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29th storytelling festival celebrates wit and whimsy he state storytelling festival is a spring rite in Denton, and this weekend marks the 29th year that some of the best and brightest storytellers have traveled to the city to share folklore, mix music with tales, and compete to see who’s the best liar around. Four storytellers are on tap to wrap up the daily workshops and concerts with their best: Peninnah Schram, Angela Lloyd, Tim Couch and Janice Del Negro. Schram draws from the Jewish oral tradition, sharing folk


TEXAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL When: Thursday through Sunday Where: Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., with a few events at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., and the Denton Woman’s Club Building, 610 Oakland St. Details: A full festival ticket costs $130 for all four days. Single-day tickets are available for $55. Tickets for individual events cost $10 for concerts, $15 for workshops and $50 for master classes. Tickets are available online and at the event. Talespinner Dinner tickets cost $25 each. Discounts are offered for Tejas Storytelling Association members. On the Web: www.tejasstorytelling. com

KIDS’ DAY AT THE FESTIVAL Kids’ Day is Saturday, which includes activities with free admission for children and an accompanying adult. 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Family Concert featuring Angela Lloyd, youth tellers and friends, main stage at the Denton Civic Center 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — “Kids Meet the Tellers” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and Kids’ Story Swap, Emily Fowler Central Library (lunch is provided for children, but adults should furnish their own lunch) 1:30 to 3 p.m. — Kids’ Storytelling Workshop, Emily Fowler Central Library


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tales, legends and parables. Schram is the founding director of the Jewish Storytelling Center in New York City, and her book Jewish Stories: One Generation Tells Another is a staple in the libraries of storytellers across the country. Lloyd draws on world folk tales, oral tradition, original works and children’s literature to showcase her style and timing. She braids poetry, story and song, and accompanies herself

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Angela Lloyd mixes poetry, story and song in her storytelling style. with washboard, autoharp, ukulele and bells. Couch uses storytelling to seek answers to the big common questions. He has told stories in venues such as the State Fair of Texas and the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. In stories that range from the

Peninnah Schram is a speech and drama professor at Yeshiva University and the founding director of the Jewish Storytelling Center. lyrical to the macabre, Del Negro’s repertoire appeals to listeners of all ages and experiences. Her award-winning books include a collection of supernatural tales for young adults, a picture book and Storytelling: Art and Technique. — Staff report

King Arthur (Ted Minette, left) and his servant, Patsy (Bryan Patrick, back), plead with a peasant woman (Kevin Wickersham) to rustle up some men to join his quest in “Spamalot,” presented by Music Theatre of Denton. (Photo by David Minton) Story on Page 8

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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Events are at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., unless otherwise noted. Some events are at the nearby Emily Fowler Central Library and the Denton Woman’s Club Building. Asterisks indicate events that will include an American Sign Language interpreter. Arrangements can be made to have any portion of the event signed by sending a request to or calling 940-380-9320.

THURSDAY 7 to 9:15 p.m. — *“Goosebumps and Graveyards: Ghost Stories”

FRIDAY 9 to 10:30 a.m. — *Opening concert 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Morning concert, main stage; Workshop A: “Improvised Stories: Learn to Create New Stories Quickly and Effortlessly,” Sean Hill and Troy Miller, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop B: “Storytelling 101,” Rosie BestCutrer, Yellow Rose Room 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Lunch and story swaps 1:15 to 2 p.m. — John Henry Faulk concert, main stage 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Workshop C: “Presenting a Campus Slammer,” Carolyn Stearns, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop D: “All Ages?Maybe ...,” Fran Stallings, Yellow Rose Room

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. — “Journeys End in Lovers’ Meeting: True Love and Vagabonds,” Janice Del Negro, main stage 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. — Social hour, main stage 5 to 6 p.m. — Rising Star concert, main stage 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Break 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Pre-show music with Sleepy Creek, main stage 7:30 to 10 p.m. — *Evening concert of featured tellers, main stage

SATURDAY 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Family concert featuring Angela Lloyd, main stage; Workshop E: “StoryCrafting: Retelling Folktales in Your Own Voice,” Janice Del Negro, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop F: “Using Tall Tales to Teach Science,” Judy Alton and Kay Tobola, Yellow Rose Room 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Liars Contest, main stage; Workshop G: “A Conversation With Peninnah Schram,” Bluebonnet Room; Workshop H: “Prospecting Your Past to Uncover Hidden Story Treasures,” Craig Harrison, Yellow Rose Room; Kids’ Day “Kids Meet the Tellers,” Emily Fowler Central Library 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and story swaps, main stage; Kids’ Day lunch and Kids’ Story Swap, Emily Fowler Central Library

1:30 to 3 p.m. — Afternoon concert, main stage; Workshop I: “From ‘Through a Glass, Darkly’ to ‘Face to Face: Making Scripture Personal,’” Tim Couch, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop J: “Say Wha...???” Loralee Cooley, Yellow Rose Room; Kids’ Day storytelling workshop, Emily Fowler Central Library 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. — Workshop K: “Coming to Our Senses: Telling in the Key of See,” Angela Lloyd, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop L: “Belly Laughs and Beyond,” Bob Reiser, Yellow Rose Room; fringe concert, Emily Fowler Central Library 5 to 7 p.m. — Talespinner Dinner and Silent Auction, main stage 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Pre-show music with David Goodroe, main stage 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Evening concert of featured tellers, main stage; presentation of John Henry Faulk Award

SUNDAY 8 to 9 a.m. — Labyrinth Walk with Dallas Storytelling Guild, main stage 8 to 11a.m. — Master Class: “Journeys Through Midrash, Biblical Texts and Storytelling,” Peninnah Schram, Denton Woman’s Club Building 9:30 to 11 a.m. — *Sacred Tales concert, main stage 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — *Closing concert of featured tellers, main stage

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Jam planned for local performer Musicians, actors raising money for hospitalized teen

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Denton’s Def Rain just dropped an LP.

