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Get On Your Feet at TPAC

January 17, 2019 - Entertainment, Joey Amato, Music, Review, TPAC

By Joey Amato On Your Feet made its debut at TPAC earlier this week and was everything I expected. As a huge fan of Gloria Estefan and having worked for her record label back in the early 2000s, I was really hoping On Your Feet…

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Pryce Le Myst.

Pryce Le Mysétre: Substance Behind the Music

January 14, 2019 - Articles, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Music

by Joey Amato | Photos provided by MPACK Photography   There is something mysteriously appealing about one of Nashville’s up-and-coming LGBT+ musicians and it’s not just his name. Nobody can argue that Pryce Le Mystère is indeed very attractive, but in today’s world, it takes…

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Pride Journey: Oklahoma City

December 11, 2018 - Articles, Joey Amato, Travel

By Joey Amato To say I fell in love with Oklahoma City would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy visiting lesser known cities around the country as you go in with little expectations or preconceived notions. I had visited OKC very briefly a few years…

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 17

October 29, 2018 - Agency33, Events

By Focus Staff Middle Tennesseans who have lost someone to suicide are invited to a very special event on Saturday, November 17, designated as International Survivors of Suicide Loss (ISOSL) Day 2018. The free event will be held at Franklin Vineyard Church, 308 Jordan Rd, in Franklin, TN,…

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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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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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Pride Journeys: Houston

August 1, 2018 - Agency33, Events, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Recap

by Joey Amato   Throughout my career as a travel journalist thus far, I have been to Texas about a dozen times for both work and pleasure. However, the one city I never visited until recently was Houston. I quickly noticed that each Texas metropolis…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Recap – Pride Journey: Philadelphia

July 3, 2018 - Agency33, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Recap

story and photos by Joey Amato The first time I visited Philadelphia was for last year’s NLGJA conference and to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think much of the city. The main reason for my feeling was mostly because I was stuck in a…

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Jumper Maybach

Maybach’s explosion of color hits Music City

July 2, 2018 - Agency33, Arts, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

by Leah Wright | photos courtesy of Jumper Maybach   Accomplished artist Jumper Maybach’s new exhibit, The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION, opens at the Mary Hong Gallery on July 3 and will close on July 31. Maybach, born Ben Workman, is known for a full face…

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Chase Sansing, Kelsey Malone, Justin Shaw and Rae Cecil

We are the World: Homelessness in Nashville

June 28, 2018 - Agency33, Entertainment, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Music, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Joey Amato, Agency33   Gay Country Artist Chase Sansing Covers Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s “We Are the World” to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in Nashville   June 28, 2018 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Rising young country artist Chase Sansing has released a music video…

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