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The STAND Movement Hosts Local Reading of Children’s Book I Am Jazz in Support of Transgender Youth

February 21, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff Parents, teachers and community members here and across the country are standing up to state legislative efforts targeting transgender people on Feb. 28 with readings of I Am Jazz, a book by transgender teen and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz…

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TPAC names Jennifer Turner of Segerstrom Center for the Arts as next President and Chief Executive Officer

February 20, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced Jennifer Turner, currently Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be its next President and Chief Executive Officer starting May 2019. Turner will follow Kathleen O’Brien, who will retire from…

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Americana Musician and Equality Activist Molly Adele Brown to Perform at Vanderbilt LGBTQ Health Symposium

February 12, 2019 - Uncategorized

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health is excited to announce they will be hosting their Second Annual Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am-5pm. The symposium will engage providers, students, and community members throughout the region on a variety of topics…

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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater becomes the first Florida destination in IGLTA’s Global Partner program

December 10, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association today announced its global partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the tourism marketing organization for the popular destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. As a Global Partner, Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater strengthens its commitment to LGBTQ+-welcoming travel…

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Brandi Carlile Nominated for 6 GRAMMY Awards

December 10, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff Brandi Carlileis the most nominated female artist and third-most nominated artist overall at the 61st GRAMMY Awards with six nominations including Album Of The Year (By The Way, I Forgive You), Record Of The Year (“The Joke”), Song Of The Year (“The Joke”),Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots…

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November 14, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Ryan Rattliff Respect The Plate (RTP) owners Chef Tiffany Anderson and Chef Elon Washington are bringing yummy vegan fare with a twist to Nashville. They refer to themselves as a dynamic duo….and what a duo they are! With a decade of professional cooking experience…

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Billy Idol Rocks Nashville’s Blue Room at Third Man Records

October 2, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato It’s not everyday one of the most pivotal icons of the punk rock genre comes to Nashville to perform an intimate concert for a few dozen hardcore fans and guests, but that’s exactly what happened when Billy Idol took the stage at…

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‘4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince’ comes to TPAC Sept. 26-27

September 21, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff   Experience the music of legendary artist Prince with a full symphony orchestra when 4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince comes to Music City for a one-of-a-kind concert experience at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall Sept. 26-27. Live Nation Urban…

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L’FREAQ Releases New Single

September 17, 2018 - Uncategorized

NYC-based, dark synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares her third single, “New Skin,” from her new EP, Weird Awakenings, due out October 26, 2018.   L’FREAQ says, “This song is about the changes that occur in oneself over time, whether it’s a very visceral day of…

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Press release: New CEO, New Logo for the Nashville LGBT Chamber

August 13, 2018 - Uncategorized

press release by Agency33 | photo & logo image courtesy of Agency33 and Nashville LGBT Chamber   Following an extensive search and candidate review process, the Nashville LGBT Chamber today named Joe Woolley as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Representing more than 325 businesses…

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