program and avoid situations where the school has to dip into funds from its student services fee for athletics, Brown said.

UNT has had its current athletics fee in...

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