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Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season

Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season
STAFF REPORTS Tickets are on sale now for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season, which is called Emotion Abounds. This season, the orchestra will “perform inspiring musical programs that will transport audiences through time to explore the passionate works that have influenced centuries of music,” according to a release. This season features works fr...
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NatureFest slated for Sept. 14 in Bowie Park

NatureFest slated for Sept. 14 in Bowie Park
STAFF REPORTS On Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bowie Park will be taken over by Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce to host NatureFest. The family-friendly event celebrates the conservation of the park, according to a release.  The daylong event includes live music, food, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, games, bounce houses, ...
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Cool Springs’ AMC Thoroughbred 20 will host ‘Matrix’ anniversary screening in Dolby

Cool Springs’ AMC Thoroughbred 20 will host ‘Matrix’ anniversary screening in Dolby
It’s time to go back into The Matrix. Fans of the 1999 action/sci-fi masterpiece can head out to Cool Springs’ AMC Thoroughbred 20 to catch the film for a a special one-week engagement on the theater’s Dolby Cinema screen starting Aug. 30. The film has become a cultural mainstay after its initial release and comes ...
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Artists come from near and (very) far to participate in most recent Franklin Art Scene

Artists come from near and (very) far to participate in most recent Franklin Art Scene
PHOTO: Judith Ann Arnold drove all the way from Washington, D.C., to display her art at Hope Church during Friday’s Franklin Art Scene. / Photos by John McBryde Some artists go to great lengths to participate in the monthly Franklin Art Scene. Just ask Judith Ann Arnold, who drove for more than 10 hours to ...
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Handmade local Christmas ornaments must be ordered by Aug. 10

Handmade local Christmas ornaments must be ordered by Aug. 10
ABOVE: The 2019 Brentwood Woman’s Club Christmas ornament depicts the Cool Springs House. // SUBMITTED   BRENTWOOD WOMAN’S CLUB With the coming of summer, it is time to prepare for Christmas — that is, if you are an artist responsible for hand-painting each Christmas ornament sold to fund the work of the Brentwood Woman’s Club. ...
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Thompson Station dad on track to finish degree as daughter enrolls in first MTSU class

Thompson Station dad on track to finish degree as daughter enrolls in first MTSU class
STAFF REPORTS What comes to mind when you think of a college student? Many people might picture a 20-year-old who is discovering who they are and exactly what they’ll be doing after graduation. While that may be the profile of a typical college student, not every student at MTSU fits that mold. Take Chuck Searles ...
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Master carver, painter makes his way to The Factory at Franklin with array of carousel animals

Master carver, painter makes his way to The Factory at Franklin with array of carousel animals
By JOHN McBRYDE Ken Means thought July 25 was a good day to move to Franklin. It was, after all, National Carousel Day. Step into the main entrance of the Factory at Franklin and you’ll get the connection. Along one corner of the building is a glass-walled space that has been housing all manner of ...
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Franklin artist expresses lifelong passion for colors and contrast in her work

Franklin artist expresses lifelong passion for colors and contrast in her work
PHOTO: Carol Moon finds joy in painting with a multitude of colors, and she hopes viewers of her work will discover joy in what they see. / Photos submitted  By JOHN McBRYDE Whether it’s the brilliance of a flower, the hues of a sunset or even 1970s-era wallpaper, Franklin artist Carol Moon has always been ...
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PHOTOS: Carnton Sunset Concert Series with Resurrection-A Journey Tribute

PHOTOS: Carnton Sunset Concert Series with Resurrection-A Journey Tribute
STAFF REPORTS The Carnton Sunset Concert Series ended its 2019 season with music from Resurrection-A Journey Tribute on Sunday, July 28. The series raises money for the Battle of Franklin Trust, which operates Carnton and Carter House. The concert, held on the east law at Carnton, included food from Grilled Cheeserie, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Roadhouse ...
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REVIEW: In latest film, Quentin Tarantino embraces desire to find ‘Hollywood’ ending

REVIEW: In latest film, Quentin Tarantino embraces desire to find ‘Hollywood’ ending
By CORY WOODROOF  If you ever wondered about how much filmmaker Quentin Tarantino loves Hollywood, its many movies, its history and its highs, look at the way he romanticizes the lighting of a Taco Bell logo. It’s not just any Taco Bell logo, of course, but one strewn among the many fluorescent welcomes that adorn ...
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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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