Doll Selfie at LSA

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Morganne Cameron
    Photos courtesy of Darien Orr

    Barbie Does Dentoning!

    Greetings from Little d, the cool North Texas city packed with creative aesthetics, culture, history, and unforgettable experiences. Denton is an original culture of arts, music, entertainment, shopping and community. Visitors are captivated by the city’s local businesses, shops, and deep-seated history, because it is here that self-discovery and inspiration permeate the city’s sense of […]

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    Arts & Jazz crowd courtesy Denton Festival Foundation

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Olivia Sylvain

    Getting Jazzy with It

    The sounds of saxophones, trumpets and drums resonate through Quakertown Park and electrify the city. Crowds gather on the grass to see all-day music. Nightly concerts feature world-renown headliners, this year Randy Brecker, Dr. John the Night Tripper and Denton’s own Grammy winners Brave Combo. An array of cold beer combines with aromas of everything […]

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    Campus Theater by Wesley Clark

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Kathryn Krevo

    Toe the line

    Thin Line Fest can show you what life is really made of with documentaries, live music and photography The neon marquee beckons as you walk up to the ticket booth. After purchasing your ticket, you enter through the double doors of the historic Campus Theatre. You purchase popcorn and a Coke at the theatre’s original, […]

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    Courtesy of 35 Denton

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Patrick Malone
    Photos courtesy of 35 Denton

    World, Meet 35 Denton.

    Index and pinky fingers fill the surrounding void of air above energetic fans and bystanders. The sounds of deep, slow-tempo bass chugs roll through hundreds of the “rock-on” symbols, as the distorted guitar riffs rip through the crowd’s eardrums. The scruffy vocals of Al Cisneros, bassist and singer of the rock band Sleep, flatters the […]

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    Adaptive Reuse @ tAd gallery
    Mar 27 all-day
    Adaptive Reuse @ tAd gallery | Denton | Texas | United States

    tAd gallery presents an art exhibition entitled Adaptive Reuse. Curated by Tesa Morin, the exhibition showcases the works of three local artists, Chris Demiglio, eMott, and Paul Greco.

    Made in Denton County @ Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
    Mar 27 all-day

    History, Denton County

    Have you ever passed an eighteen wheeler, sipped a drink from a paper carton, put on a high school class ring, or walked by a brick home and wondered where those items were made? The answer could very well be right here in Denton County. The way that a community’s identity and character are perceived can be strongly connected to what a place makes or produces. Music, food, clothing, and culture are just a few of the items that can establish a location’s personality in the mind of the outside world. Denton County has built a large and colorful reputation through the things made right here in our community. From semi-trucks to ecofriendly packaging, beer to brats, our county’s legacy is one of craftsmanship and complexity with innovation that is as diverse as its innovators. .

    A new exhibit highlighting “Locally Made” in Denton County opens October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM with a ribbon cutting by the Denton County Commissioner’s Court and the Museums’ Committee. A reception with light refreshments will follow the tour of the exhibit.

    This exhibit will be provided in English and Spanish. A hands-on corner will provide children with tangible learning through interactive activities and creative play. The west gallery theater room will be screening various “how it’s made” videos that feature the local companies in the exhibit.

    The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located at 110 West Hickory, Denton, Texas. All Courthouse Museum programs are free and open to the public. Handicapped parking and accessibility are through the north entrance.

    Museum Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Materials: Hard & Soft @ The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Mar 27 all-day
    Materials: Hard & Soft @ The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts | Denton | Texas | United States

    The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 28th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

    This exhibition, which has run continuously since 1987, was the idea of local artist, Georgia Leach Gough. The name, Materials: Hard & Soft, refers to the entire range of fine craft. This competition and ensuing exhibition still draws the attention of fans of contemporary craft across the country. In 2006, the Texas Commission on the Arts designated this show as a “must see” exhibition in Texas. It is one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country.

    The juror this year is Ana M. Lopez, a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia. Ana organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ annual conference and served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft. She holds a MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. Ana is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she teaches The History of Crafts.

    This year, we received entries from 222 artists from all over the country, with a total of 592 pieces. Our juror chose 70 pieces for the exhibition.

