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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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Not Your Momma’s Rock n’ Roll

July 29, 2017 - Question and Answer, Uncategorized

Six of the busiest musicians around are all part of Fame+Fiction. Kristen Ford, lead guitarist, plays nearly 200 shows a year as a solo artist. She also has another project, The Blu Janes, and she’s getting married! Kelsey Von Strantz plays cello and violin. She…

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Q+A with Chef Jay

Meet Chef Jay Kill

July 19, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Food and Beverage, LGBT Advocate, Question and Answer

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

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Focus Middle Tennessee is proud to announce a new feature section: Q+A with Chef Jay

May 28, 2017 - Articles, Food and Beverage, Question and Answer

Have you ever wanted to know how to make biscuits from scratch? What can you substitute in place of an ingredient you don’t have in your pantry? What will happen if you leave an ingredient out of a recipe? What about the perfect grilled burger…

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