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More than one from the heart

February 14, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joseph Pinson

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, 2015, with new threats of sweet and painful retribution for those who dismiss (or forget) the gift of love (fill in the blank).valentines_day_hearts_love_postage_2-p172862571369618479anr9r_325

My sweet hubby and I had an early conversation re: the day, and agreed flowers could be given any day of the year, if one would just do so. My strategy lead me to get a wedge of one of my guy’s favorite – and most expensive – cheeses, aged Gouda. He got me a dozen red roses. All is well at Casa McFarland. (BTW: Guys deserve and should be given the best appropriate “something” you can afford or create.)GuitarPickBobble

Live Music and parties abound in Denton this weekend and beyond – a nice idea for a date-night has been handed you.

Saturday, February 14:

  • Dirty River Boys at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $12/15

Sunday, February 15:

  • N’awlins Gumbo Kings bring their fun, original New Orleans-style Jazz to Sweetwater Grill & Tavern’s patio stage, 6 p.m., for this special post-Valentine, Pre-Mardi Gras performance. Happy Hour begins at 4 p.m. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton.
  • Gospel Meets Jazz presented by Brad Leali, Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at University of North Texas
    Brad Leali and Cynthia Scott

    Brad Leali and Cynthia Scott

    This Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5-6:30 p.m., in Voertman Hall, I will be featuring the wonderful vocalist Cynthia Scott with my 3 O’clock Lab Band. As a former Raelette, she will be paying a musical tribute to Ray Charles while also sharing her journey to jazz. ”
    Admission: free
    Live stream (below)

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut Street, at 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Salvation Army Benefit with George Dunham & the Birddogs, Big Tasty & the Moonshiners at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 4 p.m. – $10, followed by Matt the Electrician + Dana Falconberry at 8 p.m. – $10

Monday, February 16:

  • Live Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N Locust, from 10 p.m. to Midnight – FREE
  • The Blasters at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial,  8 p.m. – $15
    Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin, the founding members of long-running Southland roots-rock band the Blasters, have resurrected their partnership after 30 years to create last year’s release, “Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.”

Tuesday, February 17:

  • Fat Tuesday Celebration with music by the Vintage Jazz Society at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. – FREE Get your party on tonight!
  • Joe Pat Hennen at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 5 p.m. – FREE. Then Daniel Markham & Tony Ferraro + Smoke Paint at 9 p.m. – $5

For those not yet aware – Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., is winding down its live music schedule. Regular bands and performers have found other venues. Banter owners are finalizing the sale of one of Denton’s most popular spots for all things coffee, food, beer , wine, Wi-Fi, and music. A restaurant – the 940’s – will take its place sometime in the summer.

Please send corrections or additions ASAP.
A copy of this document is also available at:
*** Some of the programs in Winspear Hall are offered online as a live stream.
For possible access check this site ten minutes prior to an event:

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