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nov+dec must-do events

November 1, 2017 - Events

NOV. 2 SHERYL CROW & JEFF TROTT Benefitting High Hopes Development Center. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Ryman. For tickets, visit ryman.com.   NOV. 3 HAYDN’S CREATION Classical series presentation of what is considered to be Haydn’s masterpiece, depicting the creation of the world…

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Halloween Events

What to do: Halloween events 2017

October 27, 2017 - Events

OCT. 27 SHORT MOUNTAIN HAUNTED WOODS Benefits Short Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and Cannon County Rescue Squad. 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at Short Mountain Distillery, 8280 Short Mountain Rd., Woodbury. Admission to the Haunted Woods: $10. HALLOWEEN KICKOFF BLACKOUT PARTY…

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together live

Together Tour – Live: An Evening of Empowerment

October 24, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Recap, Review, TPAC

Living Our Love Stories You can feel the support and inspiration in the room. As everyone is watching the love story of Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach unfold in the pre-recorded video, the room is silent. They speak of ups and downs. Challenges and victories….

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Nashville Black Pride

15th Annual Nashville Black Pride

October 21, 2017 - Events, LGBT Community, Nashville, Recap, Tennessee

The Message for the Weekend: We are Stronger Together The 15th Annual Nashville Black Pride (NBP) was held Oct. 12 – Oct. 15 with various events held throughout the city. This year’s theme was “Stronger Together” and opened Thursday night with an awards dinner and…

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Light the Nations

Light The Nations returns Saturday

October 17, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Light the Nations, a neighborhood festival in its second year, highlights the Nations neighborhood and local businesses with an evening of light, art, vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. The festival features more than 50 vendors featuring arts, crafts and food vendors; live music on two…

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AIDS Memorial Quilt

AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in Nashville

October 17, 2017 - Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

A panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Nashville for the first time in 15 years. The quilt, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will be unveiled at a community reception on Tuesday, Oct. 24  at The Art Institute of…

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October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

SEPT. 9 BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL MURFREESBORO TOWN SQUARE Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. SEPT. 14 ROCKIN 4 RESCUE 3250 WILKINSON PIKE, MURFREESBORO Operation Education Animal Rescue’s annual event. Food, drinks, live music,…

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dear allie: praying away the gay?

October 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Dear Allie, Health + Wellness

PRAY FOR THEIR HAPPINESS, NOT AGAINST THEIR LGBT IDENTITY. by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, I’m writing because I’m concerned about my twin sister. We are high school freshmen living in a small Tennessee town. My sister is gay, and I’ve known that just about as long as there was anything…

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q & a with chef jay

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Chef Jay Kill | photo courtesy of The Art Institute Nashville  What’s the best method to cook fried chicken so the breading doesn’t come off? I feel the biggest mistake most people make when frying chicken is wanting to prepare it too quickly. First, make…

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Murfreesboro attorney redefines advocacy

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

Julia Tate-Keith prevails in ‘Natural Meaning’ lawsuit against state by Michelle Willard | photos courtesy of Julia Tate-Keith Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “natural, ordinary meaning” bill into law on Friday, May 5. By Monday, May 8, Murfreesboro attorney Julia Tate-Keith had filed a lawsuit on…

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