Music City Arts Update
April 1 2013
('TIN PAN SOUTH' WEEK)
Providing resource information and exposure for artists of all kinds
We proudly support Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Country Music Association (CMA), The Recording Academy, SongU, Indie Connect, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Film Nashville, Nashville Composers Association, Artists in Nashville, Arts Council of Williamson County, Positive Music Association, Nashville Artists Guild, TJBS, Nashville Songwriters Festival, Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257 and other organizations who do so much for emerging and professional artists.
SPECIAL "TIN PAN SOUTH" COVERAGE: MCAU Editor Chuck Whiting and contributing writer Wil Comstock will provide daily coverage for the "Tin Pan South" songwriting festival this week. Visit http://www.MusicCityArtsUpdate.com during the week for reviews and photos. If you hear anything inspiring or hilarious, please feel free to share it with MCAU at info@MusicCityArtsUpdate.com.
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ARTIST QUOTE FOR APRIL... "Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind." --Johannes Brahms
April 5 (Friday) -- The "Co-Creator's Coffeehouse" will occur from 7-10 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living Nashville, 6705 Charlotte Pike in west Nashville. Artists of all kinds will share their talents at an open circle from 7-8:45 p.m. Rick Perry will take the stage with an all-star cast from 9-10 p.m. For more information, send an e-mail to Butterfly at email@example.com . (B)
April 10 (Wednesday) -- Art and Soul will host the monthly "Compassionate Coffeehouse" from 7-9 p.m. The event will feature performances by songwriters, musicians, poets, dancers, storytellers and other creative expressionists. Artist signups begin at 6:30 p.m. Art and Soul is located at 2305 12th Ave. S. (KRR)
Sundays -- Scarritt-Bennett Center hosts "Vespers & All That Jazz" in Wightman Chapel every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The free event will allow individuals to encounter the sacred in a new and unique way through this music-shaped, experiential worship service. Inspired by jazz as a process of making music and using the music to help individuals experience the interruptive spirit of God, the event encourages compassion, peace, justice and wonder. Info: http://www.ScarrittBennett.org . (SB)
PR Career Building -- Artists and entrepreneurs of all kinds can learn the nuts and bolts of the public relations process (and receive career-changing advice) by attending "Publicizing Your Dream" brainstorming sessions in Nashville. The sessions are specially designed for artists with specific communication needs. Attendees can learn all aspects of publicity, including how to develop a PR game plan, finding the perfect hook for news coverage, honing your writing skills, writing a press release, editing techniques, and creating a newsworthy event. The sessions are led by Chuck Whiting, founder of Whiting Publicity and an adjunct professor of journalism at MTSU and Motlow State Community College. Sessions range from one to three hours. To learn more: Arts@WhitingPublicity.com, or visithttp://www.WhitingPublicity.com. (Whiting Publicity)
Harpist Chris "Freight Train" Floyd, who has been named the harmonica player for blues legend Keb' Mo'smonthly blues showcase at Fontanel. The first show is April 1. (CF)
Environmental songstress Earth Mama (a.k.a. Joyce Rouse) of Independence, Va., who made her fourth trip to the rural agricultural island of Molokai, Hawaii, from March 2-8, sharing Earth Literacy insights and songs with children of all ages. See photos from her trip at bit.ly/10hQN5u or http://www.MusicCityArtsUpdate.com. Learn more about Earth Mama at http://www.EarthMama.org . (EM)
Visual artist Charlotte Terrell, who will join fellow artist Alex Smith on April 5 for a month-long exhibition at Bennett Galleries in Knoxville. See Charlotte's work at http://www.CharlotteTerrell.com . (CT)
Singer-songwriter Sonia Lee, whose latest CD "Butterfly" is now playing on the Internet radio station Pandora. (SL)
April 13-14 (Saturday-Sunday) -- The Nashville Composers Association and "Film-Com" are pleased to present the two-day "Score-Com" seminar “Music – The Script Support System” with composer, songwriter, keyboard player and arranger John Capek at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios on Music Row. Details: http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/03/nca-to-offer-two-day-film-music.html . (NCA)
April 13-19 (Saturday-Friday) -- "Film-Com", one of Nashville's premier connecting and learning events for filmmakers, will feature a wide range of seminars, a new project expo, and a Film/Television Industry Gala. Learn more: http://film-com.com/ . (FN)
April 18-26 (Thursday-Thursday) -- The "Nashville Film Festival" (NaFF) has announced the full line-up of feature films in competition and special presentations for the 44th annual festival. One of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S., NaFF will screen more than 200 films. This year submissions topped 3,004, breaking all festival records. Learn more: http://filmnashville.org/nashville-film-festival-announces-2013-special-presentation-lineup/ . (FN)
May 31-June 2 (Friday-Sunday) -- The 15th annual Nashville Screenwriters Festival will occur at the Union Station Hotel with professional panelists, mixers, and the ever-popular "Music in the Movies" lunch and panel with Anastasia Brown. Activities will occur at the Union Station Hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater.Register: http://www.nashscreen.com/registration . (NSF)
Read the latest newsletter from Film Nashville: http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/04/film-nashville-newsletter-march-22-2013.html .
