Entertainment
  • On June 6, 1980, the smash hit movie Urban Cowboy was released and a renewed appreciation for all that is Texas reemerged. The Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour starring Mickey Gilley and featuring Johnny Lee will perform one night only at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium on Friday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Timing is everything, especially for Bernard, an amorous, happy-go-lucky bachelor who is managing to juggle simultaneous engagements to three voluptuous stewardesses who have no idea they are getting triple-timed. The synchronized relationships mesh perfectly until Boeing unveils a new, faster jet and suddenly all three stewardesses are in town at the same time as Bernard's scheme spirals out of control. Performances scheduled April 17-20. photo courtesy of Sherman Community Players
  • Classic singer-songwriter-flautist-guitarist celebrates the release of new album, Homo Erraticus (photo by Carl Glover)
  • Registered participants automatically entered in three drawings for cash prizes - $500, $250 and $125
  • Free live entertainment at noon on lawn of McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney
  • Canadian-born Rakugo storyteller Katsura Sunshine will share universal human sagas through the prism of laughter
  • The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host a free watch party to celebrate McKinney singer/songwriter Crystal Yates who recently won the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The watch party will be held Sunday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. Yates will also perform during the watch party. photo by Beth Shumate, Communications Manager, McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • The production will take place as "dessert theater" in the Creative Arts Center main gallery. Included in the ticket price will be delectable desserts and refreshments which the audience can enjoy while they watch the show.
  • Butch Hancock will be appearing at That Guy's Coffee Listening Room, 117 Clarksville St. in Paris. "We only seat 55 people," said owner Gerald Hutchings, "so this is a rare opportunity for people to see Butch in an intimate setting." photo by Larry D. Moore
  • Noah stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical hero tasked with building an ark to save two of every animal from a flood that destroys most of humanity. It's a story that can be filmed pretty straightforwardly given its epic nature. There's no need for director Darren Aronofsky to embellish or deviate, especially given how many viewers will surely be unhappy with any changes that don’t stay true to the source material. And yet the story of Noah goes in some strange directions that some will find offensive, some will find imaginative, but all will find different from what they expect.
  • The Austin College theatre program will present Sarah Ruhl’s comedy In the Next Room or the vibrator play, April 17–19 at 7:30 p.m. in Ida Green Theatre of Ida Green Communication Center. The production, directed by Dr. Vanessa Baker, adjunct assistant professor of theatre, is open to the general public. Tickets, $8 or free with Austin College ID, will be available at the door. Additional pay-what-you-can donations, both cash and canned goods, are welcomed and will benefit organizations in the local community that support women in need.
  • Denton County's colorful history will be re-visited when the Denton County Historical Festival, sponsored by the Denton County Historical Commission, is held on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Denton’s historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, to commemorate the years 1861-1877.