Rainfall Cromeens’ electronic duo releases LP enton artist Ashley Cromeens is best known as part of the noisy band Record Hop (once raved over by human beatboxer Reggie Watts). It could be that Cromeens most definitive work is through her project Def Rain, an electronic outfit she shares with Grant Ring, who is CJ Abe Lincoln. The duo just released a self-titled LP through Pour Le Corps Records. The record release includes a video for the organladen track “Enemy,” a deliciously trance-y track that builds with the refrain “all fall down” over caffeinated beats. The duo simultaneously released another track, “Love It When,” a tune that borrows a twangy retro melody that harkens back to the sexy, lazy guitar riffs of Elvis or Brian


Setzer. Cromeens’ goldenthroated contralto slides over the music, easy as pie, singing “I love it when you dance this way, I love it when you dance and sway …” True to her indie rock roots, Cromeens doesn’t layer too much production gloss into the tracks. The sonic fuzz, a speaker feedback-like buzz and dampened effects keeps a real heart and soul in the music. Def Rain has a CD release show at 10 p.m. March 21 at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Dallas’ Oak Cliff. Def Rain shares the bill with Party Static and DJ Benjamin White. Cover is $8. For tickets, visit www.thetexas To buy the record, visit http://pourlecorps — Lucinda Breeding

Friends of Jackson Strecher, a University of North Texas student who suffered a rare brain hemorrhage on New Year’s Day, will have a fundraiser in his honor Sunday. The 2 p.m. event, “Jam for Jackson,” will be at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. The fundraiser will include music, local food trucks and an auction. There is no set admission cost, but attendees are being asked to make donations to support Strecher’s medical expenses. Donations for the Strecher family are also being collected online at HelpforJackson. Strecher, 18, is awaiting brain surgery at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth after suffering a brain hemorrhage brought on by a condition known as arteriovenous malformation, an entanglement of arteries and veins that burst. Jackson Strecher is known and loved in the Denton theatrical scene because of his years of involvement in the Denton

EVENTS THURSDAY 7 to 9:15 p.m. — Texas Storytelling Festival: “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsey” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., and Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Discounts offered for Tejas Storytelling Association members. For the general public, full festival tickets cost $130; daily passes cost $65; concert tickets cost $10. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. — Tax-Aide, free income tax preparation help for residents with low to moderate incomes, at the Denton Civic Center, 212 E. McKinney St. Call 940-349-8728. 9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 9:30 a.m. — Adopt-a-School: Partners in Education Program tour of Denton ISD and brunch, starting at Los Toreros Restaurant,

“Jam for Jackson,” an event on Sunday at the Center for the Visual Arts, will raise money to go toward the medical expenses of University of North Texas student Jackson Strecher. Courtesy photo/ Alexandra Cates

Community Theatre youth and teen theater program — and because his father, Mike, is the theater group’s technical director. The Sunday jam features performances by the Lead Pipes, a local band that Jackson Strecher played with before his hemorrhage, as well as Cindy Maloney, Brave Combo and Polly Maynard. Performances are also planned by Denton Community Theatre, Music Theatre of Denton and Bonduris Music. Organizers hope to raise as

much as $20,000 during the three-hour event. Strecher, a 2013 Denton High School graduate, was in his freshman year at UNT. “I’m very happy that he has such good friends that care about him,” his mother, Phaedra Strecher, told the Denton Record-Chronicle in January. “I just want to thank the entire community for their support. It means the world to us that Jackson is so loved by everyone.”

2900 Wind River Lane. Free event is aimed at local real estate agents, business leaders and educational partners. Contact Sharon Cox at or 940-3690006. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 3:30 p.m. —Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a craft for ages 5-9, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940349-8752. 4:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a craft for ages 5-9, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. This month’s theme is “Award Winners.” Free. E-mail terri.gibbs@ 8 p.m. — Pianist Daniela Minerva performs in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Part of the Distinguished Keyboard Alumni Series. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit 8 p.m. — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-5652791 or visit

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FRIDAY 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Texas Storytelling Festival: “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsey” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., and Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Discounts offered for Tejas Storytelling Association members. For the general public, full festival tickets cost $130; daily passes cost $65; concert tickets cost $10. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit 9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their

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Brutal honesty

Hamell on Trial pleads human on new record

By Lucinda Breeding

it is, people know that it’s a lot harder to get that,” he said. Hamell said it was important for the album to be honest — a habit that has cost the artist broader commercial appeal. Swearing, sex and losing one’s religion keep Hamell on Trial from airplay. “My profile is a lot bigger in Europe, probably because they aren’t quite so puritanical,” he said. “It’s funny, you know? This is my fourth interview, and I just had this conversation with my publicist about how honest I would be about what I’m doing on this album.” Hamell is a devoted dad to the son who was 8 when Hamell’s marriage ended. Hamell calls his ex-wife “a wonderful person” who has done everything possible to give their son plenty of time with his dad, at home and on the road. But parenthood means a heart has to bleed privately, sometimes. “You go to any airport in the country, and pick up any book, and you’re going to find sex … crime, language. You see that in any art gallery, but songwriting is really conservative that way. I write how people really talk.” F-bombs are peppered through the record, as are observations about sex and how a capitalist culture sells it. But Hamell said he doesn’t write about the suicidal thoughts that can dog a grieving man. His own father committed suicide, Hamell said, and there are things you keep under wraps so that your children don’t have to carry your burdens. Hamell stops in Denton for a show at Dan’s Silverleaf on Tuesday on his way to South By Southwest. He said the local club stands out for him. “You know, I’ve played all over the world, and Dan’s is one of my favorite places to play. The club is good, the sound is good and the people are smart. It’s like Ireland, the people love music and they don’t have pretensions,” he said.

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If you asked Hamell on Trial what he’d name his latest album when it was taking its primordial shape, it sure as hell wouldn’t have been The Happiest Man in the World. “I’d been married for 23 years, and then my marriage broke up. And I didn’t expect it,” the New York artist said. “I’d been sober for, oddly enough, 26 years when my marriage ended. I was in this place of total despair. Just darkness. I wrote a song a day for a year and put them on Youtube.” Those songs would become the first drafts of Happiest Man. Hamell on Trial is the solo project of Ed Hamell, an antifolk musician who uses his guitar to wring out punk-folk and anything else that strikes his fancy. And what struck his fancy as he worked through his grief was how it can be as temporary as, well, marriage and life. “I didn’t want the album to be dark because I’d already been in a dark place,” Hamell said. “As I wrote these songs, I realized that I was finding hope and optimism. That’s why I named the album The Happiest Man in the World.” Hamell is blessed with a voice reminiscent of Van Morrison, and cursed with chronic honesty. Taken together, those ingredients make the album a poignant but rare confessional from a man facing his failures and sadness. Taken independently, those ingredients make the album hilarious in one track and heartbreaking in the next. “Lappa Oo Mau Mau” is a funky, upbeat trip through a narrator’s allegiance to finding pluck regardless of circumstance. The secret? To not care quite so much. It’s all matched by bluesy vocals, butt-bumping bass and dance-worthy keyboards. Hamell even makes use of carefree strings. “Ain’t That Love” is a guitar-backed reflection of a man pushed up to the threshold of a breakup. He sings “I can’t live without you,