    As usual, the work submitted stretches the typical definition of craft. Typically, craft is defined as having a functional purpose to separate it from fine art. While there may be a reference to a purpose, these artists have stretched the boundaries of the craft definition. The skill of the artist in manipulating their chosen material is readily apparent. This opportunity to see first-hand the mastery of technique and manipulation of material draws viewers from many parts of the country.
    The quality of work, as well as the duration of this exhibition, promotes Denton’s extraordinary artistic community. Drawing exhibitors and visitors nationally advances the perception that for two months Denton showcases the best craft in the country. The excellent work continues to stretch the boundaries of artistic expression. The member’s opening reception is Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, recognition of awards at 6:45 pm.

    To obtain additional information about the exhibit either visit the GDAC’s website, www.dentonarts.com, or call 940-382-2787. The Meadows Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

    Nutrition Culinary Camp @ TWU Food Prep Lab
    Mar 27 all-day
    Nutrition Culinary Camp @ TWU Food Prep Lab

    Food Science lab experiments and other creative culinary activities for children ages 9 to 14 are on the menu as the Texas Woman’s University Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences hosts its inaugural Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp June 22-26 on the university’s Denton campus.
     
    “We wanted to create a camp where kids could learn how to incorporate nutrition principles into making culinary delights,” said camp coordinator Angie Griffin, a visiting assistant clinical professor at TWU. “Food is a universal language that brings families and friends together.”
     
    Registration for the camp currently is under way. Early bird registration (before April 30) is $395. Regular registration is $450 and ends June 5. For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences and click on the “Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp” link.
     
    The camp is open to boys and girls. Classes will take place in TWU’s recently remodeled Food Prep Lab. Campers will participate in food science lab experiments, culinary nutrition cooking, exercise, healthy snacks and creative activities. The week will end with campers leading a culinary presentation for their parents.
     
    Campers will receive a spatula, recipe book, apron and a backpack.
     
    For more information, contact Angie Griffin at (940) 898-2658 or agriffin3@twu.edu.

    Watercolors by Dorothy Bertine @ Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Mu
    Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Graham Lomax House on Oak StOn Tuesday February 17th, the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum opens a new exhibit featuring watercolors by Dorothy Bertine. The Dorothy Bertine paintings will be displayed on the second floor of the Courthouse-on-the-Square. This exhibit sponsored by Historic Denton is ongoing through September 30th.

    Dorothy Bertine, a native of Southern Oklahoma, is an artist known for her works in watercolor. Her art follows the California Watercolor School of painting developed in the first half of the 20th Century. Her studies in watercolor include nature scenes and historic houses. Dorothy Bertine received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University and she resides in Denton. Her work is inspired by the architecture of the historic homes in Denton, and many of these artworks will be featured in this exhibit.

    All Courthouse Museum exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public.  The courthouse has handicapped parking and accessibility through the north entrance. The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located in the historic Denton County Courthouse at 110 W. Hickory in Denton, TX.

    Dorothy Bertine Map - 1976 - Significant Historical Architecture still remaining in Denton.

    Dorothy Bertine Map – 1976 – Significant Historical Architecture still remaining in Denton.

    Arts All Night @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

    ARTS ALL NIGHT web banner

    ARTS ALL NIGHT BENEFITING THE GREATER DENTON ARTS COUNCIL’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    Friday, March 27, 6 PM – Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
    Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Free with donation (suggested minimum donation $10; children under 12 free)

    Join hosts Paul Slavens of KXT’s Paul Slavens Show and Reid Robinson of KNON’s Sonic Assembly Hour for an all-night arts event benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Capital Campaign.

    6:00 PM
    Happy Hour with the VINTAGE JAZZ SOCIETY | Festival Hall
    Start your evening with classic jazz of the early 20th century with Denton’s Vintage Jazz Society.

    6:00-8:00 PM

    Family Art Activities with SCRAP DENTON | Craft Studio
    Artist of all ages can join staff and volunteers from SCRAP Denton to create their own DIY masterworks in the studios.

    6:00-9:00 PM
    Artist Demonstrations with VAST & DENTON HANDWEAVERS GUILD | Meadows and Gough Galleries
    Join artists from the Denton Handweavers Guild and Visual Art Society of Texas in the galleries as they demonstrate working with a variety of techniques and media.

