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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

Reasonable Doubt

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 - 8:07am

By Chase Hoffberger

It was 3am on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, when Melvin Jones called the police. He hadn't heard from his girlfriend Cinda Barz all day. The last time they talked was on Wednesday, at 5pm, and that wasn't like her: The two spoke all the time. Jones had been trying to reach her house all night. Stranded without a car at his home in Northeast Austin, Jones asked police to run a welfare check on Barz's house in Barton Hills.

Three officers arrived at 2810 Rock Ter­race Dr. at 3:40am. They got no response at the front door, saw no lights or movement other than the blue flicker of a television left on...

Bishop Carroll graduate credits school, family for start in music career

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 - 7:13am

By Kelly Urban

While growing up in Ebensburg, Alan Baylock knew that music was his calling.

Baylock is currently the Chief Arranger for the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note jazz ensemble and also the Jazz Composer-in-Residence at Shenandoah University. But he found his passion for music at home surrounded by musically inclined siblings.

“My passion for music comes from the fact that there was so much music in our house in Ebensburg,” Baylock said. “I was the youngest of all the kids and everybody played music, so I heard music all the time at our house.”

Baylock’s first music lessons were on...

UNT College of Music jazz students win 8 'DownBeat' Student Music Awards

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 9:07am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas College of Music jazz students, faculty and ensembles have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine "DownBeat"with a total of eight student music and outstanding performance awards. The awards, considered the most prestigious in jazz education, will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.

Jennifer Barnes, assistant professor of vocal jazz and mentor of the UNT Jazz Singers, earned the DownBeat Jazz Education Achievement Award while the UNT Jazz Singers won in the Graduate College Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble category. Vocal jazz students Marion Powers and...

Tags: Awards, jazz, music

Golf: UNT advances to match play

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 8:00am

North Texas freshman Thomas Rosenmueller made the Conference USA all-tournament team with a third-place finish Tuesday and the Mean Green men’s team finished third at Texarkana Country Club to advance to match play for the second straight year.

The Mean Green finished the stroke play portion of the tournament in a flurry, scoring their fifth-lowest round of the season at 3-under-par 285.

North Texas moved up one spot and entered match play as the No. 3 seed. It was to take on No. 2 seed Louisiana Tech later Tuesday after the schedule was adjusted because of expected storms. The winner will meet the winner between...

Tags: golf, UNT
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