Ballet Honors Nashville’s Historically Diverse Musical Heritage

The National Ballet is presenting it’s fundraising black-tie invite-only (kinda a big deal) event of the year Ballet Ball.   My understanding of the event is that the guests are presented a seated dinner before the gala performance.  At the same time as the invite only seated dinner, there is a separate hall for ticket purchasing guests to mingle and have cocktails and small bites – like a cocktail hour (for the younger crowd of “movers and shakers”).

Guess who was invited to cover the event?!  Me!  AND I get to attend a pre-rehearsal event two days before with an interview from a dancer and an artist.  Sweet!  So be sure to stay connected with me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter ) to get the first look behind the scenes.
So again, what I’m gathering is there’s a separate baller’s only seated dinner, while the young folks( AKA “movers and shakers”) mix and mingle, then we ALL gather in the hall to watch a performance of Dance, Song, and Instruments, and at some point can dance the night away. (The PR lady literally repeated use the phrase “dance the night away” to describe the evening.  now its stuck in my head)  Never attended an event like this, let alone a BALL.  No clue what to wear to a ball.  But THIS GIRL is going to have fun figuring all this out. I was built for this!  Can’t be too hard – find a dress, beat my face, introduce myself and brand because ITS WHO I AM and enjoy results!  Great networking opportunity and night of amazing music for sure.
Super thrilled to be invited it’s an honor to be in the same room with such reputable names and brands.  But that’s what I live to do!

I’ve included the majority of the press release below.

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I Took The Leap!

Well, before you can assume ANY further, I can confirm that I took the leap.  I jumped 30+ days ago and fell into a myriad of emotions.  After Trump won the Election 2016, I decided dreams can come true and to be even more fearless with my blog.  So I’ve been inspired to share this update in my life:

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Business Communications at Tennessee State University

I am not sure if I mentioned it in my social media feeds, but I have been preparing to present to a business communications class at Tennessee State University.  Well, today was the day.  I could hardly sleep last night as I was shocked out of my mind from THE WALKING DEAD season 7 premiere!!!!!!!

AND being  anxious/excited to speak with adults in a classroom setting, which I knew would be the complete opposite of my visit at Antioch Middle Prep School last week.

I’ve been battling sinuses all weekend but this was another event I couldn’t miss. So I grabbed my Claritin, a box of tissue, a cup of coffee, and headed on up to the land of golden sunshine, downtown campus.

Eric Capehart facilitated the conversation and I provided real life experiences around the process of communicating an idea, and the traditional style of writing versus blogging.  I then spoke to my experiences around how to maximize social media, and  honesty and integrity online.  I finally facilitated a few questions.  From the conversations during class, it was clear to see there were quite a few budding entrepreneurial minds.  A few of them spoke with me after class and we made connections on social media.  How cool is that?  But truly, that’s how my mind is beginning to work!

The main idea I conveyed were my thoughts on communication in today’s new age (social media style).  Who would have known that something as simple as an idea of launching a blog would turn into a medium by which I am now being invited to provide my perspective on the subject? Who knew?!  I’m so proud of myself and excited about the future I am creating. And I can definitely see myself building out lectures and speaking topics as I begin to develop my blogging career.

Thanks to Eric Capehart for inviting to speak to your business communications course at Tennessee State University!

Thanks to the students for their participation and engagement!

Thanks to you for reading!

Yours Truly,

KB

Karla is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Sociology, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration from Bethel University. She is a Nashville Native and Lifestyle Blogger; a Free Spirit, and a Music Lover. To subscribe to her monthly newsletter click here.  She can be reached via email: karla@nashvillesocialbutterfly.com

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Coffee, Curls, and Catching Up with Kenya Raymer of HalfieTruths.com

If you’re anything like me then you have been following Kenya from her fairy tale romance and subsequent marriage to Nashville radio personality Dolewite to watching her “walk”  or be walked by her huge dog Walli.  One thing I noticed is, I NEVER SEE HER OUT in Nashville.  Conversely, she is very vocal and eloquent in her writing about truth seeking and truth telling, honoring your emotions, and creating personal boundaries.  It only made sense for a blog that features all things good and authentic in Nashville to feature Kenya Raymer of HalfieTruths.com.  She’s dropping gems of wisdom and I found a neat app that lets you “click to tweet” quotables.  Trust me, you’re going to want to share these pearls of reflection with your friends.

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