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Denton's Music Scene

Come here for the music It’s no secret that Denton is a music town. This has been a statement of fact for, well, decades. We look around now and can find live music almost every night of the week, festivals that feature live bands almost monthly, and thriving industry made up of venues and…

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We have our Quarantunes compilation!

Over the past two weeks, you have listened (to the tune of almost 4,000 plays on our Soundcloud) and voted (1,300 votes) in our poll for your favorite track submitted in our Quarantunes contest! We had a great variety of submissions across all genres from the amazing talent right here in Denton…

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Denton pulls out all the stops for Oaktopia

The most common thing I've heard the last week was, "Oh, you're going to Oaktopia? I'm so jealous!" Sometimes, you just have to treat yo'self and Oaktopia 2016 truly was a treat. From a great kick-off Thursday night to the action-packed Friday and Saturdays of the festival, this is going to be one…

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New, then Weird and Finally Cool

“Everything ‘cool’ was once new. Everything new was once weird. And everything weird needed a community to support its growth. And then it became cool.” Jake Laughlin was addressing a crowd of some 200 Denton musicians and artists at a DentonRadio.com Artists’ Gathering a couple of months ago when…

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The All-New DentonRadio.com

As I sit writing at my desk, local singer/songwriter Joel Cross’s “Can’t See” is playing softly through my computer speakers, perfect background music for today’s topic. Ah, now Madi Davis is crooning her tune “Sleeves.” I’m tuned in to the all-new DentonRadio.com. Now, while J.R. Byrd sings…

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Oktoberfest weekend in Denton

I open my column today with a quote from History.com. “Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, marries Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates.” This…

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Dentoning and Oaktopia

Denton is overflowing with art and creativity. From the outside looking in, you might think that’s why Denton has finally begun receiving the attention it deserves. However, I think it is important to note where that creativity truly comes from. Denton’s greatest resource is its people and their…

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Original and Independent Interests Converge in Denton

Something wonderful about being Original Independent Denton is that our original, independent ideals, interests and expressions often occur simultaneously. This means no one can ever claim boredom in Denton. It also means that on some calendar dates, Denton is the center of a festival kaleidoscope…

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CVB Names Welcome Center Manager

The Discover Denton Welcome Center is coming soon and is big on the minds of Dentonites these days. Whenever we are out and about, CVB staff is accustomed now to fielding questions about it: When? Where? What? Who? We love talking about this long-awaited project, but the “who” dilemma has been a…

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