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    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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    COMING UP

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    CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Jul 4 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

    Woodturning: Traditional to Modern @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Jul 4 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.

    Liberty Run 5k Run/1 Mile Walk @ North Lakes Rec Center
    Jul 4 @ 6:30 am

    North Lakes recreation center, Denton, TX, Sports, athletics, healthy, gymnasium, workout, work out, city of denton parks and recreation

    Liberty Run 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

    July 4 at North Lakes Rec Center
    6:30 a.m. check-in; 7:30am, race begins
    $15 per person by noon, July 2; Click here to register.

    Fee includes a T-shirt (sizes S-XL; $2 extra for XXL),
    and fruit, snacks, and drinks.
    Race day registration is $20 per person.

    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Historical Park of Denton County
    Jul 4 @ 7:00 am

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    Local Farmers sell fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits.

    Produce:

    • Tomatoes
    • Peppers
    • Squash
    • Potatoes
    • Green Beans
    • Okra
    • Black-eyed Peas
    • Onions
    • Cucumbers
    • Watermelon
    • Peaches
    • Strawberries
    • Cantelope
    • Honey Dew Melon
    4th of July Family Fun Jubilee @ Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am

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    Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center

    9 a.m. Registration begins for the 9:30 a.m. Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament
    9:30 a.m. Flag ceremony begins at City Hall.
    9:30 a.m. Live entertainment
    9:30 a.m. Entry drop-off begins for the kid’s arts and crafts show.
    Entries will be displayed from 11 a.m.-noon in the Civic Center.

    10 a.m.-noon FREE kid’s carnival begins in the Civic Center.
    11 a.m. Good ol’ fashion family fun begins
    11 a.m. Senior Center luncheon, $3/person; Music by the Young at Heart band
    Noon-6 p.m. Civic Center Pool, $1/person

    Photo Credit: Denton Parks and Recreation

    Denton Community Market @ Denton County Historical Park
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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    The Denton Community Market is every Saturday April – November, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    The market is local art and produce market located @ Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. near downtown Denton, Texas. We are a community gathering space alive with live music by local artists, fresh local produce, locally-produced handmade arts and crafts, delicious on-site food, local business, community groups and more! We encourage you to come to any of our market days to join in on the fun.

    For more information, visit the Denton Community Market’s website at dentonmarket.org

    July 4th Community Parade @ Robson Ranch Texas
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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    Robson Ranch Denton will celebrate July 4 with a community parade, equipped with fly-overs, featuring floats, vintage cars, convertibles, motorcycles, bedecked golf carts and wagons along with Robson Ranch residents, which include 450 Veterans, marching down an American Flag festooned Ed. Robson Blvd.

    Life Through the Lens: Pictures that tell a story @ UNT on the Square
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am

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    Life Through the Lens: Pictures That Tell a Story

    Photography by Joe Clark and Junebug Clark

    June 1 – July 22

    Gallery Hours:

    Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon and 1 -5 pm, with extended hours until 8 pm on Thursday

    Saturday 11am – 3 pm

    Sunday CLOSED

    Yankee Doodle Parade @ Downtown Denton Square
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am
    Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, Mike Mezeul

    Photo credit: Mike Mezeul

    Fourth of July Yankee Doodle Parade

    July 4, Downtown Denton
    8:30 a.m. judging, 9 a.m., parade begins
    Entry forms will be available by June 1.

    Staging will begin at 8 a.m. on South
    Locust Street between Walnut Street
    and Sycamore Street.

    Get the parade entry form and parade route here.

    Karma Yoga @ Audacity Brew House
    Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

     

     

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    Karma Yoga is a community of Inspire Yoga 200 RYT Teacher Trainees, who are partnering with local small business to offer donation based yoga classes.

    Free yoga sessions in the Audacity Taproom every Sunday at 10 a.m. Then replenish those calories with a cold beer as we open at 11 a.m.

    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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