Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MCAU: The Latest Nashville Area Arts News

***JULY 18 (Wednesday): 'TUNESMITHING OFF MUSIC ROW'...  The monthly songwriters show "Tunesmithing Off Music Row" will feature 10 songwriters at Taps in Hillsboro Village with performances by hit songwriter Casey Kelly; the Roots music duo LORENA with Diane King and Crystal Miller; singer-songwriter Susan Shann; and singer-songwriter Mike Mitchell.  Butterfly will read poetry during the opening segment, which features five performers (TBA). Learn more about "Tunesmithing" at .  To sign up to perform for the "Opening Guest Segment", send an email inquiry to

(Photo: Casey Kelly)

PUBLICIZE YOUR DREAM!... The annual "Publicizing Your Dream" PR workshop for artists and entrepreneurs will occur from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 28 (Saturday) at O Gallery at Marathon Village with a day of hands-on publicity training, followed by an artist-sharing event called "Arts On The Row".  The first 10 people to sign up will receive complimentary tours/Q&A sessions on July 27 at a news media operation and arts industry business/organization (TBA).  Many surprises are in store.  The seminar will be led by former newspaper reporter Chuck Whiting.  For information or to register, visit or write .  (Scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter for the full story.)

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES... Artist/instructor gail McDaniel's next round of watercolor painting classes will begin on July 31 in Brentwood and Aug. 1 in Nashville.  (See "Artist Resources")

CONGRATULATIONS TO... The WannaBeatles, who plan to release a new song and video honoring Betty White. (See "Congratulations to...")

NEW INSTRUMENTAL... Chuck Whiting, with the help of expert clarinetist Max Niederle, has released the new instrumental recording "Dreamer On The Prowl" on Shine Time Records.  You can listen to a clip of the tune at .

ARTIST QUOTE FOR JUNE... "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."  -- John Lennon, songwriter 

***Check out the entire Music City Arts Update newsletter with photos and extra articles at . 

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