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Calendar submissions needed for 2006 Pride Guide
Twelve-month calendar to highlight guide

All submissions should be sent by March 20 to prideguide@outandaboutnewspaper.com.

If your non-profit organization has regular meeting days and times, you’re encouraged to submit those for inclusion in the 2006 Pride Guide calendar, which will be produced by Out & About Newspaper.

A 12-month calendar will be included in the center of the Pride Guide, and as many non-profit listings will be included as space permits. Listings are based on “first come” and organizations are encouraged to get their listings in as soon as possible.

“We’ll need to know the day of the month, the time, the organization and the meeting location,” said A.J. Buse’, special issues editor for O&AN. “We want to include as many different organizations as possible.”

Other businesses or organizations that want to have specific events recognized can purchase space on the calendar for $20 for a regular listing and $25 for a listing that includes a logo of the business.

Sales for advertising in the Pride Guide are underway, with deadline for all ads sold due by March 24. Prices start at just $99. The back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and the first right read page have been sold.


Café Coco
Saturday Feb 25
Liquid 9pm  (FREE SHOW)
Troma Glidewell8:30pm
Southpaw Jones8pm

Café Coco
Feb 26 Jazz Jam with
Ben Graves
Every Sunday 4:30-7:30
The Zodiacs (R&B)  
8pm  (FREE SHOW)


It’s time to get retro with That 80s Band at the Lipstick Lounge 

Sunday, Feb. 26 ,  

Some of you may not know that this band actually provides a therapeutic benefit to society and the band members themselves.  This is Dave Webb’s outlet to break the country music chains for a few moments to reclaim his inner glam guy.  Tammy and Chip both suffer from a chronic musical disorder that is unofficially known as "80s Tourette’s Syndrome." This little-known malady causes intermittent and often uncontrollable outbursts of 80s song snippets, sometimes in the least appropriate (but usually hilarious) settings and situations.  As for myself, it just lets me bang away with abandon, which is therapeutic in and of itself.  You, too, can benefit from joining the group as we jam hard with our acoustic versions of your favorite tunes from the hot retro decade.  We’ve seen a million faces and soft-rocked tham all.  The music starts at 8 p.m . with a $6 cover.


Sexual Harassment and Political Correctness

Take the Stage at Tennessee Rep

Oleana

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 2006, 6:30 PM

Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006, 7:30 PM

Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2006, 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinees, March 18 and 25, 2006, 2:30 PM

(Signed Performance March 18)

Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Tickets:  $10-$40 (some restrictions apply).  Tickets are on sale at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St. , in Downtown Nashville, at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills, and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Tickets may be ordered by phone:  (615) 255-ARTS (2787) or at www.ticketmaster.com


Café Coco
Thursday Mar  2  Open Mic, poetry, comedy, music


DJ FERRY CORSTEN

he’s one of the WORLD’S TOP 10 DJ’s

he’s ALL THE RAGE across the GLOBE

he’s coming to PLAY next THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd

he’s FERRY CORSTEN! (wow!)

don’t miss this show!


Café Coco
Friday Mar 3 
halo stereo
backseat goodbye
charlie roberts
ever-loving arms
(new project of john swingset from
my epiphany)
midnight dave
(solo project of sam welch from
reverse halo effect)


ACT I to stage its production of Talley’s Folly

March 3 rd -11 th

At the Darkhorse Theater located at 4610 Charlotte Ave.

The tale is, as Matt Friedman tells us, "a waltz… a no-holds-barred romantic story." Yet it is much more. As Matt, a St. Louis accountant, woos Sally Talley of Lebanon, Missouri, and strives to break through her protective shell, pieces of his past are revealed. He and his family were victims of European anti-Semitism, and Matt cannot forget that fellow humans destroyed his family. His horror finds expression in a decaying Victorian boathouse on a quiet river, as he and Sally slowly draw together on a July evening in 1944. Sally, too, has known suffering. Now a spinster of thirty-one, she escapes the restraint of small-town values not her own by retreating to the ornate boathouse, which is known to the townspeople as "Talley’s Folly." Here she need answer to no one except on this one evening, when she must answer to Matt. With compassion and humor, Lanford Wilson shows us two lively, lovable people opening up their interior worlds. The triumph of Matt and Sally is the triumph of Lanford Wilson’s humanity.

