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Original Independent Masterpiece

My mother believes in the power of art, that it broadens our minds and enhances our overall life experience. While we were growing up, she saw to it that we kids were exposed to live theatre, concerts, orchestras, and museums as the family budget could afford. And it didn’t stop there. I took piano…

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New downtown barcade is a real Game Changer

The thing I love about Denton is there is a spot for just about everybody. Want some high-class cocktails? Try Paschall Bar or Barley & Board. Looking for craft beer? You have your pick of the litter in the downtown area (East Side, Oak Street Drafthouse, Harvest House, among others). Now the…

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Shop Denton this Holiday Season

Strings of street lights Even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures… That time of year has come…what do I get that one aunt that I only see once a year? How do I decide on just one (or two or three) things to get my best friend or significant other…

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Julie Glover Awarded TDA’s Highest Individual Honor

It’s a bright, summer day in circa-1970s Denton, Texas. A couple of young teens are riding bicycles past the Denton Record-Chronicle heading west on Hickory Street, up the hill and toward the square. Two cars motor slowly east in their direction. A couple of pick-ups are parallel-parked on the…

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The Community behind Denton's Day of the Dead

For most, Halloween is about dressing up in costume and eating so many sweets that dentists are kept busy for the rest of the calendar year. But for others, the celebrated holiday, Día de los Muertos, is about honoring the spirits of loved ones. Through November 2, the Greater Denton Arts Council…

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La Comunidad detrás del Día de los Muertos en Denton

Para la mayoría, Halloween se trata de vestirse con traje y comer tantos dulces que los dentistas se mantienen ocupados durante el resto del año. Pero para otros, la fiesta celebrada, Día de los Muertos, se trata de honrar a los espíritus de los seres queridos. El Consejo de las Artes de Denton…

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Dentoning this week

There’s always something happening in Denton! Our town is filled to the brim with creativity, unique stores and restaurants, talented musicians and it grows each and every day! Here’s what’s happening this week in Denton so you can plan your #Dentoning. MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH Cosmic Visions: Works by…

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Hear the stories of Denton's ghostly inhabitants

Every Friday and Saturday night, a group of people move from place to place around the Square. But these intrepid people aren’t looking for cocktails. They’re searching for spirits of a different kind. Since 2012, storyteller Shelly Tucker has been leading tour groups around the Denton Square…

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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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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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