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TALK OF THE TOWN: Thursday, May 1, 2014

TALK OF THE TOWN: Thursday, May 1, 2014

CREATED May 1, 2014

RECIPE #5165/ JOHN KORMAN / CHUY'S: John made Chuy's famous Guacamole and Salsa Fresca. To get a copy of this recipe, click http://on.nc5.co/1rISqVo. Chuy's has several locations in the area including 1901 Broadway in Midtown Nashville and at Opry Mills. For more info www.Chuys.com or www.Facebook.com/ChuysNashville.

MONEY-SAVINGS IDEAS / MARY HANCE / MS. CHEAP: Ms. Cheap told us about The First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday in downtown Nashville, along Fifth Avenue North and at galleries around downtown from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. A free shuttle takes you from gallery to gallery. Details: 615-743-3090 or www.nashvilledowntown.com. The Tennessee Craft Fair is at Centennial Park Friday through Sunday with more than 190 artists, a demonstration tent and a kids activity tent. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and there will be free shuttle service from the HCA parking lots on Park Plaza. Details: www.tennesseecraft.org. Kidsville is part of the Musicians Corner, a free lawn party which takes place from 12 noon – 5 p.m. on Saturdays through June on the front lawn of Centennial Park. Musicians Corner features two stages of music, with performers this week including Jars of Clay and Holly Williams. Kidsville offers fun music and art- related activities for children, all free. Paddle Adventures Unlimited's ‘Cumberland River Paddlefest’ will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion by Old Hickory Lake at Old Hickory Park. It is a free festival-like event that celebrates and showcases kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, with free trials, demonstrations and presentations, safety seminars and fun conversations about recreational paddling. Visit www.cumberlandriverpaddlefest.com for more information.

 ENTERTAINMENT/ DOLLY PARTON / DREAMMORE RESORT: We talked with superstar Dolly Parton about her new DreamMore Resort opening in the Smoky Mountains and her new CD Blue Smoke which is available beginning May 13. For more info www.dollyparton.com or visit,www.dreammoreresort.com.