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He bares it all. New York anti-folkster Hamell on Trial rocks, rolls and lets it bleed in his latest album. He’ll play songs from “The Happiest Man in the World” at Dan’s Silverleaf. babe. Don’t you know I’d just as soon die … all the drinking was mad, all the mirrors we smashed, all the cars that we crashed, ain’t that love.” Arresting in its simplicity, the song is a fearless and searching moral inventory of a relationship that has survived an addict’s compulsions, fights that alarm neighbors and sheer boredom. In the thick of regret, our narrator lists sins and bitterness, and ends in the question “ain’t that love.” The record gives a glimpse into the lives of others — the woman who’s had to return to

the strip club to feed her children, the man who is on cloud nine because he got a job. There is even a fun and frank song about a hot mom who needs love to rebound from a mastectomy or amputation. Through it all, Hamell sustains a clear-eyed view of reality, and everyone knows such commitment is bound to leave a mark. “I knew I wanted to write an album about the new America and the American Dream. The American Dream is still there. People still want a home. They still want to go to a job that’s there for 30 years. The thing of

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EVENTS Continued from Page 3 caregivers. Free. Call 940-3498752. 10 a.m. to noon — Forum to discuss community support and services for Denton residents age 60 and older at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Free. To register, contact project coordinator Julia Wolfe at 940-7843780 11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-3498752. 5 to 7 p.m. — Reception for “Brandit-Popmart,” an exhibition by Ron English, at UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http:// 7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Visit or call 940-382-1915. 10:30 p.m. — “Late Night Fright,” a haunted history tour by Ghosts of Denton, led by storyteller and history buff Shelly Tucker, beginning at Jupiter House Coffee, 106 N. Elm St.Tickets cost $10. Advance reservations required. Visit to purchase tickets. For more information, call 817-996-9775 or e-mail

SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Texas Storytelling Festival: “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsey” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., and Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Discounts offered for Tejas Storytelling Association members. For the general public, full festival tickets cost $130; daily passes cost $65; concert tickets cost $10. Kids’ Day activities free for children and an accompanying adult. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low-to-moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, a household’s annual income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-566-2688. 9:30 a.m. — “Making the Most of Your Retirement,” a presentation by Tim Smith of Modern Woodmen of America, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 10 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-3498752. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — “Brandit-

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Continued from Page 4 Popmart” barter market for Ron English’s exhibition at UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://unton 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. — South Branch Library Role-Playing Games Society meets at the library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Open to fans and beginners. Free. Call 940-349-8726. 1 to 3 p.m. — Voter registration event at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Register to vote, or update your name or address information. 7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Visit www. or call 940-382-1915. 10:30 p.m. — “Late Night Fright,” a haunted history tour by Ghosts of Denton, led by storyteller and history buff Shelly Tucker, beginning at Jupiter House Coffee, 106 N. Elm St.Tickets cost $10. Advance reservations required. Visit http:// to purchase tickets. For more information, call 817-996-9775 or e-mail shelly.tucker

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man named John (Billy Baraw) stews in his bathroom, getting drunk and looking for philosophical answers and comfort from a midnight radio show, in Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s Sweet Chariot, a play by founding member Cody Lucas. The Denton company presents the original work starting this weekend at the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison. Sweet Chariot will be performed at 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 p.m. March 14 and 9:30 p.m. March 15 in the Stone Cottage at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Tickets cost $10. For reservations, call 972-450-6232.



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8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Texas Storytelling Festival: “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsey” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., and Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Discounts offered for Tejas Storytelling Association members. For the general public, daily passes cost $65; concert tickets cost $10. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit 2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Visit www. or call 940-382-1915. 2 p.m. — “Jam for Jackson,” a fundraiser for Jackson Strecher hosted by the Denton theater community and friends, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Event includes music, performances, auction items, food trucks and more. Admission is by donation. Visit www. jackson. 7 p.m. — Christafari, a Christian reggae band, performs at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Admission is free.

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m. — Tax-Aide, free income tax preparation help for residents with low to moderate incomes, at the Denton Civic Center, 212 E. McKinney St. Call 940-3498728.

2 to 4 p.m. — Babysitter Workshop for ages 12-18, presented by the Denton Fire Department, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn strategies, emergency procedures and more. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-3498752.


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6 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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EVENTS Continued from Page 5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 3 to 4 p.m. — “Flying Feathered Friends,” a presentation for ages 6 and older by state park interpreter Danielle Bradley, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn to recognize common birds and take part in related activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 3 to 5 p.m. — Suminagashi paper marbling class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For ages 6 and older. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-3498752. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Edible Art for Teens: “Rainbow Treats” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Make pretty and tasty creations. Free. Register by Sunday by calling 940-349-8752. 5 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for qualifying families and individuals at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, a household’s annual income must be $50,000 or less. Call 940-566-2688. 6:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940349-8752. 7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free.

WEDNESDAY 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. — Tax-Aide, free income tax preparation help for residents with low to moderate incomes, at the Denton Civic Center, 212 E. McKinney St. Call 940-349-8728. 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940349-8752. 11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 12:30 to 5 p.m. — Spring Break Spectacular at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free activities include “Welcome to the Library Story Time” at 12:30 p.m.; open arts and crafts with refreshments and Gregg the Balloon Guy from 1 to 3

Californiabased gospel-reggae act Christafari comes to Denton for a free concert on Sunday evening. Courtesy photo

One love Christafari melds reggae with gospel efore Mark “Tansoback” Mohr was making religious music, he was a member of the Rastafari movement and a small-time marijuana grower. He was charmed by the Rastafari ideology after a trip to Jamaica in 1986, and


p.m.; Animal Ambassadors from the Heard Natural Science Museum at 3 p.m., free tickets offered at 2 p.m.; and spring break cake at 4 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. TWU professor Lei Zhang presents “Nobel Laureate Mo Yan’s Short Stories.” Free. Call 940-349-8726 or e-mail fred.kamman@cityofdenton. com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-5665483. The Abbey Underground Thurs: Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, Molotov

dove headfirst into reggae and the patois dialect. A visit to a Christian camp three years later spurred Mohr’s conversion to Christianity and the last of his potsmoking days. The artist fused reggae with gospel themes, and