One of Nashvilles oldest community theater groups, ACT I (Artists’ Cooperative Theatre) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing theatrical gems, classic, and modern to Middle Tennessee audiences. Now in its fifteenth season, ACT I has presented performances of over 50 of the world’s greatest plays. ACT I continually receives high praise from critics and audience members alike, and its productions and performers are recipients of multiple prizes and awards. ACT I performs in the intimate Darkhorse Theatre, a space which offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Kids enjoy free admission! High School and younger students will be admitted free of charge to Thursday evening performances and Sunday matinees. The public can enjoy two for one on Tuesday & Wednesday performances only.

For more information visit www.act1online.com or call (615) 726-2281 for reservations


Jazz Legends to Perform at UnitarianChurch

Friday, March 3, beginning at 7:30 pm

Bluegill Productions presents “An Evening with Four Saxophone Legends” featuring Jerry Coker, Lance Owens, Bill Scarlett, and Rocky Wynder, with the Donald Brown Trio at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) on Friday, March 3, beginning at 7:30 pm. TVUUC is located at 2931 Kingston Pike

An Evening with Four Saxophone Legends sponsored by Metro Pulse and Shady Grove Meadery Tickets are $15, and advance tickets may be purchased at both Disc Exchange stores. ETJS and KMA members who present their membership cards at the door are admitted for $12. Students are admitted for $10. The program will begin at 7:30 pm. Mead (honey wine) and hors d’oevres will be served during the intermission.


Café Coco
Sunday Mar 5 Jazz Jam with
Ben Graves
4:30-7:30
The Zodiacs (R&B)  
8pm
Thursday  Mar 9  Open Mic  
Friday Mar 10
Brad Sample
with Rae Hering


PLOWHAUS PRESENTS:

"ONE WALL ONE ARTIST SHOW"
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION ~
MARCH 4th, 2006
7pm ~ 11pm
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative is proud to present the first small group shows of 2006. In the One Wall, One Artist Show….each artist has a wall that is 25′ long….each artist gets to curate their wall, placing, picking and pricing their work. Producing an overall impression of 4 small Solo Shows going on at the same time….each artist will be at the opening, sticking close to their wall, so if you have inquires that require a personal reply, they will be on hand to answer or give a compassionate reason why they cannot. Featuring CHRIS HILL, CARRIE MILL, BARRY A. NOLAND.


The Singing Tortoise Children’s Ballet – Free to the Public

Sat., March 4, 2006 at 3:00 pm   at the Frist Center for the Arts

Nashville Ballet is proud to bring back one of our most popular children’s ballets. In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise. Once he befriends her, she tries to teach him that man is simply a visitor on earth who needs to respect all things. But Ama tries to exploit the tortoise’s special gifts in order to gain favor with the people of his village. However, the tortoise has a plan of her own which causes Ama to learn his lesson the hard way. This cautionary tale features an infectious percussion score, the choreography of Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and elaborate masks that represent animals chieftains. This performance is in conjunction with the Frist Center ‘s exhibit: African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back. Families will be able to visit this fascinating exhibit   free after enjoying the ballet performance. Choreography by Paul Vasterling, Music by Todd London and the production is made possible by a creation grant from Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.   


Slamming night of great talent at Lipstick Lounge with a triple shot of girl rock

March 5

Lindsay Hinkle, Kristi Neumann and Katie Reider join forces ( with me on percussion) to show you why they are three of the hottest tickets on the pop/rock scene.  Hinkle is an prolific Alabama artist and writer who has been making waves across the southeast and who has recently signed a development deal.  Kristi Neumann has a sound that unconsciously and effortlessly conveys barely contained emotional tidal waves.  Katie Reider recently opened for Jen Foster at Douglas Corner and brought the house down–no easy feat with a Jen crowd.  The music will start around 8 p.m. with an $8 cover and will be worth twice that.


Tribe’s annual Oscars Party

Sunday, March 5th at 6 p.m.

