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    Denton artist uses design to spark joy in self and others

Denton artist uses design to spark joy in self and others

What begins as a sketch in a sketchbook is then inked with a Micron and uploaded on a computer to add colors and final touches. UNT alumna and artist Claire Morales creates psychedelic, whimsical art with the goal of bringing happiness to those who view her work. “It kind of started

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    CityFolk returns to the music scene online and outdoors

CityFolk returns to the music scene online and outdoors

Local band CityFolk has found a way to bring music to the people of Denton during the COVID-19 pandemic, performing for online audiences from their driveway and at outdoor venues. “Live music kind of went away,” said Olivia Justice Countryman, CityFolk singer and mandolin and bass player. “It took people a

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    Bella Bella Artesanías brings Colombian jewelry to Denton

Bella Bella Artesanías brings Colombian jewelry to Denton

When shopping online, international studies senior Yarely Parra makes a point of purchasing jewelry from single mother business owners to support their creative endeavors. Supporting them is something she is passionate about, and she has started purchasing jewelry overseas in bulk and having it shipped to Denton to sell to

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    Emo Night Denton amplifies BIPOC voices through emo nights and music scene activism

Emo Night Denton amplifies BIPOC voices through emo nights and music scene activism

Once a month, nostalgic fans of 90s and 2000s emo have a space where they can jam out to old punk classics. Emo Night Denton creates a niche network to amplify the voices of BIPOC artists and collaborates with DFW booking groups to organize benefit concerts for causes like the

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    Theatre Denton presents a virtual production of ‘The Gin Game’

Theatre Denton presents a virtual production of ‘The Gin Game’

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the show must go on. After eight months of darkness, Denton’s theater scene is making its return to the stage in the form of its first-ever virtual production. Theatre Denton’s “The Gin Game” will be available to stream as a recorded performance beginning

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    Denton business repurposes waste into household items

Denton business repurposes waste into household items

The morning after a storm, a UNT alumnus drives around Denton searching for fallen tree scraps and tosses them into the back of his car to repurpose. Denton resident Starfire Freeman is the owner of Handmade Recycled, a business where he transforms old pieces of wood and glass into household

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    Label’s throwback-style magazine aims to reignite local music scene

Label’s throwback-style magazine aims to reignite local music scene

While most music groups retreated to online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stay Positive? Records returned to the classics with a seasonal, handcrafted band magazine. The music label is Denton-based and primarily represents local punk, hard-core and rock groups. Its mission is building positivity through a music community connected by

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    Denton barbershop carries on the family legacy

Denton barbershop carries on the family legacy

With a barber pole that’s been in the same place since the 1930s, Denton’s Joe Medina & The Bearded Lady carries on barbering traditions that have been passed down through generations. Joey Medina is a third-generation barber and works in the same barbershop as his late grandfather, Joe Medina Sr.

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    Mindful Mortal Cheese offers a transition to veganism through skull-shaped, dairy-free cheese

Mindful Mortal Cheese offers a transition to veganism through skull-shaped, dairy-free cheese

Pounds of cashews are pulsed into a paste with seasonings, then set in skull-shaped molds and formed into blocks of vegan cheese. For Aspen Carter and Emily Sanchez, UNT graduates and owners of Mindful Mortal Cheese, creating and selling vegan cheese is important for environmental sustainability.  “We are trying to

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    Denton Ceramics Collective provides camaraderie for local artists

Denton Ceramics Collective provides camaraderie for local artists

Prior to Denton Ceramics Collective, four Denton ceramic artists struggled to get their foot in the door with selling products. They then realized the challenges they had been facing as independent artists, so they came together to form the Denton Ceramics Collective to support each other and sell their work

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