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Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City!


Credit source: Visit Music City

What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.

 

THE PARTHENON

Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure:

The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Many cities and states, major industries, and other interest groups also built pavilions for the celebration. Nashville’s pavilion was constructed of brick, wood lath, and plaster, and represented the city’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” The Parthenon housed the art exhibition, which consisted of 1,172 pieces from all over the world. The building was so popular that the city left the temporary structure standing after the Exposition. In 1920, faced with crumbling pediments and decaying plaster, the city authorized the reconstruction of the landmark with permanent materials. Rather than rebuilding the structure exactly as it appeared in the Exposition, the city decided to create a complete replica of the original Greek temple, both inside and out. What had been the basement of the 1897 Parthenon became gallery space in order to continue the Nashville Parthenon’s history of exhibiting fine art.

On May 21, 1931, the Parthenon reopened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors from 46 states and 12 foreign countries during its first month. 

The first floor you’ll see exhibitions of painting, statues and other works, but it’s on the second floor you’ll find Athena, goddess of wisdom, prudent warfare and the useful arts; patron deity of the city of Athens. The statue stands 41′ 10″ tall, from the floor all the way to the top center crest of her helmet. She’s made of gypsum cement reinforced with fiberglass, on a steel frame. The statue was commissioned in 1982 and was unveiled in May 1990. Go to the website below Hours of operations, administrations, and other information. I enjoyed it and wasn’t disappointed. I need to go back there again.

Other events include:

Awesome April

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Holiday Harmony

CMA Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Other places to you can visit are  Country Music Hall of Fame® and MuseumRCA Studio B,  LeQuire Gallery,  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Grand Ole Opry. 

So many more events and things to see.

Go to www. visitmusiccity.com for more places and events to check out. I’m gonna go back to get the full experience of Nashville has to offer.

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Music News…Exitmusic Returns & Sons of An Illustrious Father Live

Music News…Exitmusic Returns & Sons of An Illustrious Father Live

February 24 / 18

Hey again…been a minute since I’ve dived into the music scene, well not really. One band makes a return from a five-year hiatus, while another band is performing live in NYC and Hollywood.

 

Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church of Exitmusic.

Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, the duo that is Exitmusic are back. We haven’t heard from them since their last 2012 album, Passage. Now after a five-year hiatus, the former couple has returned with a new single from their upcoming album, The Recognitions. The album is a reflection of their once fairy-tale relationship. Here is a snippet from the website Bandcamp:

While many couples can trace the real time rise and fall of their relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls, Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs and lows of their storybook courtship into something else entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce, but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection of beautifully damaged music yet titled ‘The Recognitions’

The first single from the album, ‘I’ll Never Know‘, describes how a great love comes crashing down. The music itself starts at a slow pace, gathering with Palladino’s beautifully haunting whispers, describing in detail about releasing and letting go the love you thought you had. This may be the final act for the duo.  The album will be released on April 20, 2018.  You can go to this link, exitmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-recognitions to pre-order the album.

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Miller, Josh Aubin, and Lilah Larson. The trio that makes Sons of An Illustrious Father.

 

Another band on the radar is the Brooklyn trio Sons of An Illustrious Father. Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and actor Ezra Miller (Justice League) have already been on the music scene for a good while and are appearing live on stage in the month of March with three or more shows.

BardotHollywood, CA, US / Monday, March 12, 2018

C’mon EverybodyBrooklyn, NY, US / Wednesday, March 21, 2018

C’mon EverybodyBrooklyn, NY, US / Wednesday, March 28, 2018

You can listen to their music on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play.

www.sonsofanillustriousfather.com

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

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