Dogs, Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s RetroActive Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, signup at 7:30pm; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. TheAbbeyUnderground. American Legion Post 550 Each Fri, free karaoke at 9pm; each Tues, free pool. Live band on the last Sat of the month, free. 905 Foundation St., Pilot Point. 940-686-9901. Andy’s Bar Sat: D. Smiley. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Jesse Washmon Trio, 6pm. Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; Texas Sky, 8pm; Melissa Ratley, 10pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3pm; Claire Hebert (jazz), 6pm; Denton Rock, an evening of classic rock ’n’ roll in honor of area firefighters, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter. com. Crossroads Bar Fri: Ty Titus. Tues: Tom McElvain. 1803 Elm St. 940808-1177. http://crossroadsbar

Christafari was born. The Los Angeles-area band performs a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Christafari’s concert is sponsored by Reclaim Denton, a new Christian church forming in Denton. Christafari caught the attention of DC Talk’s TobyMac in the mid-1990s and ended up getting signed to Goatee Records. Mohr attended Biola University, where he was ordained after four years. The

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: L.A., Denton and Dallas session musicians perform the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, 9pm, $10. Fri: The Spring Standards, Kaela Sinclair, 9pm, $10. Sat: Petty Theft, 9pm, $10. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free; In the Valley, Wild Ones, 9pm, $10-$13. Mon: The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show, 8pm, $20. Tues: Hamell on Trial, 8pm, $10. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940320-2000. The Garage Fri: Brandon Bush. Sat: DJ A-Ston. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. The Greenhouse Mon: Clark Erickson. Each Mon, live jazz at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-4841349. www.greenhouserestaurant Hailey’s Club Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: Each Fri, DJ Spinn Mo and AV the Great; each Tues, “’90s Night” with DJ Questionmark; every other Thurs, “Y2K” with Yeahdef. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant

band has released several albums, each of which made the Billboard reggae charts. Christafari has recorded in English and Spanish. Christafari includes Mohr on lead vocals, Avion Blackman-Mohr on bass and vocals, Makamae Auwae on vocals, Obie Zachary Obien on lead guitar, Solomon Jabby on guitar, percussion and vocals, Justin Nalimu on keyboards, Tyrone Rudulph on drums and Jacquie Gaviria on saxophone. — Lucinda Breeding

Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:309:30pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.low Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Fri, karaoke at 9:30pm; each Tues, open mic at 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910. Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Kyle Park, Matt Kimbrow Band, 8pm, $12-$15. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Denton, Day One” with the Baptist Generals, Tony Ferraro and the Satans of Soft Rock, Cornhole, Bad Design, Brent Best, 7pm, $10. Sat: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Denton, Day Two” with the Reds, John Wesley Coleman, Old Warhorse, Radioactivity, Dim Locator, 7pm, $10. Sun:

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EVENTS Continued from Page 6 Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers, Cale Tyson, Cozyhawks, 7pm, $5-$7. Mon: Atlantic Thrills, Absolutely Not, the Neighbors, 22 Kings, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: B. Dolan & Wheelchair Sports Camp, Rubedo, Stu Brootal, 9pm, $8. Wed: Swearing at Motorists, Schwervon, Treelines, 9pm, $6-$8. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweet Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek Band, 7-11pm. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St. The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden Each Thurs, open mic at 7:30pm, sign-up at 7pm; each Wed, “Jazz at the Whitehouse,” 8pm. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786.

IN THE AREA Through March 16 — The Butterfield Stage Players present 12 Angry Jurors at Butterfield Stage, 201 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and March 14-15, and 2:30 p.m. March 16. Tickets cost $15. Call 940-665-1284 or visit 7:30 p.m. Friday — NCTC’s College Singers and NCTC Jazz Band present “Sounds of NCTC,” a concert of Oscar-nominated songs, at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus. Free, but donations will be accepted to support scholarships.

VISUAL ARTS Banter Bistro 219 W. Oak St. 940565-1638. Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. ■ “Materials: Hard & Soft,” a contemporary craft exhibition, through April 4. A Creative Art Studio Gallery, classes and workshops. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. The DIME Store Denton Independent Maker Exchange’s store carrying local art, crafts and vintage items, plus workshop/gallery space. TuesSat 10-6. 510 S. Locust St. 940-3812324. Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 940686-2396. www.farmersand First Friday Denton on the first Friday evening of the month at art venues and businesses around the downtown Square. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. For more informa-

DENTON PARKS & RECREATION The spring Blastball league is open to 3- and 4-year-olds. Coed teams learn the basics of softball in a fun environment. Games begin March 22, and late registration ends Friday. Teams fill up quickly, so register early. Cost is $50. Practice and games are at Denia Softball Complex, 1001 Parvin St. Register at or call 940-349-7275. ■ Red Cross lifeguard training is ongoing though March, April and May. The course material is available at the Red Cross website. A prep course is also offered every Sunday for extra attention and training. For more information and to register, visit www.denton or call 940-349-7275. ■ Spring Break Camp registration is open. Families can choose from the following: ● Full-day camps are offered at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St.; Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.; and Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $28 for each

tion, visit Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-3823399. Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. ■ Featured artist for March is encaustic artist Teri Muse. PointBank Black Box Theatre Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon & Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St. ■ Fiber work by Denton artist Ingrid Scobie, through April 11. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts, with the Re:Vision Gallery featuring art made of reused and repurposed items. Classes and workshops. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. ● “Becoming Harmonious,” a solo show by Nicole Cocco, through March 31. ● “Crafternoon,” open workshop each Thursday, 3-6pm. tAd The Art Den, a small, artist-run space inside the Bowllery, 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. 940-383-2695. ● “Liberty Leading the People,” an exhibition by Chen Yizhong, through March 29. UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http:// ● “Brandit-Popmart,” an exhibition by Ron English, through Saturday. Reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and “Barter Market” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

student daily for all camps. Register in person at the Civic Center. ● Half-day engineering camps are offered at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The Play-Well Teknologies Lego camps include more than 1,000 pieces of Lego bricks for campers to use. Cost is $179 per camper. For more information and to register, visit or call 940-349-7275. ● Teen adventures are hosted through Denia Recreation Center and feature kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing and mountain biking. For more information, visit or call 940-349-7275, and register in person at the Denton Civic Center. Price varies each day. ● Skateboarding half-day camp is for ages 6 and up. The camp is offered in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, and then from 1 to 4 p.m. The class is at Skate Works Skate Park, 2400 Long Road. The rainout location is the Denton Natatorium, adjacent to the skate park. Cost is $75 per camper. For more information and to register,

