Bravo! The Tennessee Arts Academy Awards Banquet and Performance
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On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., participants will gather for the Academy Bravo Awards Banquet and Performance in the Curb Event Center Arena. This night is designed to honor and reward the hard work and artistic talents of all of the Academy participants. The banquet will include an elegant full-course dinner. Music will be provided by Jeff Lisenby on piano. To begin the evening, the Lamar Alexander Founder's Award of Distinction will be presented to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, in honor of his strong support of education in our state. After dinner, the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to the Tony Award winning playwright Christopher Durang, in recognition of his extraordinary talents and artistry. The evening will conclude with a special performance featuring Broadway musical theatre star Bryce Pinkham, accompanied by music director and pianist Meg Zervoulis.
The Bravo! Banquet is generously sponsored by a gift from Belmont University.
The appearance of Stephanie J. Block and Ben Cohn is made possible by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.