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Nashville Cares Avant Garde

RECAP – Avant Garde: Neverland

February 19, 2018 - Avant Garde, Drag Queens, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Recap, Tennessee

“It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent.” By Leah Wright The Avant Garde: Neverland! Fundraiser for Nashville CARES was an event filled with glitter, fairy wings, pirates, and whores (if the NashTrash sisters are to be believed). The attire was festive cocktail and…

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Review Illusionists Live

REVIEW: The Illusionists Live From Broadway

February 17, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

by: Lauren Means The Illusionists are sure to leave you anything but disillusioned. Bringing together five of the top performers from the world of magic and illusion, the show is certain to entertain both the young and young at heart. From mind-reading to sleight of…

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REVIEW: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

February 10, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Ballet, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

by Lauren Means Ι photos courtesy of Ballet Austin As a part of Nashville Ballet’s Attitude series, internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Nashville February 9th-11th, courtesy of Stephen Mills, artistic Director of Ballet Austin. Light promotes the protection of…

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Blogger Brunch

Nashville Fashion Week: Blogger Brunch is back!

February 8, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 8, 2018) — Nashville Fashion Week, the city’s longest-running fashion industry event, announced today plans for its 2nd Annual Blogger Brunch taking place on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at L.A. Jackson at the Thompson Nashville Hotel. “We…

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REVIEW: Getting to Know the King and I

February 4, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TPAC

by Leah Wright | Photos courtesy of Matthew Murphy Barlett Sher has brought Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I to the stage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in a grand show of color and movement. From the very moment the curtain opens to reveal a brilliantly colored…

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Nashville Fashion Week kicks off with first round of announcements

January 31, 2018 - Events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 31, 2018) – Nashville Fashion Week, the region’s longest-running fashion industry event, announced the first details of its 2018 programming and its 2017 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient to a sold-out crowd at last night’s Kickoff Party at Noelle. All four Nashville…

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Hemp Oil

Homegrown health: Middle Tennessee businesses begin offering hemp extract

January 30, 2018 - Health + Wellness

story and photo by Michelle Willard Since Tennessee legalized the use of cannabidiol, which is commonly called CBD or hemp oil, the business has been growing like crazy. In fact, two LGBT+-owned businesses in Murfreesboro and Woodbury have taken two different tracks to offering hemp…

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Steph McKay

Steph McKay: ‘There’s no greater feeling than loving what you do’

January 26, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Q&A with Chef Jay

by Chef Jay Kill, photo by H.N. James This month, Chef Jay Kill sits down with fellow chef Steph McKay of Sunflower Café. Have questions related to anything and everything Food+Drink? Email them to QAChefJay@focusmidtenn.com. Has being gay affected your choice to be in the hospitality…

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Karie Adair

Karie Adair steps down from Rutherford County Commissioner race

January 24, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

Karie Adair, who is Tennessee’s first transgender woman running for office, has announced today that she will step down from the County Commissioner in Rutherford County race and place her full support behind fellow Democrat Jennifer Edwards. Adair, who announced her run on Nov. 12,…

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REVIEW: “Call Me By Your Name” is a sultry masterpiece

January 17, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Film, LGBT Community

By Brian Goins Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” based on the novel by André Aciman, is a quiet, subtle and unassuming exploration of coming of age sexuality and love. Elio, a brooding and creative 17-year-old, meets Oliver, who arrives at their Italian villa…

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