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

Tomato Art Show Expected To Be Best Yet

Many of those anticipating this weekend’s Tomato Art Festival, East Nashville’s 14th annual celebration of music, food, and community, may not realize that the event grew out of an art showcase put on by Art & Invention Gallery. The Tomato Art Show returns to the gallery this weekend as part of the festival and will remain on display until Sept. 10. “The Tomato Art Show... Read More

East Nashville News: Nashville Tail Blazers, Ann Powers’ ‘Booty,’ Defy Film Festival and more

  Best of Nashville voting just opened again, so for the umpteenth year, you can go in and throw some praise on your favorite East Nashville people and places, from restaurants to musicians.    Every year, I thirstily beg you all to name the East Nashvillian blog here “Best Local Blog,” and to date, I have zero plaques to show for it. Beginning to... Read More


TRAVIS HUNTER-BROWN PAYS THE PRICE FOR HIS ART Paying a personal price for your art has become a cliché, but it’s one that singer and songwriter Travis Hunter-Brown experienced recently in the real world when he was fired from his job as a barista over a song he wrote and recorded. According to Hunter-Brown, his song “Bitchy Redhead” proved to be a step too far when... Read More

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