Tribe’s annual Oscars Party will be co-sponsored this year by The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), The Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), and The Tennessee Transgender Political Action Committee (TTPAC). The event will take place at Tribe located at 1517 Church Street on Sunday, March 5th at 6 p.m. “TTPAC, HRC, and TEP all work closely together in their efforts to advance equality legislation in Tennessee and to defeat the marriage discrimination amendment that will appear on the November 2006 ballot,” according to TEP board spokesman Chris Sanders. “We thought it would be fun to gather the community together to focus on some of the positive cultural achievements the GLBT community has experienced in the last year.”

With the list of nominees including films such as Brokeback Mountain, Transamerica, and Capote, this year’s Academy Awards Show will be particularly

significant for the GLBT community and our allies.

The evening will begin with a viewing of the Celebrity Red Carpet Ceremony during which members of our community will also be shown on the big screen in video clips done by Out & About Today’s Val Burke and Pam Wheeler. As the Oscars play throughout the night at Tribe, there will be trivia contests and door prizes from Come. Sit. Stay., Zola Restaurant and The Do.

For more information, contact TTPAC at ttgpac@aol.com.


Calendar submissions needed for 2006 Pride Guide

Twelve-month calendar to highlight guide

All submissions should be sent by March 20 to prideguide@outandaboutnewspaper.com.

If your non-profit organization has regular meeting days and times, you’re encouraged to submit those for inclusion in the 2006 Pride Guide calendar, which will be produced by Out & About Newspaper.

A 12-month calendar will be included in the center of the Pride Guide, and as many non-profit listings will be included as space permits. Listings are based on “first come” and organizations are encouraged to get their listings in as soon as possible.

“We’ll need to know the day of the month, the time, the organization and the meeting location,” said A.J. Buse’, special issues editor for O&AN. “We want to include as many different organizations as possible.”

Other businesses or organizations that want to have specific events recognized can purchase space on the calendar for $20 for a regular listing and $25 for a listing that includes a logo of the business.

Sales for advertising in the Pride Guide are underway, with deadline for all ads sold due by March 24. Prices start at just $99. The back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and the first right read page have been sold.


OSCAR NIGHT AMERICA at the Belcourt

Sunday, March 5th

Nashville’s only official Academy Awards sanctioned party.

Be a part of Nashville’s Best Party of the Year!!

You don’t have to live in Hollywood to experience the magic and excitement of Oscar Night.

Join partygoers at the Belcourt as they stroll the red carpet, watch the LIVE Academy Awards in HD on the theatre’s two GIANT movie screens, participate in a wine tasting, feast on foods from some of Nashville’s top restaurants & enjoy a fabulous silent auction.


NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS THE CLASSIC STORY OF THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

March 7 through April 9
Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) will present The Wind in the Willows, an adaptation by Nashville’s Scot Copeland and Paul Carrol Binkley, March 7 through April 9 in NCT’s Hill Theatre.
The production is based on the classic book by Kenneth Grahame and the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. The cast includes Sam Whited, Rona Carter, Peter Vann, Patrick Waller, Jenny Littleton and Henry Haggard. This will be the third time that Whited and Carter have played the roles of Toad and Badger respectively on NCT’s stage.

Weekend performances are scheduled for March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. A special Spring Break matinee will be held on Wednesday, March 22. The play will be performed Monday through Friday mornings for students from Davidson and surrounding counties. All performances are open to the public, and tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 615-254-9103. Individual tickets are $9 per child (ages 2 to 17), $12 per adult and free for children under 2. Tickets for weekday school groups of 10 or more are $6.50 each. Sign-interpreted performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. The Wind in the Willows is sponsored by AmSouth Bank.


Nutty Mineola residents return to RenaissanceCenter in ‘Faith County II’

March 10-26.

The nutty residents of Mineola are back and attempting to produce their own community production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Renaissance Players production of An Evening of Culture: Faith County II at The Renaissance Center in Dickson

The sequel to last spring’s successful production of Faith County brings the same colorful characters back to the stage for performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children under 13.

There will be an opening night reception beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, with refreshments in the rotunda.

A special lunch matinee will be on Saturday, March 18, with a buffet at noon and the show at 1 p.m. Tickets for the lunch matinee are $17 and include lunch, drink dessert and the show.


