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A Season of Giving

DECEMBER 2017

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s we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again. The holiday season and the end of the year always bring about a feeling of reflection and a feeling of closure. Whether we’re jumping head first into the spirit of the season, enjoying time with family—no matter if the distance is near or far—or reflecting on the past year while making plans and setting goals for the next, December always has a way of keeping us busy.

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While shopping for the perfect gift, prepping the perfect dinner or crafting the perfect toast can all become a little overwhelming, we encourage you to take a deep breath, take a step back and take in all the moments, memories and people that have made 2017 what it is. When you’re reflecting on everything this year has brought, we also encourage you to reflect on those who haven’t had the benefit of people, memories and moments to make 2017 a year to remember. Those who are in need of a family to spend the holidays with, those who can’t afford to buy gifts and prep the perfect dinner, and those who may not even have a home to go back to. Just as much as December is a time of reflection and closure, it is also a time of giving to those who haven’t been as fortunate. It’s a time to find ways to make the holiday season as special as it can be to those who haven’t seen 2017 as very special. Whether it’s volunteering your time at local shelters or donating your money to local charities, giving back to the Brentwood community can help make this time of year special for everyone. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and Happy New Year, Brentwood.

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Giving Back

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Local’s Choice

18 Inside Brentwood Lifestyle's Cookie Jar

What Are Your Favorite Holiday Sweet Recipes?

22 Christmas by Design

Interior Designer Howard Wiggins' Tips for Decorating for the Holidays

26 Charit(able)

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34 Cheers to the New Year

Toasting to 2018

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Good Times

Middle Tennessee Dance Fashion Show

On October 1, more than 200 guests gathered at Bellissimo Dance Boutique in Franklin for this cutting-edge, fashion-forward event, showcasing dancewear from American designers, as well as Canada, Australia, Portugal and Spain. This year’s models featured 43 dancers representing 24 dance programs throughout Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner Counties.

All 43 models rocked the show during the opening number to “Shine,” choreographed by Shy Dance Productions.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate dance, fashion Harper Simpson shows beautiful form as she flips down and friendships! the runway in her gorgeous leotard from Portugal.

CycleBar Hosts Bike for Brett Event

CycleBar Franklin hosted a Bike for Brett event where almost 50 riders dressed in bright colors and came together to support the Brett Boyer Foundation. All proceeds from this event go to Gigi's Playhouse located in Brentwood. 

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Good Times

One Night Only

Studio Tenn’s annual fundraising gala, One Night Only, is one of the most highly anticipated, knock-your-socks-off social events of the season. Experience an unbelievable night of live entertainment, food, drinks and an unparalleled online auction to support the eighth season of Middle Tennessee's own world-class professional theatre company. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MA2LA. 

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Good Times

Seventh Annual Public Safety Day

The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department held the seventh annual Public Safety Day Festival on October 14. The festival included children’s activities, fire displays, police and emergency medical vehicles. There was also a residential fire sprinkler exhibition, as well as a vehicle extrication demonstration.

2017 Heroes in Heels Fashion Show

Heroes in Heels showcases the survivors in YMCA's After Breast Cancer program. This event gives survivors the chance to shine, sharing their beauty and strength with the community. This special event fully funds the Maryland Farms YMCA's After Breast Cancer Program, a completely free 16-week program open to any and all breast cancer survivors. 

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Tender, diced chicken with chopped scallions, chili peppers, and peanuts with our kung pao sauce.

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Maki Combo Spicy tuna roll, Alaska roll and tempura shrimp roll.

Chirashi Dinner Assorted pieces of raw fish on a bed of sushi rice, 2 of each: tuna, salmon, yellow-tail, white tuna and octopus.

Sushi Classic 8 nigiri sushi with rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, yellow-tail, white tuna, red snapper, shrimp, squid and eel.

Love Boat A beautiful assortment of sushi and sashimi with honada roll and American dream roll.

