The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
Nashville’s challenge: How to be a mythical place that moonlights as an ordinary city (The Washington Post)
What’s it like to be responsible for and to a city that is, in one way, a regular, mid-size U.S. city with regular problems and challenges and yet is also a national fantasy?
Marathon Music Works expands Nashville site, readies KC outpost (The Tennessean)
The owners of Marathon Music Works are nearly finished with a substantial renovation and expansion of their North Nashville concert venue and are on schedule to embark on a construction project to bring a new mid-sized venue to an arts district in Kansas City.
Hillmatic: Lessons Learned From The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Nashville Scene)
Hill makes her Nashville debut 19 years after releasing her classic album.
Creator talks location, financing for indoor drive-in theater (WSMV)
The late 1950s and early ’60s were their glory days with families and couples on dates heading toward about 4,000 drive-in movie theaters across the country.
ABC of Greater Nashville shares new resources (Nashville Pride)
The Arts and Business Council (ABC) of Greater Nashville was formed in 2007 to leverage and unite the unique resources of the business and arts communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville. The nonprofit (501(c)3) organization is growing by leaps and bounds, primarily due to the bevy of resources offered to Nashville Artist of all genres.
Two Converging Paths into History (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Unlike history painters of previous centuries, Saterstrom is not a storyteller who happens to use painting as his medium. His painting practice ventures into territory where personal narrative and memory collide with the history of slavery and Jim Crow in the Deep South.
Ragnar Kjartansson’s Epic The Visitors Is Required Viewing (Nashville Scene)
There are a few firsts in life that really stick with you — the first time you read a book that makes you cry, the smell of your first boyfriend’s neck, the faint scent of leather and cigarettes that you always associate with your first car. If you’re a devotee of art, music or film, another important first might be the first time you see The Visitors, an installation by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which ends its three-month run at the Frist Center on Sunday.
Nashville Ballet revisits popular Johnny Cash ballet (The Tennessean)
Growing up in Connecticut, Nashville Ballet choreographer Christopher Stuart didn’t know much about country music. But he’ll never forget his introduction to Johnny Cash.
Mayor Megan Barry To Join ABE For 2017 VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance (Broadway World)
Nashville mayor Megan Barry will join Actors Bridge Ensemble (ABE) for its V-Day Nashville 2017 benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning The Vagina Monologues on Friday, February 17, at City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street.
Nashville Rep explores artist’s life, legacy in ‘Posterity’ (The Tennessean)
Since 2009, Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Project has developed promising new works from both established and emerging artists, with new plays receiving a staged reading at its annual Ingram New Works Festival. But this week, local audiences will get to see one of those plays receive a full production, with the Nashville premiere of Doug Wright’s “Posterity.”