    6:00-10:00 PM
    Print Press with NORMAN ROSCOE | Festival Hall
    Meet the artists of Norman Roscoe and take home a freshly printed artisan t-shirt to commemorate the night. T shirts are $20 or free with donation of $50 or more.

    7:00 PM
    Gallery Performance with DENTON CELTIC DANCERS | Festival Hall

    Kick up your heels and learn traditional Scottish dances with the Denton Celtic Dancers. All ages are welcome to join in the fun!

    7:00-8:00 PM
    Performances in the Galleries with UNT COLLEGE OF MUSIC | Meadows Gallery
    Enjoy piano, guitar, and vocal performances by students from UNT College of Music. Romantic Songs and Arias from France, Italy, and Mexico will include performances by Jane Clukey, soprano, Eun Ji Jung, soprano, Hyunwoo Cho, tenor, Farah Padamsee, mezzo-soprano, Michelle Perini, soprano, Christine Phares, mezzo-soprano, Anna Valcour, coloratura soprano, Julian Vera, baritone and guitar, Giampiero Scuderi, guitar, and Xing Rong, pianist.

    7:00 PM
    Performances in the Galleries with TWICE UPON A TIME STORYTELLERS | Gough Gallery
    You’re never too old for bedtime stories! Join Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson in the galleries for family friendly tales and stories.

    8:00 PM
    Family Concert with BRAVE COMBO | Festival Hall
    Dance the night away with Denton legends Brave Combo! Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop and Latin American dance tunes to orchestral classics and rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim and were the band David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

    9:00-9:30 PM
    Gallery Performance with TWU DANCE | Festival Hall
    3rd year Dance MFA student Darrell Cleveland (formerly of Dallas Black Dance Theater) will present “Rhapsodies of Reality” – a dynamic fusion of urban and contemporary movement provoked by questions about worth, rights, and responsibility. Jenise Anthony, originally from Trinidad, will be presenting a work representing the playfulness and celebration of her home country’s Carnival.

    9:00-10:00 PM
    Art in the Dark Flashlight Tours | Gough Gallery
    Have you ever toured an art gallery in the dark? Discover the playful works of the exhibition The Artist is an Explorer by flashlight in this self-guided gallery experience.

    10:00 PM, MIDNIGHT, and 2:00 AM
    Haunted Downtown Tours with GHOSTS OF DENTON
    Join Denton’s “GHOST LADY” Shelly Tucker for spine-tingling tales of the resident spirits of Denton – including those of the Campus Theatre and the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts! Shelly Tucker, author and American Masterpiece Storyteller, has wrapped her passion for local Denton history and lore into ghost tales that chill and delight. Tour participants can register to win a signed copy of Tucker’s book Ghosts of Denton or purchase that evening. Tours are first come, first serve with a maximum of 30 people.

    10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
    Paul Slavens’ Midnight Ramble featuring PAUL SLAVENS | Festival Hall
    Musician and radio show host Paul Slavens curates a late night music fest featuring emerging “avant-pop” artist Lily Taylor, the techno/electro beats of Blixaboy & Cygnus, and experimental noise of Baby Blood.

    10:00 PM – 5:00 AM
    Thinline Rewind | Rehearsal Hall

    Thin Line Fest brings you Thin Line Rewind, a best-of selection of feature and short documentaries from the 2015 festival. Did you miss your chance to see some of the best and most relevant documentaries in the world? Now is your chance!

    2:00-5:00 AM
    All Night Lounge with DJ WOODTRONIC and Karaoke with DJ MARK RIDLEN | Festival Hall
    Musician and radio show host Reid Robinson (DJ Woodtronic) provides global beats while DJ Mark Ridlen (original Starck Club DJ/ SCARAOKE) provides the coolest karaoke in DFW. Choose your after dark debut from one of the hundreds of classic and contemporary songs provided.

    2:00-5:00 AM
    After Dark Art with SCRAP DENTON | Festival Hall
    Insomniacs, discover your inner artist with DIY art projects by SCRAP Denton!