visit or call 940-349-7275. ■ Ready to run, bike and canoe? The 3P Challenge will be March 22 on the greenbelt in Denton. Participants canoe 3.8 miles down the Trinity River, run 2.5 miles and end with a 12-mile bike ride. Teams can register for this “paddle, pound and paddle” challenge in teams of two, four or six. Cost is $90 to $180 per team. Registration ends Friday. Register at or call 940-349-7275. ■ An introductory hike for all ages will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Hikers will learn about the area from master naturalists. Cost is $3 per hiker. To register, visit www. or call 940-3497275. ■ An Angler Education class for ages 7 and older will be given from 9 a.m. to noon March 15 at South Lakes Park on Hobson Road. Participants learn safety, identifying fish

species, tackle, casting and fishing basics. Cost is $8 per person. Register at or call 940-349-7275. ■ Teens ages 13-18 can take Write Life, a creative writing workshop, from 5 to 7 p.m. each Monday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Writers will discuss fiction, poetry and nonfiction and will have constructive critiques. Classes start meeting next week. Cost is $60. For more information or to register, visit or call 940-349-7275. ■ The Young Rembrandts Art Classes begin March 17 for ages 3-6 and 6-12 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The weekly classes are Mondays and are divided by age. Younger kids learn the basics of drawing while the older kids are also taught art history, cartooning and advanced techniques. Cost is $65 per student. For more information or to register, visit www.denton or call 940-349-7275.

Save the music

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reater Lewisville Community Theatre stages a benefit performance with a single aim: to build an account that will keep live musicians backing the company’s musical theater. “Follies: The Concert” features musicians Pam Holcomb-McLain, Steve Cullen and Randy Linberg, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Performers include: seated, from left, Tess Moore, Wes Cantrell, Anna Marie Boyd and Dustin Simington; standing, Caroline Rivera, Bill Sizemore, Stephanie Felton and Nelson Wilson. M. Shane Hurst directs the show, which is rated PG-13. Performances are 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and March 14-15, and 3 p.m. Sunday and March 16, at the theater at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets cost $25. For reservations, call 972-221-7469.


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DINING RESTAURANTS AMERICAN CUISINE Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940323-9464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a belt-busting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. www.hooligansonline. com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. Pourhouse Sports Grill Classy sports bar and restaurant boasts large TVs and a theater-style media room and serves burgers, pizza, salads and generous main courses. Full bar. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $. 940-382-4227. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-3812277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940484-2888. www.sweetwatergrill II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.

ASIAN Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Diner 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-387-6666. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian food. Offers a plethora of tasty appetizers

and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-3825437.

BAKERIES Candy Haven and Kolache Haven 301 N. I-35E. 940-565-1474, 940-565-9700. Crickles & Co. Breakfast, pastries, desserts, coffee and tea. 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-3pm. 940-382-6500. Davis Purity Bakery Denton’s oldest bakery has sculpted but simple and flavorful cakes, soft egg bread, cookies and more. 520 S. Locust St. Mon-Sat 5am-5:30pm. 940-387-6712. NV Cupcakes Gourmet cupcakes and other sweets. 4251 FM2181, Suite 216, Corinth. Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or until sellout. 817-9962852. Ravelin Bakery Gourmet bakery offers fresh-baked bread, mouthwatering sweets and a fine cup of coffee. 416 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 6:30am-5:30pm, Sun 8am-5:30pm. 940-382-8561. Sugar Queen Cupcakes Denton location: 2320 W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun noon-8pm. 940-566-7900. Lake Dallas location: 211 Main St., Suite 100. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-4. 940-497-3386.

BARBECUE Clint’s BBQ Barbecue spot serves up brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and breakfast too. 921 S. U.S. Highway 377, Aubrey. TuesThurs 6am-8pm; Fri-Sat 6am-9pm; Sun 6am-3pm. 940-365-9338. Gold Mine BBQ 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 102. 940-387-4999. Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful barbecue sauce. Tender, well-priced chicken-fried steak. Hot sausage sampler has a secret weapon: spicy mustard. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940-591-1652. Old House BBQ 1007 Ave. C. 940-383-3536. The Smokehouse Denton barbecue joint serves up surprisingly tender and juicy beef, pork, chicken and catfish. Good sauces, bulky sandwiches and mashed potatoes near perfection. Good pies and cobblers. Beer and wine. 1123 Fort Worth Drive. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940-566-3073.

BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso. Beer and wine. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10am-midnight.

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‘Spamalot’ rides into noble sunse By Lucinda Breeding Features Editor

Music Theatre of Denton’s Spamalot can’t claim to be original in sound or in content. The musical was born from years of work by surrealist English comedy troupe, Monty Python. The sketch group hit it big in Britain and in the states in the 1970s. The group’s television series, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, debuted in North America in 1970 and maintained its popularity here through the 1980s, both because of syndication of Flying Circus and the broad popularity of the cult films, Monty Python and the Holy

Grail (1974) and Monty Python’s Life of Brian, a movie that lampooned the New Testament in much the same way Holy Grail lampooned the grand British legend of King Arthur. Holy Grail suggests that Arthur is a ditzy royal who loves the pomp of mystical Merlin-ized kingship rather than reality. The film skewers the Knights of the Round Table as a goofy band of halfwits on a quest for a cup that — if it existed — would be in the Middle East, not the forests of Britain (which are infested with the Plague, snotty French nobles and marauding Saxons). But as musical director Arturo Ortega explains, familiarity ought not to be

confused with ease. In fac and performers alike have goodly amount of sweat t blockbuster Broadway mu Denton stage — enjoying it a “The whole musical is ju quotations,” said Ortega, w baton for the Denton stagin or Purple last year. “There original music in this show are a lot of jazz renaissance can’t bring in just any great sician to do jazz.” Ortega ventured as far a place, the University of N College of Music, to find cians from the top lab bands

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The Lady of the Lake (Brynne Huffman) sings the duet “The Song That Goes Like This” with Sir Galahad (Sterling Gafford) in “Month Python’s Spamalot” on Tuesday at The Campus Theatre in Denton.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Who: Music Theatre of Denton What: A musical by Eric Idle and John Du Prez Where: the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. When: Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for ages 62 and up and $10 for students and children. For reservations, call 940-382-1915.

