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“An Elvis Christmas” with the Nashville Symphony

December 14, 2018 - Arts, Concert, Entertainment, Giveaway, Holidays, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Nashville Symphony, Press Release, TPAC

Graceland-Endorsed Singer Terry Mike Jeffery and the Nashville Symphony Team Up for “An Elvis Christmas” on December 19 and 20 Tickets for two can’t-miss concerts start at $25 with promo code BLUECHRISTMAS Nashville, Tenn. (December 11, 2018) — Fans of Elvis Presley are in for a…

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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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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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HRC Nashville Presents: “HRCLive!” on Oct. 5th

September 24, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, Events, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Tennessee

By Margo Hall A golden equal sign amid a sea of royal blue is quite possibly one of the most recognizable logos in the LGBT+ community, and more importantly it is the logo of the Human Rights Campaign. Since 1980, The HRC has fought for…

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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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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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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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Enter to win tickets to ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Summer Tour! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

June 30, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville

Kesha and Macklemore are teaming up this summer for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour. The nine-week, 30-market tour pairs the two trailblazing artists for an epic summer trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas!   Enter now for your chance to see Kesha…

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