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    Denton filmmaker shares community stories through shorts

Denton filmmaker shares community stories through shorts

After spending his Monday evening following around members of Better Understanding Trash Through Service (B.U.T.T.S.), Chad Withers, a short filmmaker and Denton resident, directed a short film about the organization and its conservation efforts. B.U.T.T.S. is a local organization that travels around the Denton Square and downtown every Monday to

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    Instagram account showcases the unusual through antique dolls and mannequins

Instagram account showcases the unusual through antique dolls and mannequins

There was something about the boy in the sombrero’s emotive gaze and pale smile, despite the cracks sprawling over his body and face, that resonated with Denton resident Maria Burke as she snapped the mannequin’s photo. The photo was taken in 2017 during a trip to Oklahoma City, and since

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    Women veterans unite for equality and recognition

Women veterans unite for equality and recognition

The word veteran often leads people to think about men in uniform, but the Women Veterans of America is here to remind us women serve, too. Women Veterans of America advocates for all women veterans and women currently serving in the military. Their goals are to guarantee equal access to

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    Thin Line Fest cancels in-person events, transitions to online

Thin Line Fest cancels in-person events, transitions to online

Thin Line Fest announced today it will be cancelling its in-person music events and film screenings and will screen online instead. The annual documentary, film, music and photography festival, which was scheduled for March 25-29, will continue the photography exhibitions with extended dates and will host the award ceremony online.

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    KB Illustration: From crafting in Denton to designing and freelancing in Dallas

KB Illustration: From crafting in Denton to designing and freelancing in Dallas

KB Illustration creator Kristen Barnhart was first featured in the North Texas Daily almost two years ago, four months after she graduated from UNT with a bachelor’s degree in communication design. Since then, her portfolio of freelance clients has grown and she is making strides in both her personal life

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    KUZU 92.9 FM spices up the Denton music scene with volunteer radio and local artist endorsement

KUZU 92.9 FM spices up the Denton music scene with volunteer radio and local artist endorsement

Tucked in a little nook on Elm Street is a small, colorful building that could easily blur into the busy background of Denton. On particular days, residents can hear the sound of a local band resonating through the walls, or they can listen by tuning into 92.9 on their local

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    UNT alumnus uses illustrations to break down monsters in children’s books

UNT alumnus uses illustrations to break down monsters in children’s books

Growing up fascinated by monsters and with an urge to draw, UNT alumnus Bryan Kelly has evolved into a professional illustrator and a self-published comic book author. Originally from New Jersey, Kelly moved to Texas as a child and grew close to the Denton community as an adult. Currently, he

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    Texas Storytelling Festival to inspire creativity and communication in attendees

Texas Storytelling Festival to inspire creativity and communication in attendees

Lovers of hearing and sharing stories can get ready to attend the Texas Storytelling Festival from March 12-15 at the Denton Civic Center.  The Texas Storytelling Festival is a four-day event hosted by the Tejas Storytelling Association, consisting of storytelling performances, workshops and a master class. This year will be

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    Jessica Yañez highlights Latinx experiences through ‘The Wine and Chisme Podcast’

Jessica Yañez highlights Latinx experiences through ‘The Wine and Chisme Podcast’

Jessica Yañez loves three things: wine, cheese and chisme (Spanish for gossip). In “The Wine and Chisme Podcast,” the UNT alumna and San Diego resident intertwines these three with a passion for highlighting the strengths of her community. “Currently, there are so many stories being told about people in communities

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    Denton artist conveys themes and emotions through unconventional art

Denton artist conveys themes and emotions through unconventional art

What some people may see as trash, Denton artist and resident Stacy Tompkins sees as objects for her artwork. Tompkins is a multimedia artist who focuses on sustainability and telling stories through her sculptures, paintings, drawings, mixed media, fabric and textiles. She got into art during high school, as she was

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