Orange Chicken Battered chicken in red chili sauce with julienned bell peppers and zucchini, garnished with orange slices.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Crisp, cool lettuce bowls filled with shredded chicken, diced onions, carrots and green peas, garnished with crispy rice noodles.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

LIFE TIME ATHLETIC FRANKLIN HIRES ALL-STAR CAST TO LEAD EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING

raising $50,000 and becoming the spokesperson for the Melanoma Research Foundation and Kona Inspires Ironman Foundation campaigns. Inspiring others to do what they never thought possible is now her passion. • Josh Stiglets  has 21 years of experience in physique, wellness and nutrition coaching. He employs a holistic, behavior-based, performance-oriented approach to unlocking his athletes' potential, regardless of age, sex or ability. A large focus of his training involves corrective exercise, to strengthen weak links in the kinetic chain, promote balance, and decrease joint pain and discomfort that come with age and poor training mechanics.  • Tamara Ware  started her career in fitness more than 15 years

Brett Huelsman, general manager of Life Time Athletic Franklin,

ago when she was a professional dancer for the NBA Golden State

and his leadership team have assembled the area's top talent to

Warriors. She saw a need for cross-training to be able to compete

lead, train and motivate members of the new premier fitness des-

with the athleticism needed in her trade. She teaches dance, Pilates,

tination. Life Time Athletic Franklin, 5020 Carothers Parkway, is

BARRE, Strength and Core strength.

the company's 129th location and first of its design as an all-in-

Driven by a strong and diverse team of professionals, Life Time

one sports, fitness, family recreation, spa and country club-style

Athletic will offer a highly personalized approach to health and well-

athletic resort in the area.

ness by providing numerous athletic outlets on the property including

These trainers will lead more than 100 various classes a week as well

a two-studio yoga boutique, a Reformer Pilates studio, two NCAA-sized

as help train members with roughly 400 pieces of best-in-class cardio-

basketball courts, an indoor basketball court, multiple large group fit-

vascular and resistance training equipment. In addition to the instruc-

ness studios, a cycle studio, an indoor and outdoor aquatic center with

tors and trainers, the team also includes physical therapists, a medical

lap pools, zero-depth entry leisure pools, whirlpool spas and more.

doctor, nutrition coaches and massage therapists to ensure members not only meet but exceed their overall health and fitness goals. They are: • Kevin Andres has spent the past decade teaching clients how to achieve optimal health and wellness. His training style incorporates aspects of strength, balance and flexibility designed to strengthen core, build muscle and burn fat.  • Thad Beaty  is musician turned triathlete and ultimate trainer. Having spent the past nine years with country duo Sugarland, he's shared stages with Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Rhianna, Beyonce' as well as contributing as a writer on albums selling upwards of 10 million copies. After his mother's diagnosis with colon cancer and his realization that his entertainment lifestyle had resulted in his poor health, he set out on a new journey to reclaim his health, the health of his family and a quickly growing community of triathletes all over the world. He has multiple coaching certifications. • Kevin Kinzer is a former U.S. Marine with numerous commendations. He is extremely active in the community with prominent roles in local organizations fighting illiteracy and childhood obesity. His approach is one of community, creating an environment of inclusion with his workouts.  • Angie Kirk has been in the health and fitness industry for 35+ years with an emphasis on continual learning and advocate for a healthy lifestyle. She uses her experience and training to form a philosophy to seek balance between physical fitness, spiritual health and mental clarity.  • Nicole Serraiocco  not only raced in the Ironman World Championship but was also responsible for singlehandedly 14

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Around Town (CON TI N U ED)

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING AND POLAR EXPRESS READINGS RETURN ON DECEMBER 4  The familiar rush of cold winter air, the scent of the heater kicking in, and the beautiful sight of well-lit pine trees all remind us that a new holiday season has begun! Join the Brentwood Library for another great reminder that a new winter season is upon us at this year’s annual tree lighting on Monday, December 4. Join your friends and neighbors for a fun, family event that everyone enjoys. This year the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. just as nightfall sets in.  Inside the library, another fun tradition continues. The reading of the Polar Express will be held in front of the fireplace at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. While the readings are free to attend, tickets are required. Tickets will be available  on a first come, first serve basis at the Children’s Service Desk during regular library hours.

