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4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince coming to Nashville in September

May 19, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Tennessee, TPAC

by Leah Wright | photo from Live Nation Entertainment Prince was an icon of the music industry, a trailblazer who was not afraid to go against the grain to create something new, something innovative.  The untimely loss of Prince dealt a shock wave to the…

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Far Out Nashville Announces Second Annual Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival in Music City

April 19, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Film, Middle Tennessee, Music, News, Tennessee, Uncategorized

Highly anticipated second installment returns to Nashville May 10-12 at Third Man Records, Mercy Lounge and The High Watt Named “Best New Festival” by the Nashville Scene NASHVILLE, TN (April 10, 2018) – ​The Far Out Nashville psychedelic music and arts festival returns to Music…

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LGBT musicians

Music to our ears: 3 LGBT+ artists to listen to NOW

March 2, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Brian Goins Here’s our rundown of three of our favorite local LGBT musicians on the musical landscape and what to expect: DAPHNE WILLIS, “FREAKS LIKE ME” In a nine-track set that is one part pop and three parts unapologetic rock, Daphne Willis delivers a…

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REVIEW: Oh What a Night at TPAC

January 11, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Recap, Review

Jersey Boys takes Nashville by storm by Leah Wright | photos courtesy of Joan Mason (Pictured above: Corey Greenan, Tommaso Antico, Jonny Wexler and Chris Stevens) The energy was inescapable as the sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons reverberated through TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall…

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Major Minors

Perfect harmony: Major Minors is welcoming sound

November 22, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music

  Story and photos by Lauren Means Being a teenager can be tough. Being a teenager and a part of the LGBT+ community can be tougher. Luckily, there are special interest groups developing within the Middle Tennessee area to provide all teenagers a place to…

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Cheley Tackett talks new album, release party

November 8, 2017 - Events, Music

By Selena Haynes Photos by Joshua Black Wilkins A Nashville staple, Cheley Tackett, is back in the groove with her new album, ‘Buckeye.’ The CD release party is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Douglas Corner. Focus asked Tackett a few questions for…

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Sinclair set to play Franklin’s Pilgrimage Festival in September

September 20, 2017 - Articles, Music, Uncategorized

Her music and unique voice permeate your soul. If ever there was a true love affair, Sinclair and her music is it. As she walked into Zollie’s Koffee for the interview, her personality resonated as deeply as the uniqueness of the church pews on which…

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Not Your Momma’s Rock n’ Roll

July 29, 2017 - Question and Answer, Uncategorized

Six of the busiest musicians around are all part of Fame+Fiction. Kristen Ford, lead guitarist, plays nearly 200 shows a year as a solo artist. She also has another project, The Blu Janes, and she’s getting married! Kelsey Von Strantz plays cello and violin. She…

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