The People Issue 2021

Dancer Erik Cavanaugh

A talented 27-year-old Nashville transplant aims to show the world that ‘dancers come in all sizes’

By D. Patrick Rodgers


Transit Advocate Brenda Pérez

Walk Bike Nashville’s community engagement coordinator looks at the intersections of class, immigration and transportation in the city

By Alejandro Ramirez


Voice-Over Artist LaQuita James

How a Tennessee native went from speech-language pathologist to rising voice-over talent

By Amy Stumpfl


Gallerist Clarence Edward

After years in New York, Edward has made an auspicious return home

By Erica Ciccarone


Community Journalist Veronica Salcedo

The Mexican-born reporter uses social media and videos to reach Nashville’s Spanish-speaking population

by Alejandro Ramirez


Author David Dark

The Belmont professor and lifelong Nashvillian wants to decompartmentalize human expression

By Steven Hale


Artist Nuveen Barwari

The grad student’s assemblages of found objects reflect her cross-cultural upbringing

By Laura Hutson Hunter


Singer and ‘Sensitive Stoner’ Joy Oladokun

The rising folk-pop performer hopes to ‘serve the global community’

By Megan Seling 


Fisk President Vann Newkirk

The university’s new president comes from, and now leads, a place ‘where a lot of history was made’

By Stephen Elliott


Producer David R. Ferguson

The audio master brings a lifetime of experience to records by Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price and many more

By Stephen Trageser

The People Issue 2021

Dancer Erik Cavanaugh

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