Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Unexpected gifts

There’s a crisp almost winter chill in the air on an early December evening on the Square as a woman and her family walk through crowds of merrymakers and carolers, searching for the perfect place to give her man the best Christmas present ever. “I brought him right under the huge Christmas tree and whispered […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

A mix of fall

Denton goes all out for Halloween celebration Coffins careen down Hickory Street, probably the only time they were in a rush to get to their destination. Ghosties, ghoulies and puppets walk the streets with lanterns, accompanied by musicians. And a spookily funny band of misfits share poetry and song, taking you back to a time […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

‘History and a whole lotta mystery’

As she talks, the scenery around you begins to transform. Paved streets and red lights fade away, even as the buildings remain the same. Bright neon is replaced by carved and painted wooden signs. Mesmerized by her stories, you follow her around the corner, as the parking spots and vehicles disappear and the smell of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

From Highways to Hues

Aislynn Mossman has competed in every Chalk Fest since she was 15, but last year, she took a risk. In a race against the clock, she decided to change her design at the last minute. Just a few hours before the competition was supposed to begin, Aislynn stayed up late into the night, sketching a […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Where Music Meets Technology

DentonRadio.com DJ Kind Beats creates his tunes with the help of his computer “Hey, want to go to a show with me?” This is what we did when I was a kid. Video games existed, but not like they do now. No YouTube, no Netflix. You had to rent a VHS and if you didn’t […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Featured, July-Dec 2017

Take a Seat

Chairy Orchard gives new meaning to resting place A manicured green lot cornered between two houses in a friendly, residential neighborhood holds a Denton treasure. Lining the fences of the bordering houses, hanging from the trees and scattered across the yard are dozens of chairs.    It’s not a big lot, but when you put […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

DentonRadio.com: Tune In.

Boombachs – Aliennation Space gospel sounds like a futuristic genre from 2030, but it’s exactly how The BoomBachs are described and how they sound. The BoomBachs are a six-piece band that has successfully blended hip-hop, jazz and rock together. Once you press play to the album “AlienNation,” you’re immediately greeted by “Here We Are Now,” […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

And All That Jazz

A Glimpse into the origins of the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival The year is 1986. A troupe of dancers dressed in Egyptian costumes stand on a concrete stage. There is a crowd of people in front of them, parents eager to watch their children perform and festival-goers who are just interested in what is […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Three rounds with Thin Line

With the help of a few drinks, the minds behind Denton’s only documentary festival take us behind the scenes In front of us sits a photographer, a documentarian, and a seasoned festival booker. In front of them sits various beers and wines from across the world. It’s not often you can convince such different artists […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Juneteenth: A celebration of unity

As the day turns to night, a DJ starts packing up his sound equipment, vendors are putting up goods and kids are high-fiving over their basketball game win. Local musicians can still be heard performing as people head home, exhausted and gratified. Fred Moore Park falls silent. Every summer for the last 45 years, a […]

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