SPECIAL CENSUS WORKERS START KNOCKING ON DOORS Official Brentwood Special Census takers are canvassing neighborhoods with the goal of gathering information for the 2018 Special Census. The census launched in August and to date, only 70 percent of citizens have responded.  For the other 30 percent, workers like Emma and Patricia Whittaker will be taking to the streets. The sister-in-law team have lived in Brentwood collectively for nearly 20 years and have service-minded spirits. The census takers will be knocking on doors of households who have not yet responded to census requests by mail or electronically.  In the coming weeks, planning employees and other city employees will join in the door-to-door efforts. What to expect during a visit: A knock at your door and only two questions: How many people live in your home and what are their first and last names? Census takers will identify themselves and have official city ID. They will be wearing lime green reflective vests. At this time, doorto-door visits will only be made  from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday. Officials will attempt to notify neighborhoods via Facebook and Nextdoor as to which neighborhoods will be visited each week.  It is very important that the city obtain an accurate count of every citizen.  Population is how the state distributes funds to municipalities. Current projections suggest that Brentwood’s population has increased since the 2015 Special Census when the population was 40,401.  Every person counted provides almost $125 to the city for services like police, fire, parks and public works, etc. Residents may visit the city’s website  to complete the form online.  Anyone with questions regarding the 2018 Special Census can call the Planning Department at  615.371.2204, visit BrentwoodTN.gov or email 2018specialcensus@brentwoodtn.gov. 16

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Culinary Creations

Inside Brentwood Lifestyle’s

COOKIE JAR WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY SWEET RECIPES?

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY KYLIE REBECCA

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f the many hundreds of cookie recipes within the creative

“When finished, this cookie looks like you spent all day in the kitchen.

baking repertoire of Brooke O’Dell, owner of Sugar Drop Inc.,

Cookie baking can be overwhelming during holiday seasons because

at 7020 Church Street East in Brentwood, she chose to share the

there are so many choices for good recipes,” she says. For me, I stick

following recipe for whoopie pies because she believes these cookie-

with my old faithful recipes, and this is at the top of my list.”

cake-pie concoctions are highly underrated. She says this recipe is a great shortcut version she created years ago as a fun and simple holiday cookie for parties. “Any time you can have an excuse to shove yummy cream cheese frosting between two cookies, you can sign me up!” Brooke says. Starting this time of year, Brooke says she adores “anything red velvet” she can get her hands on.

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She says varying the same cookie with different toppings is always a plus. “This recipe is great for young bakers, and also is one of Santa’s favorites—so we’ve heard.” As an on-site party store, Brooke also sells baking supplies, various celebration items and other sweets, such as handmade, signature cakes, tubs of homemade buttercream, brookie bars and other grab-and-go treats.


WHOOPIE PIES FROM SUGAR DROP INC.Â

INGREDIENTS 1 box red velvet cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3-4 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl. 2. Drop by small, rounded spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and gently press down to make flat circles. 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until tops are slightly cracked and cookies are set. They will still feel soft to the touch. Allow cookies to cool. 4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until combined. Add vanilla and powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until all combined. 5. Scoop the mixture into a large, clear, food storage bag and squeeze to one corner. Cut the corner of the storage bag. 6. Pipe a circle of frosting on half of the baked cookies. Top the frosted cookie with the second cookie and gently press together. 7. Roll cookie pies in crushed peppermints, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles, if desired.

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Creative cooking runs deep in Lynda Stone’s family. She caught the passion for food preparation and baking from her grandmother, mother and aunts, which led to her opening Puffy Muffin Inc., at 229 Franklin Road in Brentwood. Likewise, Lynda’s daughter, Kristi Elzinga, learned to bake and cook at her mother’s elbow, and now serves as chief executive officer at the bakery and restaurant. Kristi wanted to share a special family recipe for “Nui Nui’s Crescents,” because

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wrapping O R packaging: • Stack cookies on themed drink coasters and wrap in cellophane or plastic wrap; secure them with ribbons.

it is a cookie from her great-grandmother, who, she assures, was a wonderful cook. “These cookies are covered in powdered sugar and look like snowballs,” Kristi says.

• Fill little compote or old-fashioned

NUI NUI’S CRESCENTS FROM PUFFY MUFFIN INC.

dishes with colorful shredded paper, top with small cookies and wrap in cellophane. Tie twine or a wide ribbon over the whole package.

• Wrap up cookies like candy by stacking and rolling them tightly in cellophane, then securing both ends of the roll with some festive ribbon.

INGREDIENTS 1 stick butter, softened 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• Fill mugs with cookies, cover top with cellophane and tie a ribbon through the mugs handle so an individual packet of cocoa can be secured to it.

