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    The Dose: Ashleigh Smith jazzes the crowd at Denton Black Film Festival

The Dose: Ashleigh Smith jazzes the crowd at Denton Black Film Festival

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center showed some soul this past Saturday to close out the third night of the Denton Black Film Festival. Ashleigh Smith, a UNT alumna and jazz recording artist, took the stage as one of the musical artists featured for the festival Quentin Moore, another former UNT student from Austin, opened for Smith. Moore’s jazz sound featured heavy influences of R&B and even reggae with a nostalgic flair.

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    The Dose: ‘Jerico’ successfully combines humor and authenticity

The Dose: ‘Jerico’ successfully combines humor and authenticity

In the movie “Jericho,” best friends Jerico and Jarvis were headed on a spontaneous road trip when their plans took a major wrong turn that jeopardized their lives. “Jerico”, a story of “two boys trying to keep their black asses alive,” was screened at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Campus Theatre. It was a feature film of the third annual Denton Black Film Festival. In present-day, an

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The Dose: ‘Walk with Me’ tells some of the best civil rights stories in history

Many federal judges go through their entire careers without having heard a high-profile case. Damon J. Keith, on the other hand, apparently hit the judicial jackpot in the 1970s. Keith recounts much of his own story in “Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith,” directed by Jesse Nesser. It was screened at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Campus Theatre as a part of the Denton Black

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    The Dose: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is a strong start for Denton Black Film Festival

The Dose: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is a strong start for Denton Black Film Festival

Abby Jones | Staff Writer “I Am Not Your Negro” breathes life into the memoir “Remember This House” by renowned African-American author James Baldwin, which he only wrote 30 pages of before his death. Director Raoul Peck essentially completes Baldwin’s manuscript in a documentary format by transporting his audience into the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It was the opening film of the third annual Denton Black Film Festival.

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The Dose: Autopsy of Jane Doe Review

Autopsy of Jane doe is a movie that in many ways has the perfect title. It gives hints of mystery, uncertainty, and lures us in by preying on our own morbid curiosity. Who is this mysterious woman? What happened to her? And why is her autopsy particularly intriguing? All of these are questions that ran through my mind when I first glanced at the poster for this indie horror gem.

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    The Dose: Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is hit and miss

The Dose: Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is hit and miss

Julia Falcon | Senior Staff Writer “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was beloved by me and many other children in the early 2000s. I read every single book written by Lemony Snicket when my parents got divorced, so it was quite an escape for my 7-year-old self. Needless to say, I was so excited when I heard the series was coming to life on Netflix. But I was a little

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    The Dose: ‘La La Land’ is a must-see even if you hate musicals

The Dose: ‘La La Land’ is a must-see even if you hate musicals

Nathan Williams | Contributing Writer “La La Land” is easily one of the most critically lauded films in the past decade. Awards are raining down on it so much that the cast and crew may have to build an ark to stay afloat. It has entered the hearts and minds of film lovers and casual viewers alike everywhere in a shockingly expeditious fashion. But does it live up to the

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    The Dose: Lights All Night rings in the New Year

The Dose: Lights All Night rings in the New Year

Victoria Baghaei The lines were long and the weather was sporadic, but Lights All Night gave an unforgettable start to the new year as the two-day event filled the Dallas night with music, dancing and an unforgettable experience. The Texas-based EDM festival made its seventh annual comeback to Dallas last weekend with over 20,000 attendees pouring into Dallas Market Hall to ring in 2017. Despite a cold first day, hundreds

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    The Dose: ‘Hidden Figures’ tells the story of black women at NASA

The Dose: ‘Hidden Figures’ tells the story of black women at NASA

In this wonderful family film, perfect for our current times, “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of three black women, whose mathematical work was tremendous for America’s successes during the Space Race. Because of their calculations, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Giving her best performance to date, Taraji P. Henson stars as Katherine Goble, whose years as a teacher and widowed mother belied

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    The Dose: How Anderson .Paak dominated 2016

The Dose: How Anderson .Paak dominated 2016

2016 was more than a breakout year for the artist known as Anderson .Paak. Most hip-hop fanatics, including myself, were overwhelmed by his impact at some point or another last year. Whether it was one of his two albums, or his onslaught of features from nearly every prominent project released, you’ve heard of this man by now. Hopefully, we’ll hear plenty more of him in 2017. I first heard Anderson on Dr. Dre’s

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