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:
Featured, 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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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Bride and Seek: the Denton Bridal Show

Becoming a bride can be stressful, regardless of whether you have two months or two years to plan. Fortunately, the Denton Bridal Show helps fine-tune the planning for the best-possible nuptials. Where else in Denton can a bride find shoes, the perfect dress, enjoy tastings and book a venue to match her personality and budget? […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Picture this

Denton Black Film Festival seeks to share culture through the arts The lights turn on, and the audience bursts into applause. People talk to the strangers next to them about the film they have just seen as they all quickly leave the theater to attend a spoken word event down the street. Something is always […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

‘Y’all having fun yet?’

Pops Carter still influences yearly Blues Fest celebration The aromas of home-cooked soul food and slow-roasted pulled pork fill the air on a sunny afternoon, interrupted by blues guitar riffs punching and gyrating in the air. Crowds of people break out lawn chairs and cold beverages to sit, relax and listen. Today, mowing the lawn […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

O Come All Y’all Faithful

The Story of Bethlehem in Denton County “Okay, are you ready?” Judy says with a flicker of delight in her eye. We had just finished winding our way through her garden, past deer statues with large eyes sitting in tall grass and three stone statues of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus resting near an old […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Wassail Welcome

Parents and children hunt down Santa for a selfie. Hundreds sip holiday drinks and stroll the Square bundled up in winter clothes. Families make memories, taking pictures with Christmas decorations, shopping and singing along to the Christmas music heard everywhere you go. And they line up to go into stores to get a taste of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Living the Dream at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo

“It’s Lucky Luke!” yells the bad guy. Enter the man who shoots faster than his shadow, moseying in, straight up and tall. Its 6 p.m. in Cameroon, and my brother and I sit wide-eyed and silent in front of the television, watching every minute of the cartoon, amazed at how fast Lucky Luke shoots his […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Arts & Autos Extravaganza Brings Nostalgia Back to Denton

Hoods are up in a “come look at me” stance, the rebuilt, modified, or original engines of everything from old farm trucks to 60s muscle cars are on display inside sparkling eye-catching sheet metal and fiberglass. These rolling works of art are surrounded by brightly-colored booths, populating the vast courthouse lawn. Each one advertises local […]

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