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FEBRUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

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Curating Creativity

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Laney Fay, Julie Brown Patton

FEBRUARY—IT’S THE SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR, BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY NO SHORTAGE OF EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS HAPPENING HERE IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. When thinking of article ideas for this month's "Arts + Makers" magazine, we definitely were motivated  by the talented creatives who beautify our neighborhoods with their expressive work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Nashville  arts scene, our abundant spectrum of musicians, or handmade goods from local artisans, we admire the creative culture bursting within our city. We hope you find inspiration in these pages on behalf of our community. Consider this edition a guide to inventive notions, and hit the town to unleash your own creativity! We hope to see you around!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 14 Looking Forward to Romance This February? Join These Shakespeare in Love Performers

18 Meet This Local ‘Musician Road Dog’ Nashville’s Country Rocker Jake McVey Reflects Authenticity

22 Predators Adore Community Opportunities Hockey Players and Fans Unite for Charities

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26 Enhancing Employees’ Contributions to Employers The Art of Human Resource Management in 2019

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26 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

22 Giving Back 24 Lifestyle Calendar 26 Page Turners


GOOD TIMES

Speakeasy with Secret Member Code at New Lounge Red Phone Booth, "a Nashville Prohibition Experience," is the new  5,200-square-foot lounge set for 136 Rosa Parks Blvd. Headed by Atlanta-based owners, the 1920s speakeasy concept includes a 100-plus cigar selection, specialty spirits with monthly tastings, small food plates, tasteful attire and exclusive membership with secret codes secured from a London restored phone booth. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RED PHONE BOOTH

Season of Love Show to Support Rock Hope Charity A dinner-show setting on Feb. 11 will create a VIP atmosphere at Loveless Cafe, 8400 Highway 100, from 7 to 9 p.m., all while raising money for 2019's beneficiary, "Rock Hope," a nonprofit to promote people equality and to stop human trafficking. Call 615.788.3323 for event details. The charitable group also sells handmade jewelry to benefit its causes.

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NEW NASHVILLE 'GRAD' RESULTS PROGRAM LAUNCHED

“We’ve had a blast with Little Octopus and appreciate the support we’ve received. Now we're more

Nashville GRAD (Getting Results by Advancing

familiar with the neighborhood and needs of

Degrees)—a new, collaborative effort by Nashville

the city. It’s simply the right time for a change,”

Mayor David Briley, Nashville State Community

Sarah said in a statement.

college and TCAT-Nashville—begins this year to provide financial assistance beyond tuition for 3,000-plus students annually.

NASHVILLE REGION'S VITAL SIGNS REPORT

“Nashville’s strong economy offers a wealth of

In the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's

opportunities for many,” said Nancy Eisenbrandt,

2018 Nashville Region’s Vital Signs report released,

chief talent development officer for the Nashville

key findings were:

Area Chamber of Commerce and vice chair of the

+ From 2007 – 2017, the Nashville MSA ranks

Nashville State Community College Foundation.

fourth behind Charlotte, Austin and Raleigh

“New job announcements continue to make head-

for population growth, adding nearly 400,000

lines, and the unemployment rate is at a record low.

new residents.

But prosperity has not been a reality for many.” The mayor committed up to $1 million from this year's Metro budget and up to $2.5 million annually

+ New job creation significantly outperformed projections from 2010. + Weekly wages of region are on par with national average, unemployment rates are low, and job

in the future for GRAD. “Obtaining a degree or credential after high

growth numbers are high.

school can raise a person’s lifetime income by one-

+ The population across all levels of education

third. By 2020, 60 percent of jobs will require some

has had an increase in the percentage of people

type of post-secondary degree," he added.

below the poverty line.

Nashville GRAD's objective is to increase the

+ Nashville pays highly competitive rates to indi-

number of NSCC graduates in three years to at

viduals who have completed high school or have

least 50 percent and increase TCAT industry

some college but still lags in average earnings for graduate and professional degrees.

certifications to 66 percent by 2023.

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tional attainment of bachelors and other graduate or professional degrees. A factor in this data point is the people moving from other states and abroad who are bringing advanced degrees with them. + Compared to peer cities, Nashville had  a decrease in the number of employers that offer health insurance. To view the full report, visit NashvilleChamber.com/vitalsigns.

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THE PRODUCTION RUNS MARCH 23 THROUGH APRIL 13, HOWEVER, TICKETS GO ON SALE FEB. 1, MAKING THIS A THOUGHTFUL, CREATIVE AND THEMATIC VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT.

