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Denton to join International Women's Day with event, panel
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:27am

By Lucinda Breeding

A celebration billed as Denton's first public commemoration of International Women's Day will take place Wednesday at the Denton Woman's Club Building at 610 Oakland St.

The event will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and will host a panel of local women leaders followed by a question-and-answer segment. The theme for this year is "Be Bold," with a focus on the involvement and engagement of women in political activities.

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of Texas Woman's University, will open the celebration with discussion about women's...

Vocal band uses spoken word, harmony to build musical ideas
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:22am

By Harrison Long

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform next Thursday, March 9, at the University of North Texas.

The 8 p.m. concert is in Winspear Performance Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Known for incorporating indigenous vocal techniques from around the world into their unique harmonies, Roomful of Teeth's eight members often characterizes their group as a "vocal band." The group is serving as the College of Music's artist-in-residence for 2016-17.

The ensemble won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber...

UNT piano trio slates free show in series
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:12am

The University of North Texas College of Music's Center Piano Trio will perform a free concert later this month as part of the Lewisville Lake Symphony's International Chamber Series. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morris Road in Flower Mound.

The Center Piano Trio is three international musicians of varied concentrations.

Lejing Zhou, a cellist from Shanghai, began playing at the age of 12 and is pursuing his doctorate at UNT.

Hao Miao, a violinist from inner Mongolia, gave his first full recital at age 11 and has studied in Shanghai, Germany and Ukraine....

Round Rock Cedar Ridge grad earns scientific honor
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Tue, Feb 28, 2017 - 10:09am

By Mike Schoeffel

A Cedar Ridge High School graduate has earned a prestigious scientific honor.

Isabel Delwel, a junior at the University of North Texas, was chosen to participate in the 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program. One of Delwel’s professor’s, Dr. Lee Hughes, encouraged Delwel to apply for a spot in the program.

Now, she will be one of 67 students from across the United States to participate in the exclusive research opportunity.

The EROP program “aims to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership...

What Does a Diverse Hollywood Look Like? This Brooklyn Film School
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Tue, Feb 28, 2017

By Helene Stapinski

Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new. She had worked for several years in Los Angeles, and the acting parts for Latinas were for teenage moms, gang bangers and hustlers — never the protagonist — and more often than not, an offensive stereotype.

“I go through this almost every audition,”...

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