    5:00-8:00 AM
    Sun Up Sketching | Meadows and Gough Galleries

    Sketch by morning light in the galleries. Complimentary sketching materials provided or bring your own (dry media only please).

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Sunrise Yoga with AUTHENTIC YOGA LIFE | Festival Hall
    Greet the day with sun salutations and gentle vinyasa flow with instructors from Authentic Yoga Life. Please bring your own mat.

    8:00-9:00 AM
    Breakfast Bash with ROYALS BAGELS, JUPITER HOUSE, AND CREPETOPIA
    Enjoy complimentary breakfast treats from Royals Bagels and complimentary coffee from Jupiter House. Additional breakfast foods available for purchase from Crepetopia.

    8:00-9:00 AM
    Daybreak Concert with DENTON COMMUNITY CHORUS
    Greet the day with song and a special morning concert by the Denton Community Chorus.

     

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    FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

    COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND BAGELS WITH JUPITER HOUSE AND ROYALS BAGELS
    Enjoy complimentary coffee throughout the evening provided by Jupiter House

    COMPLIMENTARY BEER WITH ARMADILLO ALE WORKS
    Enjoy complimentary artisan beer from Armadillo Ale works.

    FOOD TRUCKS WITH CREPETOPIA AND FIRE IN THE HOLE PIZZA
    Purchase delicious food from Fire in the Hole Pizza and Crepetopia throughout the event.

    ________________________________________________

    PRIZE GIVEAWAYS ON THE HOUR

    Register to win fantastic prizes announced on the hour. Purchase tickets for $5 each or 5 for $20; winners need not be present to win.

    Our generous prize sponsors include:

    A Creative Art Studio
    Amyx Fine Jewelry
    Art Glass Ensembles
    Authentic Yoga Life
    Barefoot Apparel
    Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream
    Bookish Coffee
    Calloway’s Nursery
    Candy Haven/Kolache Haven
    Cookies by Design
    Cupboard Natural Foods
    Denton Camera Exchange
    Denton Community Theatre
    Denton Music Theater
    Greater Denton Arts Council
    Hannah’s Off the Square
    Mellow Mushroom
    Sub Shack
    West Oak Coffee Bar

    Official Sponsorship provided by Denton Municipal Electric
    Promotional Sponsorship provided by We Denton Do It, DiscoverDenton.com, and Eagle & Wheeler

    For more details, visit dentonarts.com

    Arts all Night @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

    arts all night

    ARTS ALL NIGHT BENEFITING THE GREATER DENTON ARTS COUNCIL’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    Friday, March 27, 6 PM – Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
    Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Free with donation (suggested minimum donation $10; children under 12 free)

    Join hosts Paul Slavens of KXT’s Paul Slavens Show and Reid Robinson of KNON’s Sonic Assembly Hour for an all-night arts event benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Capital Campaign.

    6:00 PM
    Happy Hour with the VINTAGE JAZZ SOCIETY | Festival Hall
    Start your evening with classic jazz of the early 20th century with Denton’s Vintage Jazz Society.

    6:00-8:00 PM

    Family Art Activities with SCRAP DENTON | Craft Studio
    Artist of all ages can join staff and volunteers from SCRAP Denton to create their own DIY masterworks in the studios.

    6:00-9:00 PM
    Artist Demonstrations with VAST & DENTON HANDWEAVERS GUILD | Meadows and Gough Galleries
    Join artists from the Denton Handweavers Guild and Visual Art Society of Texas in the galleries as they demonstrate working with a variety of techniques and media.

    6:00-10:00 PM
    Print Press with NORMAN ROSCOE | Festival Hall
    Meet the artists of Norman Roscoe and take home a freshly printed artisan t-shirt to commemorate the night. T shirts are $20 or free with donation of $50 or more.

    7:00 PM
    Gallery Performance with DENTON CELTIC DANCERS | Festival Hall

    Kick up your heels and learn traditional Scottish dances with the Denton Celtic Dancers. All ages are welcome to join in the fun!

