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Authors announced for the 2019 Southern Festival of Books

Authors announced for the 2019 Southern Festival of Books
NASHVILLE SCENE The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will return to downtown Nashville in the fall. Since its start in 1989, the annual festival organized by Humanities Tennessee has provided a free opportunity for readers and authors alike to interact with others in the book community and learn more about ...
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Espina bringing Jody Jazz and a jam session to Bellevue

Espina bringing Jody Jazz and a jam session to Bellevue
Espina’s mouthpieces, courtesy Jody Jazz STAFF REPORTS Saxophonists, and people that love the sound the instrument makes, may be familiar with Jody Espina and his Jody Jazz mouthpieces. Those that aren’t can catch up quickly as Espina will be in Bellevue on Monday, July 22, for two events. Espina, founder, president and designer of JodyJazz ...
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Sheryl Crow teams up with Jason Isbell ahead of Ryman run

Sheryl Crow teams up with Jason Isbell ahead of Ryman run
STAFF REPORTS With her forthcoming album Threads, Sheryl Crow has shown that she is  confident in her place as an American singer-songwriter. The record — made up of collaborations with a varied all-star cast that includes, among others, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile and St. Vincent — even features her ...
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Shakespeare in the Park moving to oneC1TY

Shakespeare in the Park moving to oneC1TY
After 30 years of Shakespeare in the Park performances at Centennial Park, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is relocating it’s Summer Shakespeare productions to oneC1TY, a mixed-use development. This year’s plays are The Tempest and Pericles. Located less than a half mile away from Centennial Park, oneC1TY is includes commercial, residential and recreational space...
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Sewanee Summer Music Festival’s new opportunities for students of color

Sewanee Summer Music Festival’s new opportunities for students of color
NASHVILLE SCENE By Bailey Basham Samuel Olmos from Austin, Texas, began playing the violin at age 6. This summer, the 18-year-old’s love of classical music brought him nearly 1,000 miles from home to Sewanee, Tenn., and the campus of the University of the South, home of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Held about an hour-and-a-half ...
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Wendy Walker Silverman discusses ‘An Opal Ring and the Stories That Scared Me’

Wendy Walker Silverman discusses ‘An Opal Ring and the Stories That Scared Me’
NASHVILLE SCENE Local artist Wendy Walker Silverman has crafted her work in many forms, including paintings, wallpaper and textiles. Her latest collection, An Opal Ring and the Stories That Scared Me, now on display at Galerie Tangerine, consists entirely of paintings, Silverman’s most beloved artform to create. The collection is a journey into specific sensory ...
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MTSU to open Chris Young Café venue in fall

MTSU to open Chris Young Café venue in fall
MTSU A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, at an event Tuesday, July 9, at the Country Music Association headquarters on Music Row, thanked Young for ...
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Franklin Theatre bringing in silver screen classics, new hits for July summer heat

Franklin Theatre bringing in silver screen classics, new hits for July summer heat
You know famous film characters Rocky, Jaws and Mr. Smith (the one that went to Washington, D.C.), and they’re all on the way to the Franklin Theatre this month. The theater is screening Steven Spielberg’s game-changing blockbuster Jaws, the Oscar-wining underdog boxing film Rocky and Jimmy Stewart’s beloved political drama Mr. Smith Goes to Washington .....
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MTSU liberal arts program ranked among top 50 for veteran friendliness

MTSU liberal arts program ranked among top 50 for veteran friendliness
The higher-ed insights firm, College Factual, ranks Middle Tennessee State University’s liberal arts offerings among the top 50 universities in meeting the academic needs of student veterans. The website recently released its 2019 rankings for Best Liberal Arts General Studies Programs for Veterans, ranking MTSU No. 41 out of 355 for veteran friendliness of all ...
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Nashville Ballet celebrates National Dance Day with free classes and performance

Nashville Ballet celebrates National Dance Day with free classes and performance
The Nashville Ballet is celebrating National Dance Day for the ninth consecutive year on Saturday, 27 with free offerings including a free performance by students and NB2 dancers. National Dance Day will take place at Nashville Ballet’s studio at 3630 Redmon St., Nashville, TN 37209. The fun-filled day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet’s ...
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Williamson County Parks and Rec offering art journaling, piano lessons, Pickleball this month

Williamson County Parks and Rec offering art journaling, piano lessons, Pickleball this month
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering numerous classes and activities in July for children and adults. All classes are open to the public and will be held at the Franklin Recreation Complex. Check out the list below: Mixed Media Art Journaling For Teens July’s Art Journaling will encourage artists to artistically journal ...
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Franklin Art Scene welcomes a sizable crowd for returning artists, newcomers

Franklin Art Scene welcomes a sizable crowd for returning artists, newcomers
PHOTO: Lauren Hitchcock, a newcomer to the Franklin Art Scene and a new teacher at Nolensville Elementary School, demonstrated some of her artistic techniques at the office of John H. Green in downtown Franklin. / Photos by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE The sidewalks of downtown Franklin were just about as crowded on the fifth ...
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Member of Needtobreathe to debut his ‘sensation of fleeting moments’ at Franklin Art Scene

Member of Needtobreathe to debut his ‘sensation of fleeting moments’ at Franklin Art Scene
PHOTO: Needtobreathe guitarist Bo Rinehart has been creating art since he was 4 or 5 years old, but he’ll be displaying his work publicly for the first time when he shows at Friday night’s Franklin Art Scene. / Photo courtesy of Destiny Keller By JOHN McBRYDE By the time he was a junior in high school, ...
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