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‘Rebel With A Cause’ To Benefit Richie Lee At The 5 Spot

East Nashville’s finest will gather at The 5 Spot this Friday, March 10, to wish local kick-boxing guru and life coach Richie Lee well as he recovers from spinal reconstruction surgery. Lee’s unrelenting positivity, dedication to East Nashville’s Karisma Fitness, and signature mohawk have made him an irreplaceable icon to many in the neighborhood. The event, “Rebel... Read More

Murals Bring Back Main Street’s History

A new mural project painted on the Yeaman Place side of the Stacks on Main apartment complex depicts the history of East Nashville’s Main Street as interpreted by local artist Bryan Deese. Deese was first asked to carry out the murals by St. Clair Holdings, which developed the building, in 2015. It was the artist’s idea to theme it around the thoroughfare’s unique... Read More

The Action Group Network Wants To Organize Nashville

Those who are looking for an opportunity to turn their political dissatisfaction into local change have the chance to get organized on February 20, when the Action Group Network hosts a meeting at Marathon Music Works. The Action Group Network coordinates collectives of 10 to 50 people who pool their energy to tackle a specific task, like fundraising for a particular piece of legislation or... Read More

Rejoice In 'Sleeping Beauty'

Those who might think that ballet isn’t accessible, or that it can no longer provide lessons relevant to modern lives, need to clear their calendars later this month. For six nights, from February 17 to 19 and 24 to 26, Rejoice School of Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty at the 4th Story Theatre of West End United Methodist Church. By producing a 127-year-old ballet, a practice of... Read More

Nashville Rises Against Hunger

On January 28, Nashvillians from all neighborhoods gathered at Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) to work together toward a positive difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. They participated in an effort known as Rise Against Hunger. “This is an annual event that Calvary UMC puts on to give Nashvillians a chance to come and make a tangible, lasting impact... Read More

An Experiment In Freedom At Red Arrow Gallery

It’s surprising how much work it takes for something to appear effortless. Nonchalance, disregard, even complete freedom are all often the products of untold effort. Young Professionals, the latest exhibition by local artist Daniel Holland at Red Arrow Gallery, is a lesson in how vigorous endeavor can result in free expression. Although the title of the show, which runs through February... Read More

The Law Firm Brings Their Own Definition To The Lipstick Lounge

A band can mean different things to different people. It may be a group of musicians who have been through thick and thin together every step of the way, but it also refers to any group that celebrates on stage together, no matter how casually, or any collective that comes together for a cause, no matter how large. The Law Firm is a band that stretches definition, as their 7 p.m. performance... Read More

'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Celebrates A Hit-Making Icon

Few musicians have had more success getting on the radio than Elton John. Over the course of 50-plus years and 30-plus studio albums, he and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin have charted 62 top 40 hit singles, including at least one every year from 1970 to 1996.   On the evening of Saturday, Jan. 21, that endless string of hits will be celebrated during “Goodbye Yellow... Read More

Casual eatery The Mainstay taking over former The Vine space in East Nashville

  A potential neighborhood staple is planned for 501 Main Street in East Nashville, where two local restaurateurs are working on a new venture to be called The Mainstay.   East Side residents Manny Hatz (above, right) and Josiah Johnson (above, left) have joined forces for the new restaurant. Hatz recently sold five Jet’s Pizza locations, while Johnson ended... Read More

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