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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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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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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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Thin Line: Day Three

I'm sitting in a Denton coffee house, Banter. It's mid-day Friday afternoon and all is quiet on the square. The first film is at 3:00pm, one my festival faves, Poverty, Inc. and I'm just killin' some time before heading back to Campus Theater. Looking around Banter at the photographs hanging on the…

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Thin Line: Midlake: Live in Denton, TX

Tonight. TONIGHT! It has finally arrived...opening night of the Thin Line Film Fest. I've got my vacay time approved, bags are packed and loaded; I am Denton bound the second the clock strikes 5:00pm! 4 straight days of films, photography and MUSIC....and ohhhh the music! I am a self-admitted music…

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Thin Line: Poverty, Inc.

When I was choosing my Thin Line films, I was especially excited about Poverty, Inc. Just watching the preview, I felt my heartrate increase and small surge of excitement course through my body. I’ll be honest, I’m 33 years old and I’m still trying to work out my “calling”. I work in logistics. I…

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