Post Tagged with: "Arts"

Symphony’s Club Cultivates Newer Generation of Audience

by / on May 29, 2012

The Nashville Symphony is launching a new effort to engage an audience demographic not usually known for its interest in classical music. The Crescendo Club is geared towards people in their 20s and 30s.

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Fisk Celebrates Matthew Kennedy’s 90th

by / on March 25, 2011

One of Fisk University’s longtime professors is celebrating his 90th birthday this weekend. Matthew Kennedy lead the famed Jubilee Singers for nearly a quarter century, but it was the piano that brought him to Fisk.

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TSU Headed to the Battle of the Bands

TSU Headed to the Battle of the Bands

by / on January 28, 2011

The Aristocrat of Bands is set to show off its energetic style in Atlanta, partly in hopes of attracting future members.

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Alias Redefines Musical Success

Alias Redefines Musical Success

by / on October 1, 2010

The members of Alias Chamber Ensemble are finding professional success in a group that was never designed to pay the rent.

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Mrs. King of Nashville

by / on August 30, 2010

In 1917, H. L. Mencken, the writer, infamously declared that the South was about as artistically, intellectually, and culturally sterile as the Sahara Desert. Two years later, in 1919, Hazel King was born. And for the past ninety-one years, she has been a living rebuttal to Mencken’s claim. WPLN’s Kevin Bouldin introduces us to King as part of our occasional storytelling series Upon First Meeting.

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Nashville Symphony Wins Slot in New York Festival

by / on May 18, 2010

The Nashville Symphony is headed to Carnegie Hall at the invitation of a new, national music festival. The orchestra is one of just six ensembles chosen for the 2012 Spring for Music Festival.

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Stimulus Saves Up to 35 TN Arts Jobs

by / on July 15, 2009

The Tennessee Arts Commission says federal stimulus money sent to the state has saved as many as 35 jobs in the arts.

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Memphis R&B Legend Sues Producers of “Soul Men”

by / on February 20, 2009

Sam Moore, the surviving half of R&B duo Sam & Dave, is suing the producers of the 2008 movie “Soul Men.” He says they cribbed from the history of the Memphis duo, and tarnished the singer’s reputation with swearing, lewd sex and racial slurs.

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Anonymous Grant Challenges Tennessee Repertory Theatre Fundraising

by / on January 30, 2009

A one-hundred thousand dollar donation came at a critical time for the Tennessee Repertory Theatre.

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Fisk, O’Keeffe Museum Argue Before State Appeals Court

by / on January 7, 2009

Fisk University wants the state appeals court to overturn a ruling so the school can sell a stake of its famous Stieglitz art collection.

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Jubilee Singers Receive National Medal of Arts

by / on November 17, 2008

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were given one of the nation’s highest honors today.

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Shakespeare Read-Along Kicks Off

by / on October 13, 2008

You don’t have to be a professional actor to read Shakespeare, though there were a few among the 25 people gathered at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday.

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Fisk Puts Stieglitz Back on Display by Court Deadline

by / on October 13, 2008

The famous Stieglitz collection at Fisk University is in the public eye for the first time in nearly three years.

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Artist types postcards for next president at Belmont

by / on October 1, 2008

Have a message for the next president of the United States? Sheryl Oring might be the woman to see.

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NoiseTrade Aims to Innovate Music Industry

by / on September 8, 2008

Music fans can name their price for downloads on a new Nashville-based web site.

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Nashville Ballet to Perform New Version of Nutcracker

by / on September 3, 2008

Audiences can expect a new twist on Nashville Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker this winter, as the company takes a chance on its biggest revenue-producer.

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Coriolanus for Consul

by / on August 5, 2008

Nashvillians may be noticing some interesting campaign yard signs – a clinched first with blood dripping from the palm, and the words “Coriolanus for Counsel.”

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