Arts and Music
Online applications are being accepted through April 15 (Wednesday) for financial awards to cover university and college students' registration fees for this summer's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Non-students will also be considered for some of the awards.
The Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band and other College of Music jazz ensembles will perform jazz standards, mariachi, steel drum and a variety of other music at the University of North Texas Showcase Stage April 24-26 at Denton's Arts & Jazz Festival.
UNT will celebrate Global Citizens Month for the fourth consecutive year in April. Throughout the month UNT will offer events to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.
UNT students, faculty and guest artists will perform traditional African drumming, dancing and singing in a format similar to the cultural festivals held in West Africa on April 11 (Saturday).
The work of College of Visual Arts students at the UNT will be featured in the UNT Painting and Drawing Show, an exhibition running from April 3 to April 30.
In fall 2014, UNT's College of Music and the Music Library acquired the collection of Grammy-winning vocal arranger Gene Puerling. This spring, the College of Music will showcase Puerling's work in a concert featuring the Jazz Singers and One O'Clock Lab Band.
"Bureaucracy: A Love Story" -- A display at the University of North Texas of items from the UNT Libraries' Special Collections revealing how, people have used the written and printed forms of bureaucracy to structure and navigate their everyday lives.
Danny Hoey Jr., author and alumnus of the University of North Texas, will visit UNT April 2 (Thursday) to read from his first novel, "The Butterfly Lady" (2013).
Performance artist Kyle deCamp will explore intersections between individual lives and historical events in the multimedia piece "Urban Renewal, " which will be presented March 25.
Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, which was made into the Best Picture Oscar winner for 1997, will visit UNT as part of the UNT Visiting Writers Series to read from his works.