The Ben and Morey Show (Morey Hill, Ben Oddo and Davis Hunt) | Photo by Daniel Meigs, Nashville Scene
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Absolutely Beautiful: It’s Finally Here (Out & About Nashville)
Playwright Douglas McGrath, using music that made the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s what it was, weaves a story telling the life of one of the most influential songwriters to ever set pen to paper. The music of Carole King and her writing partner/husband Gerry Goffin, is brought to life in this two-and-a-half hour tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and finding your own way.
Nashville Symphony’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at the Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville Arts Magazine)
This Saturday at the beautiful Ascend Amphitheater along the bank of the Cumberland River, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra is presenting a “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” featuring four of the composer’s most famous compositions performed under the stars.
Photographer Documents Grit, Beauty of Nashville’s Pikes (The Tennessean)
Head to Red Arrow gallery for a conversation about Nashville where neither mounting traffic nor condominium takeover is mentioned. “Pikes Project I” is a multimedia exhibition based on Joe Nolan’s visionary “Pikes Project,” a photo essay and poetry series featured on Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) that captures the unassuming beauties — whether created or incidental — found along Nashville’s storied pikes.
Hall and Oates Dream, Tears for Fears Rule at Bridgestone (Nashville Scene)
Two powerhouse pop acts fill the arena with nostalgia, and that’s not a bad thing
This Stunning Silo Mural Makes A West Nashville Oldtimer An Icon Of The Nations Redevelopment (Nashville Public Radio)
An abandoned concrete silo looms over The Nations neighborhood, eerie and empty. The historic Nashville landmark was nearly torn down. Instead, it’s becoming the centerpiece of the community’s redevelopment.
Jason Aldean leads 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame exhibits (The Tennessean)
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is Jason Aldean’s kind of party. The reigning Academy of Country Music’s entertainer of the year will receive his own exhibit in the revered space May 26.
The Ben and Morey Show — a Late-Night Show That’s Neither Late nor Shown (Nashville Scene)
The Scene talked to Ben Oddo, Morey Hill and producer Davis Hunt about shocking their moms, good guests and why — while you can find them on Facebook and Instagram — you can’t check them out via a podcast or live stream (and why that’s not a bad thing).
NMAAM Legends Luncheon Honors Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter (Nashville Pride)
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will kick off Black Music Month by honoring the inimitable Patti LaBelle during the 2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon.
Street Theatre Company presents PIPPIN (BroadwayWorld)
Following on the heels of the hilarious LUCKY STIFF and the poignant JOHN & JEN, Street Theatre Company presents PIPPIN.
RaeLynn Sells Out Nashville Headlining Debut (CMT)
There’s nothing quite like watching grown men singing at the top of their lungs to RaeLynn live. That happened throughout her sold-out headlining debut at Mercy Lounge when she brought her RaVe tour to Nashville on Thursday (March 24).