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Opry campaign tunes support for Children’s Hospital

Mar. 26, 2015—The Grand Ole Opry is marking its 90th anniversary this year, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the first of nine charities to benefit during a campaign called “Cause for Applause.”

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Phantom of the Opry: Steve Buchanan, BS’80, MBA’85, minds Nashville’s legacy

Feb. 7, 2014—Over the past 28 years with the parent company of the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, Steve Buchanan, BS’80, MBA’85, the president of Opry Entertainment Group, has resurrected the Ryman into a beloved performance space. Buchanan used his rebranding and rebuilding skills to lead the Grand Ole Opry into a popular rebirth. And, he...

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Co-creating TV’s hit show “Nashville” is just part of Steve Buchanan’s lifework

Jun. 28, 2013—The man the crowd knows as Deacon from the popular television show Nashville takes the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to screams of recognition. He starts with a sensitive ballad, and women of all ages stream past the lip of the stage and take his photo before being urged by ushers to make way for the...

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ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hold annual ‘Lifting Lives’ music camp

Jun. 20, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The weeklong, residential camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in one/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It...

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Listen: Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit spotlights beloved entertainers

Sep. 13, 2012—“Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections,” now open at Vanderbilt University’s renovated Central Library and Special Collections, invites viewers to step “behind the curtain” of some of the world’s most memorable productions.

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