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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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Boy Erased

REVIEW: Actors Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman give powerful portrayals in ’Boy Erased’

November 10, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Film, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Review

By Brian Goins | Photos by Focus Features “Boy Erased” is the story of what it means to be a human being denied of being. It’s difficult to express to others what it feels like to be flat-out rejected by society, your friends and family…

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Gay Artist Unveils Secret Art Collection for 2019 Fine Art Gallery Tour

October 17, 2018 - Arts

By Focus Staff LGBT artist and philanthropist Ben Workman aka Jumper Maybach unveiled his latest series of artwork, a collection of 54 pieces never-before-seen in the United States which the artist created specifically for a 2014 exhibition in Venice, Italy. The collection, which the Artist…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” Is the Perfect Getaway From Reality

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Lauren Means  |  Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel If you need a break from reality, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is the perfect getaway. Coming to Nashville by way of London, the show is the product of Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Henry Lewis, all…

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Paris 1900: City of Entertainment Opens at The Frist

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Frist Art Museum

By Joey Amato For more than a hundred years, Paris has been celebrated as the City of Light, standing as a symbol of elegance, pleasure, and festivity, and drawing visitors from around the world. Although the French capital was quite different from its idealized representation…

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Nashville In Harmony Celebrates 15 Years

September 26, 2018 - Arts, Music

By Joey Amato Nashville in Harmony, Nashville’s city chorus for people who support the advancement of rights for all LGBTQ+ people., has announced the program and further details for Making Spirits Bright. The concert takes place Dec. 4 at Langford Auditorium and will commemorate the…

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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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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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An Event-filled Fall

September 6, 2018 - Arts, Bridgestone, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Equality Clarksville, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Music, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Pet Focus, Rutherford County, Tennessee

September 8 Tennessee Honey Festival A celebration of all things honey. Education, art, music, food. More info at USPest.com. Family friendly and free.   Outloud Music Festival One day music festival in midtown Nashville. Betty Who, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, and others. Ticket includes entry to…

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Press Release – Party Like Gatsby — Spectacle Extraordinaire comes to Nashville on April 26

August 28, 2018 - Arts, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release, TPAC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Put on your finest 1920s clothes and be part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, dancing the night away with your friends at the Party Like Gatsby Nashville – Spectacle Extraordinaire at the historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 26, 2019.  …

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