“Beth”, a musical about Beth Slater Whitson

Beth is a new musical/drama written by Clay Harris and Daniel Bey that is based on the
life of Beth Slater Whitson (1879-1930). Beth will be staged at the Johnson Theatre in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on June 17th at 7:30pm and June 18th at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased through TPAC. Beth Slater Whitson was born and raised in Hickman County, Tennessee and was an accomplished lyricist who wrote such standards as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.”

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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