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It’s Now Free For Locals To Visit The Country Music Hall Of Fame (Nashville Public Radio)
Anyone under 18 who lives in Davidson and the surrounding counties can now walk into one of Nashville’s biggest tourist attractions at no cost. It’s part of a programming initiative the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has dubbed “Community Counts.”
Nashville’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration: ‘We know how to throw a party’ (The Tennessean)
People who live near and far from Nashville descended on downtown thanks to big names and a big fireworks display. Some 240,000 people were in attendance.
Nashville Repertory Theatre Seeks New Playwrights (Broadway World)
Nashville Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for the nationally recognized Ingram New Works Lab through July 24, 2017.
Best-Selling Author Gay to Visit Nashville (The Tennessee Tribune)
Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Roxane Gay to discuss her book Hunger as a part of our Salon@615speaker series on July 13 at 6:15 pm. This salon is a free, ticketed event being held at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt
Art Crawl Confidential: July 2017 (Nashville Scene)
Philosoraptors, tapestries, gallery babes and more convened at this month’s art crawl
Two red panda cubs born at Nashville Zoo (The Tennessean)
Meet the newest and fluffiest residents of the Nashville Zoo: two red panda cubs. The cubs were born on June 16 to Mei Mei, the zoo announced Thursday. Both cubs are healthy and bonding with their mother in an off exhibit den, where they will stay for about three months, according to Zoo officials.
WINTER’S TALE, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Headline 2017 Shakespeare in the Park (Broadway World)
Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF) continues its tradition of Shakespeare in the Park with The Winter’s Tale and Antony & Cleopatra, running from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, September 17 at Centennial Park’s band shell.
Ragtime the Musical at the Center for the Arts (Nashville Arts Magazine)
The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro presents Ragtime the Musical July 7-23. Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, the musical adaptation is produced as a collaboration among Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Rachel Jones.