The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lipscomb University to Stage All-Female RICHARD II (Broadway World)
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues its 2017 season with Richard II, a co-production with Lipscomb University, which will run from Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 23. The rarely-produced play features an all-female cast and will be performed at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre.
Ryman Auditorium To Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Community Appreciation Day (Music Row)
To celebrate its 125th Anniversary, the Ryman Auditorium will welcome Tennessee residents to a free daytime tour experience on Sunday, March 26.
Nashville singers compete on ‘The Voice’ (The Tennessean)
Music City once again has local residents in the running on the current season of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Iconic ‘I believe in Nashville’ mural vandalized in 12South (WKRN)
An iconic mural painted five years ago was found vandalized Wednesday morning.
Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency Moves to Mercy Lounge (Nashville Scene)
Longtime Rock Rez organizers talk about the move — and potential rock-star cameos
Social Justice and the Arts: Chatterbird and the Katrina Ballads Initiatives (Nashville Arts Magazine)
In memory of Hurricane Katrina, Chatterbird, Nashville’s alternative chamber ensemble, is bringing composer Ted Hearne to Nashville for a residency on the weekend of April 1, during which he will offer a free day-long educational initiative.
Animated Feature My Life as a Zucchini Is Chilling and Discordant (Nashville Scene)
Claude Barras’ French-language stop-motion film opens this week at the Belcourt
Florida Georgia Line, Jason Isbell, Randy Travis open Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit (The Tennessean)
Country Music Hall of Fame debuts American Currents exhibit in March 2017.
‘The Bodyguard’ Musical in Nashville Next Week (Tennessee Tribune)
The first U.S. National Tour of the hit musical “The Bodyguard,” starring Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox, makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall in a limited, one-week run March 21-26, 2017.
The Sporting Life: Spring is Here at the Symphony Center Edition (Nashville Pride)
This is a great time to welcome the spring with a few outstanding musical events at your local Nashville symphony hall