The Velveteen Rabbit  Storytime   – Free to the Public  

Sat., March 11, 2006 10:00 am at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills

A child’s preview of the upcoming original production of Nashville Ballet’s The Velveteen Rabbit. This interactive storytime will teach the children how to tell a story through dance. Visit http://www.nashvilleballet.com/outreach/storytime.htm for a complete list of our other storytimes.


Calendar submissions needed for 2006 Pride Guide

Twelve-month calendar to highlight guide

All submissions should be sent by March 20 to prideguide@outandaboutnewspaper.com.

If your non-profit organization has regular meeting days and times, you’re encouraged to submit those for inclusion in the 2006 Pride Guide calendar, which will be produced by Out & About Newspaper.

A 12-month calendar will be included in the center of the Pride Guide, and as many non-profit listings will be included as space permits. Listings are based on “first come” and organizations are encouraged to get their listings in as soon as possible.

“We’ll need to know the day of the month, the time, the organization and the meeting location,” said A.J. Buse’, special issues editor for O&AN. “We want to include as many different organizations as possible.”

Other businesses or organizations that want to have specific events recognized can purchase space on the calendar for $20 for a regular listing and $25 for a listing that includes a logo of the business.

Sales for advertising in the Pride Guide are underway, with deadline for all ads sold due by March 24. Prices start at just $99. The back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and the first right read page have been sold.


Nashville In Harmony will perform ‘We Shall be Free ~ Songs of Peace, Unity & Love’ at the Factory at Franklin on Saturday, 11 th March at 2:00P in the Commons Area.

Nashville in Harmony (NIH) , Nashville ’s community chorus consisting of members of the GLBT community and their supporters and friends, was founded in 2004 by John DeVault and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (FUUN).  Nashville In Harmony is now a full fledged non-profit organisation with a board and by-laws.With music director, Don Schlosser, and accompanist, Bob House, Nashville In Harmony has grown to 54 members this season and continues to grow.  The music is diversified—ranging from classical and neo-classical to pop and world tunes—with emphasis on unity, tolerance, peace, compassion and triumph.  As Schlosser points out, “There are things we need to say that no other group in Nashville can sing.”  And his focus is on ‘excellence in the context of enjoyment’ and that, right there, is the key.  The music and singing are, indeed, excellent and the choir truly enjoy themselves!t his is a powerful and uplifting performance that you will not want to miss!For further information, please contact Juliet Nightingale (NIH media publicist) at 615.292.2217 or send an eMail to info@nashvilleinharmony.org.


The Emperor and the Nightingale Children’s Ballet – Free to the Public

Sat., March 11, 2006 at 10:30 am , 11:30 am  and 12:30 pm at the Downtown Library

Tues., March 14, 2006 at   10:00  am at Mt. Juliet Community Center  

Thurs., March 30, 2006 at   6:30   pm at Columbia State


Irish super-group Lúnasa releases new album on Compass this week ~ stops off in Nashville for a date @ Gibson Bluegrass Showcase Wednesday, March 15th!
Lúnasa’s self-titled 1996 debut album (COM 4317) was considered by many to be a new chapter in the development of Irish music. By pinning traditional elements of composition and instrumentation to a fluid rhythmic undercurrent, Lúnasa achieved a new pinnacle of urgency and intricacy -– sparking off unprecedented acclaim and notoriety in the process.
Lúnasa’s sixth album (pronounced “Shay”), reveals the band at the top of their creative prowess. Marked by a shift towards a more sophisticated and always original approach their music is mirrored with styles that inflect more contemporary sounding arrangements that exuberate an ornamental elegance. The fruits of what would be a painstaking song selection process, sifting through more than 200 tunes, would ultimately deliver 12 tracks the band calls their finest work to this point.
Building on the rock-solid rhythmic foundation of double bassist Trevor Hutchinson (ex-Waterboys, Sharon Shannon Band), piper Cillian Vallely, flautist Kevin Crawford, and fiddler Sean Smyth create a melodic context while introducing the alternating contributions of guitarists Paul Meehan and Tim Edey.  Six years of constant touring has elevated the band’s already-formidable skill to peak brilliance, perfectly captured on Sé.


