Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    A safe haven

    Opening night was brisk, somewhere in the mid-40s, but if the chilly weather scared anyone away from showing up, you wouldn’t know it from the line that formed outside the Campus Theatre. The queue of people stretched down Hickory, turned on to Elm and came to an end near First People’s Jewelers. And that was […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    Home is Where the Art Is

    Susan Carol Davis comes back to her roots I’m banished to a brown, wooden booth with a big, black X on the top of each of my hands, still searching the room for her face. Just a few feet away, two bartenders are serving drinks to East Side’s Thursday evening crowd. “Where is she?” I […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    ‘If I could survive that’…

    Storm chasing photographer Al Key brings his years of experience to Thin Line Fest More than anything else, photographer Al Key loves shooting lightning. And he would do anything to get a good shot, even if it means being struck by lightning. Back in the early 1980s, around midnight somewhere between Watauga and Haslet, Key […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    ‘It’s going to be fantastic’

    Local postman ready to show off hometown to state brethren “Do you want a frosty mug or plastic, Marvin?” Patrick Webb asks his guest. “Why, a frosty mug, of course,” answers Denton postman Marvin Ruyle. The jukebox against the wall was lit up, playing songs from the 1950’s. The place hasn’t changed much since Marvin […]

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    COMING UP

    All Events

    Apr
    21
    Sat

    UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition @ Recital Hall – UNT College of Music Building

    Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

    UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition @ Recital Hall – UNT College of Music Building | Denton | Texas | United States

    Music Entrepreneurship Competition

    The UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition provides an opportunity to promote student engagement, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovative action. Students will prepare music business plans utilizing a variety of resources including online business-plan writing tutorials, existing entrepreneurship courses, competition workshops, and faculty mentorship. Over $19,000 in cash prizes will be distributed among the top competitors.

    Our 2018 Music Entrepreneurship Competition will be held on April 21st and 22nd, 2018. Our guest judge and artist-in-residence for the competition will be Dr. Angela Beeching, internationally renowned career development expert and author of Beyond Talent. The competition is open to all College of Music students. UNT students outside of the College of Music may be eligible to participate as long as they are working in partnership with a College of Music student.

    Grand Finale April 22, 3 – 6 PM

    Recital Hall

    UNT College of Music

    Apr
    22
    Sun

    Thin Line 2018 @ Campus Theater

    Apr 22 all-day

    Thin Line 2018 @ Campus Theater | Denton | Texas | United States

    Thin Line is a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas – just north of Dallas / Fort Worth. The 11th annual festival is April 18-22, 2018. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and a diverse selection of photography.

    Earth Day BeerMuda Fest @ Bearded Monk

    Apr 22 @ 11:00 am

    Earth Day BeerMuda Fest @ Bearded Monk | Denton | Texas | United States

    What better way to celebrate Mother Nature than cheering to her the best way we know how… being ROWDY!!!

    Join the Rowdy BeesThe Bearded MonkDenton County Brewing Company, & Bearded Lady brand on this 2-parter event that will have our beautiful Earth shedding tears of joy 🌎🌍🌏

    MORNING – Come pick up some trash around town with us and make Denton even more beautiful! We’ll finish back at the Monk for a beer and cool down.

    LOCATION & TIME: The Bearded Monk @ 11 a.m.

    🌼🌼🌼

    EVENING – The Rowdy Bees are at it again with parties and fundraisers!! It’s been a long, long wait. Come join us for our official Bees, Beers & Botanicals Community Garden INAUGURATION!!!!!! And stare in awe at Cars & Bikes from Strikers Car Club !!!

    LOCATION & TIME: DCBC @ 6pm till the party ends 🤘

    🐝Seed Bomb Making Station
    🐝HoT RoD & BiKe showww
    (StRIKeRs cc)
    🐝Art & Music
    🐝Raffle
    🐝Face Paint
    🐝Tarot
    🐝and a RoWdY fUn TiMe

    Morning Buzz Yoga @ Denton County Brewing Company

    Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Morning Buzz Yoga @ Denton County Brewing Company | Denton | Texas | United States

    Morning Buzz Yoga at Denton County Brewing Company
    Class is just $5 and we have extra mats you can borrow,
    Located at Denton County Brewing Co off McKinney, just South of the Downtown Denton Square.