    7:00-8:00 PM
    Performances in the Galleries with UNT COLLEGE OF MUSIC | Meadows Gallery
    Enjoy piano, guitar, and vocal performances by students from UNT College of Music. Romantic Songs and Arias from France, Italy, and Mexico will include performances by Jane Clukey, soprano, Eun Ji Jung, soprano, Hyunwoo Cho, tenor, Farah Padamsee, mezzo-soprano, Michelle Perini, soprano, Christine Phares, mezzo-soprano, Anna Valcour, coloratura soprano, Julian Vera, baritone and guitar, Giampiero Scuderi, guitar, and Xing Rong, pianist.

    7:00 PM
    Performances in the Galleries with TWICE UPON A TIME STORYTELLERS | Gough Gallery
    You’re never too old for bedtime stories! Join Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson in the galleries for family friendly tales and stories.

    8:00 PM
    Family Concert with BRAVE COMBO | Festival Hall
    Dance the night away with Denton legends Brave Combo! Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop and Latin American dance tunes to orchestral classics and rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim and were the band David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

    9:00-9:30 PM
    Gallery Performance with TWU DANCE | Festival Hall
    3rd year Dance MFA student Darrell Cleveland (formerly of Dallas Black Dance Theater) will present “Rhapsodies of Reality” – a dynamic fusion of urban and contemporary movement provoked by questions about worth, rights, and responsibility. Jenise Anthony, originally from Trinidad, will be presenting a work representing the playfulness and celebration of her home country’s Carnival.

    9:00-10:00 PM
    Art in the Dark Flashlight Tours | Gough Gallery
    Have you ever toured an art gallery in the dark? Discover the playful works of the exhibition The Artist is an Explorer by flashlight in this self-guided gallery experience.

    10:00 PM, MIDNIGHT, and 2:00 AM
    Haunted Downtown Tours with GHOSTS OF DENTON
    Join Denton’s “GHOST LADY” Shelly Tucker for spine-tingling tales of the resident spirits of Denton – including those of the Campus Theatre and the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts! Shelly Tucker, author and American Masterpiece Storyteller, has wrapped her passion for local Denton history and lore into ghost tales that chill and delight. Tour participants can register to win a signed copy of Tucker’s book Ghosts of Denton or purchase that evening. Tours are first come, first serve with a maximum of 30 people.

    10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
    Paul Slavens’ Midnight Ramble featuring PAUL SLAVENS | Festival Hall
    Musician and radio show host Paul Slavens curates a late night music fest featuring emerging “avant-pop” artist Lily Taylor, the techno/electro beats of Blixaboy & Cygnus, and experimental noise of Baby Blood.

    10:00 PM – 5:00 AM
    Thinline Rewind | Rehearsal Hall

    Thin Line Fest brings you Thin Line Rewind, a best-of selection of feature and short documentaries from the 2015 festival. Did you miss your chance to see some of the best and most relevant documentaries in the world? Now is your chance!

    2:00-5:00 AM
    All Night Lounge with DJ WOODTRONIC and Karaoke with DJ MARK RIDLEN | Festival Hall
    Musician and radio show host Reid Robinson (DJ Woodtronic) provides global beats while DJ Mark Ridlen (original Starck Club DJ/ SCARAOKE) provides the coolest karaoke in DFW. Choose your after dark debut from one of the hundreds of classic and contemporary songs provided.

    2:00-5:00 AM
    After Dark Art with SCRAP DENTON | Festival Hall
    Insomniacs, discover your inner artist with DIY art projects by SCRAP Denton!

    5:00-8:00 AM
    Sun Up Sketching | Meadows and Gough Galleries

    Sketch by morning light in the galleries. Complimentary sketching materials provided or bring your own (dry media only please).

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Sunrise Yoga with AUTHENTIC YOGA LIFE | Festival Hall
    Greet the day with sun salutations and gentle vinyasa flow with instructors from Authentic Yoga Life. Please bring your own mat.

    8:00-9:00 AM
    Breakfast Bash with ROYALS BAGELS, JUPITER HOUSE, AND CREPETOPIA
    Enjoy complimentary breakfast treats from Royals Bagels and complimentary coffee from Jupiter House. Additional breakfast foods available for purchase from Crepetopia.

    8:00-9:00 AM
    Daybreak Concert with DENTON COMMUNITY CHORUS
    Greet the day with song and a special morning concert by the Denton Community Chorus.

