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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    MURAL_Mick_HousesMural- Kristen Watson

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    In Living Color: A Mural Tour of Denton

    Story and photos by Kristen Watson Welcome to Denton, an art mecca that’s home to painters, sculptors, printmakers and designers. Denton’s creative community cultivates the best art around, especially fantastic public art. From Fry Street to the Historic Downtown Denton Square to the halls of UNT, there’s a wall, fence or building to display every […]

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    Muttin Bustin'

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It Ain’t Their First Rodeo

    Story by Danielle Garcia Photos courtesy of North Texas Fair & Rodeo Clouds of dirt fly through the air as the rodeo crowd goes wild. Samantha Tippit’s adrenaline rushes through her veins as the speed of her horse and the noise of the crowd picks up. Her blonde hair is blowing behind her. One wrong […]

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    MUST CREDIT Christopher Blumenshine 5

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It is the Best of Times

    Story by Brittany Fholer Photos by Christopher Blumenshine ‘Tis a magical time. For thousands of years in the cold of winter, two symbols have come together as a celebration of life. Amidst the dreariness of the season, when many living things sleep or die off, evergreen trees stand out in their starkly contrasting color. Festooned […]

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    All Events
    UNT College of Visual Arts + Design Annual CVAD Faculty & Staff Exhibition @ UNT on the Square
    Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation.

    Reflecting the CVAD mission, the spirit of the region, and the dynamic growth of UNT and CVAD, this exhibition’s ever-expanding inclusiveness affords continuing opportunities for students and others to see and learn from all that CVAD offers.

    Typically shown concurrently in both the UNT Art Gallery on campus and UNT on the Square in Denton’s historic downtown, this year the exhibition will be entirely at UNT on the Square.

    Participating Artists:
    Jerry Austin | Martin Back | Laura Beard | Rachel Black | Ed Blackburn | Harlan W. Butt | Li-Fen Anny Chang | Susan Cheal | Kate Colin | Lauren Cross | Andrew DeCaen | Laura Drapac | Alicia Eggert | Christian Fagerlund | Vincent Falsetta | Rachel Fischer | Lari Gibbons | Karlyn Griffith | Robert Jessup | Bumin Kim | Liss LaFleur | Tom Leninger | Ana M. Lopez | Kathy Lovas | Adam Neese | Jill O’Brien | Deanna Ooley | Cassie Phan | Johnny Robertson | David Stout | Benjamin Terry | Michelle Thomas | James Thurman | Umut Demirguc Thurman |Watts | Ursula Willias

    UNT College of Visual Arts and Design

    Meditation Class @ Seven Mile Cafe
    Nov 25 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 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.

    Cody Jinks with special guest Kody West @ Rockin Rodeo Denton
    Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

    rockin rodeo- from website

    Rockin Rodeo will be having a pre-Thanksgiving Bash with Cody Jinks and Kody West as a special guest on November 25, at 7:00 p.m.!

    Enjoy great live music around the holidays!

    VIP Packages will be available!

    Live Music at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


    There will be live Music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night at LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square!

    Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.

    Wednesday Night Social Run @ Oak St. Drafthouse
    Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

    OSDH&CP run

    A free 5k group run through Denton. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome. The group meets at Oak Street Draft House every Wednesday night at 7:45, and the run starts at 8:00. Join in on the fun and hang out for some beer and socializing after the run. Information including the week’s course is posted at www.facebook.com/DentonSocialRunners.

    County Rexford @ The Abbey Inn
    Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

    The Abbey Inn Restaurant, pub, beers, British, Irish, ethnic,


    County Rexford will be at The Abbey Inn from 7:30-9:45pm. No cover charge.

    Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Showcase @ The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden
    Nov 25 @ 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.

    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…

    UVER @ Dan's Silverleaf
    Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

    Dan's Silverleaf; night venue; live music

    UVER started when Band Schmand ended. Venues played: Dan’s Silverleaf, Banter, A Creative Art Studio, Art 6, The Hydrant, Andy’s Bar, Barnes and Noble, a Twight Tunes on the Courthouse Square the day Micheal Jackson died. We are all veterans of Denton bands for the last 20 years and love to write and perform our own music. Cheers!

    Dusty Smirl @ Jack's Tavern
    Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm

    Jacks Tavern Logo

    Heart, Soul, Honesty, and Values. Just a few of the things you will hear in each one of Dusty Smirl’s songs. A lyrically based singer/songwriter from Denton, Texas, Dusty pours every ounce of himself, his life, and the world around him into each and every word of his songs. He has a way of tying thoughts and feelings together in a melody that will reach inside of you, hold your heart, and shake your soul. Relating to Dusty’s music is never a problem for anyone. Using everyday life as his inspiration, he sings about things that will not only make you look inside yourself to find answers, but he will challenge your mind and soul to dive deeper into the world and find what is real and true and what isn’t.

    But don’t think that Dusty is just a writer and not a performer. You will know better as soon as he sings his first note, all the way through his last. Every show he plays he gets better and stronger, both, as a vocalist and as a guitar player. The energy pours out of him all throughout the show, you just can’t help but give him every ounce of your attention. With upbeat songs such as “Mine For The Mile” and “This Old Guitar”, to Insanely deep songs that tear at your heart like “There’s Gotta Be More” and “Guardian Angel”, there is something for everyone to get into.

    Dusty has had the chance to play in many places around the state with many other amazing singer/songwriters such as, Charlie Pride, Brandon Rhyder, Johnny Cooper, Bart Crow, Max Stalling, Deryl Dodd, Austin Allsup, Mike Mancy, Gary Kyle, Jared Thomas and The Vagabonds, Brian Burns, Tommy Alverson, Arielle Nicole, Bri Bagwell, The Black Top Gypsies, and Chris and The Roughnecks. He looks forward to playing at new venues with new people and learning new styles and methods to shape himself as an even more complete singer/songwriter.

    February 2th Dusty will release his debut EP “There’s Gotta Be More”. With the crowds growing more and more at each of his shows, they will soon have something to take home with them to enjoy. This EP is sure to be full of determination, Truth, and feeling. So keep your eyes out for it soon!

    Danksgiving with Mike Vivid @ Hailey's Club
    Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm


    Danksgiving: n. 1) a free EDM dance show on Thanksgiving Eve at Hailey’s Club 2) a crazy party hosted by Mike Vivid, Psyborg, Soccer Mom, Gangsta Lean, DJ Swift T, and Elijah Heaps 3) an unforgettable Night


    Denton. Original. Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute. Look at the image. Think about the words. What does it mean? What is it saying?

    This is our brand. It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas. Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe. And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application. It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city. The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality. Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown. It’s the real thing, no faux about it. We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead. 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, for instance. Denton is known around the world for the music movement 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.

    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional. Think about your favorite pair of jeans.

    They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite. They fit you perfectly, comfortably. And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way. Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years. You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops. You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton. Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours: Original. Independent.

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