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Jazz Studies program. He recruited two reed players from the jazz program to join a dozen musicians. As playful as the performers are, the musicians are expected to bring the same sense of jolly adventure and winkwink-nudge-nudge to both the score and the cast. “There are a lot of jokes in the music,” Ortega said. “And there is a lot of back and forth banter between the actors and me.” One such joke in the musical comes in a big number about Lancelot in the second act. The knight, drawn in legend as a fearless defender of chivalry, is converted from burly, sword-brandishing knight to newly minted gay rescuer of

Prince Herbert, who’d rather not get married to seal his dad’s royal might. “The big Lancelot number is a disco song,” Ortega said. Of course it is. Brynne Huffman, the musical’s only leading Lady of the Lake, said the makers of Spamalot took a loving swipe at musical theater (and the performers who love them). Every character in the musical is also a performer in a typical Broadway musical – very meta, Huffman said. The Lady of the Lake calls for a diva who can handle R&B, opera, musical theater, gospel and nightclub singer styles. And the diva who plays her, Huffman said, is disgruntled with her scant time on stage. See SPAMALOT on 10

SPAM, AN AMERICAN ICON What’s in the can? Chopped pork shoulder, ham, salt, water, sugar, sodium nitrate and potato starch. “Aspic” is a fancy culinary term for the gelatinous, congealed layer just under the pop-top lid, and it’s the result of cooling meat stock. Hormel, which first stocked Spam on grocery store shelves in 1937, made a special tin of the potted meat exclusively for the 2005 Broadway opening of “Spamalot.”

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? The original greasy spoon in the Monty Python sketch is the Green Midget Cafe. When a couple, named Mr. and Mrs. Bun — are literally dropped into the cafe from above, a waitress goes through the entire menu: Egg and Bacon Egg, Sausage and Bacon Egg and Spam Egg, Bacon and Spam Egg, Bacon, Sausage and Spam Spam, Bacon, Sausage and Spam Spam, Egg, Spam, Spam, Bacon and Spam Spam, Spam, Spam, Egg and Spam Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Baked Beans, Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam Lobster Thermidot aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, garnished with truffle pate, brandy, a fried egg on top, and Spam.

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Spamalot “Honestly, I think the show is spot-on about musical theater and divas,” Huffman said. “The diva behind the Lady of the Lake is sick of her life, and she’s fed up and wants everyone to know it.” Huffman said she is a fan of Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), who originated the role on Broadway. She was a longtime fan of Ramirez’ treatment of the character — who tips a hat not just to the romantic leading ladies of Broadway, but to Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli. “Breaking the fourth wall is one of my favorite things to do,” Huffman said. “I did a lot of research on the Lady of the Lake. She’s gracious and very dedicated to her higher purpose. She might seem like she’s doing all these people a favor, all these knights. But she’s not, exactly. She’s really self serving. Beware. It’s all about what’s good for her.” The diva isn’t so very different. The diva makes a lot of sacrifices to nurture her talents and further her career. And when the second act has rumbled on without her divine intervention, or her divinely trained voice. “I went total method on that,”


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King Arthur of Britain (Ted Minette), left, assembles his Knights of the Round Table, from left, Sir Bedevere the Flatulent (Kevin Wickersham); Sir Dennis Galahad, the Dashingly Handsome (Sterling Gafford); Sir Lancelot, the Homicidally Brave (Jake Smith); and Sir Robin, the Not-SoQuite-as-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot (Eric Ryan) in “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on Tuesday at the Campus Theatre in Denton. Huffman said. “When you do this work, you learn to accept rejection. When you’re really passionate about so many shows, and you audition and you don’t make it, it can be tough. I auditioned for this roll twice and didn’t get it in other theaters — and I was really happy for the friends of mine who ended up getting those parts. But when you are really passionate, and you work and you audition and don’t get the parts you want to play, and you realize it’s happening more as you get older? Let’s just say I get her. I get the diva.”

BRITISH Continued from Page 8 $. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter. com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. 2430 I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-591-9475. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999.

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.

BRUNCH Cups and Crepes Eatery serves up both traditional American and European breakfasts and lunch. Get biscuits and gravy or test a crepe filled with rich hazelnut spread. Specialty coffees. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm. $. 940-387-1696. Loco Cafe Casual breakfast/lunch cafe that’s a sister restaurant to the Greenhouse Restaurant across the street. Signature plate is the Loco Moco: stacked hash browns topped with eggs, cheese, salsa or gravy with a fresh biscuit. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Royal’s Bagels & Deli 503 W. University Drive. Daily 6:30am-2pm. $. 940-808-1009. www.facebook. com/RoyalsBagels. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www.

Huffman is a magical guide to Ted Minette’s affable and dogged Arthur. Minette (The Producers, Avenue Q) is every bit the proud and chivalrous king. He isn’t sure why he doesn’t get the deference his title is due, but he gamely carries on with his fellow nights, Kevin Wickersham’s Sir Bedevere, Eric Ryan’s cowardly Sir Robin, Sterling Gafford’s handsome and long-suffering Sir Galahad and Jake Smith’s lantern-jawed Lancelot. The show has opened the way for newcomers, among them 19-year-old Daniel Myers,

who is studying vocal performance at UNT. Myer plays several parts: Not Dead Fred, a jaunty victim of the plague, a minstrel singer and the tender Prince Herbert. Myers said Ortega told him about the show, and urged him to audition. He also grew up listening to his dad say lines from Holy Grail and Life of Brian. “I actually auditioned for Herbert,” Myers said. Myers plays Herbert as a cheerful teenage boy who’d rather gather flowers and blush than bed a princess.

DINING PROFILE AND LISTINGS POLICY Restaurant profiles and listings are compiled by the Denton Record-Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. A comprehensive list of Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants is available at Denton Time publishes restaurant profiles and a guide of restaurants that have been featured in the weekly dining section and online at Profiles and listings are not related to advertising and are published as space is available. Denton Time does not publish reviews. Incorrect information can be reported by e-mail to, by phone to 940-566-

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“All I have is this impression of Herbert,” he said. “The impression is that he is in so far over his head that he pleads for a knight to rescue him.” Herbert is locked in a castle tower by his own father, who knows his son isn’t a good candidate for royal battle or battlefield carnage. “Part of it is a time-out and part of it is a pout,” Myers said. “Herbert can’t fume, though.” Spamalot should play to audiences as a series of jokes — that if they laugh too long, they’ll miss a joke. For Myers, though, the musical is an endurance test for any actor. “I’m very afraid of settling,” he said. “I don’t like the idea of a director giving a note about something I’ve done wrong. That’s the first strike. The second is the director just not mentioning it again because I didn’t fix it.” Director Bill Kirkley praised his cast and crew — which includes Janice LaPointe-Crump as choreographer, Gail Crump as specialty scene designer and Vicki Kirkley as costume and lighting designer. “Everyone’s worked really hard, and I’m just really proud of them,” he said. The musical closes this weekend. LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877. Chinatown Cafe Bountiful buffet guarantees no visit need taste like another. Good selections include cucumber salad, spring rolls, orange chicken, crispy pan-fried noodles, beef with asparagus, steamed mussels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940-3828797. Golden China Small restaurant boasts quick and friendly service. Nice selections on buffet tables include wonton and egg drop soups, teriyaki chicken and hot pepper chicken. Beer and wine. 717 I-35E, Suite 100. Daily 11-10. $. 940-566-5588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871.

