Artists Find Inspiration, Education at Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville

Top Quote On the corner of Chestnut and 8th Ave S, just outside of downtown Nashville and across from the W.O. Smith School of Music, sits the historic Fall School Building. And if ever a building carried a mission of its own, this one surely has. End Quote
  • Nashville, TN (1888PressRelease) January 15, 2011 - The red brick edifice grandly built in the 1890s was the center of the world for the area's grade school-aged children over the better part of seven decades, after which it housed a mix of offices: a radio station, newspaper, campaign offices, PR and marketing firms, and others trying to make their mark on the world. Throughout its existence, many thousands have gone to this place for education and enlightenment. And just after its 110th birthday, the structure gained a new life as home of the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville.

    In 2010, the Church carried on the inspirational tradition by opening its doors to area artists, musicians, writers and actors to get a spiritual look at their lives and careers. Enlisting the talent of leading celebrities who have used Scientology principles to achieve success and happiness, it hosted seminars oriented around the speaker's personal story of success. Seminar leaders shared how Scientology made their success possible and how anyone--Scientologist or not--could use those same tools to be more successful in life.

    The first seminar was delivered by Chuck Jacobs, who spoke to a dozen up-and-coming musicians about how to get started in their musical career. Chuck has been Kenny Rogers' tour bassist for more than 20 years. Michael Doven was next to take the stage. Doven is well-connected in the film industry as associate-producer of five major films including Mission: Impossible II. He gave a seminar entitled "Get a Grip on Your Artistic Career!" to artists of all kinds. His seminar included tips for artists on improving their art work by increasing the quality of their message. And because every successful artist must wear a business hat, Grant Cardone taught participants how to make it regardless of the condition of the economy. Cordone is a sales expert, author and entrepreneur whose deals are in the multi-million dollar arena.

    Each attendee was offered a course in Scientology that would help them sort out difficulties in their own life so they could achieve their goals. Realizing that spiritual happiness and career success depend on each other, the church offered such courses as Scientology Tools For Overcoming Financial Stress, How to Get Motivated and Formulas For Living. "We plan on hosting more seminars throughout 2011," said Corinne Sullivan, President of the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville. "Nashville is filled with artists of every kind, and who experiences more barriers to success and happiness than the artist? It's a part of our mission to help them, as our founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, 'A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.'"

    Considering the educational and creative energy that has occupied it in the past, the old building at 1130 8th Ave South must be very happy indeed to have an owner so intent on enriching the culture by empowering today's artists and tomorrow's leaders.

    For more information on the Church of Scientology's community outreach, contact Julie Forney at 615-687-4600 or visit

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