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Nashville, Tenessee Sponsor|Curator
Patti Kent is a concert violinist and recording artist. She has a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. She has been a member of a variety of orchestras including the Las Vegas Symphony. Patti studied with an array of excellent violin teachers including Rosemary Malocsay, Romeo Tata, Donald C. Portnoy, Lyman Bodman, Neumi Fisher and Yoko Matsuda.
Patti has been a member of the Society of Friends for thirty-five years. She has a heart for reaching out to those in need.
Patti served in Africa as a missionary evangelist, along with her husband, Tom Kent, the Pastor at Simplicity Friends Church. Patti has released four CDs which are available through Simplicity Friends.
Photo: Nashville skyline – Cumberland River by Derek Broussard (GI)
Nashville is the capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the most populous city in the state (21st most-populous city in the U.S.). Nashville is considered a global city type “Gamma” by the GaWC as of 2020. A major center for the music industry, especially country music, Nashville is commonly known as “Music City”. It is home to three major professional sports teams, the Predators, Titans, and Nashville SC. Nashville is also home to numerous colleges and universities, including Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Lipscomb University. Nashville is sometimes referred to as “Athens of the South” due to the large number of educational institutions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Our mouths literally started watering from looking at the photos . . . Yum!
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“(Nashville) ranks No. 38 among the largest metro areas in terms of immigrant population share. By contrast, in the Memphis Metro area, 66,759 residents are foreign-born. Just 2 percent of Nashville’s population was foreign-born in 2000. Now it’s more than 12 percent foreign-born. More than 140 languages are spoken in Metro Schools, and 30 percent of students speak a language other than English at home. Nashville Public Library’s collections include books and materials in 19 languages. Library staff members speak a total of 22 languages. Nashville has the largest Kurdish population in the United States – about 15,000. The Nashville Metro area has the 9th largest Laotian population in the country. Nashville took in more than 70 percent of the refugees who were relocated to Tennessee by the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program from 2008 to 2015. According to Nashville Next, assuming the current trends, by 2040, Davidson County is expected to be a majority-minority; meaning the majority of the population will not be white, but will be Hispanic/Latino, Black, and Asian/Pacific Islander (a combined 68 percent of the total population, compared to the current 65.2 percent white population number from the U.S, Census).” Mary Hance. Oct. 2, 2017. 11 things you should know about Nashville’s diversity: Nashville is more culturally rich than you might think. The Tennessean.
The National Museum of African American Music
ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE
Oh Yeah, we can dig it!
“When ZO asked if I might want to become a Sponsor|Curator for Nashville, I was only too happy to do it! I’ve followed the magazine’s efforts to build an artistic community using the arts as a podium for peace — and those are my own goals.
I wish all of you inspiration and safety during these tumultuous times. As the seasons continue to roll around, I pray you will be blessed and would be honored if you would consider picking up my Christmas album, One Silent Night, as that season of light rolls around.”
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