KMA’s By The Light of Butterlamps Exhibition Opens March 17

Features Himalayan Devotional Paintings

KMA is pleased to announce the opening of By The Light of Butterlamps, an exhibition of 32 Tibetan and Himalayan ceremonial works. The exhibition will be on view in the Hayworth Gallery at the Knoxville Museum of Art from March 17– June 11, 2006 .

Drawn from the Amarillo Museum of Art’s Asian Collection, this exhibition includes 20 tsakli paintings. Tsakli are thought to be a Tibetan invention, although their imagery reflects influences from India, Nepal and Kashmir. They are small initiation cards that depict specific deities and symbols associated with rituals practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. The rituals include empowerment ceremonies, teachings, purification rites and funerary traditions. Viewing these objects is designed to engage initiates in the Vajrahana Buddhist pantheon of masters, protectors and their followers.

Creation of a tsakli is an act of devotion by the artists and printers, wherein the artists had to uphold Buddhist ideals. Tsakli are generally made using primed cloth or a heavy weight paper stock made by gluing together layers of Himalayan paper. Most of the tsakli in this exhibition were originally part of a bound set.

The exhibition includes five Buddhist and Hindu manuscript pages from the 12 th, 13 th, and 14 th centuries and six photographs of contemporary Tibetan rituals.

The exhibition will also include a film titled Exploring the Himalayas, Nepal, & Kashmir. This 1990, 60-minute film will run continuously in the gallery. This video journey starts at Srinagar, in India’s state of Kashmir, on the beautiful Dal Lake, and then goes to the ancient trading city of Leh in the Annapurna Mountains. The film allows viewers to raft the Trisuli River, and ride an elephant in Chitwan National Park, a refuge for the one-horned rhino. Viewers will explore infamous Kathmandu, observe the colorful Indra Jatra and meet the engaging Sherpa people living in the shadow of Mt. Everest. This film is an adventure, embracing three major religions, cultural diversity, and challenging physical terrain in a land where deities mingle with mortals.

The exhibition is organized by the Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, Texas.

Media support is provided by WBIR-TV Channel 10, Method Bureau and Digital Media Graphix.


The Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art serves Knoxville and surrounding counties as the premiere visual arts resource of East Tennessee. In addition to its program of exhibitions, the museum provides an array of educational and public programs. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday noon–8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, noon-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free on Tuesdays 5–8 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and seniors and free to members and children 17 and under. For more information contact Jim Allen at (865)544-0088 or visit www.knoxart.org.


Victorian Thriller Angel Street to
Continue Boiler Room’s Sixth Season

March 17- April 15

The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT), Williamson County’s resident professional theatre company, will present Patrick Hamilton’s classic Broadway thriller Angel Street to continue its sixth season. A staple of the American theatre, Angel Street has been adapted twice for film under the title Gaslight. the production opens March 17, 2006 at the theater, located in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, for a run through April 15, 2006. Angel Street plays March 17 through April 15 with performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays (April 13 only), Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with discount Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 26 and April 9.

Ticket prices are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 60 and up) and students (age 13

through college with valid ID), and $14 for children ages 12 and under. Matinee prices
are $2 less respectively. All Tuesday shows are two-for-one ($21 for two tickets; no other

discounts apply). Dinner-and-show packages with Saffire Restaurant, located next to the theatre in The Factory, are available for most evening performances and include a three-course gourmet meal and one show ticket. Dinner packages are $44 per person, except Tuesdays when they are offered for $35. Group rates are also available for show-only tickets.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Boiler Room Theatre at 615-794-7744 or ordered online at www.BoilerRoomTheatre.com.


Calendar submissions needed for 2006 Pride Guide

Twelve-month calendar to highlight guide

All submissions should be sent by March 20 to prideguide@outandaboutnewspaper.com.

If your non-profit organization has regular meeting days and times, you’re encouraged to submit those for inclusion in the 2006 Pride Guide calendar, which will be produced by Out & About Newspaper.

