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The Music City Skinny | July 21, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web 'Nashville' star released a song a week for a year (CNN Entertainment) Charles Esten doesn't just play…

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web

‘Nashville’ star released a song a week for a year (CNN Entertainment)
Charles Esten doesn’t just play a singer on TV. The “Nashville” star is a singer and songwriter in real life who loves making music so much that he went on a mission to release one single a week for an entire year. Esten’s song No. 52, “Long Haul,” came out on July 7.

Kenny Rogers reveals final performance with Dolly Parton and tribute show (The Tennesseean)
The Gambler is set to deal one last time in Nashville and with the line-up taking shape for All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, a full house seems like a given.

Vice President Joe Biden to Visit Schermerhorn (Nashville Scene)
November visit will promote his memoir Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Free, All-Ages Dance Classes Offered at Nashville Ballet 7/29 (Broadway World)
Nashville Ballet will celebrate National Dance Day for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, July 29 by offering free sample classes and choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).

Massive Nashville Exhibit Gives a Tour of American Art Today (Vice Magazine)
45 artists showcase their work in ‘State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now’ at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Why the ‘Nashville’ concert tour is ‘a celebration’ for its stars (The Tennessean)
Last month, Jackson and several cast mates embarked on a 10-date “Nashville” concert tour of the U.K. and Ireland, which included several sold-out shows.

New murals are popping up all over Nashville – here’s why you should care (Nashville Business Journal)
The newest member of Nashville’s growing family of murals has gone up in East Nashville, bringing the area more than something nice to look at: the prospects for more spending.

Benefit Concert for Jessi Zazu at the Basement East (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Oh Boy Records has announced a benefit concert for Jessi Zazu of the band Those Darlins at the Basement East on July 27

Endless Poetry Is a Masterful Statement of Jodorowsky’s Worldview (Nashville Scene)
The latest installment in the Chilean experimentalist’s autobiographical cycle opens this week at the Belcourt