Looking Forward to Romance This February? JOIN THESE SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE PERFORMERS ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY LANEY FAY

NO MATTER WHAT WALK OF LIFE ONE IS FROM, IT COULD BE BENEFICIAL TO HAVE A MUSE TO INSPIRE DAY-TO-DAY LIFE. William Shakespeare, a revered English poet, playwright and actor, knew this all too well. But what happens when one has no muse?  Find out for yourself by joining the cast and crew of Nashville Repertory Theatre for their customized version of Shakespeare in Love, hosted at the Johnson Theater, TPAC, 505 Deaderick St. The production runs March 23 through April 13, however, tickets go on sale Feb. 1, making this a thoughtful, creative and thematic Valentine's Day gift. Preview shows will be held March 21-22. Tickets start at $25. CONTINUED >

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LOOKING FORWARD TO ROMANCE THIS FEBRUARY?

(CON TI N UED)

Patterns and fabrics for the cast are made by hand.

“I NEEDED TO CREATE A SPACE THAT COULD CHANGE FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION WITHOUT A LOT OF MOVING SCENERY. WITH JUST A FEW PIECES AND LIGHTING, WE CHANGE WHERE THE ACTION IS TAKING PLACE.”

THE PRODUCTION'S SYNOPSIS: Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tor-

Tucker Steinlage

mented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be

Gary says he drew  inspiration from the architecture

an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s

of the Elizabethan Period, and specifically architecture

father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex to gain a

from theaters of 1595.

title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s

"I needed to create a space that could change from

passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he

location to location without a lot of moving scenery.

is writing: Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the

With just a few pieces and lighting, we change where

wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a

the action is taking place."

parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end, or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy? Shakespeare in Love is based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. It was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Its music was arranged by Paddy Cunneen.  Lifestyle went behind the scenes with the Repertory's staff to see how the production was being built from the ground up. We specifically learned about the actual production of the show from set designer Gary C. Hoff. 

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The tone and colors of the set are very earthly and textural, Gary explains. He says there will be many heavy beams, inlaid brick and large shutters, all done in a rustic manner. "The set is very much William Shakespeare’s life in the rough-and-tumble world of Elizabethan theater," he adds. One fun twist throughout the design's set was the use of the Tudor Rose, the symbol of the Tudor reign. "Because our theater is quite small, the bed for Viola’s bedroom needed to be made in two pieces. The bed will


be attached together and then brought on stage. It will

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need to be disassembled after it's done to fit into storage backstage. The top canopy of the bed is also removable so it can be used as Juilet’s funeral bier. We try to make pieces a multi-functional as possible," he says. MATERIALS USED FOR THE SET INCLUDED:  

+ The set's skeleton is made primarily of steel. + The set uses a lot of medium-density fiberboard covered in roof patch to create timbers.

+ The brick sections are carved out of 1/2-inch foam and painted to look like brick.

+ The railings are cut out of 1/2-inch medium-density fiberboard with a textured treatment.

+ The floor is painted wood grain on 1/4-inch Masonite. The mission of this professional troupe is to be a flagship  theater serving  as a prime resource for cultural, educational, economic and general welfare of Nashville, Middle Tennessee region and the entire state of Tennessee. Founded in 1985, they continue to build on three decades of creativity. To

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ROAD DOG’

MEET A ‘MUSICIAN NASHVILLE’S COUNTRY ROCKER JAKE MCVEY


JAKE MCVEY: THE SONGWRITER AND STORYTELLER Lyrics from blues and rock songs really catch Jake's ear. "I love the stories that songs tell. You can't help but think about: this person lived that," he says. How does he actually write songs? He assures it's organic, with a melody followed by words, sometimes with catchy phrases inspiring an entire idea. "In my head, I hear the lines," he says. The video and lyrics for Jake's hit song “Never Give Up” took on a life of its own, especially because he dedicated it to first responders. “It isn’t just the big, tragic moments that can get you down, it’s the day-to-day that can get pretty heavy. From the small-town farmer to the selfless service men and women, our communities are filled with hard workers who make sacrifices every day to play their important roles in our communities and within their own families.” In the music video, Jake plays a farmer and single father who’s struggling to support his family by day and who's a volunteer fireman by night. It can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube and Vevo. “If I’ve learned anything, it’s that you just have to keep going. Through the good and the bad, you have to find what keeps you moving and just ‘never give up.’” He says he's currently trying to do writing sessions constantly, oftentimes with other artists. He says he gets emails frequently from aspiring songwriters, asking him what they should do.  Part of the dilemma is deciding when to conform to trending music styles, he says, and how to stay relevant while maintaining what you'd like to personally pursue.  Jake believes it's essential to write about deeper topics in simple lyrics but meaningful ways.  He says he writes every day, with no restraints, at his laptop with coffee beside him.  JAKE: THE GUITAR MAKER Unknown to many, Jake is a graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, which is the longest-running guitar-making school in North America. Based in Arizona, the institution was founded in 1975. Jake learned how to repair and create guitars, which he still enjoys doing. When seeing him perform, chances are you're viewing a favorite guitar he's personally made. CONTINUED >

