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Holidays with your pets

Holiday Events for You AND Your Pets

November 24, 2018 - Events, Holidays, Lauren Means, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Pet Focus, Selena Haynes, Tennessee

FIND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FUR BABIES compiled by Selena Haynes and Lauren Means SUPPORT THE ANIMALS SCRUFFLESPALOOZA! A MUSICAL EVENT TO BENEFIT DOGS DESERVE BETTER 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Lipstick Lounge 1400 Woodland St, Nashville Dogs Deserve Better (ddbnashville.org) is…

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Christopher Sorensen releases LGBT Music Video for New Single “Afterglow”

November 21, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Singer/songwriter Christopher Sorensen has just released the music video for his newest single, “Afterglow,” which explores an LGBT relationship. To view the video, follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKzjZfJRhxc Christopher wrote “Afterglow” back in 2016. He met Australian producer Arizon through Soundcloud, and together…

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Country Artist Curtis Braly Celebrates 13 Year Anniversary with Husband/Manager

November 19, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Last Friday, country music star Curtis Braly celebrated his 13-year anniversary with husband/manager Jeff Riley. The “Song You Can Drink a Beer To” singer met Riley in 2002 at a mutual friend’s dinner party and the two have been inseparable ever since….

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Tennessee State Museum to Explore the Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts with New Exhibition

November 19, 2018 - Arts

By Joey Amato The Tennessee State Museum’s first new exhibition since its grand opening will be “Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.” Slated to open February 8, 2019 and run through May 27, 2019, with quilts selected from the Museum’s vast collection,…

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LGBT Children’s Book Now Available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon

November 19, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Everyone’s family structure is different. The world needs all kinds of people and all kinds of love. Big World, Little Om is a multi-faceted project with a single goal: to celebrate family diversity. Using books and animated shows to teach children about diversity, understanding,…

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Sad Girl Night – Sunday November 18

November 14, 2018 - Music

By Focus Staff Nashville singer-songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt started the “Sad Girl’ movement to celebrate the beauty, vulnerability and power of some of Nashville’s most talented ladies. Come out to this GIRL-POP PACKED Sad Girl Night at Helping Our Music Evolve – HOME and celebrate the beauty, vulnerability,…

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HIV Testing and Prevention: Identifying and Reaching At-Risk and Hidden Populations

November 14, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato Rutgers scholar Henry Raymond, an expert in HIV/LGBT populations, is researching HIV prevalence and behaviors among hard to reach LGBT communities in order to monitor the epidemic and provide data to design appropriate education and intervention strategies in HIV prevention.   While…

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RESPECT THE PLATE

November 14, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Ryan Rattliff Respect The Plate (RTP) owners Chef Tiffany Anderson and Chef Elon Washington are bringing yummy vegan fare with a twist to Nashville. They refer to themselves as a dynamic duo….and what a duo they are! With a decade of professional cooking experience…

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Author Jake Biondi to release BOYSTOWN Season Nine on December 14

November 14, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi will release the ninth installment of his popular BOYSTOWN book series on December 14. “The ninth book is a very special one and a Christmastime release date seemed appropriate,” Biondi told fans of his BOYSTOWN book series. “Because…

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The 20 Must-Have Wines for 2018…and 2019

November 13, 2018 - Articles, Food and Beverage

By Joey Amato With holiday soirees just around the corner, it is important that the right wines are chosen to accompany your meal. While white wines tend to be popular during the summer months, the reds take center stage in the winter. Here are some…

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