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

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

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

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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