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Oh What a Night at TPAC

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

Jersey Boys takes Nashville by storm by Leah Wright | photos by 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 on…

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Penny Campbell Honored in East Nashville

December 9, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee’s First LGBT+ Historical Marker Unveiled If you don’t know Penny Campbell’s story, you are missing out. Penny’s story begins back in 1953 when she was born to Brenda and Rev. Will D. Campbell. It would be safe to say Penny was greatly influenced by…

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Cheekwood Holiday Lights Exhibit

5 activities to enjoy at Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights exhibit

November 20, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ annual Holiday Lights exhibit is set to open to the public on Nov. 24, kicking off the holiday season with several seasonal favorites and some new additions. Here’s a look at what you can do at the event: Enjoy the lights,…

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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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together live

Together Tour – Live: An Evening of Empowerment

October 24, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Recap, Review, TPAC

Living Our Love Stories You can feel the support and inspiration in the room. As everyone is watching the love story of Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach unfold in the pre-recorded video, the room is silent. They speak of ups and downs. Challenges and victories….

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Nashville Black Pride

15th Annual Nashville Black Pride

October 21, 2017 - Events, LGBT Community, Nashville, Recap, Tennessee

The Message for the Weekend: We are Stronger Together The 15th Annual Nashville Black Pride (NBP) was held Oct. 12 – Oct. 15 with various events held throughout the city. This year’s theme was “Stronger Together” and opened Thursday night with an awards dinner and…

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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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Nashville Roller Girls

Nashville Rollergirls are rolling to top of league

August 13, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally

It’s been called the fastest growing female sport in America and it’s right here in Nashville. Our very own Nashville Rollergirls (NRG) are currently skating in their 11th season and rolling to the top of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rankings. Forty ladies…

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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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