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OPENING FRIDAY Mr. Peabody & Sherman (★★★1⁄2) Dreamworks Animation sets its “Wayback Machine” to the early 1960s and charmingly revives one of the most popular features of the old Rocky & Bullwinkle Show — the one about a dog, and his boy. This winning, witty and warm cartoon captures the flavor, the tone and some of snappy pace of the TV shorts about Mr. Peabody, a Nobel Prizewinning pooch who “invented the fist-bump, Auto-Tune and Zumba,” and then adopted Sherman, a 7-yearold boy. Fans of the old Jay Ward TV show may take longer in adjusting to the new voices — Ty Burrell (Modern Family) is a droll-enough Peabody, Max Charles (The Neighbors) is Sherman. But the witty word play and the pull-out-all-stops supporting cast start to pay off. The animated details are a 3-D feast for the eyes. With Patrick Warburton, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann and Stanley Tucci. Rated PG, 88 minutes. — McClatchyTribune News Service

NOW PLAYING The Lego Movie (★★★★) There are so many things to like about The Lego Movie: a great voice cast, clever dialogue and a handsome blend of stop-motion and CGI animation that feels lovingly retro, while still looking sharp in 21st-century 3-D. Set in a world built entirely of Legos, the story revolves around construction worker Emmet Brickowski (voice of Chris Pratt), who must join forces with a group of rebels to stop the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell). With the voices of Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett. Rated PG, 94 minutes. — The Washington Post Non-Stop (★★1⁄2) U.S. air marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a drinker and a smoker, a sad-eyed man who doesn’t like to fly, in this solid, workmanlike action picture that builds slowly. Somebody is threatening the 150 passengers and crew on Marks’ cellphone, and framing Marks with the dirty work to his superiors back on the ground. In the wee hours of this red eye from New York to London, that first text arrives on his “secure” phone: “In exactly 20 minutes, I’m going to kill someone on this plane.” Tension is in short supply as we lurch toward the film’s lulu of a finale. With Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Linus Roache. Rated PG-13, 104 minutes. — MCT

Artemisia (Eva Green) leads the Persian fleet in “300: Rise of an Empire.” Warner Bros. Pictures

Looks great, less thrilling ‘Empire’ rises in shadow of ‘300’ King Leonidas slipped into legend at the Battle of Thermopylae, martyred with 300 Spartans for the sake of Western Civilization and Spartan glory. Go, tell the Spartans, stranger passing by That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. So it was too much to hope that someone with Gerard Butler’s charismatic, bellowing swagger would be around for the sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. His Leonidas and his oileddown eight-pack are sorely missed, as are the quotable quatrains of that famous fight, the Spartan trash talk that sings through the ages. So many Persian arrows will rain on them that they will “blot out the sun”? “Then we shall fight in the shade.”

There’s nothing that moving in Rise of an Empire, a more visually stunning but less thrilling epic with bloodier slow-motion sword fights, this time at sea. It lacks the heroic proportions and poetry of 300, mainly thanks to a less impressive cast and murky, forgettable script. Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad) is Themistokles, the Greek general who took the oracle’s prophecy that Greece could only be saved “by a wall of wood” (i.e., ships) to heart and fought the enormous Persian fleet at Artemisium and Salamis. That prophecy, by the way, isn’t shown. It’s a clever and quotably theatrical moment discarded as Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) relates this oral history. The movie opens at the end of Thermopylae, flashes back to the earlier Battle of Marathon, then flashes forward to the fictive present as Themistokles rallies the city states and prepares for battle at sea as Leonidas marches to his fate at Thermopylae.

The Persian fleet is led by the she-devil Artemisia, played by one-time Bond babe Eva Green, a seductive sword fighter in jetblack hair, Egyptian eye makeup and ancient Persian fishnet stockings. She purrs about “the ecstasy of steel” and demands of her admirals, “Is it too much to ask for victory?” It is. The clever Greeks foil her and crush her huge war galleys at every turn. Things get so bad that Artemesia summons Themistokles for a mid-Aegean parlay. And things turn so hot and heavy there that Themistokles has to teach her a little Latin — coitus interruptus. Director Noam Murro did the college professor romance Smart People, in no way a recommendation for directing a red-blooded digital epic of an ancient sea battle. Zack Snyder, who directed the original 300, had a hand in the tin-eared script. It’s not graphic novel creator Frank Miller’s fault that Thermopylae, the basis for his

book 300, made for more elegiac history than Salamis. But the design — a sea of grays and whites covered with heaving digital black ships and black sails and Persians clad in black battling Greeks in tiny brown boats — is stunning, an improvement over 2006’s 300. And the action never disappoints. It’s a pity this colorless cast doesn’t hold a candle to the Butler-Headey-Michael Fassbender-David Wenham crew of the original, that the writers couldn’t conjure up thrilling speeches to match the original. Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that these pretenders spoiled their franchise, and here their movie lies.

Pompeii In the year 79 A.D., a slave turned unstoppable gladiator races against time to save his true love from a corrupt Roman senator and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. With Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by Paul

W.S. Anderson. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. — Los Angeles Times RoboCop (★★1⁄2) Director Jose Padilha’s remake of the 1987 film of the same name delivers plenty of mayhem and action. Joel Kinnaman stars as a Detroit detective blown up

by a car bomb only to be reincarnated as the titular crime-fighting robotic cop. Abbie Cornish plays his wife, and Michael Keaton goes over-the-top as a corporate villain. With Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Rated PG-13, 118 min-

utes. — Boo Allen Son of God A film portraying the life of Jesus, from birth through his preaching, crucifixion and resurrection. With Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks and Adrian Schiller. Rated PG-13, 138 minutes. — LAT

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2/1.5. 2-Story Townhome. 1147 Dallas Dr. Appox 1100 sq ft. FP. New Paint, Flooring & Appliances. $975/mo + $800/ dep. No Pets/Smoking. 940-565-0078. GREAT TOWNHOUSE! EVEN BETTER PRICE! 524 Alegre Vista 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom ,2 car garage Townhome. Newly updated! Carport, Washer/Dryer included, hardwood floors! $1100 a month. Call now 940-243-7368


A Block from the Historic Square. 1 bedroom /1 bath. All Appliances. 225 W. Oak. 940-387-5123.