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MEET A ‘MUSICIAN ROAD DOG’

(CON TI N U ED)

For example, he says he loves the uniqueness of English-born pop musician Ed Sheeran's work and even wrote a song himself entitled "Who Dis New Phone?" Jake's future core style? He describes it as "blues-ish and rock-ish, with cool guitar licks somewhere in there, but not completely poppy." He particularly listens to soulful musicians, such as Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Shawn Mendes, Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney and Paul McCartney. He adds that he's always asking people he comes across who they listen to.  JAKE: THE PERFORMER Jake is relentless road dog who performs 250-plus dates a year, and his loyal fans are addicted to his fiery stage show and arsenal of ear-grabbing songs. Jake grew up with musical parents. His father played drums, and his mother played the piano. They were inspired by songs at church and soon had friends coming to their house for musical jam sessions.

Jake McVey makes guitars like this one.

He and his father also collect vintage guitars, including a "prewar Martin" made by C. F. Martin & Company, a guitar company launched in 1833 in New York City. JAKE: THE MUSICIAN He’s shared the stage with some of country’s most acclaimed acts, including Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert  and Dierks Bentley. He says being in country music now is neat because the words have changed, becoming more slangish and current. "That leaves the gates wide open, allowing for our songs and performances to borrow things from other music such as hip-hop." 20

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Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, Mo., an iconic music and dance hall established in 1935. Nick Fry (left) has played with Jake McVey for four years.

Named by Billboard as one of the "Top Ten Touring Acts," country music artist and singer-songwriter entertainer Jake McVey electrifies stages with instrument-driven country music, powerful emotional ballads, tremendous vocal range and engaging original songs. He is called a phenomenal talent with homegrown, Midwestern roots and high-powered swagger, and producers predicted success as his natural destiny.  Jake's music spans traditional, classic, new country, country rock, current top 40 and original songs. Hailing from Burlington, Iowa, Jake twice moved to Nashville. The first time was about six years ago. But he was touring so much, he says he barely got to be in the Music City. He resettled there in 2017 so he could "actually dig into Nashville" and focus a chunk of time toward writing and recording songs. That move afforded him time to handle side projects as well. "Nashville is oozing of music. It's important to be here. But I think touring and being on the road also was beneficial for getting my chops up  and giving me a base to work with, even a chance to cover other artists," Jake says.  "As soon as you get to this giant town, the bar of expectations is instantly raised. You can feel it in the air. And I've worked really hard to push the envelope." How does Jake stay grounded within a hectic, all-consuming music pace? "Nobody played bass, so I started playing it  when I was 9

"Never forget where you came from,"

years old and found it easy and motivating to fall into," he says.

he says. “I’m just a good Iowa boy who

Jake says he also fell in love with entertaining and perform-

likes to work hard. I was brought up with

ing and then writing. The first song he ever wrote had a spe-

a great work ethic. I was raised that when

cific objective: to win over a girl in high school. He says along

the sun is shining, it’s time to make hay.

the way of writing songs, he realized he was no longer afraid

That’s just who I am. I love to work.”

to play them out.

In February, Jake was slated to launch

"Now I'm enjoying the heck out of this," he says.

a new full album that was likely self-titled

He says life on the road creates a different state of mind, "like

at press time. And he's performing in his

you're in your own world or own time zone." With the lack of

home state during the month of Valentine's

sleep, he says it can feel a little crazy, but the overall experi-

Day—maybe staying closer to his new wife,

ences yield developments that strike and influence performers.

Stacie (whom he married in January).

