WillCo Arts

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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WAY-FM teams up with Blue Coast to collect shoes and socks for kids

WAY-FM teams up with Blue Coast to collect shoes and socks for kids
WAY-FM A new partner is joining radio station WAY-FM for its annual shoe drive with nonprofit program Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. From July 1 to July 27, participating Middle Tennessee Blue Coast Burrito stores will host drop-off locations for new shoes and socks to benefit vulnerable children around the world. During the drive, Buckner requires all donated shoes ...
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National conference in Nashville tackles violence against women, healthy masculinity

National conference in Nashville tackles violence against women, healthy masculinity
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee will host the first ever national conference on violence against women and healthy masculinity Sept. 9 and 10 in Nashville. Keynote and featured speakers include Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year and Silence Breaker, Terry Crews, actor and former NFL star Eddie George, survivor and activist Brenda Tracy, and Alejandra ...
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Save $5 with early registration for Mercy Community Healthcare’s popular Franklin Classic

Save $5 with early registration for Mercy Community Healthcare’s popular Franklin Classic
MERCY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE Early registration is available through June 30 for the 2019 Mercy Community Healthcare Franklin Classic this coming Labor Day. Those who register early save $5 on registration for the 5K (full price, $40), 10K ($45) and 15K ($60). Proceeds go to Mercy Community Healthcare, which serves nearly 10,000 children and adults each ...
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Local student part of Scottish Marine Institute oceanographic field study

Local student part of Scottish Marine Institute oceanographic field study
ABOVE: Twelve Coastal Carolina University students participated in the Scottish Marine Institute education abroad program. // SUBMITTED   COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Olivia Lentchner, a Marine Science major from Brentwood, was one of a dozen Coastal Carolina University students who participated in the Field Methods in Oceanographic Analysis: Study Abroad at the Scotti...
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Six local DAR members attend 128th Continental Congress

Six local DAR members attend 128th Continental Congress
ABOVE: DAR Regent Summer Morris and Justin Morris, of Franklin. // SUBMITTED   Members of the Sarah Polk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Brentwood gathered this past week in the nation’s capital for the 128th Continental Congress, the service organization’s annual meeting. Attending were Regent Summer Morris and members Aubrey Williams, ...
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Soccer program for home school students offered at arena in Crockett Park

Soccer program for home school students offered at arena in Crockett Park
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION The Athletics Division of Williamson County Parks and Recreation will be offering a six-week soccer program for home school students in Middle Tennessee. This coed program (for ages 7-17) will be held at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park, 1485 Volunteer Parkway in Brentwood from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...
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High-school-age actors needed for Straight to the Stars production of "Cheaper by the Dozen"

High-school-age actors needed for Straight to the Stars production of "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Open auditions for the production “Cheaper by the Dozen” will be from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre, the newest youth theatre addition to Williamson County Parks & Recreation, offers opportunities in non-musical plays starring high school ...
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Charities may sign up to be featured at Women of Williamson series of luncheons

Charities may sign up to be featured at Women of Williamson series of luncheons
Women of Williamson (WOW) is launching a new public awareness charitable event, “Lunch That Matters” this year to provide locally based non-profits serving women in Williamson County and Middle Tennessee with a platform to introduce themselves to the public and showcase the important work they do in the lives of women. The free-to-attend, 90-minute “Lunch ...
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