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Nashville Lifestyles Magazine September 2018

Nashville Lifestyles is the exclusive city magazine for the greater Nashville area. Features include local issues, dining, celebrities, fashion, homes, and neighborhoods, events and much more! In addition to the regular features, readers enjoy special issues like Top Doctors, the 25 Most Beautiful People, Single in the City & The Music Issue.

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from the publisher

I’m going to confess: I have a little pet peeve. I hate that, when people think of Nashville, they think about cowboy boots and hats. Or, now, they think of bachelorette outfits. As you and I know, this town is full of very stylish people, and we have a growing fashion scene. Not only do we have a community of local makers, but both the Nashville Fashion Alliance and Nashville Fashion Week also are booming—showcasing our best talent and helping develop resources for them to get to market and, eventually, into your closets. And, of course, our shopping is better than it has ever been. So, we had the idea for this year’s fall fashion spread to go directly to the source: the local shop owners and managers who help us…

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behind the scenes

We knew Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron would be fun to photograph for this month’s cover—we had no idea they’d make us belly laugh the entire day, or that they’d be such a pleasure on set. For photographer Matthew Simmons, that’s what makes a good shoot. “Kellie and Ben were an absolute riot to have on set,” Simmons says. “I honestly wasn’t prepared for how much energy they brought. Sometimes, I have to do a bit of coaching and directing to get my subjects to loosen up, but as soon as I raised my camera, Kellie and Ben lit up and took over. Ben seemed like kind of a mellow person while I was talking to him before the shoot, but as soon as we started he was jumping around and…

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september fall in.

SHAKESPEARE IN SEPTEMBER 1-9 Nashville Shakespeare Festival chooses comedy for this year’s park production. Shakespearean theater performances in Music City are lawn chair-friendly this month, thanks to the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. This year’s 30th anniversary event features a Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Jaclyn Jutting. Watch as Shakespeare’s most famous comedy unfolds under the stars in both Centennial Park and Academy Park. Before the show starts, lay out your picnic blanket and grab a bite to eat from one of the food truck vendors in attendance. Plus, hear from a guest speaker invited by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, as part of their mission to fuse education and theater. It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your theater knowledge, while claiming a solid spot on the lawn. (Entry…

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pastry party

There are countless variations of the empanada, and every Latin American country has its own take on this folded, stuffed pastry. And, on September 5, several different flavors will get their chance to shine when the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce (a nonprofit that advocates for Tennessee’s Latino business community) partners with Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the Fourth Annual Empanada Tasting Event at War Memorial Auditorium. Guests will taste four different empanadas, while immersing themselves in the rich culture of Middle Tennessee’s Latin American community. With the recent addition of live music, Latin-themed booth decorations, and community partners, the tasting event is expanding, Tony Marks, TPAC’s senior director of communication and public relations, says. The result? A festival-style celebration of Latino culture—with plenty of empanadas, of course—that Marks says showcases Latin…

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paul vasterling

Paul Vasterling joined Nashville Ballet as a company dancer in 1988. When a back injury forced him to retire, he found work behind the scenes, instead, first as a ballet master, then as a choreographer. Finally, in 1998, he was promoted to his current position as artistic director. With 20 years—and more than 40 productions—under his belt, now seems like as good a time as any to take a break. But that isn’t exactly Vasterling’s style; rather, he says he’ll “keep the ball rolling” full speed ahead. (nashvilleballet.com) Age: 56 Born and bred in the bayou: Vasterling grew up on Louisiana’s bayous in a lower-middle-class family with seven brothers and sisters. Given the financial and geographical limitations, the arts were not always a priority. Still, his mother invested in a piano, hoping…

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fall arts & culture preview

September 1-9 FRANKENSTEIN BY STUDIO TENN Studio Tenn stays true to its roots by putting an innovative twist on a classic tale. This time, the regional nonprofit theater company has selected Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In honor of the gothic novel’s 200th anniversary, A.S. Peterson (author of The Battle of Frankenstein) has created a heartfelt stage adaption of Shelley’s timeless exploration into science and mortality. Peterson’s work will leave audience members questioning their own sense of belonging, as they watch Victor Frankenstein unleash a creature he is unable to control. (studiotenn.com/frankenstein) September 1-22 SHADES OF BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL This community-based celebration of African American playwrights and directors has a little something for everyone. Over the course of 21 days, Shades of Black Theater Festival will host daytime events, like theatrical workshops, film screenings, and stage readings.…