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    Sixth annual Denton Black Film Festival unites Black creatives through five-day event

Sixth annual Denton Black Film Festival unites Black creatives through five-day event

Jan. 22 marked the beginning of the sixth annual Denton Black Film Festival where people from across the nation flocked to the streets of the Denton Square to immerse themselves in Black culture. Each year, this festival hosts numerous events including workshops, screenings, jazz concerts, poetry slams and comedy shows. 

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    Brad Sherwood earns standing ovation for Saturday’s improvised comedy show in Lewisville

Brad Sherwood earns standing ovation for Saturday’s improvised comedy show in Lewisville

Brad Sherwood, comedian and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star, took the stage on Saturday at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater and performed an entirely improvised show. Due to the nature of an improvised show, Sherwood said he did little preparation to get ready for this performance. The only preparation,

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    Denton’s Eclektic Elektric breaks binaries through local LGBTQIA+ performance

Denton’s Eclektic Elektric breaks binaries through local LGBTQIA+ performance

Every third Saturday, Golden Boy Coffee Co. pushes the tables and chairs of the coffeehouse in order to create a small runway for Eclektic Elektric, a performance collective that includes queerlesque, drag, and other variety acts from local LGBTQIA+ artists. Mama Scarlett, Eclektic Elektric’s founder, director and producer, started Eclektic

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    UNT students featured on new Disney Plus series

UNT students featured on new Disney Plus series

Being surrounded by a camera crew in the Santa Fe residence hall became normal for UNT students Kendal and Nikki Lyssy last May. The pair were filmed to be featured on Disney Plus’ original series, “Pick of the Litter,” a show that aired last month. “Pick of the Litter” is

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    ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ star to perform in Lewisville Saturday

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ star to perform in Lewisville Saturday

On Saturday, Brad Sherwood, star of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will be taking the stage at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater in Lewisville at 8 p.m. In the show, Sherwood plans to use his improvisation techniques in comedy to keep the audience engaged and entertained. “Patrons should be prepared

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    Newly opened Total Fitness Kickboxing incorporates fun and family in workouts

Newly opened Total Fitness Kickboxing incorporates fun and family in workouts

Getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle is one resolution that often makes its way onto many people’s lists of goals for the new year. Now, Denton residents have a new option for staying active, as Denton’s first Total Fitness Kickboxing location opened on Brinker Road over winter break.

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    New UNT fashion organization encourages students to hone their creative skills

New UNT fashion organization encourages students to hone their creative skills

When business senior MaKayla Washington isn’t attending classes, making music or juggling other extracurricular activities, she’s most likely modeling. She has worked with several local photographers and has been featured in fashion shows and magazines such as Voyage Dallas. However, her latest creative endeavors are centered around POSE, a UNT organization

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    UNT mariachi group receives grant to encourage expansion of the program

UNT mariachi group receives grant to encourage expansion of the program

Surrounded by instruments, UNT mariachi group members gather Monday evenings to rehearse their music. The mariachi program, which was founded in 2003, has allowed UNT students to dive into a genre of music that is different from what campus programs traditionally offer.  Last month, the mariachi program was awarded two

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    Denton nonprofit helps addicts with sobriety and life skills

Denton nonprofit helps addicts with sobriety and life skills

Founded in 2006, Solutions of North Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that specializes in helping addicts and alcoholics in the Denton community and surrounding areas. The program uses multiple strategies to cater to each individual’s needs.  “Solutions is a residential program for folks in recovery looking to get sober, and

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    Manifest Destiny’s Child captures Denton and Austin scene through their unique sound

Manifest Destiny’s Child captures Denton and Austin scene through their unique sound

Manifest Destiny’s Child, a Denton and Austin based band, describes themselves on their Instagram page (@manifest_destinyschild) as “3 boobs making sweet a** noise.” The band has recently gone on a 2019 Texas tour, released their album “Rio Discotheque,” and are scheduled to play South by Southwest in 2020. For Austin

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