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Dance Theatre of Tennessee

  by DeeGee Lester Just as giant trees grow from little acorns, successful dance careers begin as little dreams. Angelina Ballerina®, the “little star with big dreams” who has delighted children ...
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Nashville Symphony-ArtSmart

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” . . . Music? by DeeGee Lester Today's kids are champions of recycling for our environment. As part of Nashville Symphony’s 2013–2014 Young People’s Concert Series, middle school s...

ArtSmart: Chalk it up!

by Rebecca Pierce Part street fair and part art show, Chalk It Up will include artists booths, plenty of delicious food, and a chalk art competition featuring both established and emerging artists. Home Depo...

ArtSmart: Art Oasis for CMA

Art Oasis for CMA Festival Children by Rebecca Pierce  |  photography by Tiffani Bing When you think about the CMA Music Festival, you probably don’t think about children making art, but this year it happene...

Teen Hoot

Teen Hoot: Local music producer David Malloy creates a global music phenomenon for a new generation by Holly Gleason David Malloy didn’t intend to be a visionary or a Cyber Piper luring teens with music, frie...

The Art of Teaching: Create2013

The Art of Teaching: Create2013 by DeeGee Lester The greatest teachers, those who inspire and launch their students into the future, expand the classroom experience beyond rote learning, helping students...

Arts Build Communities Grant

by Lauren Baud What makes the arts so special? What do they do for our world? They encourage and foster creativity. They empower our youth to think outside the box and develop into active and engaged memb...

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