Jake prides himself with reading a crowd. “It’s all about entertaining the fans  and showing each and every person in the room a good time.”  February 2019 | Urban Nashville Lifestyle

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GIVING BACK

The Nashville Predators Adore Helping Their Community HOCKEY PLAYERS, FANS UNITE FOR CHARITIES

Weber Woof Pack: Yannick Weber with his huskies, June and Willow

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ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NASHVILLE PREDATORS THIS YEAR, THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS AND SUPPORTERS ARE REACHING NEW AUDIENCES AND ASSISTING EVEN MORE CHARITIES THROUGH THE TEAM'S FOUNDATION, SAYS REBECCA KING, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PREDATORS COMMUNITY RELATIONS. "Kyle’s Crew" is a program through which hockey centerman Kyle Turris invites youth guests to Preds' home games from organizations such as Special Olympics, ABLE Youth, Tennessee School for the Blind, High Hopes, Amputee Blade Runners, Sled Preds and Autism Tennessee. Kyle's guests meet him for post-game pictures and autographs. Preds fans have a new opportunity to sign up their pets (first 1,000) for $30 to  receive special perks as members of the "Weber Woof Pack," created by No. 7 Yannick Weber, who has two huskies. Pets receive exclusive Preds pet merchandise and a card signed by Yannick; his girlfriend, Kayla;  and their dogs, June and Willow. Members will be invited to three local dog park meet-ups with the couple. All Pack proceeds benefit animals through the Nashville Humane Association.  Weber Woof Pack membership includes a customized collar, leash and dog tag, as well as a Gold Scoop-It Bowl. 

Kyle's Crew

Fans attending the Feb. 2 game can join the Predators for the "Plant the Seed" drive to collect kids-sized garden gloves and seed packets to support an  innovative garden-based learning programming that works with Nashville-area children  who take ownership of their gardens on school and library grounds while learning content in science, math, language, literacy, social studies, engineering and social-emotional knowledge. The foundation's largest fundraiser of the year, GnashVegas Casino Night & Auction, presented by King Jewelers and Global Poker, occurs on March 8. For more information, visit NashvillePredators.com/gala. Since its inception in 1998, the Predators Foundation has given more than $6  million in financial grants to Nashville and Middle Tennessee community service and charitable organizations. 

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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NASHVILLE HOUSE CONCERTS

QUILTCON 2019

IRA GLASS

Nashville House Concerts is a music

QuiltCon, presented by Modern

Ira Glass, host and creator of the pub-

variety show in the heart of downtown

Quilt Guild, claims to be the lead-

lic radio program This American Life,

Nashville. This unique experience each

ing quilt show and conference in

is bringing a brand-new live show to

month is in a makeshift living room,

the world, with nearly 500 modern

Nashville. This American Life is heard

featuring a diverse blend of talent from

quilts made by quilters across the

each week by more than 2.2 million

chart-topping artists, music legends,

globe. Gain new techniques and

listeners on 500-plus public radio

rising stars and accomplished songwrit-

ideas through dozens of lectures,

stations, with another 2.5 million

ers. Every show promises musical per-

workshops and demos. Shop for

downloading each podcast. Under

formances, imaginative interviews and

the latest sewing and quilting sup-

Ira's editorial direction, This American

unpredictable fun. Call 615.782.4060 to

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Life won six Peabody Awards.

inquire about tickets.

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AN EVENING WITH FLEETWOOD MAC

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

Bridgestone Arena

Legendary Grammy Award-winning

Nashville Children's Theatre

band Fleetwood Mac will perform in

man who ended slavery in America,

Direct from Off-Broadway, four

Nashville, with the tour featuring the

the other named after the man who

beloved

Bear,

new lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John

killed him. Their worlds revolved

Brown Bear," "Mister Seahorse,"

McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie,

around each other, but both struggle

"The Lonely Firefly" and "The Very

along with newcomers Mike Campbell

to define themselves and claim their

Hungry Caterpillar"—leap onto the

and Neil Finn. Ticket prices ranges are

place. Driven by pride, love, desper-

stage, brought to life by a menagerie

$229.50, $149.50, $99.50 and $69.50. Visit

ation and dreams, they're forced to

of 75 incredible puppets. Created

FleetwoodMac.com to catch up with

learn what it takes to come out on

by Jonathan Rockefeller, it is based

the band's latest journey.

top. Details at NashvilleRep.org/

on Eric Carle's books. This is a

topdogunderdog

Nashville and regional premiere.

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RENEW WEDDING VOWS ON V-DAY WITH THE PREDATORS

TILL DEATH DO US PART MURDER MYSTERY SHOW The Murder Mystery Company

celebrates 30 years with "Changing

On Valentine's Day, help set a

The

Company

Times, Changing Gardens," a show

Smashville World Record by renewing

experts are performing live pub-

designed to reflect the changing

your vows on ice. The $100 package

lic and private interactive murder

landscapes of Middle Tennessee.

includes two skate rentals, pre-cere-

mystery dinner shows in Nashville

The show is scheduled for Feb.  28

mony skating at 5:30 p.m., wedding

and surrounding areas throughout

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