Get Well Soon...
Singer-songwriter Ron Young, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. You can write Ron at 205 Brooks Ave., Shertz, TX 78154. (WC)
Singer-songwriter Diane King, who is battling follicular lymphoma. You can send a get well message to this wonderful singer-songwriter and read her story at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/missionremission . (AG)
April 25 (Thursday) -- Scarritt-Bennett conference center will host the "Poet's Corner" from 7-8 p.m. Noted poets/writers read selections at The Front Porch @ Scarritt-Bennett, 1000 19th Ave. S. (corner of Grand and 19th). Details: http://www.scarrittbennett.org/programs/pc.aspx . (SB)
May 31-June 2 (Friday-Sunday) -- The 15th annual Nashville Screenwriters Festival will occur at the Union Station Hotel with professional panelists, mixers, and the ever-popular "Music in the Movies" lunch and panel with Anastasia Brown. Activities will occur at the Union Station Hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater. Register: http://www.nashscreen.com/registration . (NSF)
***Returning May 30 (Thursday) -- "Tunesmithing Off Music Row" will return with a special celebration to help kick off the "Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row". Stay tuned for details, including a special lineup of professional and emerging songwriters. Learn more: Tunesmithing@Earthlink.net, or visithttp://www.Tunesmithing.com . (Whiting Publicity)
April 22 (Monday) -- Have you heard about "Nancy Moran's All-out, Full-fledged, Nothing held-back, Everything-I-can-think-of-to-tell-you Ultimate Booking & Touring Program"? In this in-depth, four-week online and teleconference program (which begins April 22), Nancy is going to walk you through the entire process of booking gigs and planning tours. She is truly going to share everything she can think of to help you book better gigs and to get you out on the road sharing your music with the world! Details:http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/03/nancy-morans-ultimate-booking-touring.html . (NM)
The Producer's Chair -- Meet and learn invaluable insights from award-winning producers on the last Thursday of each month at Douglas Corner on Eighth Avenue South. "The Producer's Chair" begins at 6 p.m (Doors open at 5 p.m.). Cover: $10. Details: http://www.TheProducersChair.com or write James Rea atJames@TheProducersChair.com . (JR)
Various -- Indie Connect hosts a number of networking events for musicians and artists of all kinds at 2720 Old Lebanon Road, Ste. 108, in Donelson. The organization offers artist luncheons at 11:30 a.m. on selected Mondays at Corky's Ribs & BBQ, 100 Franklin Road in Brentwood. Fees vary. Full Details and Calendar:http://www.indieconnect.com . (VR)
'Tin Pan South' Week: April 2-6 (Tuesday-Saturday) -- For 20 years, the annual "Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival" has featured writers whose songs have become engrained in the fabric of our musical lives, and 2013 promises to offer the best of the best. The event and the addition of two shows at 3rd & Lindsley brings the total number of venues to 10. Learn more about the festival and download the full schedule of performers athttp://www.TinPanSouth.com . Visit http://www.MusicCityArtsUpdate.com during the week for daily reports and photos from various shows. (CC)
April 13-14 (Saturday-Sunday) -- The Nashville Composers Association and "Film-Com" are pleased to present the two-day "Score-Com" seminar “Music – The Script Support System” with composer, songwriter, keyboard player and arranger John Capek at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios on Music Row. Details:http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/03/nca-to-offer-two-day-film-music.html . (NCA)
April 5-6 (Friday-Saturday) -- NSAI will close out "Tin Pan South" week with the in-depth "Spring Training" seminar for songwriters. Learn more: http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/03/nsais-spring-training-set-for-april-5-6.html . (NSAI)
***Returning May 30 (Thursday) -- "Tunesmithing Off Music Row" will return with a special celebration to help kick off the "Nashville Songwriters Festival" on Music Row. Stay tuned for details, including a special lineup of professional and emerging songwriters. Learn more about "Tunesmithing": Tunesmithing@Earthlink.net, or visit http://www.Tunesmithing.com . (Whiting Publicity)
May 31-June 2 (Friday-Sunday) -- Songwriters from around the world will visit Music City from May 31-June 2 (Friday-Sunday) for the "Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row". More than 400 emerging songwriters will take the stage along Demonbreun from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at venues such as Keeli's Co-Writers Corner, Mirkos Wine & Pasta, Otter's Chicken & Brew, Red Rooster, South, Sunshine, Tin Roof, and Best Western Music Row. The Best Western Music Row will host music industry tables and one-to-one consulting from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Performance slots still available: Artists may sign up to perform at the festival by writing Cornelius Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org . Learn more:http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/04/nashville-songwriters-festival-set-for.html . (NSF)
