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The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
TPAC TO WORLD PREMIERE FIRST ORIGINAL PRODUCTION, PART OF THE PLAN, AS PART OF 2017-18 SEASON (NowPlayingNashville.com)
The team at NowPlayingNashville.com published a complete wrap-up of what’s to come to TPAC as part of the 2017-18 season which includes a world premiere to its first orginal production, Part of the Plan. This is an exciting time for Nashville theater!
NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE REVEALS FIRST SEASON UNDER NOLAN’S DIRECTION (BroadwayWorld Nashville)
Speaking of Nashville theater, our renown children’s theater which has been running engaging performances for kids of all ages for more than 80 years also revealed their upcoming season this week. From BroadwayWorld.com, “In an interview with BroadwayWorld in March, Nolan was anticipating his first season at NCT and said: “I don’t want to give all my surprises away, but I think you’ll see that I’m really excited about Nashville audiences seeing themselves on stage.”
MUSICIANS CORNER’S 2017 LINEUP IS HERE (The Tennessean)
Switching it up to a different kind of stage – and one that’s outdoors too – Musicians Corner released their highly anticipated Spring / Early Summer lineup this week which boasts musical artists such as Langhorne Slim, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars), Leyla McCalla (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Rayland Baxter, Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) and more.
KINGS OF LEON TO PLAY FIRST TENNESSEE PARK (Nashville Cream)
Nashville favorites Kings of Leon have announced a fall appearance in Music City, and it marks the first concert to be performed at the minor league baseball stadium housed in North Nashville. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, April 21.
ALAN JACKSON TO JOIN HIS TATTERED BLUE JEANS IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (Nashville Public Radio)
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced its 2017 class of inductees this week which includes Jerry Reed, songwriter Don Schlitz, and country-music hitmaker Alan Jackson. NPR’s Jason Moon Wilkins reports on all three honorees being inducted into the Hall during a ceremony later this year.
NPT AND LOCAL MUSEUMS COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR WITH PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS (WNPT.org)
American entered the First World War in April of 1917, and NPT is airing a documentary and special Great Performances dance presentation this month to mark the United States involvement in the war. Also this month, the Tennessee State Museum opens a new exhibit, “The Yanks are Coming: Tennesseans in World War I,” while the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will open “World War I and American Art,” this fall.