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Brett Withers

A bridge builder: Brett Withers

November 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Douglas Hagler • photo by Selena Haynes Metropolitan Nashville Council Member, District 6, Brett Withers is a busy man. Like most of the members of the Council, Brett continues to work his full-time job even after being elected to the Council in 2015. “Between…

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Chef Jay

Q&A with Chef Jay: Go-to dish for potlucks

November 3, 2017 - Food and Beverage, Q&A with Chef Jay

by Chef Jay Kill photo courtesy of The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville What is your go-to for a fairly easy but very appetizing dish to take to potlucks? What I love to take to potlucks is a fresh, cold broccoli salad. Here is…

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Eric Capehart

LGBT Ally: Eric Capehart is a man of action

November 3, 2017 - LGBT Ally

by Jamie Lewis • photo by H.N. James Author, professor, counselor, mentor and philanthropist: Each of these words describe Eric Capehart. If you ask him, though, he’ll tell you that while he may be all of these, his primary identity is that of an activist….

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Nashville Cares

Shop at Walgreens and support Nashville Cares

November 1, 2017 - LGBT Community

Submitted by Nashville CARES Nashville CARES is pleased to announce that through Nov. 15, customers at more than 70 local Walgreens locations will be able to donate to Nashville CARES by purchasing a scannable icon at checkout. Proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES’ mission of ending…

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Trans veteran fights to give a voice to the voiceless

November 1, 2017 - Trans Focus, Uncategorized

by Michelle Willard | photo by H.N. James The first thing Carla Lewis will tell you about herself is that she’s perpetually late. On July 27, 2008, the fact that she and her wife Jamie Combs were a little late may have saved their lives…

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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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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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