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Theatre Review – School of Rock

September 15, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, TPAC

By Michael Ray Cantrell Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “School of Rock” opens center stage at a rock and roll concert with thousands of fans, some screaming, others booing all there to see “No Vacancy.” No Vacancy showcases the star of Weber’s production Duey Finn on the…

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PrideJourney: Rochester, New York

September 13, 2018 - Agency33, Articles

PrideJourney: Rochester, New York story by Jesse Walker   Nestled 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and just off of the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the Finger Lakes region of New York, you’ll find the truly limitless city of Rochester. Known for numerous festivals…

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Trans Buddy Program is Transforming Health for Community

September 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, Trans Focus, Transgender

story by Kelly Harrison | illustration by Brian Goins What if you could build a bridge? Not just any bridge but a bridge between health care professionals and transgender individuals seeking medical care in your community? By pairing trans individuals with an advocate to help them…

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the pilgrimage cultural & music festival

Full Steam Ahead: The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Enters It’s 4th Year

September 7, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Festival, Middle Tennessee, Music, News, Pilgrimage Festival, Tennessee

This year marks the fourth year the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival descends upon Franklin, Tenn. From the ground up, festival co-founder and Better Than Ezra frontman, Kevin Griffin, has watched as his baby has gone from crawling, to walking, to running full steam ahead….

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An Event-filled Fall

September 6, 2018 - Arts, Bridgestone, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Equality Clarksville, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Music, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Pet Focus, Rutherford County, Tennessee

September 8 Tennessee Honey Festival A celebration of all things honey. Education, art, music, food. More info at USPest.com. Family friendly and free.   Outloud Music Festival One day music festival in midtown Nashville. Betty Who, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, and others. Ticket includes entry to…

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Labor Day Reflections

September 3, 2018 - Holidays, Lauren Means, LGBT Community

By Lauren Means Labor Day. For many people it is synonymous with lake days, barbecues, and a three day weekend. There is so much more behind this first Monday in September. Labor Day was founded as a dedication to the social and economic contributions and…

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Press Release – Party Like Gatsby — Spectacle Extraordinaire comes to Nashville on April 26

August 28, 2018 - Arts, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release, TPAC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Put on your finest 1920s clothes and be part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, dancing the night away with your friends at the Party Like Gatsby Nashville – Spectacle Extraordinaire at the historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 26, 2019.  …

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Conversion Therapy Leaves a Lifetime of Damage

August 24, 2018 - Faith + Spirituality, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Tessie Austin | photo by Lauren Means   Conversion therapy can be known by many names, such as reparative therapy, ex-gay therapy, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), and aversion therapy, just to name a few.   Many of us may have endured lectures about…

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Review: Homegrown is Perfect Fit for the Hometown Crowd

August 17, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

by Bobby Turman | photos by Brian Goins, Bobby Turman   Every neighborhood has that place. You know the one. The food is good, the beer is cold, the music is live, and the conversation friendly. There’s a place like this just in Nashville called…

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Your 2018 Ms Tennessee Diamond Diva is…

August 16, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Jojo Lorentson | photos provided by Mac Productions   Ms Chocolate Dior!   The Tennessee Diamond Diva is a pageant for femme LGBT+ women who are looking to express their individuality and self-expression. This year’s winner was Ms Chocolate Dior, Pernisha Ailworth.  …

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