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    Artist brings light to Chicanx culture and spirituality through art

Artist brings light to Chicanx culture and spirituality through art

Featured Image: Nineteen-year-old artist Serena González begins work on a new embroidery project in the CVAD building on April 26, 2019. Originally from San Antonio, González said she is very spiritual and likes to represent that in her paintings and other artwork. Photo by Samuel Gomez Serena González dresses in

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    Husband and wife duo find creative outlet in jewelry making

Husband and wife duo find creative outlet in jewelry making

Featured Image: Shawn Zeigler laughs with a customer at the Firefly Forge booth at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival on April 28, 2019. Zeigler owns the jewelry business with her husband, Sean. Together they have been selling their creations at the festival since 2006. Photo by Samuel Gomez Shawn B.

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    Yoga instructor creates safe space for queer and trans people

Yoga instructor creates safe space for queer and trans people

As you enter the room, attendees are greeted with a mat, a tie and a smile. The chime of the cymbals and the start of the music means class is ready to begin. Every Saturday, Queer and Trans Inclusive yoga class takes place at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and creates

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    TWU Barnes & Noble Storytime aims to expand literacy for children

TWU Barnes & Noble Storytime aims to expand literacy for children

Despite the presence of nearly 30 small children, the Children’s Department of Denton’s Barnes & Noble is relatively hushed Friday morning as Madison Ellis, vice president of Texas Woman’s University’s chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, reads “Pete the Cat” to a crowd of attendees. Throughout the summer,

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    Denton Black Film Festival & UNT collaboration about solidarity, organizer says

Denton Black Film Festival & UNT collaboration about solidarity, organizer says

The Denton Black Film Festival and the University of North Texas holding a free screening for the movie Hidden Figures at Alamo Drafthouse this Sunday is just as much about unity as it is about the historical contributions of African-American women who helped put men on the moon, said film festival

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    Denton musicians join forces for music that packs a punch

Denton musicians join forces for music that packs a punch

Black Sabbath’s heavy metal music brought Denton musicians Bailey Chatman and Alex Gillen together during a concert. Since then, the now engaged couple has teamed up to form punk duo Heavy Pulp. Fans of local band Pearl Earl may recognize Chatman as the group’s drummer and Gillen plays in multiple

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    Folklorico de North Texas celebrates traditional Mexican dance with showcase

Folklorico de North Texas celebrates traditional Mexican dance with showcase

Bright lights and Spanish music set the mood as attendees begin to file into the Lyceum. Backstage, the dancers are huddled together in a circle as one of the members gives a pep talk to the group before their showcase begins. Melodie Hernandez, the president of Folklorico de North Texas,

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    How well do you know your Denton coffee shops?

How well do you know your Denton coffee shops?

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    Dot painting artist uses work for greater cause

Dot painting artist uses work for greater cause

Hannah Williams, 23, holds up a small square canvas while painting. The design on the canvas resembles soft ocean waves gently creeping up a shoreline, painted using vibrant and intense colors. Each of the bubblegum pink and cobalt blue waves are lined with tiny, circular mounds of fabric paint. “This

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    The Seeing Stone brings a dash of ‘magick’ to Denton with fantasy artwork and jewelry

The Seeing Stone brings a dash of ‘magick’ to Denton with fantasy artwork and jewelry

Inside her Denton home, Emily Pearson flips through three of her digital art designs, which she printed onto computer paper to see the physical results of her work. She pointed to one paper in particular, explaining how the design in traditional tarot card sets is typically interpreted to mean being

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