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Bust a Gut at Nashville Comedy ClubsWhen was the last time you laughed so much you hurt? Has it been awhile? Nashville is home to comedic talent, both stationary and mobile. Get a case of the giggles after listening to some of the best Nashville comedians, both local and on well-known programs, telling it the way they see it. Affordable tickets and kid-friendly options available. What comedy clubs and venues are hot in the Nashville area?

Enjoy some chuckles or outright guffaws when listening to the talented comedic performers of Nashville. Performers and show times may vary at one or more of the locations below.

Zanies Comedy Night Club

Zanies Comedy Night Club has been entertaining Nashville audiences for over 35 years. Located at 2025 8th Avenue South, this Comedy Night

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6 Crucial Tips For Buying in a Seller’s MarketUnder ideal circumstances, home buyers will be able to take their time when purchasing a home in order to make sure they’re getting the best home and deal available. However, sometimes circumstances are less than ideal, and one of those times is in a seller’s market when there are far more buyers than there are homes for sale. Here are six essential tips all home buyers should know when purchasing a home in a seller’s market. 

1. View Homes Quickly

In a seller’s market, homes can be sold within days of being put on the market, so it’s important for buyers to make an appointment for a home showing as quickly as possible. If they try to wait until the weekend to go see the home, there’s a chance that the homeowner may have already accepted an

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How to Find the Best Hotels in Nashville, TNNo matter how much there is to do in any given city, visitors will end up spending a lot of time in their hotel room. Even if it's only for the purposes of getting some shut-eye, it helps to have a comfortable (and safe) place as a home away from home. No matter what type of budget a visitor happens to be on, they can use the following suggestions as a head start on their quest for the best place to relax their head.

The Hermitage Hotel

For those who don't mind shelling out a little extra dough, the Hermitage Hotel has been serving up Southern hospitality since 1910. Their success is built upon their ability to change with the times without sacrificing their quality of service. Visitors rave that the ambiance is luxurious without being

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Where to Find the Best Local Products at Nashville's Farmer's MarketsFrom fresh produce to new products, farmer's markets give shoppers a chance to discover something new about their city. There are few excursions that are so inherently local which can be a welcome relief in a world of chain stores. Those who want to support all of the local artisans of Nashville, TN should check out the following markets to stock up on groceries, try a new dish, or purchase homemade crafts and goods.

Nashville Farmer's Market

Filled with chefs and growers from practically every part of the world, this farmer's market is huge. Open every day of the week, it has both indoor and outdoor sections for the ultimate experience in wandering. It's a good place for patrons to sample new fruits and vegetable that may not have crossed

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Where to Go for Lunch in Nashville, TNWhen hot chicken became a fad around the country, it had a lot of epicureans turning their eyes to the city of Nashville. What else had everyone been missing out on all these years? And as the city's population grows, the number of amazing lunch spots is only going up. To help narrow down the picks, check out these choices for best lunch spots in Nashville. These restaurants have managed to stand out among a very competitive pack.

Ruby Ann's

This place is open for breakfast and shuts down at 2 p.m. Its no-frills menu has two major sections: Biscuits and Not Biscuits. Reviewers rave about all the food, but they really seem to enjoy the Biscuits portion of the menu. It has just enough variety that patrons will be able to find something they

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How to Repair Roof DamageThinking about selling your home? If so, you'll want to make sure your home is in the best shape possible in order to bring in the highest possible sale price—especially in today's competitive market. One of the most important structures of your home that you'll want to make sure is in good shape is your roof. After all, any potential buyers will likely demand a home inspection before closing, which will include a thorough inspection of the roof itself. You can get ahead of the game by being on the lookout for telltale signs that your roof needs replaced or repaired before you sell.

The Roof Deck is Sagging

Take a step outside and look at the home from the front yard. Specifically, look at the roof line; does it appear completely level? If a

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Popular Parks in Nashville One of the best things about living in a city is the chance to get a break from the noise, smog, and crowds. For the lucky people of Nashville, they won't have to go very far to be in a whole new world. The parks of this famous Southern town are one of its most prized possessions, meaning they're open to everyone who appreciates a little greenery in an industrial country.

Fanny Maes Dees Park

This park is beloved by adults and children alike. Even though it's not the largest park, it's well kept and full of shady spots. And while Fanny Maes Dees may be its official name, the park is often called Dragon Park because it has a huge mosaic sculpture of the mythical creature sitting prominently amidst the grass. The park holds a nostalgic place in

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Tools to Keep Around the HouseSo, you just bought a new home. Congratulations! Now that you're a homeowner, it's important to have tools on hand for home improvements and repairs. The following tools will come in handy for basic improvement projects around the house.

Painting Supplies

One of the first things that many homeowners do when they move into a new house is paint one or two rooms. New colors on the walls can help you enjoy a new home and personalize your space. Painting can be done easily, even if a homeowner has little or no experience with DIY projects. All you need are the right tools. To get started on your first home painting project, you'll need the following:

  • Tarp
  • Paintbrush, angled and chisel
  • Paint roller (long and short handles)
  • Spackling
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The Most Romantic Date Night Spots in NashvilleCouples who need a little romance in their life won't have to look very far if they're in Nashville TN. It's easy to find beauty and love in practically every nook and corner of the city. But to really get the most out of this incredible town, map out a schedule that includes the following hot spots.


Dinner and a movie might be an old standard, but there are ways to elevate the experience with a little extravagance. This spot originally had its start in 1942 as a movie theater with an artistic flair. In 2014, it was purchased by Sinema and renovated just enough to make it enticing to modern audiences, but not enough to destroy the original charm. It may not be the most affordable place in the world, but patrons will definitely have a

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Foreclosure Buying Foreclosure filings spiked in the height of the housing crisis, and for many years, foreclosed homes were readily available. However, today in many parts of the country, foreclosures are less common, but there may still be some available for patient home buyers. If you're thinking about purchasing a home in foreclosure, the following tips will help you understand the process and get the best value for your money.

Home Auctions Vs. Home Traditional Sales

Homes in foreclosure are usually sold in one of two ways: through an auction or through a traditional sale. Auction sales are usually at the county courthouse. They can be competitive, complicated and somewhat mystifying to the inexperienced buyer. If you plan to purchase a foreclosed home at

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