1 cup pecan pieces 1 1/4 cup flour, sifted 1 box powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

• Stack cookies in Mason jars. Place a

1. Combine all ingredients, except for the powdered sugar, and mix well.

little square of fabric between the lid and

2. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, or into a curved, crescent shape. 3. Bake in oven preheated at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, or until barely brown. Allow crescents to cool. 4. Roll each crescent cookie in powdered sugar.

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ARTICLE PAM WINDSOR | PHOTOGRAPHY KYLIE REBECCA


Interior Designer Howard Wiggins' Tips for Decorating for the Holidays

T

he magic of Christmas often shines

As we pull out and begin putting up our favorite decorations and work to create that holiday

through in the way we decorate our

spirit, there’s often a tendency "fill our home with Christmas.” We want to add something to every

homes. Every year we pull out boxes that have

open spot which can sometimes be overwhelming. Howard believes in taking a different approach.

been packed away and delight in rediscovering beloved ornaments and decorations bearing memories of Christmases past. In fact, we often look to recreate some of those warm,

“I feel my home is beautiful year-round, and when I do Christmas, I do it very subtly. I don’t believe in overdoing Christmas,” he says. He follows some of the same rules for decorating for the holidays as he does any other time of the year. He believes you should enhance what you already have in your home.

special feelings we remember from years ago.

“Tie in the look that you have,” he explains. “You want your Christmas decorations to com-

“I think everybody in their heart goes back to

plement your home, not take away from your furnishings. You want to be able to see the room

the Christmas they grew up with,” Brentwood interior designer Howard Wiggins says. “You

and your Christmas decorations simultaneously.” Howard, who wrote the book What Were You Thinking? likes to think outside the

want a touch of that because that’s what

box. Known for his expertise with both design and color, he is famous for using different

Christmas is all about.”

materials to add a new twist to an old design or create something never seen before, CONTINUED >

“The magic of Christmas often shines through in the way we decorate our homes.”

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CHRISTMAS BY DESIGN (CON TI N U ED)

“You want your Christmas decorations to complement your home, not take away from your furnishings. You want to be able to see the room and your Christmas decorations simultaneously.”

as well as blending colors beyond what’s traditionally been done. He does the same thing at Christmas. He’s created a variety of Christmas trees over the years, including one he recently decorated using teacups from an actual china set. “You want to make it memorable," he says. "I mean who hasn’t seen a red, green Christmas tree? That’s kind of normal. So, do it up differently, so it becomes memorable.” He’s always looking for unique ways to use color, even at Christmas. He says that while red, green and gold may be the traditional colors, you can use other colors to decorate. “If I had a purple, pink and white room, I would do something that goes with the décor of the home and those colors," he says. "Enhance your room rather than fill your room with Christmas, so you can’t see the room.” Some of the photos of Wiggins’ home shown here are from the book Christmas at Designer Homes Across America. Howard Wiggins is listed as number 35 in the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review which lists the 100 top designers in the world. If you’d like to reach Howard Wiggins, visit his website,  HowardWigginsInteriorDesign.com

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ARTICLE PAM WINDSOR | PHOTOGRAPHY KYLIE REBECCA

ayla McCormac has the same energy, enthusiasm and inquisitive

The McCormacs began seeking help and found the nonprofit

spirit you would expect with any 2-year-old child. During a recent

Franklin-based organization High Hopes. It serves Williamson County

visit, she could barely sit still in her mother’s lap long enough to take

but also helps other children across Tennessee.

photos. Once her mother set her back on the floor, Layla was out of

Since going to High Hopes, Layla’s progress has been amazing.

the living room and scooting down the hall, something that would

“High Hopes has strengthened her core section, so she’s able to

have been impossible months ago. Layla has a rare genetic disorder

sit up and now scoot across the floor like that. She’s just learned to

called GNB1 that affects her muscles and movement. Her parents

do that in the last three to four months,” Amy says. “She can’t stand

noticed early on that something was wrong.

by herself, but they have so many contraptions and things they use."

