Tennessee Tourism Round Up: History, Art And Music

Friday, January 17, 2014 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Ongoing

McNairy – “The Weather” – See weather-themed paintings, pottery, photography, and jewelry through Jan. 30 at The Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center.

Jan. 21

Farragut – “The Manhattan Project – Secrets Revisited” – Photographs, newspaper clippings, and other artifacts will be on display to illustrate scenes from this momentous time in the region’s history through May 2 at the Farragut Folklife Museum.

Jan. 24

Cookeville – “Love, Loss and What I Wore” – The series of monologues of five principal women is told 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 31 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

Nashville – Kathleen Madigan – The comedienne will perform her hilarious standup 8 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Woodbury – “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee” digitization – Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the exhibit, “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee” 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Adams Memorial Library.

Jan. 24-25

Shelbyville – Tennessee Indoor MX Championship – See ATVs and bikes zip around the track 6:30 p.m. at Calsonic Arena.

Knoxville – Broadway at The Tennessee – See “Million Dollar Quartet,” the true story of the recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis at the Historic Tennessee Theatre.

Jan. 25

Huntingdon – “The Songs of Elvis” – Terry Mike Jeffrey will bring his “Songs of Elvis” show 7:30 p.m. to the Holbrook Theatre at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center.

Memphis – Fairytale Tea – Children are encouraged to dress in their fairytale best for tea, apple juice, and fine pastries 11 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Tickets are $10 for members, $25 for non-members.

Spring City – The Sock Hops – Take a listen to 50’s and 60’s music 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Tickets are $10.

Jan. 27

Jonesborough – Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Plays with Fire – Hear stories of the many fires Jonesborough has survived through stories, skits, and songs 7 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.

Jan. 29

Nashville – Mary Chapin Carpenter – This acclaimed singer-songwriter will join the Nashville Symphony, performing songs from her debus record, Songs From The Movie, 7:30 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Memphis – “Wicked” – See “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” as the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good is told in the land of Oz through Feb. 16 at The Orpheum Theatre.

Jan. 30

Chattanooga – All Brahms – Featuring the composer’s Symphony No. 3, the concert will honor Brahms and his influences of Beethoven, Schumann, and Wagner 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets start at $19.

Waverly – Harlem Ambassadors Tour – Gaze at high-flying slam dunks, ball-handling tricks and comedy routines as the internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors perform 6:30 p.m. at Waverly Central High School.

Nashville – Low Down – See one of the films as part of Sundance Film Festival USA 7 p.m. at Belcourt Theatre.

Lebanon – An Evening of Acoustic Music with Daryle Singetary – Enjoy a night of easy listening 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Jan. 31

Crossville – “Grease” – Return to the era of ducktails and hot rods, bobby sox and poodle skirts with one of Broadway’s longest running musicals through March 9 at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

Pigeon Forge – Titanic Dive & Dine – John Joslyn, co-leader of the first, live television show that took viewers to the Titanic wreck site in 1987 will relive his team’s 33 Titanic dives 5 p.m. at the Titanic Museum Attraction.

Crossville – “One Night with You” – Featuring two Elvis tribute artists, Jason Griffith and Doug Thompson, the night will be full of music from the King of Rock n’ Roll 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre.

Nashville – Exhibits to open – Don’t miss Monet, Munch, Van Gogh and more in the exhibition “Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan” in the Ingram Gallery and the contemporary works of Lain York in “Selections from the National Gallery” in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.


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Tennessee Aquarium Modifies Mask Requirement Outside Of Special Early-Bird Visitation Window


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Travel

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Breaking News

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Mark Alan Deakins, 61, has been charged by federal authorities with coercing a child to take part in sexually explicit conduct in a video. He is charged with exploitation of a child. Authorities said the activity was between June and September 2018. Deakins was convicted in state court in 1998 of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, statutory rape and sexual ... (click for more)

Opinion

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