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We Always Give Thanks for Nashville Rep’s ‘A Christmas Story’

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As we give thanks today we know Christmas is coming. That means many things, but one of the best things about the holiday season in Nashville is the beloved annual presentation of A Christmas Story by Nashville Repertory Theatre. And we’re thankful that tradition resumes Friday with a preview performance and runs through Dec. 21 at Tennessee Performing […]

Composer David Sartor receives high honors

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Middle Tennessee Composer and Conductor David P. Sartor is one of only five American composers chosen nationwide as an Honored Artist of The American Prize. The American Prize competitions are unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States. Honored Artists are individuals […]

Free Naxos Download: Nashville Symphony Plays Stephen Paulus

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Stephen Paulus, who died on Oct. 19, was a prolific composer and one of contemporary American orchestral music’s leading voices (click here to read John Pitcher’s obituary). Last month Naxos of America released the latest recording by the Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Three Places of Enlightenment, Veil of Tears and Grand Organ Concerto, featuring three works by Paulus. The […]

Martin Family provides Nashville Ballet with $1 million matching donation

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Nashville Ballet has the opportunity to raise all the funds necessary to complete construction on its new building, with a pledge from The Martin Family to match up to $1 million in donations. From now until Jan. 6, all gifts made to Nashville Ballet’s ELEVATE campaign to build the future of Nashville Ballet will be […]

Studio Tenn Marks Christmas Season with ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Studio Tenn Theatre Company debuts a new Christmas production this year, combining the cherished nostalgia of an iconic screen classic with the magic and immediacy of live theater – It’s A Wonderful Life runs Dec. 4-21 at Jamison Hall in The Factory at Franklin. A first for Studio Tenn, this production replaces A […]

Works by Charles Mee, Pig Iron Theatre Co in Humana 39 Slate

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein today announced the lineup for the 39th Humana Festival of New American Plays. A highlight of the cultural calendar for theatergoers, playwrights and industry professionals across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 4 through April 12, 2015. This year’s festival program […]

All That Jazz: ‘Chicago’ with John O’Hurley at TPAC This Week

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John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld“) and colleagues are giving Nashville that ole razzle-dazzle this week as the four-decade hit musical Chicago plays Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. Tickets (starting at just $25) are available at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office (505 Deaderick St.) in downtown Nashville. For group tickets please […]

Belmont Hosts ‘Gene Kelly: The Legacy’ with Patricia Ward Kelly

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The Belmont Theatre and Dance Department has arranged quite a treat for lovers of dance and movies: on Oct. 24 and 25 Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer, will take Troutt Theater guests behind the scenes to share an intimate portrait of the man that changed the look of dance on film forever and […]

Look Up Nashville! BANDALOOP is Here (and at UBS Tower Monday)

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BANDALOOP is coming to OZ Arts Nashville this week, and it’s announcing its arrival Monday with a very special performance that involves one of the city’s downtown buildings. The group’s dancers will present Look Up Nashville!, which takes place down the side of the 28-story UBS Tower (315 Deaderick St.). This unique “sneak peek” of BANDALOOP […]

Nashville Ballet invites local dance companies to join Emergence

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Nashville Ballet has announced a new community-wide audition opportunity offering one Nashville performance group the opportunity to present a movement-based work before each performance of its cutting-edge Emergence series, May 14-16, 2015, at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. In the spirit of the Emergence series and the current renovation and expansion of its Sylvan […]

It’s the Month of Artober Once Again in Nashville!

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It says Oct. 1 on the calendar, which means that for the fourth straight year Artober has started in Nashville! Hundreds of events are scheduled in this month-long celebration of everything the Music City offers in arts and culture. The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) seeks to connect every Nashvillian to the thriving creative […]

Ben Folds’ photography will be on display at ballet fundraiser

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Rocker Ben Folds has become one of the Nashville Ballet’s biggest boosters. Last spring, he joined the ballet for the Ben Folds Project, a performance of his new concerto with the ballet and Nashville Symphony. Later this month, he’ll be on hand to help the ballet raise money for a much-needed expansion of the company’s […]

Boiler Room Theatre Goes ‘Legally Blonde’ For Five-Show Run

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) opens the second show of its 14th season with the frothy, fun and energetic hit Legally Blonde the Musical that plays Tuesday through Saturday at historic Franklin Theatre with a cast led by Franklin native Laura L. Thomas. The opening performance of Legally Blonde this Tuesday (Sept. 30) is already sold out. Tickets are going fast […]

Nashville composer Daniel Elder shines in the American Prize

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Composer Daniel Elder won second place nationally in The American Prize competition, 2014, in the professional choral division, for his work entitled “Three Themes of Life and Love.” Elder was selected from applications reviewed this summer from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit competitions unique in scope and […]

Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music is Saturday

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The Nashville Symphony will welcome more than 20 performers representing a variety of musical genres for its ninth annual Free Day of Music on Saturday, Sept. 27. The full day of music begins at 10:15 a.m. with the 101st Airborne Division Band and will include performances on four different stages throughout Schermerhorn Symphony Center, treating […]

Filmmaker Brooke Bernard New Belcourt Development Director

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Brooke Bernard is the new development director of Belcourt Theatre, it was announced today. Bernard will plan and implement new and creative strategies to strengthen the Belcourt’s fundraising, including major gifts, annual giving, membership support, sponsorships, corporate and foundation grants, planned giving, and potential capital campaigns. “Brooke joins us at an important time for the Belcourt,” […]

Win Passes to the GONE GIRL Nashville Advance Screening!

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ArtsNash and 20th Century Fox Want to Invite You to an Advance Screening of GONE GIRL! GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports […]

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Ready to Hit Street’s In Concert Series

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Street Theatre Company brings the classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to musical life as part of its acclaimed In Concert series beginning this Friday. The beloved theatrical brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (with lyrics from Tim Rice) tells the well-known Gospel story from the unique perspective of Judas Iscariot and explores the human side of Jesus’ […]

Tradition! Studio Tenn Plays Like a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the past 50 years Fiddler on the Roof has delighted and touched the hearts of audiences the world over. Now as the new theater season dawns Studio Tenn Theatre Company pays tribute with its own fresh take on one of musical theater’s most enduring shows starting Thursday and running through Sept. 21 in Studio […]

NSO’s Mark Blakeman: Heading West, Young Man

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There was good and bad news in the release the Nashville Symphony Orchestra sent out on Thursday. The good news is that the symphony’s veteran chief operating officer, Mark Blakeman, will soon become captain of his own ship, taking over as president of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (apparently, the weather just wasn’t hot enough for […]