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

Live on Air with DentonRadio.com’s Dunashay Thomas

Your alarm didn’t go off, you’re late, and you spilled piping hot coffee in your lap. Or maybe today just isn’t particularly inspiring. But the man on the radio is sending out words of encouragement as he spins songs coming from a treasure trove of local musicians. He gives you food for thought as he […]

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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

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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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Dentoning with the Dead

When I was younger, I remember asking my mom why people would leave food, envelopes of money, and presents at a table. As my father placed a photograph of my grandfather with an envelope beside the table, she answered. “It’s to remember the people we loved, so we will never forget them.” It was Dia […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

‘A culmination of spirit’

Lighting festival helps get locals in the holiday mood “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas … only a hippopotamus will do!” A little girl belts out the classic holiday tune, unable to contain her excitement as she waits in line to see Santa. Amidst the glow of thousands of dazzling lights, people of all ages […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Honing Their Skills

Denton’s Open Mic Nights offer performance opportunities for local artists It’s happy hour at the Abbey Underground and the drinks are flowing! Robert, the bartender, is busy serving beer and mixed drinks before tonight’s show starts. It’s almost time, and the crowd’s anxious for the show to begin. And the performers, also in the crowd, […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Denton Loves Local

Story by Sydney Wilburn Featured Image from the Denton Community Market On Saturday mornings, the Denton Community Market bustles with families and friends. Booths of different shapes and sizes create a labyrinth of handmade everything — from home décor to food. Attendees browse the booths leisurely while listening to a local acoustic artist performing under a white gazebo. At the edge of the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

The Comforts of Madness

Story by Frank Franco Featured photo by Diana Elijah Mark Burke is rushed. Surrounding him are small neat stacks of CDs on one side, and records flowing out of cardboard boxes on the other. He is overwrought with things to do, with more stacks waiting to be sorted behind the counter. He looks at the […]

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