The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
TV’s ‘Nashville’ takes a final bow as upcoming sixth season will be its last (USA Today)
The country music drama’s sixth season, which begins Jan. 4 on CMT, will also be its last. The soapy series aired on ABC for four seasons before getting the ax in spring 2016. Within weeks, the series was picked up by the cable network.
‘Nashville’ made the The Bluebird Cafe famous. But few people know the venue’s real story. (The Washington Post)
Now that The Bluebird has received international recognition, GM Erika Wollam Nichols, founder Amy Kurland and others are trying to capitalize on its new fame — and 35th anniversary — with “Bluebird: The Movie,” a documentary that tells the little-known (outside Nashville, anyway) story behind the cafe that went from beloved local institution to a must-see travel destination.
For 20 years, country music has helped define Nashville Predators’ identity (The Tennessean)
Country music and hockey may seem like completely separate worlds. But in Nashville, the two collide. And defenseman P.K. Subban only reiterated that by sporting a Smashville cowboy hat in warmups before Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals.
Taylor Swift shows up to a Nashville Target to buy her album and fans freak out (USA Today)
Nashville residents making a Tuesday night run to Target found themselves running straight into superstar Taylor Swift. And hanging out.
Editor Adam Ross talks about the 500th issue of The Sewanee Review (Nashville Scene)
The legendary publication’s milestone issue is available now
Les Misérables comes to TPAC (Nashville Pride)
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon comes direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.
Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership hosts annual luncheon honoring community leaders, business owners and the music of Jefferson Street (The Tennessee Tribune)
The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (J.U.M.P.) celebrates 21 years of community engagement and cooperative economic development at its annual holiday luncheon, honoring community leaders, business owners and the musical history of Jefferson Street.
Endurance in Form: A Retrospective by Tom Rice (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Using only the basic tools, a chisel and a mallet, stone sculptor Tom Rice creates works that are a study in simplicity of form, mass, line, texture, and movement.
Get in the holiday spirit with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Roxy regional theater (Broadway World Nashville)
After the turkey and stuffing are put away on Thanksgiving night, bring your out-of-town guests to Historic Downtown Clarksville for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.