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Teaching the arts to non-traditional students in non-traditional ways.

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OZ Arts to present Jana Harper’s timely ‘This Holding: Traces of Contact,’ May 29

Jana Harper’s timely and unique “This Holding: Traces of Contact,” premieres May 29 at 8 p.m. across OZ Arts’ website and social platforms.

Nashville Shakes presents 'Jesters Dead'

Nashville Shakes to premiere ‘Top Gun’, Shakespeare mash-up May 28

Leave it to Nashville Shakespeare Festival to turn a cheesy Tom Cruise film into an Elizabethan comedy to perform virtually during a global pandemic.

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Frist Art Museum presents first online art exhibition ‘We Count: First-Time Voters’

“We Count: First-Time Voters” is an online exhibition of five local artists now live at FristArtMuseum.org/WeCount.

A Taste of Music City Recipe Notes

Digital cookbook brings Nashville’s most popular recipes to your home

A free, downloadable collection of recipes from local restaurants and chefs is proving Nashville’s culinary scene is more than hot chicken and biscuits.

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And the nominees for the 2020 Spotlight Awards are…

On Tuesday, May 12, TPAC announced the nominees for the 2019-2020 Spotlight Awards. Awardees will be announced June 13.

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Nashville Ballet’s ‘Emergence’ available for free on YouTube May 15-17

Nashville Ballet will present a free version of “Emergence” May 15–17 on its YouTube channel.

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Nashville Symphony goes virtual with online entertainment and education resources

Orchestra musician performances, conductor lectures, demonstrations, teaching tools, at-home activities and more.

TPAC Education’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Joy Patton

Getting to know TPAC’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Joy Patton

Teaching the arts to non-traditional students in non-traditional ways.

'Babies in Space,' performed by the Alliance Theatre (Photo by Daniel Parvis).

NEA report covers challenges, impact for theatre for young audiences

Theaters are preparing the next generation to inherit an increasingly complex world, but that doesn’t come without its challenges.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's 'The Big Payback'

PNC Bank on supporting the arts ahead of The Big Payback

PNC Bank prefaces community day of giving with $10,000 contribution to TPAC’s Forward! Recovery Fund.

'Studio Tenn Talks' will run every Sunday at 7 p.m. CST.

Studio Tenn premieres virtual talk show featuring Broadway icons

Each episode will give a fascinating look into the life of a successful artist, and many of the guests may also treat viewers to a live performance.

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Country Music Hall of Fame launches online version of popular songwriting program

Two of the museum’s most popular programs make their way to Instagram Live during the quarantine.

The Lion King Experience is an interactive at-home arts education program for kids.

How to access Disney Theatrical’s Lion King-inspired education program at home

Looking for more ways to entertain and educate your kids during lockdown? Well, “Hakuna Matata,” because Disney Theatrical Productions has your back.

New Works 615 is an extension of Nashville Rep's Ingram New Works Project focused on local playwrights.

Extension of Ingram New Works program to empower local voices in creating theatre

A new extension of the Ingram New Works Project is focused on developing local voices to inspire and enrich Nashville.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's 'The Big Payback'

Community Foundation sets The Big Payback for May 6-7

A total of 988 Middle Tennessee nonprofits from 34 counties will participate in The Big Payback on May 6-7.

COVID-19 News Center Coverage

UPDATED: TPAC performances affected by COVID-19

Here is a list of all the TPAC programming that has been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nashville Ballet dancers continue to ‘defy gravity’ with virtual programs

Tennessee’s largest dance company has committed to adapting its programs to a virtual setting as much as possible — from its School of Nashville Ballet to its company dancers.

Nashville Shakes presents a live-stream recording of the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Nashville Shakes live-streams archived recording of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

A production that was held a couple of summers ago at the Centennial Park band shell can now be enjoyed from your home as Nashville Shakes presents a Facebook Live version Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

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How to make and donate protective masks for healthcare workers

From costume shops to nonprofits, organizations are stepping up by crafting and donating homemade protective masks — and now, so can you.