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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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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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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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Cam Road to Happiness tour

Cam: Road to Happiness Tour

October 1, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, Events, Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Recap, Review, Ryman, Tennessee

By Lauren Means  |  Photo courtesy of RCA Equal parts concert, VH1 storytellers, and therapy session, Cam did not disappoint. Launching her sixteen stop, headlining Road to Happiness tour, Cam took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium and made it her own. Complete with a…

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hispanic heritage month 2018

Focus On: Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 25, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Review

By Lauren Means A study from the Williams Institute reveals there are approximately 1.4 million LGBT Latino/a adults currently living in the United States. Latino/a’s make up 146,000 same-sex households in the U.S. with 29.1 percent of those households raising children. According to the U.S….

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k.d. lang Ingénue

Review: k.d. lang’s Ingénue at the Ryman

September 23, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Review, Ryman, Tennessee

By Sydney Moxley They say that music can transcend time. That it can conjure memories and past emotions, making them feel as acute as when they were organically felt. For k.d. lang fans, this concert was that transcendental experience back to 1992. What made the…

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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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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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Review: Janelle Monáe Gifts Nashville Audiences

July 15, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

story by GK Gurley | photos courtesy of Janelle Monae & Grammy.com   A queer woman of color selling out a show at Ryman Auditorium is nothing short of radical. Janelle Monáe is currently on tour after her record ‘Dirty Computer’ came out this year….

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Review: The Cher Show is sequin-filled fun

July 13, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Ally, Music, Review

by David Pearce | photos courtesy of The Cher Show   “You Better Sit Down Kids” because “The Beat Goes On” in a new Broadway sensation, “The Cher Show“, which opens on Broadway December 3rd and starts previews on November 1st after a successful pre-Broadway run at…

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