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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    Campus theatre

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured

    Story By Lauren Williamson

    Photo by Jun Ma

    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

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    Sat

    Apr 26

    2014

    3 on 3 Tournament

    When: April 26, 2014 all-day
    Where: Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76210, USA

      Join Young Life in a 3 on 3 tournment benefiting Denton Area Young Life! Register your team for only $75

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    Fri

    May 02

    2014

    Spring Awakening

    When: May 2, 2014 – May 11, 2014 all-day
    Where: Campus Theatre, 214 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201, USA

    Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz — a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a [...]

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    more fun comics

    Sat

    May 03

    2014

    Free Comic Book Day

    When: May 3, 2014 all-day
    Where: More Fun Comics and Games , 103 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201, USA

    Saturday, May 3 is free comic book day at More Fun Comics and Games! Come out to join in with other comic book fans to celebrate pop culture!

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    Thu

    Apr 24

    2014

    Denton County Farmers’ Market

    When: April 5, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, 317 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201, USA

    Stop by for some fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits from local farmers. Open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May through September. Located on the corner of Carroll and Mulberry.  

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    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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