EDT October 2, 2013 Barlines, located inside the Omni Hotel, is a new option for local music and entertainment in downtown Nashville. (Photo: Karen Kraft, The Tennessean) SHARE 9 CONNECT 46 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When the Omni Hotel officially opens this week, it also will mean the opening of a new live music venue that will feature local songwriters and artists. Barlines, a 280-seat bar and restaurant, is anchored by a raised stage in the middle. The goal, according to Barlines manager Rebecca Senita, is to give hotel guests an authentic Nashville experience while also giving local residents a new nightlife option. “We want to be Nashville’s new hot spot,” Senita said. “We’re going to have Southern comfort food and classic cocktails mixed with music and sports.” Barlines will book a variety of bands and have a weekly songwriter night on Tuesday, said Senita, who said the venue is booking its October calendar. Additionally, performances will be recorded and broadcast on the Barlines channel for hotel patrons. “We’re going to have music seven days a week from open to close, with sports mixed in as well for big games, featuring Titans games,” she said. “Our music will range from country honky-tonk style to country-rock, bluegrass, rockabilly. We have a good variety of artists that we’re going to bring in.” Barlines is on the first floor of the west side of the 800-room hotel behind the Country Music Hall of Fame at 250 Fifth Ave. S. Omni actually links up with the Hall of Fame and even incorporates items from country music legends such as Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash along its main hallway leading from the lobby. Barlines has two full bars at opposite ends, a Southern-style menu and a “Tennessee whiskey trail” with 21 in-state whiskeys.
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17 The UCLA Department of Music offers a variety of events for the public’s enjoyment this fall. Programs include faculty and student recitals and performances of high artistic accomplishment in various genres, as well as visiting artists of national and international renown. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, the public may call 310-825-4761 or visit www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu . For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or www.tickets.ucla.edu . Campus parking is available for $12 (all-day); short-term parking is also available (payable at pay stations). For events at Schoenberg Hall, park in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues), and for events at Royce Hall, park in Lot 4 (enter the campus at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza). Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID) The UCLA Wind Ensemble opens its season with a program that pays homage to wind traditions, while looking forward to the creation of new repertoire. The first half of the eveningfeatures Richard Strauss’ Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7, for 13 winds; a band march by Richard Wagner in commemoration of his bicentenary; and Gustav Holst’s iconic First Suite in E-flat, which is widely considered the first major work for the modern wind band. The second half features recent works by four American composers born between 1970 and 1977, all of whom have already made significant contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire. UCLA Camarades with James Conlon at St. James Church James Conlon, conductor St. James Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles Free Part of “Britten 100/LA,” Los Angeles’ contribution to the global celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary, this free concert occurs on the100th anniversary of Britten’s birth. The program includes Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; and Cantata Misericordium, Op. 69.
UCLA Department of Music announces events for fall 2013
Email | Twitter | Google+ The Music City Center has generated over $26 million in economic impact during its first full quarter of operations, Convention Center Authority officials announced today. The $623 million convention center, which opened in late May, held 100 events in July, August and September. In total, the events brought more than 62,000 visitors, generating 18,751 hotel room nights. According to the release, tax collections are outperforming projections and the Music City Center portion of tax collections was up 12.7 percent year over year for July 2013. “We’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to host events for numerous groups in the community, most recently the NAACP’s 40th annual Freedom Fund Gala and the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon,” Charles Starks , president and CEO of the Music City Center, said in a release. “We have been very busy but our team has done a great job adjusting to the high demand that this building has created and things are running very smoothly.” August was the MCC’s slowest month, generating 1,424 room nights and $2.3 million in economic impact. The new convention center, which relied on public financing to be built, is forecasted to generate $200 million in economic impact for fiscal year 2014. E.J. Boyer covers Nashville’s health care industry and legal affairs. Related links: