O&AT March lineup announced

Show 1
Airs March 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22
Human Relations Commission - GLBT Tax Tips - Broughton Film Fest

Currently there is no local, state or federal legislation yet in place to protect GLBT workers from being fired as a result of their identity or orientation. On this edition of Out & About Today, Brent talks with Kelvin Jones of the Metro Human Relations Commission to discuss what is and can be done locally to protect against discrimination and work toward getting an inclusive employment nondiscrimination act passed. For more information, visit www.Nashville.gov/HumanRelations.

Then, Pam will sit down with certified public accountant Wes Aull. It's tax time, and they will offer some tips on filing taxes for same sex couples. Plus, they’ll give some advice on which partner should make charitable contributions in their name to get maximum tax rebates.

Plus, Chuck Long has the Entertainment Outlook. First, find out about Queer on Their Feet – An Evening of Standup Comedy and Improv. It’s coming to the Holy Trinity Community Church on Friday, March 27. For tickets, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

Then, we’ll have a preview of the James Broughton Film Festival. Festival organizer F. Daniel Kent will join us to explain why James Broughton is relevant to Nashville and tell us which Broughton film you can ONLY see by attending the festival. The James Broughton Film Festival is on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the OutCentral Cultural Center. For more information, call (615) 589-5835 or email fdanielkent@comcast.net.

Show 2
Airs March 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29
Nashville Pride Update - GLBT Chamber of Commerce Spotlight - Jersey Boys at TPAC

This year’s Pride celebration may still be a few months off, but the committee is working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this year’s celebration a memorable one. Pride President Pam Wheeler and Festival Director Jack Davis will talk with Brent about what changes are in store for this year’s event. For more information, visit NashvillePride.org.

Then, we continue our series spotlighting GLBT organizations. John Wade of the GLBT Chamber of Commerce sits down with Pam to talk about what the Chamber does to help other GLBT businesses succeed. He’ll also preview this year’s “More Unpredictable” fashion show. For more information, visit NashvilleGLBTChamber.org.

Then, this month’s Entertainment Outlook includes a sneak peak at Sarah Brightman’s “Symphony-Live in Vienna” that’s out on DVD this month.

Plus, Kathleen O’Brien, president and CEO of TPAC, joins us to talk about the latest installment in TPAC’s Broadway Series – Jersey Boys. The show is at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center from March 18 through April 5. For more information, visit TPAC.org.

The show airs at the following times on Cable Channel 50 (NewsChannel 5+):

10:00 p.m.

2:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

2:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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