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The Music City Skinny | September 15, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. Great Performances (and Prine) Win Big at 16th Annual Americana Honors & Awards (NowPlayingNashville) The Annual Americana…

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

Great Performances (and Prine) Win Big at 16th Annual Americana Honors & Awards (NowPlayingNashville)
The Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium consistently highlights the best in contemporary American roots music, while always paying tribute to its progenitors.

Sense and Sensibility Delivers Great Performances and More (Nashville Scene)
Nashville Rep’s Sense and Sensibility is now playing at TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Topgolf Nashville sets opening date (The Tennessean)
The 500-employee golf entertainment facility at 500 Cowan St. is expected to have $265 million of economic impact over the next decade.

AmericanaFest 2017 kicks off with The People Sing! at War Memorial (NowPlayingNashville)
AmericanaFest 2017 kicked off Tuesday night with a number of quality shows at various sites, none more star-studded than at The People Sing! concert at downtown’s War Memorial Auditorium.

Troy Gentry of the Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry Dies at 50 (The New York Times)
Troy Gentry, who was part of the popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed on Friday in a helicopter crash in Medford, N.J., where the group was to play that night. He was 50.

35th Annual African Street Festival coming to Hadley Park (Nashville Pride)
The African American Cultural Alliance is once again proud to be presenting their highly popular community event, and this year it will be the 35th Annual African Street Festival.

Jessi Zazu, Singer for Those Darlins, Has Died at 28 (NPR Music)
Jessi Zazu, a beloved fixture of the Nashville music community and member of indie rock band Those Darlins, has passed away at the age of 28

Nashville Children’s Theatre: Enchanting Fall Season (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Nashville Children’s Theatre’s delightful fall lineup weaves together a trilogy of stories of hope and transformation.

An Abstract Sculpture Responds to the I-65 Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue (Nashville Scene)
Marcus Manganni’s sculpture is currently on view in Wedgewood-Houston