    ________________________________________________

    FOOD SERVICE

    COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE WITH JUPITER HOUSE
    Enjoy complimentary coffee throughout the evening provided by Jupiter House

    FOOD TRUCKS WITH CREPETOPIA AND FIRE IN THE HOLE PIZZA
    Purchase delicious food from Fire in the Hole Pizza and Crepetopia throughout the event.

    ________________________________________________

    PRIZE GIVEAWAYS ON THE HOUR

    Register to win fantastic prizes announced on the hour. Purchase tickets for $5 each or 5 for $20; winners need not be present to win.

    Our generous prize sponsors include:

    A Creative Art Studio
    Amyx Fine Jewelry
    Art Glass Ensembles
    Authentic Yoga Life
    Barefoot Apparel
    Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream
    Bookish Coffee
    Calloway’s Nursery
    Candy Haven/Kolache Haven
    Cookies by Design
    Cupboard Natural Foods
    Denton Camera Exchange
    Denton Community Theatre
    Denton Music Theater
    Greater Denton Arts Council
    Hannah’s Off the Square
    Mellow Mushroom
    Sub Shack
    West Oak Coffee Bar

    Official Sponsorship provided by Denton Municipal Electric
    Promotional Sponsorship provided by We Denton Do It, DiscoverDenton.com, and Eagle & Wheeler

     

    Classical Guitar @ Banter
    Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
    Classical Guitar @ Banter | Denton | Texas | United States

    Banter has classical guitar every other Friday!
    Come listen while you eat dinner or just to listen to the great music.

    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger | Denton | Texas | United States

    Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday DentonRadio.com brings local acts to LSA Burger! 90% of all of the talent you see at LSA Burger is local Denton talent! Check the DentonRadio.com Calendar to see who’s playing.

    The Reach preconcert @ J and J's Pizza on the Square
    Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    the reach

    Our second preshow featuring artists who will be performing at The Reach Denton on May 23!

    Featuring:
    Elizabeth Rae
    Kyle Farley
    True Colours
    The Wife and Kids
    https://www.facebook.com/TheWifeandKids
    I Am Clark Kent
    https://www.facebook.com/clarkkentaf

    Admission: $5 suggested donation. 

    Come enjoy pizza, beer, music, and friends! Performances start promptly at 7!

    THE MAGAZINE

    Denton Live Magazine Spring-Summer 2015

    Welcome to Denton, Texas.

    Guests in Denton, like the nearly 125,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely-customized, Dentoncentric adventures within the cool vibe for which Denton has gained international acclaim. We call it original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country, and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original. Consider our burgeoning music scene. Denton is known around the world for the music that’s been organically evolving here for many years. Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word. That is the result of original and independent. The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres. Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose. And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth. That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.

    People come to Denton in pursuit of their passions. Take local artist Darien Orr. She gained Etsy fame when her “Barbie and Ken Live the Denton Life” photographic note card series took off several years ago. Now Barbie is stepping out of the note cards and authentically “dentoning” (the experience of enjoying/discovering/exploring all that the great City of Denton, TX has to offer). Scores of female and male Barbie dolls in various states of restyle sit in neat lines in her studio. Clothing and shoes just their size are piled to the side, all part of her new product line called Dentoning Dolls. Every doll is unique, rescued from someone’s discards then thoughtfully bathed, styled and dressed to fit into the many nuances of Denton life. People adopt their Dentoning Doll, each with a name, a background, an official dentoning tee shirt, and a hashtag for sharing its dentoning adventures on Instagram. The dolls come packaged in a clear box, the background an artistic image of our Courthouse.

    “Denton has cool things to offer,” Darien says while showing off a doll whose body was made in 1966. “Dentoning Dolls are a cool way of getting people interested in the bigger Denton experience.”

    See what I mean? Original. Independent. And Darien is one among hundreds whose expressions are visual or musical or architectural or environmental or something that is so unique it has no label or category.

    Now it’s your turn. This is your adventure. So, create! Make it original. Embrace independence. Go enjoy Denton!

    Kim Phillips,

    Vice President
    Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau

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