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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    COMING UP

    All Events
    Apr
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    Emerging Artists: The Annual Denton High School Art Show @ The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Apr 21 all-day

    Greater Denton Arts Council

    Opening Reception: Wednesday April 8th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Exhibiting in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts is the premier artwork of high school students throughout Denton ISD. This exhibit will be on display from April 8- May 3, 2015. Free and open to the public.

    Made in Denton County @ Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
    Apr 21 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.

    Nutrition Culinary Camp @ TWU Food Prep Lab
    Apr 21 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
    Apr 21 @ 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.

    Brazz @ Sweetwater Grill and Tavern
    Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

    sweetwater

    Want to catch some live music in downtown Denton? Head over toSweetwater Grill & Tavern to hear Marshall Smith’s BRAZZ perform live at 7:00. 

    Song and Story with Richard Gilbert @ Dan's Silverleaf
    Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

    Dan's Silverleaf, live music, Industrial Street

    Kim Nall, Pat York, and Chris Veon will be trading songs and stories in the round.

    Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00pm | Price: Free Show!! | Admittance: 21+

    County Rexford @ The Abbey Inn
    Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

    county rexford

    County Rexford plays at The Abbey Inn every other Wednesday at 7:30!

    Come eat delicious traditional English Food and listen to great music!

    Women’s and Men’s Choruses @ UNT College of Music - Murchison Performing Arts Center, Winspear Hall
    Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm

    Mark Nuccio performs with the UNT Wind Symphony, Spring 2013

    Women’s Chorus: Peter Steenblik, conductor
    Men’s Chorus: Dean Jilek, conductor

    Ticketing Information:
    $10 adults
    $8 Senior Citizens 55+, Non-UNT Students, Children, UNT Faculty/Staff/Retirees and Groups of 10+
    Free to UNT Students (limit 1, UNT Student ID required, must be picked up in person at the MPAC Box Office)

    The Murchison Box Office will open January 26, 2015.

    Center for Chamber Music @ UNT College of Music - Voertman Hall
    Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm
    Center for Chamber Music @ UNT College of Music - Voertman Hall | Denton | Texas | United States

    Center for Chamber Music; George Papich, coordinator

    Rawlins Fine Arts Series: Daniel Roth, Organ @ UNT College of Music - Voertman Hall
    Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm
    Rawlins Fine Arts Series: Daniel Roth, Organ @ UNT College of Music - Voertman Hall | Denton | Texas | United States

    Daniel Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, and has held several prestigious positions as an artist and teacher. Renowned for his brilliant interpretations of organ literature and for his thrilling improvisations, which are regularly included in his concert programs, Daniel Roth concertized extensively throughout Europe, Great Britain, The United States, Scandanavia, Japan and Korea.

    UNT Union Tickets. Free tickets are available for UNT students with a valid ID and discounted tickets are available for UNT faculty, and staff.

    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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