Arts Jazz 2014

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Krystal Maestas: Photos courtesy of Festival

    Jazz: More than a Four-letter Word

    As you walk throughout Quakertown Park, the sound of trumpets trill in your ears; little girls run around with fairy wreaths in their hair, ribbons blowing in the air behind them; a family rests under a large tree enjoying the shade while deciding which stage they will venture to next; delicious smelling tasty treats lure you through the crowd toward myriad […]

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    Denton Airshow

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Renee Hansen

    Photos by Lynn Cromer

    The Show Must Go On

    Nothing will ground Denton’s annual high-flying production An array of planes gracefully soar over the horizon each Father’s Day Weekend – year after year – like clockwork. On June 14, 2014, the one-day Denton Airshow comes to town, entertaining the 13,000-plus visitors with aspirations as wide as the wing spans of a B25-J Mitchell. Since the show’s inception in the mid-1980s, the […]

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    Photo by Caroline Basile

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured

    Story by Lauren Williamson

    Photos by Jun Ma and Caroline Basile.

    Walk the Thin Line

    It started off as a small project making a music video and ended up an anticipated annual event for the Denton community, but the Thin Line Film Festival isn’t stopping there. The festival is evolving into a complete entertainment experience by expanding beyond only featuring documentary films and wading into music festival territory. And right now, festival founder and coordinator […]

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    COMING UP

    All Events
    Aug
    15
    Fri
    North Texas Fair & Rodeo @ North Texas Fairgrounds
    Aug 15 – Aug 23 all-day
    North Texas Fair & Rodeo  @ North Texas Fairgrounds | Denton | Texas | United States

     

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    85th Annual North Texas State Fair & Rodeo!

    World championship rodeo, music, carnival rides and games, fiddling contest, petting zoos and barbecue cook-offs!

    Entertainment:

    August 15            Randy Rogers/Jason Eady

    August 16            Kevin Fowler/Will Hoge

    August 17            La Banda Yurirense/Cadetes De Linares

    August 18            Jamie Richards

    August 19            Uncle Lucius

    August 20            Cody Johnson/Spivey Crossing

    August 21            Josh Abbott/Zane Williams

    August 22            Aaron Watson/J.B. and the Moonshine Band

    August 23            Tracy Lawerence

     

    Aug
    18
    Mon
    Camp Exploration @ Denton Civic Center
    Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
    Camp Exploration @ Denton Civic Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Camp Exploration at the Denton Civic Center for ages 5-11. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15
    S11 Aug. 18-22

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Camp Voyage @ Denia Recreation Center
    Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
    Camp Voyage @ Denia Recreation Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Camp Voyage at the Denia Recreation Center for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15
    S11 Aug. 18-22

    More information about each session can be found here.

    King’s Kids Camp @ MLK Jr. Recreation Center
    Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
    King's Kids Camp @ MLK Jr. Recreation Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    King’ Kids full-day camp at MLK Jr. Recreation Center for ages 6-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15 
    S11 Aug. 18-22 

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Super Kids Camp @ McMath Middle School
    Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
    Super Kids Camp @ McMath Middle School | Denton | Texas | United States

    Super Kids full-day camp at McMath Middle School for ages 6-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15 (may be at Denton Civic Center)
    S11 Aug. 18-22 (may be at Denton Civic Center)

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Aug
    21
    Thu
    Denton End of Summer Festival @ HealthSource of Denton
    Aug 21 all-day
    Denton End of Summer Festival  @ HealthSource of Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    Bump Day! Come enjoy a day that is all about you and your little ones. Venders will be available to showcase their services. Whether you are looking for a doula, midwife, essential oils and accessories or anything else pertaining to pregnancy and after this is the place for you. Enjoy refreshments and free exams and chiropractic adjustments for the whole family!

    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard
    Aug 21 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard | Denton | Texas | United States

    farmers market

    Stop by for some fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits from local farmers. Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or sellout from May through September. Located on the corner of Carroll and Mulberry.

     

    CVAD MFA Showcase @ UNT Art Gallery
    Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    CVAD MFA Showcase @ UNT Art Gallery | Denton | Texas | United States

    CVAD MFA 2013

    A summer tradition at the UNT Art Gallery, this exhibition features recent works in various media by artists enrolled in the graduate Studio Art and Design programs at the College of Visual Arts and Design. Curated by gallery staff and focused on process, criticism and ideology, the CVAD MFA showcase presents an open environment in which to consider works by emerging artists of our time.

    Ellie Ivanova (photography), Tabatha Trolli Diloreto (ceramics), Kai Peter Martin (drawing and painting), Luke Ball (printmaking), Longhui Zhang (drawing and painting), Abigail Sherrill (fibers), Lynné Bowman (photography)

    American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity @ Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts
    Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity @ Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts | Denton | Texas | United States

    The Greater Denton Arts Council exhibit American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity will be on display June 27 – October 24.

    Read the full story from the 2014 Spring issue of Denton Live magazine.

    Gallery hours:
    Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

    Free admittance.

    American Brides

    Dentonradio.com Night @ The Bear's Den
    Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Dentonradio.com Night @ The Bear's Den | Pilot Point | Texas | United States

    The Bear's Den

    Come out to see Melissa Ratley playing at The Bear’s Den!

    Hear great local music and enjoy delicious pizza!

    THE MAGAZINE

    Letter from the Mayor

    Denton recently ranked first of only two Texas cities on Livability.com’s 2014 list of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America,” coming in at number 55 nationally. It’s clear that the word is out: Denton is vibrant, hip, safe, creative, artistic, historic, original, independent and a happening place to live and visit.

    Downtown is dynamic, teeming with local musicians and artists showcased among 25 live music venues located within two blocks of our celebrated city square. Some of our most significant regional  events like the Thin Line Film Festival (now including a live music component to complement the 80-plus documentaries) and the giant, three-daylong, seven-stage-large Denton Arts & Jazz Festival spotlight raw creativity at its best.

    While music is a major theme in Denton year-round, spring and summer bring numerous events that highlight other attributes of our city. Cinco de Mayo and Juneteenth celebrations focus food and fun around cultural and historical commemorations of our nation’s diversity exemplified in Denton’s own rich heritage. Dog Days of Denton honors man’s best friend. The Denton Air Show boasts  aerial daredevils and stunt pilots at the Denton Airport, Texas’ eighth largest.

    Spring is a perfect time to try the A-Train, our two-year-old commuter rail connecting visitors between Denton and the rest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Big city musical shows, theatre and  dining opportunities are clustered within blocks of each other in the new Hickory and Industrial Street arts and entertainment corridors, a short walk from the square. Our galleries offer world-class art  of every medium, and our international award-winning live theatre productions are far beyond that of other cities our size.

    Our two great universities are at the heart of our unique vivacity. Drawn by our creative wealth and energetic vibe, University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University students fuel Denton with a perpetual stream
    of new talent. While we are one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, we cherish our character that
    says, “we’re still small enough to be people-friendly with a ‘care about your neighbor’ attitude.” Our safe and conveniently-located entertainment venues, parks and public facilities make Denton a truly walkable city.

    While other cities try to replicate old-town charm, Denton’s famous 150-year-old courthouse square is like a Norman Rockwell painting, but one set to jazz and indie music. It has character. And it has characters. But it’s not as much the personalities of this place as it is the personality of Denton that hooks you. I love it here. We all
    do. And I believe you will, too.

    Now, relax and kick back. Then come out and experience for yourself why Denton is the place to be.

    Mark Burroughs,

    Mayor of Denton

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