The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of arts and entertainment news and views from around the web, including CBS News, NowPlayingNashville, Variety, The News Tullahoma, Cision PR Newswire, Nashville Scene, 13 WTHR, and Broadway World Nashville.
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Justin Mark Richards, Guitarist by Day and Fashion Designer at Nashville Fashion Week (NowPlayingNashville)
Nashville Fashion Week night four presented with OZ Arts Nashville featured Ashe Cain, Justin Mark Richards, Amanda Casarez, Nadeau, and Any Old Iron. Ticket proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Justin Mark Richards is the guitarist for Dan + Shay by day and designs clothing on his time off. He said,”pretty much Wednesday through Sunday, I’m on the road with them. Then I come home to clothing and fashion.”
ACM Awards 2019: Full list of winners (CBS News)
Country music icon Reba McEntire returned to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time Sunday night. Before Sunday’s broadcast, McEntire shared some details about the hosting gig, which she promised would be politics-free.
Bob Dylan’s Nashville Whiskey Distillery Adds Art, Concert Spaces; Opening Moved to 2020 (Variety)
The whiskey distillery Bob Dylan previously announced for Nashville is now set to become a place even a teetotaler could love. The project is becoming considerably more ambitious, with the addition of an arts center component that will include a performance space and a gallery for the singer’s paintings and sculptures. Most intriguing to patrons of the Dylan-esque arts, imbibing or otherwise, is fresh news about a 360-seat concert venue, as well as a display space for Dylan’s metal sculptures and other visual artwork. The facility has also been announced to include a restaurant as well as guided tours, a “whiskey library” and, of course, the distillery itself.
Feld Entertainment, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Team Up for Special Night at Nashville Supercross (Cision PR Newswire)
Feld Entertainment®, the global leader in live touring family entertainment, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® brought the “THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES” movement to new heights at Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday night. The evening featured one-of-a-kind experiences for St. Jude families, unique team and athlete participation, plus the continued fundraising effort that will continue through the remainder of the season to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Taylor Swift donates $113K to Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group (13 WTHR)
According to the Tennessee Equality Project, Swift donated $113,000 to the organization on Monday. The group posted a handwritten letter from Swift, who cited a recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders who oppose a series of bills they say target LGBTQ individuals.
Simmons, Stanley and company KISS Nashville goodbye (The News Tullahoma)
As the years have gone on, I can’t quite exactly pinpoint the first moment that I saw Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS on my TV screen. All I remember is that I was in from the very start.
A Life in the Theater: ROCK OF AGES’ Katie LaMark Heads Back to Music City (Broadway World Nashville)
Last time we had the opportunity to talk to Katie LaMark she was on tour with the 20th Anniversary production of Rent, which at the time was heading to Music City for a stand at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The time was October, 2016, and we were immediately taken by her easy manner, her obvious charm and her appreciation for where she found herself in her career.
Food Rescued From Restaurant Kitchens Helps Feed Those in Need (Nashville Scene)
From Tin Angel, The Nashville Food Project collected 1,264 pounds of food, a sizable donation, filling about one-half of the refrigerated truck it used to pick up the goods. The nonprofit scheduled a special pickup, not on its regular route to grocery stores and other businesses, to work with Tin Angel’s schedule.
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