“Sitting up or even holding her head up at 6 months–she wasn’t holding her head up, and she was really late sitting up,” Amy McCormac recalls. Last year, after extremely expensive genetic testing—the bill was $70,000—the McCormacs got the diagnosis. “A lot of people compare it to muscular dystrophy,” Amy says. “Layla has low muscle tone in her legs. She can’t crawl or walk. She can’t talk either, so we think she has low muscle tone that affects her speech.”

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High Hopes was started in 1984 by five families who had children with special needs. They created a preschool that brought children with special needs together with typically developing children, mainly so siblings could stay together.   Gail Powell, executive director for High Hopes says the idea was ahead of its time. CONTINUED >


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Giving Back

(CON TI N U ED)

We get to see miracles happen every day. Lives are changed here, and it is very exciting!

“They didn’t know they were starting a research-based model," she says. "This model produces great results, and we work hard to meet everyone’s needs.” Layla’s father, Matt, says Layla’s benefited greatly from being able to attend the preschool where she can interact with other children.

generate revenue through tuition for the

“Versus taking her to a day care where they’re just going to put her

preschool and fees for therapy visits. Still, the

on the floor or in a playpen away from the rest of the kids because they

organization has to raise $600,000 per year

don’t want the other kids to run over her—High Hopes understands the

to cover these program costs.

needs of children like Layla and knows how to get her involved," he says.

While the McCormacs aren’t sure what the

In addition to the preschool, High Hopes offers an array of other services.

future holds for Layla, they know she’s right

“We also have a pediatric therapy clinic on-site, and in that clinic, we

where she needs to be.

have physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapies," Gail says.

“Her doctors say she’s really progressing,”

“One hundred percent of the children on the therapy side have special

Amy says. “We love High Hopes. The thera-

needs. The diagnoses include developmental delays, speech delays,

pists are all so helpful. And having the school

children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome … we have served

part of it, too—where they can come get her

children with about 50 diagnoses.”

out of class, do a session, take her back, let

Layla, like so many other children, has several different types of therapy.

her eat lunch, take a nap, then another thera-

“Development encompasses so many things in a child’s life, such

pist comes in and gets her—has been great.”

as sitting and crawling, walking and jumping, grasping a toy or food,

Gail says, “We get to see miracles happen

communicating their wants and needs, and interacting with their peers,"

every day. Lives are changed here, and it is

Gails says. "Many of our kids have challenges in one or more of these

very exciting!”

areas. High Hopes is here to help.”

For more information, visit HighHopesForKids.org.

“Without High Hopes, Layla wouldn’t be where she is today,” Amy says. “She’s been there since she was 6 months old and her therapists have done so much for her. She’s very smart. She knows her colors. At therapy, they’ll say pick the red one, and she’ll go for the red one. She knows her animals. We know she’s very smart, she just can’t communicate yet.” 28

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“I’ d like to toast the wonderful city of Brentwood. Few places inspire the mind, body and soul as much as our city—from its beautiful rolling hills to its fabulous parks, from its Southern charm to its modern vibes, and from its beautiful homes to its upbeat commercial spaces. But most of all, let’s toast to the amazing community that lives, loves, grows and works here. I am hopeful that 2018 will continue to bring happiness to us all.”

“When a loved one was diagnosed with breast cancer, I became their caretaker. I signed on to be by their side for their treatment and every doctor’s appointment, and I soon came to realize how important friends were to both of us. Everyone stepped up to take on a task to help surround our friend, from providing food to taking the dogs out to just sitting and providing comfort. I think this year has taught me—even though I knew my friends were important—that their love and support is invaluable. Surround yourself with great people. It makes life so much more doable.” —Suzanne Alexander, Great American Country TV host

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“I’d like to make a New Year’s toast to Jordan Elementary School. Here is to a successful opening of one of Williamson County School’s newest facilities. I look forward to being the school’s principal and welcoming teachers, students  and their families through its doors in August 2018. We will be relentless in our efforts to develop Jordan into an exceptional place to work and learn while continuing the quality of education that is expected in our district.” —Chad Walker, principal of Brentwood’s newest elementary school

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“For the new year, I would like to see us all challenge ourselves to be kind to one another. Get to know someone who you disagree with. Dare to explore other points of view. Let’s connect in ways we never have before, in the hopes that we can all become a little more united. Let’s love a little bit more in 2018!” —Shanna Strassberg, talent booker  at Pickler & Bem


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