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December 5, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

by Tessie Austin RNBW is a Nashville-based community organization showcasing LGBT+ musicians of all genres. The group was founded by twin sisters Emily and Jamie Dryburgh and their friend Myylo as a way to bring Nashville’s growing community of LGBT+ musicians together. The organization produces…

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Nov+Dec Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

Nov+Dec 2018 Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

November 24, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Holidays, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

HAVE AN EVENT TO LIST? DO IT ONLINE AT FOCUSMIDTENN.COM NOV 9 KAMERON MICHAELS Runner-up from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Performance times are at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Nov. 9 at PLAY Dance Bar, 1519 Church St., Nashville. Admission prices may vary….

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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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Ty Herndon Releases “Walking in Memphis” Dance Mix Video

November 7, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Focus Staff Country star Ty Herndon has released a new music video for his rendition of the Marc Cohn classic “Walking in Memphis.” This is the third video in a four-part series of dance mixes which also contain Herndon’s smash hit “Living in a…

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November 7, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

By GK Gurley Ron Sanford continues to be a driving force in Nashville’s LGBT+ community. Sanford is known not only for his infectious personality and eccentric, yet fabulous fashion sense, but for his huge heart and giving demeanor. As one of the organizers of Nashville…

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November 1, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

By Joey Amato Vince Gill and Amy Grant are two of the most recognizable names not only in Nashville, but in music. The couple donates hours of time to local organizations and is about to embark on their annual residency at the historic Ryman Auditorium….

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Phantom Shines at TPAC

October 29, 2018 - Entertainment

By Joey Amato Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera began its two-week engagement at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall on Oct. 24 The production runs through Nov. 4 and should be on everyone’s to-do list. Andrew…

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Ty Herndon Releases Music Video for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

October 23, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Focus Staff Country music star and LGBTQ advocate Ty Herndon has released the first in a series of four songs aimed at heating up the dance floor. Herndon has spent the past few months traveling the country playing at Pride Festivals and sharing moments…

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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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Kesha’s Weird and Wonderful Rainbow Ride / LGBTQ+ music festival cruise sets sail in February 2019

October 11, 2018 - Entertainment

By Focus Staff Kesha and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are excited to announce Kesha’s Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride. This immersive four-day vacation experience will take 2,500 fans on the wildest ride of their lives from February 17 – February…

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