MUSIC CITY SKINNY | AUGUST 9, 2019

It's a veggie, it's a fruit, and it's free: The annual Tomato Art Festival (Tennessean) The savory tomato caused a lot of commotion over the past years and this celebration is expected to bring out…

It’s a veggie, it’s a fruit, and it’s free: The annual Tomato Art Festival (Tennessean)
The savory tomato caused a lot of commotion over the past years and this celebration is expected to bring out over 60,000 Nashvillians next weekend.

Beard on Books | August 2019 Literary Edition
Each month, East Side Story proprietor Chuck Beard offers up a survey of Nashville literary events he’s looking forward to including literary events, numerous open Mic poetry nights, East Side Storytellin’ and more.

Aug. 5 declared Dolly Parton Day in Nashville, Tennessee (Fox News)
Mayor David Briley was with the country singer and actress on Monday when he signed the proclamation. Briley called her one of “Tennessee’s greatest education and literacy advocates.”

Rhiannon Giddens, Frank Johnson to get Americana award (WTHR)
Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award.

Herbie Hancock Still Looks Forward, Even After Six Decades of Jazz Innovation (Nashville Scene)
Versatility and variety have characterized pianist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock’s extraordinary career since the early ’60s, when he joined what later became known as Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet.

Murals on display at Frist Museum spotlight history, culture of North Nashville (Tennessean)
As gentrification sweeps North Nashville, local artists are striving to keep the identity of the historically black community intact.

Frist Art Museum Presents Groundbreaking Exhibition “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” September 27, 2019-January 12, 2020 (Cision PR Newswire)
The Frist Art Museum presents Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native women artists from all over the United States and Canada, ranging across time and media.

Let’s Eat Seeks to Tell the Story of Tennessee Food (Nashville Scene)
Nashville is home to hot chicken and acres of farm-to-table restaurants. Memphis rightfully claims status as a mecca of barbecue. East Tennessee is the cradle of Appalachian cuisine. But what exactly is the impact of Tennessee food in general?

BWW Review: DeMarcus, Chambers, Haines and Company Deliver Engaging, Entertaining MATILDA THE MUSICAL for AT Pro (Broadway World Nashville)
Brilliant and perspicacious Matilda Wormwood and her arch-nemesis, the evil and imperious Agatha Trunchbull, are up to their old antics once again on a Tennessee stage – this time, in a beautifully designed, cleverly staged and directed and superbly acted production of the irreverent musical that bears her name and has become a favorite of audiences and theater companies the world over.

Sound investment? (Ledger)
The founders of Nashville’s Live on the Green music festival weren’t sure what to expect. It was 2009, their first year, and startup festivals are a risky, expensive venture that can either be a talked-about triumph or a practically ignored footnote in any given summer’s agenda.