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LGBT musicians

Music to our ears: 3 LGBT+ artists to listen to NOW

March 2, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Brian Goins Here’s our rundown of three of our favorite local LGBT musicians on the musical landscape and what to expect: DAPHNE WILLIS, “FREAKS LIKE ME” In a nine-track set that is one part pop and three parts unapologetic rock, Daphne Willis delivers a…

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Gay country artist Chase Sansing releases music video

February 21, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Nashville

NASHVILLE — Rising country artist Chase Sansing has released the music video to accompany his single “Begins with You.” The Mississippi native shot the video at various locations throughout Nashville and incorporates footage from gay pride festivals in Louisville, Chicago, Murfreesboro and Nashville. “I wrote this…

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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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Major Minors

Perfect harmony: Major Minors is welcoming sound

November 22, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music

  Story and photos by Lauren Means Being a teenager can be tough. Being a teenager and a part of the LGBT+ community can be tougher. Luckily, there are special interest groups developing within the Middle Tennessee area to provide all teenagers a place to…

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Nashville in Harmony

Nashville in Harmony

November 21, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Community, Music

by Laura Valentine and Amanda Elend photos courtesy of Nashville in Harmony Nashville in Harmony (NiH) is Music City’s first and only all-volunteer chorus embracing the talents and diversity of the LGBT community and their allies. NiH began in the fall of 2004 with 19…

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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey debuts video for “Mr. Homewrecker”; will emcee Sunday’s Taste for Nashville LGBT Chamber

November 16, 2017 - Entertainment, Events, Fund Raising, Music, Nashville

By Brian Goins Meghan Linsey, who recently released her new album Bold Like a Lion, has released a video for its current single, Mr. Homewrecker, and debuted it on her Facebook page. “It’s about this woman finding out that her husband’s cheating, and going through…

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Cheley Tackett talks new album, release party

November 8, 2017 - Events, Music

By Selena Haynes Photos by Joshua Black Wilkins A Nashville staple, Cheley Tackett, is back in the groove with her new album, ‘Buckeye.’ The CD release party is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Douglas Corner. Focus asked Tackett a few questions for…

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RECAP: Pilgrimage Festival doesn’t disappoint

September 27, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Pilgrimage Festival, Recap, Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN – SEPTEMBER 23: Musician Justin Timberlake performs at the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 23, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for M2M Construction) The Pilgrimage Festival was held Sept. 23 – 24 in Franklin, TN. at…

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Valerie June: From Memphis

September 23, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Question and Answer, Tennessee

Valerie June: From Memphis by Joan Allison  |  edited by Sarah Rutledge Fischer  |   photos by Jacob Blickenstaff & Danny Clinch The voice on the phone is girlish and sweet with a distinct Jackson, Tennessee Southern drawl. She is fresh off a European tour, but back in New York…

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Sinclair set to play Franklin’s Pilgrimage Festival in September

September 20, 2017 - Articles, Music, Uncategorized

Her music and unique voice permeate your soul. If ever there was a true love affair, Sinclair and her music is it. As she walked into Zollie’s Koffee for the interview, her personality resonated as deeply as the uniqueness of the church pews on which…

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