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It’s time for another fun filled romp in fake Nashville, so put on your big girl panties and let’s go!
Things aren’t looking good for Beverly. Not good at all. She has little to no brain activity and is being kept alive by machines. Deacon is in denial, but ultimately, our little bony cherub, Scarlett, will decide whether or not to pull the plug. The doctors want to do a test to see if it is possible for her to breathe without the help of a bunch of medical gadgets.
Rayna had to leave the hospital because she got a call from Daphne’s school. It seems our little tertiary character is getting in trouble at school for fighting. I am talking throwing punches and that gives her three days suspension. Our little Daph was defending her jailbird pops with a good old fashioned throw down. I might actually start to like this kid.
Avery is still desperately trying to reach Juliette and no one can get her on the phone. Even after meeting with Emily and Glenn, no one seems to be able to track her down. So, he does what he should have done weeks ago. He sees an attorney about divorcing her. #TEAMAVERY The attorney seems to think Avery can get a nice settlement out of Juliette along with alimony, but primary custody of Cadence is going to be a little tougher, even though it’s a clear case of abandonment on Juliette’s part. Abandonment is putting it mildly there, Mr. Lawyer Man.
It looks like Juliette has no one to hang out with except for her tour mate, Puke. That is desperate even for Juliette!! Anyway, they are spending the day together in Indianapolis at the NASCAR race track. No, they’re not catching a race, they are zipping around the track in souped up race cars. Juliette finds it just as lame as the rest of us and suggests they take their act elsewhere. Juliette gets on the phone and turns an empty bar at noon into a party.
Heading over to Kevin’s, Will finds he is in the middle of a songwriting session and they ask him to join. He makes them some margaritas, but still isn’t comfortable, even when it’s made obvious two of the men in the group are a couple. This continues, despite one of the other songwriters being visibly put out by Will’s distance. She tells him she’s battled for ten years against homophobia in country music and now that a true star is out of the closet, he hasn’t done anything. “When the going gets tough, the tough go silent,” she says before leaving. I like this bitch.
In the clink, Teddy is sad and that just means he has yet to drop the soap. Give him time, my lovelies. Anyway, a guard tells him to call his ex-wife. Oh- and did I mention Teddy now has an awful shaggy beard? Uh, Teddy! You’re in jail, not East Nashville! Anyway, Rayna pleads with him to see his daughters. He doesn’t want them to see him behind bars.
Beverly isn’t doing well with the test and Deacon isn’t helping by not facing facts. Scarlett runs to Dr. Hottiepants, who we learned last week was a massive dookie head. He tries to help her with the taking her mom off life support decision. He does tell her it’s a decision she is going to have to make on her own.
Back at the nooner party with Puke and Juliette, she actually uses the term “Fuddy duddy” to describe him. Well, sweetie, at this point, people like him a lot more than you, so take a cue from the fuddy duddy. Anyway, they take the stage to perform at the bar where a band just happens to be playing. At noon. In Indianapolis. Ummm… this is Indianapolis, not Nashville. The Nashville writers have been in town too long to know the difference. Anyway, Juliette performs Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.” Then, Puke joins her. (Eye roll.)
Its visiting hours at the prison and Daphne, Maddie and Rayna stop by to see Teddy. Maddie wants nothing to do with her quasi-pops, but Daphne is heartbroken when he tells her he is actually guilty of what he is being accused of. Taking a cue from her big sis, she turns and storms out, but not before dropping the necklace her gave her and yelling “I hate you!” Neither brats take it well because as soon as they get home, they start ripping up family photos, tearing daddy Teddy out of every shot. When Rayna catches them, she points out he is still their father. “He is NOT my father!” Maddie yells back. She DOES, have a point, Ray Ray.
Deacon wasn’t party to that fun family moment because he still refuses to leave Beverly’s bedside. Scrawny makes her way over to the hospital chapel and finds the piano. She begins to play and sing. Why can’t she just sing all of her lines? No accent needed. I just wanted to point that out. I digress. So, in the middle of her song, Gunnar walks in and Scarlett runs into his arms. She pours her heart out to him that she knows Deacon wants a miracle, but for once, she is the one living in reality.
Will is still put out and Kevin agrees with our spunky gal who gave Will a piece of her mind. Will doesn’t want to be the voice for the gay community because he thinks it’s his own business who he does the horizontal mamba with. Kevin understands, but points out that the only way things are going to change is if the LGBT community stands together. But, Will isn’t happy being a poster boy. I am sorry, but he is dead wrong there. I am still waiting on him to make a Will Lexington calendar.
Emily is babysitting Cadence when Avery comes home and she asks him if he is sure he wants a divorce. Avery then tells her what we ALL know. Juliette is the “most selfish, immature, unreliable person on the planet!” He left off narcissistic, stupid and egotistical. Despite it all, Emily reassures him Juliette truly wanted both the baby and him. Emily must have had her sentence cut off because it should have ended with “…to parade around in front of fans and the press.”
Scarlett has made a decision and Deacon isn’t happy with what she wants to do and that is to take Beverly off life support. Is anyone else thinking like this is the Twilight Zone because Deacon is usually the logical one and Scar Scar normally has her head floating in orbit? Deacon points out that Beverly had been in a coma once before and pulled through, but this is different and Scarlett knows it.
Though he is uncomfortable with being in the spotlight as a gay celebrity, Will knows he has a responsibility and he’s scared. He does tell Kevin that he DOES know he loves him and “can’t that just be enough for now?” Sweetest scene EVER. Who wants to come snuggle bunnies with me so we can hit rewind on the DVR a hundred times?
Good thing they got me all built up with the warm and fuzzies because we next see Rayna and the kiddos hanging out in prison waiting to see Teddy. In the spirit of being honest, Rayna thanks him for being a great husband and father. She says she forgives him for his mistakes and then everyone is crying and hugging and apologizing. #VOMIT Teddy then explains he is going to plead guilty and stay in the big house for a spell.
Juliette wakes in a hungover stooper and thinks for a moment she slept with Puke. She IS that dumb. No such luck. Luke instead begins to lecture her about not partying because she has a family at home. He is on to her and saw her ditch Avery and the baby back in Nashville and he also knows she hasn’t seen them at all ever since. Well, it’s about time Captain Oblivious actually noticed something. He sure as hell didn’t notice his fiancée was still in love with Deacon. In Puke’s defense, we are ALL in love with Deacon. Now, I am thinking we need to have a Will and Deacon calendar.
Speaking of Deacon, he can’t bring himself to be at the hospital with Scarlett when they pull the plug on his sister even though he tells Rayna he will go. Instead, he goes to his house and walks around the room Beverly stayed in. He finds an old framed photo on the bedside of him and Beverly when they were kids. That makes him crumble into a mess of tears.
As Avery sits down to sign the divorce papers, Cadence begins screaming and the only thing that will calm her down is the lullaby her parents recorded for her. So, Avery plays it on his phone and the spawn calms down. He puts the papers away unsigned.
Scarlett is by her mom’s side when they take her off life support and we see Scarlett, yet again, devastated. And here’s the thing. Dr. Hottiepants was THERE at the hospital! He wasn’t by her side. That is grounds for immediate kicking to the curb, Scar Scar!!
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.