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2017 H O L I D A Y

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. While 2017 has certainly had its ups and downs, ‘tis the season to bring some festive cheer to you and yours. Keep the holiday spirit alive and local with these handpicked gift suggestions to jumpstart the jingle in your wallets!

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So many shows. So little time. You can’t go wrong with customizable MARATHON MUSIC WORKS & EXIT/IN Gift Cards ($25 - $200) that can be used to purchase concert tickets or venue merchandise throughout the year at the Marathon Music Works box office or online. You’ll show that you’re winning at being Secret Santa when you wrap it up with the classic Support Live Music! t-shirt ($20) from these Nashville originals. It’s available in either short or long sleeves! 1402 Clinton St. 615.891.1781 marathonmusicworks.com exitin.com

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J Can’t wait until Christmas to gift your favorite? Spoil them with tickets ($42-$52.50) to NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE’S ninth annual production of A Christmas Story that runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 22. Ralphie’s back for this Nashville holiday tradition that exuberantly gives fans what they want — a hilarious, interactive winter treat. With a frozen flagpole, a ballet tribute to the iconic Leg Lamp, and many, many costume changes, the show more than delivers on its promise of laughs, heart-warming charm, and a child with a bar of Lifebuoy in his mouth. The Bumpus hounds will be ready and waiting for you! TPAC’s Box Office: 505 Deaderick St. 615.782.4040 nashvillerep.org

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J Still searching for that perfect gift for someone special on your list? Give the gift of music this year. You can choose between 90+ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY concerts (tickets start at $20) that are on sale now. From Star Wars to Elvis to Verdi’s Requiem, there is something for everyone at the Schermerhorn. Print-at-home tickets are also available for instant gift giving! 1 Symphony Place 615.687.6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Take a ’60s cult movie, set it to a new operatic score, add live singers and orchestra, and you get a fantastic night of over-the-top fun. Patrick Morganelli’s new opera, Hercules vs. Vampires (tickets start at $25) kicks off on Jan. 27 and was written to accompany Mario Bava’s 1961 cult movie, Hercules in the Haunted World, a sword-and-sandal film that is wildly operatic in scope. Follow Hercules on his quest to rescue Dianara from eternal enslavement by an evil vampire-master. The NASHVILLE OPERA will project the film in its entirety as the new operatic soundtrack is performed live by opera singers and orchestra. And, yes, costumes are encouraged. Jackson Hall at TPAC 505 Deaderick St. 615.832.5242 www.nashvilleopera.org

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By Marcia Masulla

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