The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
Metro Nashville unveils $2.47 million in grants to support the arts (The Tennessean)
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission approved $2.47 million in grants for the next fiscal year to 48 different nonprofit organizations, the commission announced Friday.
SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show’s TPAC Run (Broadway World)
Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation – to the point that they have become rather commonplace – but never before have we witnessed a “standing O” at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number.
Beard on Books | July 2017 Nashville Literary Happenings (and Big East Side Story News) (NowPlayingNashville.com)
Each month, East Side Story proprietor Chuck Beard offers up a survey of Nashville literary events he’s looking forward to, including Alan Alda, numerous open Mic poetry nights, East Side Storytellin’ and more.
Songwriter Is the Best Movie About Country Music — See It Monday at the Belcourt (Nashville Scene)
The 1984 Kris Kristofferson/Willie Nelson film screens July 3 as part of Music City Mondays
Finally. A pop-up cafe brings ‘mewsic’ to cat lovers’ ears (The Tennessean)
For those who have lusted after the chance to socialize and sip among a clowder of felines, Mewsic Kitty Café (yes, you read that right) will sate the desire – for now.
New Artist Exhibit Pays Homage to North Nashville (The Tennessee Tribune)
Last Saturday, Woodcuts Gallery Framing had an opening Reception featuring the works of their resident curator Omari Booker. The Nashville-based artist featured the works from his latest vibrant exhibit of paintings titled, “I LIVE HERE.” This collection is about the North Nashville and surrounding areas,” says Omari during the reception, which featured several of the area’s newest residents.
Tennessee Roundup: Understanding Access to Arts Education (Nashville Arts Magazine)
First meaningful arts experiences often happen in school. If we compared what was available to each of us in school, we might have slightly different or perhaps very different answers. This variation exists for students today as well.
Black Music Month Special: Nashville Museums honoring Black Musicians (Nashville Pride)
This is our fifth and final special article this month celebrating Black Music Month. Since 1979, Black Music Month has grown from a small commemoration to national proportions with events held annually across the country.
Crawl Space: July 2017 (Nashville Scene)
July’s lineup includes Op Art illusions, punk posters from another dimension, galleries on the move and more