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
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    Camp Exploration @ Denton Civic Center
    Jul 28 @ 7:00 am – Aug 1 @ 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
    Jul 28 @ 7:00 am – Aug 1 @ 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
    Jul 28 @ 7:00 am – Aug 1 @ 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
    Jul 28 @ 7:00 am – Aug 1 @ 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.

    Camp Scrap @ SCRAP Denton
    Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm
    Camp Scrap @ SCRAP Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    School's out, scrap's in!

    SCRAP is giving the parents a break and offering two sessions of Camp SCRAP this summer!  Camp is for creative kids ages 6-12 who love inventing, making, planning and bringing creative ideas to life.  Camp will begin at 9 am and go until 4 pm.  Camp is $175 per camper and includes the cost of materials and a snack each day.

    Sign up your kids for a full week of camp and watch their creative skills flourish!

    Kids will learn about creative reuse through a range of fun and engaging art projects.  We will paint, weave and do print making plus so much more!

    Register online, pay in store or online. Some scholarships are available, e-mail for more information.

    Sessions are July 21-25 and July 28-August 1

    Jul
    29
    Tue
    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard
    Jul 29 @ 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.

     

    Improv for Teens @ North Branch Library
    Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm
    Improv for Teens @ North Branch Library | Denton | Texas | United States

    Participate in this three-day, improvisational intensive for an introduction into the art of improv acting. Learn to be spontaneous and quick on your feet through entertaining warm-ups, exercises, games, tricks and more! Best for ages 11-18.

    Black Fox Players Long

    DIY Terrarium @ SCRAP Denton
    Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm
    DIY Terrarium @ SCRAP Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    Join us for a new and exciting class on making your own terrariums.  SCRAP will provide the plants, containers and materials needed to create your own succulent terrarium.  Cost is just $15!

    Register today by e-mailing heatherg@scrapdenton.org, calling 808-1611 or coming by the store!

    Texas Unplugged @ LSA Burger Co.
    Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Texas Unplugged @ LSA Burger Co. | Denton | Texas | United States

    Lone Star Attitude, LSA Burger, Denton, downtown, square, rooftop bar

    Hosted by Michael White and “Fancy” Tancy Turner, the vibe of Texas Unplugged provides a glimpse into the persona of the artists on a level not typically seen in most radio interviews.

    The show provides an entertaining interview session with Texas Country up-and-comers and established professionals intermingled with an acoustic song swap format.

    Texas Unplugged debuted on January 8, 2013 and has been a huge hit for our North Texas fans since moving to LSA Burger Co. on the Historic Denton square and students at the University of North Texas in 2014. Texas Unplugged broadcasts LIVE every Tuesday night from 7-9pm.

    6/17: TJ Broscoff and Clay Thrash
    6/24: Justin Petrea and Bill Bear
    7/1: Chris Watson and Crystal Yates
    7/8: Rachel Stacey, Guthrie Kennard, and Aubrey Lynn England
    7/15: Brandon Bush Band and Dusty Smirl
    7/22: Michael Padgett and Jesse Jennings
    7/29: Matt Kimbrow and Troy Cartwright

    County Rexford @ The Abbey Inn
    Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
    County Rexford @ The Abbey Inn | Denton | Texas | United States

    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!

    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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