Model Address: 5505 Dolores Place Denton, Texas 76208 1729 Post Oak Ct. Denton 76209 New 3/2/2, Good locaction. $1250/mo + deposit. Call 940-565-1399 Lvg Msg. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with Fridge. Fenced Yard. Pets OK. 1004 E Sycamore. $475/ mo + $300 Dep. 940-465-0951.

New Construction 3-4 bedroom luxury town homes from $1395 monthly Open Mon-Fri from 11 am-2 pm Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm-4 pm Please Call Agent for Appointment (214)727-8010 Infinity PM

Don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? Find your Krugerville/ Aubrey dream job in the 509 Brumley, 3/2, 2 car garage, Denton Record-Chronicle Brick, 576 sq ft Storage Classifieds. Building, 2/3 acre. $1300/mo.

Carriage House Assisted Living

Studio & One Bedroom

1 ACRE LOTS FOR SALE OR LEASE FOR DOUBLE WIDES in the Ponder/Justin area. Ponder ISD. Moving Assistance Available to Qualified Home Owners. Contact Jeff 940-648-5263

mobile/ 760 manufactured homes

OFFICE CLEANING - $45/HR *Offices *Banks *Medical/ Optical Clinics *Car Dealerships Rigo: 940-597-4629.

DANIELSON CONCRETE All Types of Concrete & Asphalt Work! Slabs, Drives, Patios & Excavation. Commercial & Residential Free Estimates! Visa & Mastercard Accepted. 940-391-3830.

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MONTY’S BOBCAT SERVICE Dirt Leveling, Lot Clearing, Trash Clean-Up and Haul -Off, Gravel Driveways. 972-829-1908.

ADVANCE-FEE LOANS /CREDIT OFFERS It’s illegal for companies doing business by phone to promise you a loan & ask you to pay for it before they deliver. For info., call toll-free 1-877-FTC HELP Public service msg from Denton Publishing Co& Fed Trade Comm.

1984 Schult. 28ft x 48ft. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus Office in Great Condition. Cash Only $15,900. 214-403-9787.

Villages of Camel 3/2 $900 Large Enclosed Patios Greenway Patio Townhomes 2912 Augusta @ Greenway 940-387-8741, 940-368-1814 Largest Units in Denton!


Mike’s Clean Up Services. Denton Publishing assumes no Trash, brush & junk hauled off. responsibility for ad content. State Law requires child care pro- Friendly & dependable service. Call 940-453-2776 viders to obtain permit from DFPS (Tx Dept of Family & Protective Svcs) to provide child care outside of a child’s home. Daycare providCELIA’S HOUSE CLEANING ers must comply with applicable Quality service you can state & local licensing laws before count on! Wk/biwkly/mo. placing ad. Consumers & daycare 13 years exp. Refs avail. Ins & providers may learn more about bonded. $15 off 1st service! licensing, regulation & permits required to operate child care in TX Superior Housekeeping Serv. 940-594-8035 or 940-206-3889 at /

Denton Publishing assumes no responsibility for advertising content. Please be aware of firewood measurements: Mobile Home Repos and Cord of firewood = 128 cu.ft. Foreclosures Wholesale to the public. Call Kathy 817-884-7152 (8 ft long X 4 ft wide X 4 ft high) 1/2 cord of firewood = 64 cu.ft. R 36365

OWNER FINANCED. 1995 Palm Split OAK & PECAN Firewood. Harbor. 28 ft x 64 ft. 3 bedroom, $200/cord you pick up. Located 2 bath, 2 Living Areas, Fireplace, in Sanger. Deliverey available. Cal 940-367-6512 New Flooring and Paint. Just $34,900. Set Up in Lewisville Community. 214-403-9787.

6 Lake Lots -- Moss Lake Asking $66,000 Call 940-391-3055

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LANGSTON’S Handyman Denton Publishing assumes no I do tile, wood floors, minor responsibility for advertising conelectric. Build fences, decks, tape tent. Be aware of licenses/ insurances needed or required by and bed & paint 940-390-9989 law to perform certain services or before purchasing certain services


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1357 Bernard, Denton CA

2/2 House on Fenced 8 Acres . Detached Shop, Garden & BB Court. 10 min West of Denton. $1500/mo Firm. 214-704-8097.

Lite House Repair & Handyman Services Inside & Outside Free Estimate 940-395-0549

1-800-275-1722 940-387-7755

LaMonica Cleanup Service Brush, Junk, Clutter. Serving Denton Co. since 1990. We Recycle! 940-595-9162

ARTISTIC SERVICES Murals, custom artwork, faux finish, paint effects, signage & more. UNT Grad 940-368-1529 All American Painting & Remodeling Int. Ext., Stain, Faux Patch & Repairs. 17+ yrs Exp. Free Estimates. 940-442-4545.

Denton Publishing assumes no responsibility for advertising content. Be aware of licenses/ insurances needed or required by law to perform certain services or before purchasing certain services GILL’S LAWN SERVICE Cut trees, fence repair/bldg, mow, edge, weedeat, flower beds, trim bushes, rake leaves, free estimate 15% Sr discount 940-442-1440 or 940-442-1252

CRC LEGENDARY LANDSCAPES & TURF MANAGEMENT Fertilizer & weed control, sod & landscape installation. Fully licensed & insured. Senior & military discounts. 14 yrs in business. Call 214-542-8221

Carpentry--Decks-Windows--Slate Flooring int/ext, remodel/ repair Guttering--Metal Roofs-Skylights--Chimney Caps Solar Vents--Any Type Roof Repaired or Replaced 35 yrs in business. A+ BBB, Angies List, References. Call 940-383-0338

steel/portable/ wood buildings

LA Lawn Care LAWNS $25 ( website for more pricing info.) Mow, Edge, Weedeat, Blow front back & sides. Clean ups, Leaf removal, Shrub trimming, Weeds pulled, Fertilization. If you want to sign up with a 6 mow minimum you get 1 Free mowing--use it anytime you want (new customers only) --Convenient Credit Card Billing-FREE ESTIMATE Call Lance 940-390-3286 LONGHORN LAWN CARE SERVICES. Charles Rohrer 940-284-2851.


M & C METAL BUILDING & TREE REMOVAL . Call for Quotes! Call Matt 940-284-8324.

travel trailer/ rv sales/rent


RV & BOAT STORAGE 940-584-0080 Great Prices!

PRESERVE MEMORIES Convert 8-16mm/super 8 film/ pics/slides/negs/videos/ records-discs 940-231-5889

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Weekly entertainment magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.