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TPAC Cabaret

Review: TPAC’s Cabaret is wonderful production with stunning cast

March 1, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Review, TPAC

By Leah Wright Willkommen to Cabaret! Based on the revival from Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by BT McNicholl, Cabaret begins with a glittery, shiny backdrop covering the upper portion of the stage before it devolves into a dark and often shocking analysis of Germany…

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It’s Just Who I am: Transgender

February 26, 2018 - Articles, Columns, It’s Just Who I am, Lauren Means, Question and Answer, Transgender

Dispelling myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes by Lauren Means Note: This series is not meant to place labels. The purpose is to educate and to open up conversations among people. This is not all-inclusive in terms of questions, facts, or terminology. This is a starting point…

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Gay country artist Chase Sansing releases music video

February 21, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Nashville

NASHVILLE — Rising country artist Chase Sansing has released the music video to accompany his single “Begins with You.” The Mississippi native shot the video at various locations throughout Nashville and incorporates footage from gay pride festivals in Louisville, Chicago, Murfreesboro and Nashville. “I wrote this…

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Nashville Fashion Week announces first men’s style event; Wednesday night designer lineup

February 21, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Nashville Fashion Week

NASHVILLE — Nashville Fashion Week, the city’s longest-running fashion organization, announced today featured designers for their Ready-to-Wear Showcase and the launch of its first Men’s Style Event. The eighth annual five-day event will kick off on Tuesday, April 3 with the Nashville Designer Showcase in partnership…

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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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cbd-hamilton

‘Candy Crush’ saga costs lesbian couple dearly

February 19, 2018 - Michelle Willard, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, News, Rutherford County

Stacey and Mary Ruth Hamilton say CBD bust has cost $50K so far By Michelle Willard, Focus contributor One Murfreesboro business owner said “Operation Candy Crush” has cost her and her wife more than $50,000 in seized cash, attorney’s fees and lost revenue. Stacey Hamilton and…

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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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