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Review: Salon@615 featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nov. 7, 2019—It was a meeting of the minds yesterday in Nashville, thanks to the Salon@615 author series. Internationally acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with Nashville Native and Vanderbilt alumna Tiana Clark, to discuss his latest book, and first novel, The Water Dancer. It was a packed crowd at TPAC’s James K. Polk theater as audience members looked on with...

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Review: A talk on “A History of Horror Films” by Vanderbilt professor Nancy Roche

Oct. 31, 2019—Horror films thrill us and make us jump, but they’re also a rich mirror for the cultural and political concerns of every era. Right at the peak of spooky season, a packed Nashville audience was treated to (but not tricked by) a talk on “A History of Horror Films” by Vanderbilt professor Nancy Roche at...

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Li-Young Lee “The Undressing”

Oct. 31, 2019—Any night of the week in Nashville, you can take in world-class musical talent. And though the local literary scene is booming, opportunities to hear some of American Letter’s contemporary greats is still more rare. Which is why you shouldn’t miss the chance to hear poet Li-Young Lee read from his newest collection “The Undressing” this Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm at...

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Don’t Miss the “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism,” Exhibit Up through Sept. 2.

Sep. 30, 2019—This weekend marks your last chance to see the Frist’s comprehensive exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism,” up through Sept. 2. The exhibition, which includes more than 150 works by Frida, Diego, and their contemporaries and followers from the private collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, presents a unique opportunity in the U.S.,...

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Preview: Americana Fest 2019

Sep. 30, 2019—Next week, from Tuesday, September 10 through Sunday September 15, the streets and venues of Music City will host some of the finest folk, blues, and roots acts in the world. Just like any other week in Nashville—but this is even better, because it’s Americana Fest (and the festival’s 20th anniversary to boot). Along with...

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Review: North Nashville Murals Exhibit at the Frist

Sep. 30, 2019—  Nashville’s myriad murals often tell pieces of the story of the city’s rapid transformation—tourists wait in line to snap selfies within the angel wings in the Gulch, and the “I Believe in Nashville” mural in 12 South has become an icon of the new development in that area. Meanwhile, artists in historically black North...

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Review: Big Freedia at the Cannery Ballroom

Sep. 30, 2019—Certain cultural artifacts help to define the customs of a community — language, painting, cooking, song, and dance. But of all these emblems, music is perhaps the most accessible. An artform that bypasses physical boundary and communicates through sound. They say the best way to get familiar with a culture is to immerse yourself in...

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Introduction to the 2019-2020 Curb Writing Fellows

Sep. 30, 2019—In addition to pursuing their projects at the Curb Center, our Creative Writing Fellows are active in Nashville’s arts community.

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International Lens Film Series

Sep. 30, 2019—It only took me until my third year at Vanderbilt to finally take advantage of the Cinema & Media Arts departments International Lens Film Series. Every month throughout the school year iLENS presents weekly films with a global perspective in Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema at 7:30 p.m. I had the distinct pleasure of watching “The Last Black...

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