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Review: Homegrown is Perfect Fit for the Hometown Crowd

August 17, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

by Bobby Turman | photos by Brian Goins, Bobby Turman   Every neighborhood has that place. You know the one. The food is good, the beer is cold, the music is live, and the conversation friendly. There’s a place like this just in Nashville called…

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Your 2018 Ms Tennessee Diamond Diva is…

August 16, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Jojo Lorentson | photos provided by Mac Productions   Ms Chocolate Dior!   The Tennessee Diamond Diva is a pageant for femme LGBT+ women who are looking to express their individuality and self-expression. This year’s winner was Ms Chocolate Dior, Pernisha Ailworth.  …

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An example of artwork featured in 2019 exhibits at Frist Art Museum

Press Release: Frist Art Museum Announces 2019 Schedule

August 16, 2018 - Arts, Frist Art Museum, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Frist Art Museum     2019 Frist Art Museum Exhibition Schedule Features French and British Masterpieces from the Mellon Collection; Photography by Dorothea Lange; Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Gelman Collection; A Survey of Surrealism; Native Women Artists;…

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Voter Apathy? Tennessee Ranks Last in Voter Turnout

August 16, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, News, Politician, Tennessee

Tennessee ranks dead last when it comes to voter turnout according to the most recent PEW report. With a voter turn out of only 29 percent, it’s evident we have some work to do. In addition, that same report has Tennessee ranked 40th in voter…

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Enter to Win Tickets to the OutLoud Music Festival! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 16, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Play

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to the 2nd annual OutLoud Music Festival presented by Good Neighbor Festivals. We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to our wonderful readers! Contest will run through September 3rd at 5pm CST. Winner will…

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Enter to Win Tickets to See CAM Live at the Ryman! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 15, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Ryman

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to see GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter of the platinum-selling, #1 single, “Burning House,” CAM live at the Ryman for her Road to Happiness tour with special guest Lucie Silvas. We have 1 pair to give away to…

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Witness Why Nashville is Known as the ‘Athens of the South’

August 15, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

by Sheryl Turman | photo by Alicia Holland Nestled just west of downtown Nashville is the 132-acre Centennial Park. Established in 1903 it is an epicenter of arts, culture and the divine feminine. It was fittingly established on land that was the first ever grant…

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VUMC Gender Clinic to open Aug 24; TransBuddy Program Offers Support for Trans Patients

August 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee, Trans Focus, Transgender

story by Kelly Harrison | base image courtesy of Wikipedia, edits by Leah Wright   Editor note: The VUMC Gender Clinic will open on August 24 and is now scheduling appointments for that afternoon. Email lgbti.health@vanderbilt.edu or call 615-936-3879 (Del Ray Zimmerman) for more information….

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Press Release: Frist Art Museum Presents Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

August 9, 2018 - Arts, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release

press release from Frist Art Museum | photos courtesy of Frist Art Museum   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2018)—The Frist Art Museum presents Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, an exhibition that revives the splendor of the French capital at the turn of the twentieth century,…

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Rising Up to Support our Minorities: Mayor Briley

August 3, 2018 - LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Politician, Tennessee

by Leslee White | photo courtesy of Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office   Mayor Briley’s presence as the figure-head of Nashville is both exciting and important to the city of Nashville and to the advancement of minority groups within the city. He has always been responsive…

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