Tonight, we welcome seven-time Grammy award winner Gladys Knight to our city. However, Knight is far more than just a Grammy winner.
She is passionate about several causes, one of which is the American Diabetes Association where she is the National Spokesperson.She has been honored by several organizations including NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality, B’Nai Brith, and recently received BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Knight has recorded over 38 albums, so it’s not surprising she has many top 20 hits including “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”. Recently, she had a song that appeared at the end of Lee Daniels The Butler. Later this year, she will star in a Lifetime movie “Seasons of Love. If you don’t have plans tonight, this is a cool opportunity to see such an inspiring woman with an amazing voice. Knight will perform at TPAC at 8pm.
For all of our active, outdoorsy readers, here’s an event for you! The 21st Annual Tom King Classic is happening this Saturday, with the option to run a 5k or a half marathon. Tom King was a founding member of the Nashville Striders club in 1970. He was President of the club until 1977 when he handed the position off. King will be in attendance at the race, where he can be spotted wearing his custom shirt that says: I am Tom King.
So why not get out and embrace this cold weather we’ve been having lately? You know what they say; if you can’t beat it, join it. This can even be a great way to build up to the Country Music Marathon or Half Marathon in April. The race will start and end at LP Field, home of our Tennessee Titans.
If you’re looking for something quieter, check out Tina Barney: The Europeans exhibit at the Frist Center for Visual Arts going on through May 10. American photographer Tina Barney is recognized for her colorful portraits of her well-off family and friends. Barney’s hunger for traveling has inspired much of her work as well. She has traveled around the world to places like Austria, England, Italy, Spain, France, and Germany. She was accepted into the inner circle of the Old World elite as some of her photos reflect. Her exhibit at the Frist Center for Visual Arts is complemented by the Houghten Hall exhibit, which showcases the art of England houses.