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East Nashville News: Chopper’s coming up, WithCo cocktails, Dancer Project, more

  To open this week, condolences and love go out to the Fond Object family, and everyone who loved and admired co-owner Jeff Pettit, who passed away suddenly on August 20.   That list of admirers is long, and we’re certainly among the locals who’ve been inspired by the neighborhood hub he helped build and the welcoming, supportive way in which he did it.... Read More

A DAMN FINE HAPPY HOUR

This Thursday, The East Nashvillian is once again presenting “A Damn Fine Happy Hour” at The 5 Spot, the second of three writers-in-residence events hosted by Mark Fredson in August. The former front man for indie rockers The Lonely H says he approaches this series of showcases with two goals in mind. “I'm just now getting my solo thing off the ground,” Fredson... Read More

WXNA Provides A Soundtrack For The Eclipse

  WEclipseNA   WXNA deejays have crowdsourced a four-hour special that will be broadcast on 101.5 FM this Monday from 11am–3pm. It's called WEclipseNA, and Nekos Barnes of The Root volunteered to carefully compile and time the program to follow the celestial movements that will be happening in the sky above Music City.    Tune in to 101.5... Read More

With ‘Love & Unity Under One Sun,’ Nashville Turns Eclipse Into Equality

As the moon passes between the sun and earth on Monday, those of us within the line of “totality,” the small segment of the country that will see the moon fully block our closest star, have a rare opportunity. Seizing the moment, the Tennessee Activist Coalition (TAC), the Nashville Peace and Justice Center, New Earth Matters TN, and other partners will be hosting “Love &... Read More

East Nashville News: Peninsula restaurant, Shine Project, Follow Me Cheese, Ellie Monster and more

  To start this week, we’d like to share our respects for East Nashville icon Bill Martin of Bill Martin’s Grocery, who passed away last week at the age of 96. His store has stood through decades of changes in our community, and Martin remained a beloved fixture there throughout.   If you don’t know much about him, WKRN put together a great piece on... Read More

Nashvillians To Attempt World Record For Tomato Art Fest

This Friday evening, Nashvillians will gather in the Five Points area in an attempt to make history. They will come from all corners with a single goal in mind: breaking the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruits or vegetables. The attempt has been inspired by the annual Tomato Art Festival, which returns to East Nashville this weekend for its 14th year of art,... Read More

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