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Rational, Reasonable, Right: TN State Senate District 14 Special Election

March 13, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Tennessee

by Lauren Means Ι photo courtesy gaylejordanforsenatetn14 Who is Gayle Jordan? Gayle Jordan is your typical Tennessean. She has raised a family, lives on a farm, has owned a small business, and is concerned about the future of our state. If you dig a little deeper, you…

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TPAC Cabaret

Review: TPAC’s Cabaret is wonderful production with stunning cast

March 1, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Review, TPAC

By Leah Wright Willkommen to Cabaret! Based on the revival from Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by BT McNicholl, Cabaret begins with a glittery, shiny backdrop covering the upper portion of the stage before it devolves into a dark and often shocking analysis of Germany…

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It’s Just Who I am: Transgender

February 26, 2018 - Articles, Columns, It’s Just Who I am, Lauren Means, Question and Answer, Transgender

Dispelling myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes by Lauren Means Note: This series is not meant to place labels. The purpose is to educate and to open up conversations among people. This is not all-inclusive in terms of questions, facts, or terminology. This is a starting point…

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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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‘Candy Crush’ saga costs lesbian couple dearly

February 19, 2018 - Michelle Willard, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, News, Rutherford County

Stacey and Mary Ruth Hamilton say CBD bust has cost $50K so far By Michelle Willard, Focus contributor One Murfreesboro business owner said “Operation Candy Crush” has cost her and her wife more than $50,000 in seized cash, attorney’s fees and lost revenue. Stacey Hamilton and…

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Nashville Cares Avant Garde

RECAP – Avant Garde: Neverland

February 19, 2018 - Avant Garde, Drag Queens, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Recap, Tennessee

“It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent.” By Leah Wright The Avant Garde: Neverland! Fundraiser for Nashville CARES was an event filled with glitter, fairy wings, pirates, and whores (if the NashTrash sisters are to be believed). The attire was festive cocktail and…

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Review Illusionists Live

REVIEW: The Illusionists Live From Broadway

February 17, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

by: Lauren Means The Illusionists are sure to leave you anything but disillusioned. Bringing together five of the top performers from the world of magic and illusion, the show is certain to entertain both the young and young at heart. From mind-reading to sleight of…

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REVIEW: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

February 10, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Ballet, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

by Lauren Means Ι photos courtesy of Ballet Austin As a part of Nashville Ballet’s Attitude series, internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Nashville February 9th-11th, courtesy of Stephen Mills, artistic Director of Ballet Austin. Light promotes the protection of…

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REVIEW: Getting to Know the King and I

February 4, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TPAC

by Leah Wright | Photos courtesy of Matthew Murphy Barlett Sher has brought Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I to the stage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in a grand show of color and movement. From the very moment the curtain opens to reveal a brilliantly colored…

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REVIEW: Oh What a Night at TPAC

January 11, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Recap, Review

Jersey Boys takes Nashville by storm by Leah Wright | photos courtesy of Joan Mason (Pictured above: Corey Greenan, Tommaso Antico, Jonny Wexler and Chris Stevens) The energy was inescapable as the sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons reverberated through TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall…

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