The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
In Affordable Nashville, Grain Bowls, Hot Chicken and Blistering Guitars (The New York Times)
There’s always the music, of course, from the Opry to hideaways like Santa’s Pub. The food is memorable, too, including Indian-Southern fusion.
Garth Brooks helps hit songwriter honor wife’s memory at longstanding Alive Hospice show (The Tennessean)
It will be the highlight of the 25th anniversary celebration of Bluebird’s longest-running concert series, a month-long string of performances in support of Alive Hospice.
Nashville Christmas Parade TV special wins award (WKRN)
Coverage of the 63rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade won an Emmy Award for best Special Event Coverage in the Midsouth.
New Restaurants Opening in 2018 (NowPlayingNashville)
The eagerly anticipated opening of an East Coast burger chain Shake Shack and restaurateur Tom Morales’ homage to the Nashville Civil Rights Movement Woolworth on Fifth top the list of Nashville-area restaurants, bars and nightclubs set to open in 2018.
18th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll: Jason Isbell Changed That Nashville Sound (Nashville Scene)
Country music is superb at addressing adult concerns — something we badly need right now.
Nashville Theater Family Mourns the Death of Grammy Award-Winner/Broadway Veteran Lari White (Broadway World)
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and actress Lari White Cannon — who made her Broadway debut in the Johnny Cash musical review “Ring of Fire” — died Tuesday morning, Jan. 23 in Nashville after a battle with peritoneal cancer. She was 52 years old.
Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin at the Customs House Museum this January through April is an aptly titled show. Herrin’s three-dimensional work incorporates realism, organic imagery, and found objects in imaginative ways.
Nashville Opera takes on ‘Hercules vs. Vampires’ in entertaining mash-up (The Tennessean)
At first glance, the opera world might not seem to have much in common with the campy cult classic films of Mario Bava. But with its upcoming performance of “Hercules vs. Vampires,” Nashville Opera promises one of the most unusual — and entertaining — mash-ups ever.