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The Music City Skinny | October 20, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. We Know Each Other Now | The Photos (NowPlayingNashville) We invited two strangers into a photo area…

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

We Know Each Other Now | The Photos (NowPlayingNashville)
We invited two strangers into a photo area with a simple backdrop, asked them to pick a couple of ice breaker questions out of a basket, and then took their photo chatting and posing. The results are beautiful.

All Aboard: Mayor Barry reveals details for $5.2 billion transit plan (and when to expect it) (Nashville Business Journal)
Mayor Megan Barry announced Tuesday her $5.2 billion plan for mass transit in Nashville, and she hopes to get a lot for the money.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Promises Puppetry Magic (NowPlayingNashville)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Opens at the Nashville Children’s Theatre on October 26 and Runs Through December 3. We chat with puppet designer Brian Hull.

Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban close CMT special with Las Vegas tribute (USA Today)
The network and 2017 honorees —  Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Florida Georgia Line — turned the 90-minute program typically dedicated to celebrating year-end success into a multi-genre love letter to country music fans.

Creatives’ Day (Nashville Arts Magazine)
A society that honors its creative class is a society that has taken a giant step toward recovering balance in Western civilization.

Nashville Ballet Explores Lizzie Borden’s Infamous Murder Case this Halloween (Broadway World)
Nashville Ballet will present a haunting double feature of original works just in time for Halloween-the long-awaited return of Lizzie Borden based on the infamous double murder and the world premiere of The Raven inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem-October 26-28, 2017, at TPAC’s Polk Theater.

The Florida Project Finds Beauty — and Pain — Amid Squalor (Nashville Scene)
Sean Baker’s follow-up to Tangerine opens Friday at the Belcourt

Nashville Symphony Free Day of Music Saturday, October 21 (Nashville Pride)
The Nashville Symphony has unveiled the full lineup of musical acts for their 12th annual Free Day of Music, taking place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jason Isbell to perform at Country Music Hall of Fame as Artist-in-Residence (The Tennessean)
Jason Isbell has been named the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence.