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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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Pilgrimage Festival doesn’t disappoint

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

RILEY PARRA WEB-SERIES LAUNCHES TO RAVE REVIEWS

September 7, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Film, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Los Angeles, CA (September 6, 2017) – tello Films recently released their 6-episode web series, Riley Parra, which is modeled after a series of books about a detective struggling to do the right thing in a corrupt department. Riley discovers a war between angels and demons…

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Q&A with Chef Jay Kill

Introducing Chef Jay Kill

September 5, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Food and Beverage, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Q&A with Chef Jay, Tennessee

Focus welcomes our new food+beverage columnist, Chef Jay Kill. He will be answering your most burning questions. Before Chef Jay begins, we thought it would be nice for our readers to learn about him. Do you remember when you realized you were gay? I knew…

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MONQ LAUNCHING CONSUMER LOYALTY PROGRAM

MONQ LAUNCHING CONSUMER LOYALTY PROGRAM

September 3, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Joey Amato, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

MONQ REWARDS will Award Customers Seeds (Points) for completing over 20 Different Actions Nashville, TN (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017) – MONQ, LLC, best known for creating and selling personal essential oil diffusers, will release a rewards program for customers on September 1, 2017 called MONQ REWARDS. “Having…

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Out of the Darkness participants

CHOOSE YOUR HONOR BEADS AND WALK MUSIC ROW TO FIGHT SUICIDE

August 21, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Out of the Darkness, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 17, 2017 – More than 1200 people from throughout Middle TN will choose beads that represent their personal struggle with depression or the type of suicide loss they have experienced at the Nashville Music Row Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The walk begins at 8:00…

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