    SkyeLight Coffee Launch Party @ Denton County Brewing Company

    Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    SkyeLight Coffee Launch Party @ Denton County Brewing Company | Denton | Texas | United States

    JOIN THE ADVENTURE! Experience the refreshing evolution of cold brew coffee as we celebrate and share our Single Origin Nitro Cold Brew Coffee poured straight from the tap! We use NEW LEADING technology in the World of COLD BREW COFFEE coupled with an expertly crafted recipe to best complement each bean roasted by West Oak Coffee Roasters! What are you waiting for? SHARE, LIKE and visit us if you love coffee INNOVATION!

    Live T-Shirt Printing, Free Pizza, Snacks, and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee!

    Downtown Denton Earth Day Clean Up @ East Side

    Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Downtown Denton Earth Day Clean Up @ East Side | Denton | Texas | United States

    Join East Side to celebrate Earth Day 2018. We will be cleaning up the Downtown Denton Square from 1-2pm then meet back at East Side for the Backyard Market: Earth Day give back to Keep Denton Beautiful.

    Grab a beer and get a free Earth Day glass. Artwork by Matthew Sallack from Otter Illustration | Matthew Gordon Sallack. A percentage of sales will be donated to KDB along with all the local vendors donating as well.

    15-20 local vendors, food trucks and Earth Day!

    Downtown Denton Earth Day Clean Up w/ East Side @ East Side Denton

    Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm

    Downtown Denton Earth Day Clean Up w/ East Side @ East Side Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    Join us to celebrate Earth Day 2018. We will be cleaning up the Downtown Denton Square from 1-2pm then meet back at East Side for the Backyard Market: Earth Day give back to Keep Denton Beautiful.

    Grab a beer and get a free Earth Day glass. Artwork by Matthew Sallackfrom Otter Illustration | Matthew Gordon Sallack. A percentage of sales will be donated to KDB along with all the local vendors donating as well. 15-20 local vendors, food trucks and Earth Day!

    Free Community Yoga Class @ Twisted Yoga Pilates and Yoga

    Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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    This is a FREE class taught to any and all levels of Yoga participants.

    Sunday Brunch with Kind Beats @ Discover Denton Welcome Center

    Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Sunday Brunch with Kind Beats happens every Sunday from 1 p.m to 2 p.m at the Discover Denton Welcome Center!

    You may be wondering what Sunday Brunch is. Is it actual brunch at the welcome center? Well, no. Sunday Brunch is a play on words for a radio show were Kind Beats, Mikey LaCroix, DJ’s LIVE Sunday during peak brunch time!

    Kind Beats creates beats on the spot creating a fresh, hip, and cool vibe at the Discover Denton Welcome Center. The mantra for this show, as described by Kind Beats, is “tune in, kick back and relax”.

    Denton Radio

    Imperial Wrestling Revolution @ Lone Star Indoor Sports and Events Center

    Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm

    Imperial Wrestling Revolution @ Lone Star Indoor Sports and Events Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Come see the best show in Denton all year! IWR is completely family friendly and a great way to finish off your weekend together. We will have the new generation of the legendary Texas family, the Von Erichs as well as Ice Man King Parsons and MANY MANY more.

    Tickets start at only $10

    THE MAGAZINE

    #DENTON: Where Original Meets Independent

    CVB LogoDenton.  Original.  Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute.  Look at the image; think about the words.  What does it mean?  What is it saying?

    This is our brand.  It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas.  Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe.  And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application.  It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city.  The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality.  Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown.  It’s the real thing, no faux about it.  We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead.  We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original.  Consider our burgeoning music scene, for instance.  Denton is known around the world for the music movement that’s been organically evolving here for many years.  Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word.  That is the result of original and independent.  The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres.  Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose.  And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth.  That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.

     

    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional.  Think about your favorite pair of jeans.  They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite.  They fit you perfectly, comfortably.  And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way.  Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years.  You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops.  You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton.  Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours:  Original.  Independent.

    Guests in Denton, like the 128,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely customized, Denton-centric adventures in our internationally acclaimed way-cool vibe. We call this vibe original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is creative energy fueled for the past 125 years by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. We hold originality in high regard.

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