A 12-month calendar will be included in the center of the Pride Guide, and as many non-profit listings will be included as space permits. Listings are based on “first come” and organizations are encouraged to get their listings in as soon as possible.

“We’ll need to know the day of the month, the time, the organization and the meeting location,” said A.J. Buse’, special issues editor for O&AN. “We want to include as many different organizations as possible.”

Other businesses or organizations that want to have specific events recognized can purchase space on the calendar for $20 for a regular listing and $25 for a listing that includes a logo of the business.

Sales for advertising in the Pride Guide are underway, with deadline for all ads sold due by March 24. Prices start at just $99. The back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and the first right read page have been sold.


Borreguita and the Coyote Children’s Ballet – Free to the Public

Sat., March 18, 2006  at 1:30 pm   at the Coleman Community Center  – This is a story about a clever little lamb with a hungry coyote on her tail. Laugh along as Borreguita outwits the coyote in this creative ballet where inanimate objects like the moon and the mountain spring to life through dance. Set to Spanish-style classical guitar, the dancers become live illustrations of this Mexican folktale. Follow Borreguita (which means little lamb) as she leads the coyote through the crazy antics of narrowly escaping becoming a lamb chop! Choreography by Paul Vasterling, music by John Pell, costumes by Mimi Shimmin and the production is made possible by a creation grant from Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. In celebration of Nashville ‘s growing Hispanic Community, Borreguita and the Coyote will be narrated in Spanish and English. This performance is part of an all-day festival through Metro Parks and Recreation. 


PFLAG meeting

March 21

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30. in the Laskey Library at Scarritt-Bennett Center. More information at www.pflagnashville.org.


RenaissanceCenter‘s YES series to audition for ‘Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids’

March 25

The Young Entertainers on Stage (YES) series at The Renaissance Center in Dickson will hold open auditions for a production of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25. More than 20 roles are available for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Auditionees should have 16 measures of a song prepared with the sheet music in the appropriate key or an accompaniment CD. The YES series is a special program of The Renaissance Center’s Theatre Arts Department created to provide performance opportunities for students in plays chosen specifically for and cast only with young actors. Rehearsals will be 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at The Renaissance Center beginning March 27. Performances of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids will be 2 p.m. April 29 and 30. For more information, contact Amy Scott, YES program coordinator, at (615) 740-5551 or amy.scott@rcenter.org. The Renaissance Center is a fine arts and technology education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.


Stride of March

March 26, 20061:30 PM

http://www.chattanoogacares.org/subpage.php?naw=march

Chattanooga CARES’ Annual AIDSwalk

Coolidge Park / Walnut Street Bridge

http://www.chattanooga.gov/PRAC/30_1096.htm  

http://www.chattanooga.gov/PRAC/30_1095.htm


The Velveteen Rabbit: Bring a Ballet to Life   – Free to the Public  

Mon., March    27   , 2006     6:30 pm   at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills  

Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and Grammy nominated composer Don Hart will discuss bringing a ballet to life from scratch. Original costume designs by nationally recognized costume designer Shigeru Yaji will be exhibited. About the performance: This colorful and whimsical all-new ballet, choreographed by Paul Vasterling, is updated with Southern flare, and The Nashville Symphony performs a commissioned score by renowned local composer Don Hart.   


OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR Nashville Shakespeare Festival’S MACBETH

Saturday, April 1
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold an open call audition for the summer 2006 production of Macbeth on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at The Basement, 1604 8th Ave. S.   Auditioners should prepare one two-minute Shakespearean monologue.  Appointments will be given between 10am and 4pm.  Call (615) 255-2273 to schedule an appointment.


The Emperor and the Nightingale Children’s Ballet – Free to the Public

Sat., April 1, 2006 10:30 am , 11:30 am  and 12:30 pm at the Downtown Library

Sat., April 29, 2006 10:00 am at the Belcourt Theatre  

Based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, this hour-long program, free to the public, consists of the children’s ballet followed by an interactive demonstration with the dancers. The Emperor and the Nightingale is about the Emperor of China who lives in his glorious new palace, but learns one thing is missing… the beautiful song of the nightingale. It is this very bird that teaches the great Emperor that some things are not meant to be caged, and the strongest friendship can be found through freedom.


