For the first time since 2019, Humanities Tennessee — our state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities — will host the Southern Festival of Books live and in person Oct. 14 through 16. A dizzying roster of authors and events is sure to make your spine tingle.
To live in Nashville is to love John Prine, so it never set right how quarantine robbed the late singer, songwriter, and hometown hero of a proper in-person memorial when he died of Covid complications in April 2020.
This intimate performance will give audiences the rare opportunity to see three stunning ballets and a live chamber ensemble from the coveted vantage point usually only enjoyed by members of artistic staff or members of the cast.
The Fall installment of the “Flying Solo” series at BNA® is now open, and features the incredible artwork of Duncan McDaniel, Marleen De Waele-De Bock, and Rima Day.
While performing at the Grand Ole Opry a little over a year ago, current five-time CMA nominee and two-time winner Ashley McBryde shared with the audience, “I dream about joining the Opry and what that day will be like — Will I cry the entire time? Will I be seated? Who will ask me? I dream about that more than I dream about my wedding.” No longer dreaming about the special day, the Arkansas native has officially been invited to be the newest member of the revered Country institution by Garth Brooks on CBS Mornings.
Larry Jenkins is a professor and assistant director of bands at the university. He’s also a former band member. Jenkins said the idea of an album formed over a dinner with Grammy-nominated, contemporary artist Sir The Baptist.
Dalia Garcia is a Hispanic painter and bilingual singer/songwriter living in Nashville. She uses acrylic paint to create an easy, yet energetic vibe.
After Nashville’s 2010 flood, an neophyte food writer for the Scene (OK, it was me) worked with a bunch of local restaurants to create a fundraiser to aid in the community’s recovery. Not wanting to step on the toes of the local Nashville Cares fundraiser Dining Out for Life, we called the initiative Eat Out for Nashville. While the name evoked a few puerile chuckles, more than 50 restaurants participated, and we raised thousands of dollars for the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announces that the Savannah Bananas are bringing their “World Famous Baseball Circus” to First Horizon Park on June 2nd, 2023.
Since his death in 2021, Stephen Sondheim and his canon of work have justifiably been on the hearts and minds of theater people from around the world, with revivals, retrospectives and remembrances filling the calendars of an amazing range of companies paying homage to the master of contemporary musical theater. Just in time for a new season of productions highlighting the Nashville theater calendar, Belmont University Musical Theatre has chosen the aptly named musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim to launch a two-show semester that honors the genius of the master while showcasing the talents of its roster of musical theater majors who continue to add luster to the program’s reputation.
The Recording Academy’s District Advocate Day recently made its return with the first in-person event since the pandemic. The event aims to bring awareness to several key music-related issues and the artists/representatives advocating for the music community.