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Randy Rainbow brings live show to Nashville Sept. 29 at TPAC

September 19, 2018 - Arts

Article by Focus Staff Comedian, actor, writer, host, and Internet sensation Randy Rainbow comes to Nashville with his new live show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theater on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.   Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8, at…

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Pride Journey: Kansas City

September 18, 2018 - Agency33, Joey Amato

By Joey Amato   The only things I knew about Kansas City prior to visiting, were the tales of legendary BBQ and the Chiefs. I went with an open mind and little expectations. The city has been generating a lot of positive buzz as of…

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L’FREAQ Releases New Single

September 17, 2018 - Uncategorized

NYC-based, dark synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares her third single, “New Skin,” from her new EP, Weird Awakenings, due out October 26, 2018.   L’FREAQ says, “This song is about the changes that occur in oneself over time, whether it’s a very visceral day of…

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miseducation of cameron post

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

September 17, 2018 - Entertainment, Film, Lauren Means, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Review

By Lauren Means  |  Photo courtesy of Taylor Sprow/FilmRise If you have ever been a teenager, you will appreciate The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance Award Winning film, based on the young-adult novel by Emily Danforth, takes us on a journey into one…

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Sunday Soiree

First Openly LGBTQ Houston Mayor To Speak at Sunday Soiree

September 17, 2018 - Events, Fund Raising, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, LGBTQ Victory Fund, Nashville, News, Politician, Tennessee

by Selena Haynes  |  photo courtesy of LGBTQ Victory Fund The Victory Fund is hosting a Sunday Soiree in Nashville on Oct. 7 at Diskin Cider from 12-2pm. Come enjoy locally brewed cider and snacks while listening to the stories of national and local political…

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Nashville Home Show Features Hundreds of Home Improvement Experts, DIY Projects, Cooking Demos

September 15, 2018 - Events

By Focus Staff Tennessee’s largest home event, the 35th Nashville Home Show, heads back to the Music City Center September 21-23 with PBS’ “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor headlining and featuring over 200 home industry experts to shop, save and compare from remodeling contractors, kitchen and bath…

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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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