Nashville Ballet is pleased to present Celebrations of Spring featuring The Velveteen Rabbit and Messiah

Friday, April 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 8 at
7:30 pm
Sunday, April 9 at
2 pm

For the season finale, Nashville Ballet presents two beloved springtime classics. The Velveteen Rabbit is the timeless and magical children’s tale about a toy rabbit that longs to become real – and finally gets its wish. This colorful and whimsical all-new production, choreographed by Paul Vasterling, is updated with Southern flare, and The Nashville Symphony performs a commissioned score by Grammy nominated and renowned local composer Don Hart. Paul Vasterling’s Messiah presents dance choreographed to celebrated themes from George Frederic Handel’s masterpiece. The Tennessean hailed it “one of Vasterling’s most ambitious pieces.” Although long associated with the Christmas season, Handel originally performed Messiah at Easter. The Nashville Opera Ensemble chorus and soloists   join The Nashville Symphony to accompany this ballet.

TPAC’s Polk Theater


Calendar submissions needed for 2006 Pride Guide

Twelve-month calendar to highlight guide

All submissions should be sent by March 20 to prideguide@outandaboutnewspaper.com.

If your non-profit organization has regular meeting days and times, you’re encouraged to submit those for inclusion in the 2006 Pride Guide calendar, which will be produced by Out & About Newspaper.

A 12-month calendar will be included in the center of the Pride Guide, and as many non-profit listings will be included as space permits. Listings are based on “first come” and organizations are encouraged to get their listings in as soon as possible.

“We’ll need to know the day of the month, the time, the organization and the meeting location,” said A.J. Buse’, special issues editor for O&AN. “We want to include as many different organizations as possible.”

Other businesses or organizations that want to have specific events recognized can purchase space on the calendar for $20 for a regular listing and $25 for a listing that includes a logo of the business.

Sales for advertising in the Pride Guide are underway, with deadline for all ads sold due by March 24. Prices start at just $99. The back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and the first right read page have been sold.


Gay.com and PlanetOut Inc proudly present Rock Out’s Knock Out Tour featuring musical heavyweights Eric Himan and Levi Kreis. We will be making a stop in Nashville at Douglas Corner On Saturday, April 15, 2006.  

Eric Himan just been named to the 2005 OUT 100 list. With five independent releases under his belt and topping 10K cd’s sold nationally, Eric has been making a name for himself in both the LGBT and music communities. Eric is known for his relentless touring schedule which keeps him on the road for approx. 200 shows a year. This young troubadour is following his musical dream as he spreads his unique brand of folk/pop to eager ears all over the country. His story has been covered by OUT, Instinct, Genre, The Advocate and even Curve Magazines. Eric has appeared on both LOGO and Q TV Networks. Sirius Out Q, This Way Out, and OutVoice have also done national radio features with Eric. In 2005, Eric was included in the 2005 HRC release "Love Rocks" with his song "No Urgency". Eric has been featured at over 30 Pride celebrations nationally. He has also spent time raising money and awareness for LGBT Youth and Community Centers.

Levi Kreis was most recently seen on Donald Trump’s Apprentice, where he composed and performed the winning song for the XM Challenge "Nothing". Since that episode, Levi has shared his coming out with the nation. He will be covered in the April edition of OUT magazine and has been featured on the Q TV Network. Levi’s song "I Should Go" has just been picked up and is running on both Days of Our Lives and the Young and the Restless. Levi’s captivating compositions and heartfelt delivery are winning folks over one performance at a time. Since the show, Levi has been THE top seller now at CDbaby.com.

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The RenaissanceCenter’s Mind Enriching Theatre series presents HONK! for one performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15.

Tickets are $5 and the afternoon includes a visit from the Easter Bunny prior to the show and a children’s Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the center following the performance. The MET series production of HONK! is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, HONK! is the story of Ugly, a duckling whose odd, gawky appearance incites prejudice from his family and friends. Ugly (played by Zak Risinger) is separated from his farm and relentlessly pursued by the hungry Cat (Bryan J. Wlas) as he tries to find his way home. Meanwhile, Ugly’s mother Ida (Anna Hammonds) sets out to find her missing duckling, leaving Drake (Nathan W. Brown) at home to look after the rest of the brood.

