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Studio Tenn is performing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Jamison Theatre at the Factory at Franklin from Friday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 29, according to a release.

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STAFF REPORTS The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation is launching its lecture series “Our America” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Masonic Hall, focusing on the legacies of Reconstruction. Following the Civil War, Americans faced the challenge of rebuilding a society that was divided by slavery and the upheaval of war. “Our …

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By BAILEY BASHAM No matter where a person has been or where a person is headed, everyone has a story. Simply put, storytelling is universal. And for many people, whether through music, film, writing or even just sharing over a cup of coffee with a friend, experiencing those stories is transformative. That is the belief …

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STAFF REPORTS The Westhaven community, in conjunction with Southern Land Company and The Westhaven Foundation, will host the eighth annual Porchfest event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-6 p.m. Porchfest consists of live music performances on Westhaven residents’ front porches. Attendees can walk and bike between the various home venues and enjoy multiple genres of …

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PHOTO: Kevin Bacon (left) and Michael Bacon (right) together make up the band the Bacon Brothers, who have been actively making music for nearly 25 years. / Courtesy photo BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Bacon Brothers, a band made up of brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, are set to perform at the Franklin Theatre next week …

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By MATT MASTERS Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis, authors of “Images of America: Nolensville,” spoke about their new book at the LeHew Magid Big House in Franklin on Thursday evening. Lothers, a current Williamson County Commissioner and former mayor of Nolensville, and Travis, a long-time journalist and writer, began the photo-centered history book in 2017, …

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STAFF REPORTS The Artist Community Theatre will hold their final performances of the Broadway musical Annie this weekend at Nolensville’s Historic School House. The production has already sold out the final performance on Sunday, Sept. 29, but tickets are still available on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Tickets are available for $10 for …

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Photo by Terry Wyatt, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media By ALEXANDER WILLIS Often times, couples may struggle with the careful balancing act of managing time between work and play. For Tanya and Michael Trotter, the husband and wife duo that make up the Americana band The War & Treaty, work and play are conjoined into …

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STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ERIKA GOLDRING, EB MEDIA  After a wayward thunderstorm rained on the Pilgrimage Music Festival’s parade in 2018, one could argue that the Foo Fighter’s Sunday headlining set for the fest’s 2019 edition serves as a delayed rainbow cranked to 11. For the duration of their roughly two-hour set, …

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Photographer Andrew Collignon flew above the fifth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Saturday to capture the event from above. Check out a few of his photos below, and stay tuned for more coverage from Home Page Media Group:

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PHOTO: Rolling into Pilgrimage are (from left) Jason Skinner, Emily Skinner, Michelle Sheaffer and Brett Sheaffer. / Photos by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE On a sun-splashed Saturday to open the fifth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, there was plenty of music, an abundance of food options and a plethora of vendors. And stretched along the …

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By MATT MASTERS A group of about 100 high school students from Franklin High and Battle Ground Academy visited the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival grounds at the Park at Harlinsdale for the festival’s first community day on Friday. Students were shown all over the festival grounds from the Gold Record Road stage to the …

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MATT MASTERS After: A Play of Memories of Otto Frank will be performed on Sunday at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. The historical drama was written by Spring Hill playwright and educator Dr. Deanne Collins who also penned The Window, a one-act play based on the writings of Anne Frank in her book The …

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STAFF REPORTS Grammy award-winning country music star Trisha Yearwood held a luncheon in her Brentwood home on Monday where she honored 24 women who have been affected by breast cancer. Yearwood, who lost her mother to breast cancer, is devoted to supporting the American Cancer Society and has partnered with JCPenney to raise money for …

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STAFF REPORTS The Franklin Theatre will host the first concert of the 2019-20 season of Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Series on Sept. 30th, at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now, as well as tickets for the opening concert titled ‘Artistry of Lorna McGhee.’ Gateway Chamber Orchestra kicks off their emotion-packed new season — …

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Authors Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis will give a talk and sign books Thursday, Sept. 26 at the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation. At 5:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy refreshments and conversation and the presentation and book signing will begin at 6 p.m. Nolensville will be available for purchase at the event for …

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By CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN This story first ran in our sister publication the Nashville Scene. As far as music, food and culture festivals go, Pilgrimage at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin is already pretty plush, but there’s an extra level of luxury that we can all aspire to. For the two-day festival Sept. 21-22, organizers …

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STAFF REPORTS At Goodwill in Brentwood on Sept. 19, shoppers will be able to “discover new strategies for assembling eye-catching outfits at bargain prices while browsing clothing and accessories,” according to a press release. The event — called Style with a Purpose Meet-Up — will feature hand-picked outfits by 11 popular fashion experts. The event …

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NASHVILLE SCENE By CORY WOODROOF  It’s the laughs that get you. Of all the decisions Andy Muschietti made in his 2017 adaptation of It, Stephen King’s beloved kids-fight-interdimensional-murder-clown tale of overcoming fear and utilizing turtle power, what stands out is his insistence on making the worst thing you hear shrill, unforgiving laughter. You know what you’re getting …

