Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    All Dogs Go to Dog Days of Denton

    Story by Laura Cortez Photos courtesy of Sheila Wilson I take center stage, wearing nothing but my hiking backpack and a bandana tied around my neck. Self-conscious? Naw. I’m feeling good. It is, after all, a warm September day. The sun even makes me glow, and everybody’s looking at me. Hey! I smell a corndog […]

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    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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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    Sit Down & Make Noise

    Story by Tyler Murphy Photos courtesy of Ed Steele Photography LLC It’s a typical night on Colorado Avenue. The bar is dimly lit and filled with phosphorescent smoke. Soldiers fresh back from the nightmares of Vietnam crowd around the stage sucking back beers. Exotic dancers swivel their hips up on the stage in time with […]

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    All Events
    CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Jul 1 all-day

    Center for Visual Arts, GDAC, Denton, TX, art gallery, galleries, downtown, train station, square, date night, greater denton arts council

    The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.
    NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
    2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.
    Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

    Customer Appreciation Month @ Downtown Denton
    Jul 1 all-day

    It’s Customer Appreciation Month and Downtown Denton is sharing the love. Every Wednesday in July, Downtown shops are giving discounts, door prizes and drawings to say thank you to all of their customers.

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    Other Visions: 10 Short Films @ tAd gallery
    Jul 1 all-day

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    This exhibition features 10 outstanding short films selected from the juried competition organized by The 13th Festival of Film Animation in Czech Republic.

    For more info, please visit: http://www.tadgallery.org/?page_id=2361

    Woodturning: Traditional to Modern @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Jul 1 all-day

    Center for Visual Arts, GDAC, Denton, TX, art gallery, galleries, downtown, train station, square, date night, greater denton arts council

    Works by the Golden Triangle Woodturners
    Reception on Friday, June 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM; FREE
    Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Meadows Gallery
    Join us for the opening reception of recent works by the Golden Triangle Woodturners, on view through July 24, 2015.

    Chakra & Essential Oils Workshop with Kristi Taylor! @ Authentic Yoga Life
    Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


    There are seven major chakras that are our primary centers of life force energy and are responsible for the health of mind, body, and spirit. Each chakra has its own unique function and, in disharmony, has its own characteristic symptoms.

    In this workshop you will explore the chakra system and how the energetic properties of essential oils heal and bring chakras into balance.

    Learn to identify chakras in disharmony and how to determine which essential oil(s) would best clear a given chakra.

    *No refund or transfers.

    Meditation Class @ Seven Mile Cafe
    Jul 1 @ 11:30 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:30 am

    Seven Mile Cafe, Denton

    The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.

    A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, and final meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained so feel free to start at any time. Everyone is welcome- just drop in!

    For more information, visit the Meditation in Texas website.

    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Jul 1 @ 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.

    County Rexford @ The Abbey Restaurant
    Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

    Abbey Inn, Underground, square, downtown Denton, Texas, brunch, english food, fish and chips, brittish, british, england, great britain, uk food, united kingdom, drinks, pub

    Out of the quaint village of Denton, TX, hails County Rexford, the drunken whiskey band of ne’er-do-wells and ruffians. This Celtic quartet, who specialize in drinking songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, and originals, utilize a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, whistle and more. They have been the house band at the Abbey Inn in Denton, TX, since 2008. County Rexford holds court at the Abbey every Wednesday night, in addition to playing concerts, festivals, and private parties all over the North Texas region and the southern United States. The band has just released their debut, “The Life and Times of the One and Only Padraig Lafferty, Jr.” on Break-a-Pick Records.

    UNT String Institute @ UNT College of Music Voertman Hall
    Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

    UNT One O'Clock Jazz Band Concert

    UNT String Institute Orchestra Concert

    Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Showcase @ The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden
    Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

    The Whitehouse, Denton, Coffee, Espresso, Beer Garden


    Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Showcase” every Wednesday from 8-10:30pm.

    LOOK OUT GINNY MAC IS BACK! That’s right! Wednesday June 3rd, (and every first Wednesday of the month) the amazing Ginny Mac and her All Star Band will be back at the White House! Ginny tickles the accordion, delivers a song and entertains like no other!

    NEVER A COVER! The Whitehouse is Denton’s favorite choice for live music while serving up the finest food, wine, beer and coffee drinks at some of the lowest prices in town!

    Don’t forget it’s Ginny Mac every 1st Wednesday AND Rosana Eckert every 3rd Wednesday AND Hale Baskin every 4th Wednesday of the month!

    Feel free to share with your friends! See you there…


    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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