Lacy Atkins, The Tennessean

The Music City Skinny | October 27, 2017

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton drop the mic on his final performance (USA Today) Dolly Parton and Kenny…

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

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton drop the mic on his final performance (USA Today)
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers closed “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night the way their fans love to see them — side by side.

Warner Music Nashville and Southwest Formalize Partnership Bringing Live Music to the Skies: Exclusive (Billboard)
Warner Music Nashville (WMN) announced today that they have teamed up with Southwest Airlines to produce a variety of promotions that will bring music into the skies.

Country Music Association commissions Ashland City artist to sculpt inductee portraits (The Tennessean)
Jerry Reed, Don Schlitz and Alan Jackson became the three newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductees at a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 22. Their portraits – on multiple plaques for each artist: one for display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the other given to the artist or their family members – were created by an Ashland City artist, and have been for several years.

Becca Stevens Weaves Survivor Stories and Poems Into Her Self-Help Guide (Nashville Scene)
Love Heals, from the founder of Nashville nonprofit Thistle Farms, is out now

Jairo Prado Mosaic: Roots & Routes (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Camino y Raíces (Roots & Routes), the tile mosaic under construction by Jairo Art Studio with the assistance of Metro’s Opportunity Now students for the new park at Casa Azafrán, provides a visual reference to the idea that we all come from somewhere.

Nashville actor empowers teen girls to write their own stories (The Tennessean)
The four-week Act Like a GRRRL program was started in 2005 by Vali Forrister, who found freedom by telling her own story of rape and healing

An American in Paris at TPAC (Nashville Pride)
An American in Paris, the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, brings its first national tour to Nashville with a one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall Tuesday, October 31 through Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Todd Morgan Named New Managing Director at Studio Tenn (Broadway World)
Todd Morgan has been named as the new managing director of Studio Tenn, Middle Tennessee’s award-winning theater company based in Franklin.

American Idol Visits Music City (The Tennessee Tribune)
The world’s leading television talent show, AMERICAN IDOL is on its way back to TV once again.