SongU -- There are always opportunities to hone your songwriting chops and learn from the pros athttp://www.SongU.com . (DA)
"I Create Music EXPO" -- ASCAP's "I Create Music EXPO" will occur from April 18-20, 2013 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Learn more: http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/ . (ASCAP)
Wednesdays -- The Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI) meets regularly, benefiting tunesmiths at all levels. Wednesday gatherings typically occur from 7-9 p.m. in Room 200B or Room 413 at the Massey Business Center Building at Belmont University. Details: http://www.tnsai.com . (TSAI)
Thursdays -- Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) stages workshops every week. For more details, visit http://www.NashvilleSongwriters.com . (NSAI)
BMI Showcase Info -- BMI hosts songwriter showcases in Nashville, New York, LA and other cities. Info: http://www.bmi.com/events . (BMI)
Blind Golfer Wins Award -- Nashville blind golfer David Meador has been named the winner of the prestigious "Ben Hogan Award", an honor given annually by the Golf Writers Association of America to an individual who has continued to be active despite a physical handicap or serious illness. Read the full story:http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/03/nashville-blind-golfer-david-meador.html . (Whiting Publicity)
Various Dates -- The Metro Nashville Parks Theatre Department's "New Play Reading Series" will continue this spring. Readings will occur at the Centennial Arts Activities Center (Black Box). The first reading event of the series will occur at 7 p.m. April 22. Details/RSVP: Jaz Dorsey at email@example.com . (JD)
Various Dates -- The American Negro Playwright Theatre stages a host of theatrical events at The Next Level, 1008 Charlotte Ave. in Nashville. Learn more: http://www.anpt.org . (BS)
***Watercolor Painting Classes -- Gail McDaniel, an acclaimed watercolor artist/instructor who has served as an associate member of the Winsor & Newton Creative Artist Network of London, England, will teach a series of watercolor painting classes in Middle Tennessee starting on April 30 (Brentwood) and May 1 (Nashville). Read the full story at http://musiccityartsupdate.blogspot.com/2013/04/gail-mcdaniel-to-teach-watercolor.html. (Whiting Publicity)
Second Monday -- The Arts Council of Williamson County's "Art: Up Close and Personal" evening speaker series occurs from 6-7:30 p.m. in the main conference room of the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin, Tenn. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.artscouncilwc.org . (ACWC)
Second or Third Friday -- The Arts Council of Williamson County's "Brown Bag Lunch Bunch" occurs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second or third Friday of each month in the main conference room of the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin, Tenn. Details: email@example.com orhttp://www.artscouncilwc.org . (ACWC)
First Saturday -- A host of galleries participate in Nashville's monthly "Art Crawl". The next "Art Crawl" is April 6. Times vary.
Conferences, Festivals, Events, and Auditions...
"Tin Pan South", April 2-6, Nashville.
NSAI's "Spring Training", April 5-6, Nashville.
"Score-Com", April 13-14, Nashville.
"Film-Com", April 13-19, Nashville.
The "Nashville Film Festival", April 18-26, Nashville.
ASCAP "I Create Music EXPO", April 18-20, Los Angeles.
"Nashville Screenwriters Festival", May 31-April 2, Nashville.
Nashville Songwriters Festival On Music Row", May 31-June 2, Nashville.
Music City Arts Update, which is distributed weekly, spotlights the accomplishments of artists and arts-related businesses and organizations of all kinds. Basic mentions in the monthly newsletter are free (based on time and space availability). Feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested. See photos and longer stories at http://www.MusicCityArtsUpdate.com or http://www.NashvilleArtsUpdate.com .The newsletter is written and distributed by Chuck Whiting of Whiting Publicity & Promotions. Contributing writers are welcome to submit stories about arts-related opportunities and achievements. Please note that all written materials in this newsletter are copyright 2013 -- used by permission only. Thank you!