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Nashville Lifestyles Magazine March 2019

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 hope it really is spring by the time you read this. I picture you on a chaise lounge on your patio, thumbing through these pages over a coffee. Or a mimosa. I hope this issue gets you out of the house! You may have read that 6,000 to 7,000 people are expected to move to Nashville in the next few years. But, a quick look on realtor.com shows less than 3,000 houses for sale in Nashville proper. So, where will everyone go? We’ve got a few ideas. In this issue we explore our favorite suburbs. Some, you may already be familiar with, like booming Brentwood, which has had a lot of growth and plenty of new retail added lately. And, who doesn’t love Franklin? I think downtown Franklin is the perfect…

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behind the scenes

Illustrator WEYLON SMITH is originally from the San Francisco Bay area, but has called Nashville home since 2003. His interest in art goes back to his childhood—he was encouraged in part by his grandfather, a commercial artist. He cites mid-century poster art as a major influence, which shows in his work in imperfect edges and inky lines resembling traditional printmaking. Though he works digitally, Smith enjoys a process that invites the accidental. “It’s not very satisfying to finish a piece when you can predict the result. It’s far better to discover something unexpected, respond to it, and repeat,” Smith says. For this month’s cover illustration, we asked Smith to capture two locations. Editing was the biggest challenge, Smith says, as he had a hard time deciding which buildings to feature. He…

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CURRENTS 27 Mayumana dance troupe puts a unique twist on the “War of the Currents.” Centered around the search for electricity, Mayumana’s Currents is coming to TPAC’s Polk Theater for a special one-day performance on March 27. After forming nearly two decades ago, the multicultural dance troupe stuns audiences with its electrifying interpretation of the “War of the Currents.” Praised for its combination of movement and technology, Currents uses one-of-a-kind choreography, lights, sounds, and art to tell the tale of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla as they battle to find the perfect energy source. Staying true to its Israeli roots, the troupe also uses digital mapping to depict images of the Old City of Jerusalem. Although Mayumana focuses on ideas of unity and synchronization, the skills of the show’s 11 performers are highlighted…

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eat for a cause

The Nashville State Community College Foundation will host its eighth annual Tennessee Flavors charity event March 5 at the college’s White Bridge Road campus. Uniting Music City’s top restaurants, the event invites guests to enjoy culinary samples while raising money for Nashville State’s culinary arts program. Lauren Bell, the college’s director of development and public affairs, says the goal of the foundation is: “to provide quality education, remove financial barriers, and empower students at Nashville State to achieve their dreams for a brighter future.” In its first year alone, Tennessee Flavors raised more than $40,000. Now, with more than 50 vendors, including 51 North Taproom, Bang Candy Company, and Noshville Delicatessen, event organizers hope to increase this number substantially. “It’s fun to keep each year a bit different from the previous…

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gerron hurt

Gerron Hurt won the title of MasterChef for Season 9 on the Gordon Ramsay Fox TV show, thanks in part to his Nashville hot wings made with quail, not chicken. The then-high school English teacher wasn’t an ardent viewer of the competition show that focuses on home cooks. But when auditions came to town one Saturday, his fiancée, Brandi Beckham, pointed out that he had nothing else to do, so he took his crab-stuffed salmon downtown and the rest is history. In September, Hurt became the first African American contestant to win the show. Now, with $250,000 in prize money, Hurt is looking to open a restaurant in Music City, launching a website with recipes, and brainstorming ways he can combine his love of teaching with his love of cooking,…

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in with the new

“They’ll be able to learn about what we do and see videos about the aspects of our care and our training of our animals. They’ll be able to hear about our nutrition programs and how we feed all of our animals within the Zoo. They’ll be able to see into the windows to be able to watch our babies being hand-raised or fed, or they’ll see eggs hatching.” After nearly seven years of conceptualizing and building, Nashville Zoo’s HCA Healthcare Veterinarian Center has opened its doors to the public. The brand new, $13 million facility replaces an antiquated building that was unable to keep up with the zoo’s recent expansion. Dr. Heather Robertson, director of veterinary services, is especially excited about the facility. “Our collection is growing like crazy. A long…