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PHOTO: Kelly Harwood of Gallery 202 stands alongside his paintings during Friday night’s Franklin Art Scene. Harwood was the featured artist at his gallery for September. / Photos by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE September’s Franklin Art Scene was, indeed, quite scenic. Scores of people came out to help celebrate the monthly event’s eighth anniversary …

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STAFF REPORTS South 40 Farm is opening its property to creative people for “a sunset golden hour photography opportunity” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, according to a release. Located at 1764 Lewisburg Pike, just south of I-840 in Franklin, the 40-acre farm is used as a location for photo and video …

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STAFF REPORTS The Williamson County Public Library is hosting a meditation event with Ankaj Goel, according to a release. The release says Goel “shows you how meditation can grant you the peace you seek” and will teach “a simple technique leading to the deepest levels of calmness, peace, and joy. Participants will be guided through …

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STAFF REPORTS The MTSU Center for Chinese Culture and Music’s fall 2019 event lineup includes art, music and a celebration of an ancient philosopher. • “Neither East Nor West: Art Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists” will remain on display through Sept. 14 at the Todd Art Gallery on the MTSU campus. A reception with a guided …

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STAFF REPORTS The 41st annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair will take place during Tennessee Craft Week Oct. 11-13 on Centennial Park’s lower lawn. Professional artisans from across Tennessee and surrounding states join craft artists traveling from states including  California, Rhode Island, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Utah. Fall Tennessee Craft Fair is the largest craft fair in …

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By CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN This story first appeared in our sister paper the Nashville Scene. Tickets are now on sale for one of the biggest wine events of the tippling calendar, the 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival on Oct. 25, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Factory at Franklin. Through the years, this premier wine event …

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STAFF REPORTS The Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park announced several family-friendly events for its September lineup via a press release. Kellye Cash & Family in Concert Saturday, Sept., 7 p.m. Join us for a delightful musical evening filled with some of the finest country songs ever written. A former Miss America and …

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STAFF REPORTS The John P. Holt Brentwood Library and The Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) will welcome the works of two artists, which will be displayed at the library throughout September. The September Gallery will feature the paintings of Jordan Weisenauer, while the September Showcases will display doll furniture and teddy bears created by …

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STAFF REPORTS The downtown art crawl in Franklin on Sept. 6 will feature Brentwood artist Alison Fullerton’s encaustic guitars, deer heads and paintings, according to a release. The release says Fullerton just returned to Brentwood “after living overseas for three years, where she spent her time traveling and learning about the lives and rituals of …

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STAFF REPORTS Heather Jones and Jeffrey Cortland Jones, wife and husband, will display their works in a dual collection at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in August and September, opening the fall season for the gallery, according to a release. The Ohio couple has exhibited their works nationally and internationally, and they both …

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MTSU RELEASE WMOT Roots Radio, MTSU’s flagship public radio station, will be among co-producers of the AmericanaFest Day Stage as part of the 20th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference (AmericanaFest) taking place Sept. 10-15 in Nashville. WMOT joins NPR Music, in partnership with the nationally-syndicated “World Cafe” daily music program produced by WXPN/Philadelphia and …

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STAFF REPORTS The Williamson County Community Band will celebrate the music of cinema with a free concert at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library on Sept. 14. The “Big Screen, Little Screen” concert is sponsored by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and will take place at 3 p.m. with performances of movie and …

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STAFF REPORTS The Aug. 30 Finally Friday Concert in Nolensville has been rescheduled for a future day yet to be announced. The concert was scheduled to be the last performance in 2019 the Summer Concert Series at the Historic Nolensville. Local Christian and gospel praise bands were set to take the stage, but the event …

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STAFF REPORTS Citizens for Brentwood Green Space’s 5th annual A Walk in the Park fundraising event is slated for Sept. 15 from 2-6 p.m. at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, according to a press release. The event will include music, a vintage baseball game and several activities for kids like face painting and miniature train rides. …

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Lipscomb Academy is ringing in new traditions with its hire of former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as its new football coach. Next up is the inaugural Music City Mustang Stampede, which will top all of the high school’s home games this season. The school says notable musicians will headline each Mustang homes stand (Aug. 23, …

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STAFF REPORTS Brentwood’s Annette Valentine, author of Eastbound From Flagstaff, is slated for a September appearance at Parnassus Books in Nashville. On Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Valentine will give a talk about her debut book, which is “a 1920s epic that illumines the human condition in its ideological indifference to God and asks the …

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By MATT MASTERS The John P. Holt Brentwood Library hosted folklorist, musician and educator Dr. Fred Frawley on Thursday evening who gave a history of 4-string banjos and guitars along with traditional folktale storytelling to an audience of about 25 people. Frawley, a native of Florence, Ala., began playing music and soon purchased his first …