Along the way, Ugly encounters a variety of outrageous characters, including the pompous goose Greylag (Daniel Bissell), a hen named Lowbutt (Julie Abner) and her feline friend Queenie (Cheyenne Nelson), friendly Bullfrog (Bissell) and others, all while trying to avoid capture by hunters and Cat.

Through his journey, Ugly not only discovers his inner beauty and destiny, but also finds true love and acceptance.

Witty and hilarious, but also deeply touching, HONK! treats audiences to equal amounts of laughter and heartfelt moments. The show is packed with colorful characters and memorable songs that prompted The London Daily Telegraph to proclaim Stiles and Drewe “the brightest hopes for the future of the British musical.”


VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES MY MORNING JACKET, BEN FOLDS AND GOVT’ MULE TO PERFORM AT ANNUAL RITES OF SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS APRIL!

Vanderbilt University tradition for over 30 years, the Rites of Spring Music FestivalFriday, April 21 st and Saturday, April 22 nd

The tradition continually brings top musical acts to the university campus year-after-year. Committed to continuing the tradition, Vanderbilt University Concerts is excited to announce the addition of indie rockers My Morning Jacket, singer/pianist Ben Folds and jam powerhouse trio Gov’t Mule to this year’s line-up. The annual outdoor festival will take place on  “With several of the regional multi-day music festivals throwing in the towel, we are thrilled to continue to offer fans in the Southeast an opportunity to enjoy great live music from their favorite artists,” states Candelyn Oliverius, Senior Director for Student Services at Vanderbilt University.

Additional confirmed talent for this year’s festival includes; Cary Brothers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, B Young, Blue Merle, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Hopsing Project, Hot Buttered Rum, Old Union and Zac Brown Band with more to be announced soon.

Both shows are open to the general public. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 1 st at 10 am CST at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville (www.grimeys.com) or by calling 615-255-9600. Tickets can also be purchased with Cash or Check with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. For more information call 615-343-3361.

Free parking is available at the Terrace Place Parking Garage, located off 21 st Avenue South on Terrace Place.

WHAT:             Rites of Spring Music Festival at Vanderbilt University

WHEN:              Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2006

WHERE:            Alumni Lawn – Vanderbilt University Campus

TIME:               3:00 pm – Gates open; 4:00 pm to 1:00 am – Music (Both days)

TICKETS:          In advance: $25 – Day Pass; $40 – Weekend Pass

Day of Show: $30 – Day Pass; $50 – Weekend Pass


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LIVE FROM TORINO:

SKATERS SET TO BRING OLYMPICS TO AMERICA

Tickets for the show at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium go on sale

February 24, 2006

Fresh off their performances in Torino, Italy, the world’s figure skating champions will come to Nashville, Tennessee on May 21, 2006

at 3:00 PM to bring their Olympic experiences direct to you, the fans as part of the 2006 John Hancock Champions on Ice tour.

The top skaters in the world, many of whom fulfilled their Olympic dreams by standing on the podium or participating in Torino, will be spotlighted in the tour, including five-time World Champion and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan, 2002 Olympic silver medalist Irina Slutskaya, U.S. Champion and two-time Olympian Sasha Cohen, three-time World Champion and 2002 Olympic silver medalist Evgeny Plushenko, three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir, reigning World Champion Stephane Lambiel, as well as other Champions from Olympic and World competition including Olympic gold medalist Victor Petrenko, Rudy Galindo and Surya Bonaly.

World Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, who have emerged as ice dancing’s newest sensation and America’s sweethearts, will also be on the tour, as will the 2002 Olympic ice dancing champions Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat. Also featured in the tour are the brilliant Russian world champion pairs team of Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinan.

The tour also will feature some of its well-known and well-loved specialty acts with Irina Gregorian, Dan Hollander and the acrobatic duo of Vladimir Besedin and Oleksiy Polishchuk.

Tickets, priced from $67, can be charged by phone at 615-255-9600 and are

available at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets,

ticketmaster.com or by visiting www.championsonice.com. Service fee applies. Youth and senior discounts are available.