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Rock Lottery’s Hook This Year: The Healing Essence Of Music

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There’s a show tomorrow night in Denton featuring five bands no one’s ever heard. It’s Rock Lottery, an annual event that mixes up local musicians to form new groups. They have a day to write songs before performing them that night – and the show’s almost always sells out to benefit a charity of the […]

Study Up For ‘Think’ – Watch Blind Artist John Bramblitt’s Painting Process

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John Bramblitt started losing his sight when he was 11. Yet he makes striking paintings by drawing with fabric paint and, using the raised lines as a guide, filling in with oil paint. Watch him at work, listen to him on THINK.

Denton Writer Shay Youngblood Found Her Voice In Rooms Where Baldwin Worked

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Shay Youngblood, author of “Black Girl in Paris,” recalls first taking her seat at the Yaddo artist community.

Good/Bad Art Collective Sells ‘Forever’ With Mysterious Infomercial Airing This Weekend

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Public art enabled by the Nasher’s XChange project reaches into TV land’s darkest hours this weekend. The Denton-born Good/Bad Art Collective got money to make a short film and place it where infomercials usually go. ‘Forever’ airs on DFW stations Friday and Saturday. A decade of artful mischief key of Good/Bad informs the project.

Witnessing ‘Transformations:’ Kiki Smith’s Sketches Turn Into Tapestries At UNT On The Square

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See a gallery of images from UNT on the Square and a reception for famed artist Kiki Smith and her tapestries.

For Grammy Winners In Denton-Born Snarky Puppy, Respect – But No Rest

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Members of Denton-born jazz collective Snarky Puppy woke up Grammy winners. They share the award for Best R&B Performance with Lalah Hathaway. First time you’ve heard of this band? You aren’t the only one.

Best R&B Performance? Denton-Born Snarky Puppy Up For A Grammy

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The Denton-born music collective Snarky Puppy is looking to garner a Grammy for its jazz-funk-soul cocktail, spiced by Lalah Hathaway’s vocals on the single “Something.” Lyndsay Knecht interviews Snarky members and Tony Green reviews the album, Family Dinner, Vol. 1.

Rockwall Harmonica Player Enters Pop Lexicon With Riff Driving Chart-Topper “Timber”

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It was just another workaday gig for session musician Paul Harrington. He laid down a three-and-a-half minute harmonica line, never asking where it might end up. “So much of what you record never gets used, so, generally you don’t hear it again,” Harrington says.  Oh, but he did hear this one again. And again, and again. […]

Reflecting on Self-Reflections, ‘Cindy Sherman’

After taking in the DMA’s exhibition and a recent episode of Think, you might find yourself thinking differently about social media.

A Documentarian Makes Holocaust Survivors’ Lives, Loss Known – On Social Media

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It’s Holocaust Remembrance Week – and “remembering” is getting tougher, because so few survivors remain. That’s where Dallas documentarian Dylan Hollingsworth comes in. He’s traveling the world, recording and photographing survivors. And he sat down to share some of their stories with KERA’s Lyndsay Knecht.

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