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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture

Re: “Alien: The Musical, Now Playing at TPAC's Polk Theater

So disappointed that this doesn't feature xenomorph.

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Posted by Tony Dreher on 07/24/2015 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Third Man Books Announces Third Title, Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives

I didn't know Third Man did books. (I've been too long gone.) Is there no end to their coolness?

Posted by kittywells on 07/23/2015 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Call for Artists: Be Part of John C. Sims' The Belated Burial of the Confederate Flag

Before Burying the "Confederate Flag" that flew over SLAVERY, Please don't embarrass yourselves by burying the WRONG ONE...This information is WIDELY available...The typical Rebel Flag, or Stars and Bars or Southern Cross, and the Confederate Flag are not...repeat NOT one in the same...Try Google...

From ONE John C. Sims to another Please realize that this not about racism as much as it is about distracting us all from the fact that we are ALL having our country stolen from right beneath out feet. We must be divided so we are too engaged to see our common enemy and unite towards stopping what is destroying our country...we must ALL wake up.

Posted by John C. SimsI on 07/23/2015 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Call for Artists: Be Part of John C. Sims' The Belated Burial of the Confederate Flag

Before Burying the Confederate Flag that flew over SLAVERY, Please don't embarrass yourselves by burying the WRONG ONE...This information is WIDELY available...The typical Rebel Flag, or Stars and Bars or Southern Cross, and the Confederate Flag are not...repeat NOT one in the same...Try Google.

Posted by John C. SimsI on 07/23/2015 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Huis Clos to Celebrate Comics Issue at Brainfreeze Comics Saturday

*Alexandra Grace, not Alexadra Grace

Posted by Alexandra Grace on 07/23/2015 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Artist collective Untitled presents its last show — for now, anyway

is this group at all active?

Posted by Christina Donnini on 07/23/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Meet the old Nashville — same as the new Nashville — in a reissue of Paul Hemphill's remarkably prescient book

I was not a country-music fan- and certainly not a Johnny Cash fan- when I viewed the premiere of ABC-TV's "The Johnny Cash Show."

I was drawn to the first episode of what began as a summer replacement series because it was to feature Bob Dylan, in his first TV appearance since his motorcycle accident.

By the end of the show, Dylan was the sizzle and Cash was the steak. I never missed an episode of the Cash show thereafter and knew after seeing the electricity Cash generated within the Ryman Auditorium that I had to know more.

I started listening to WSM Radio through the static (KDWB-Channel 63- was the ROCK station in Minneapolis and it so dominated the dial that my AM transistor radio couldn't always transmit the 650 clear channel frequency).

Somewhere along the way I read Paul Hemphill's book- and then I knew I had to come to Nashville.

Before that happened I began writing for the Upper Midwest Country & Western News-Scene and worked "off the books" at a local country-music FM radio station.

I arrived in Nashville on a hot summer aboard a Greyhound bus prepared to struggle. As I wheeled my carry-on out of the Ernest Tubb Record Shop (there was only one location at the time), my other hand holding a bottled soft drink I purchased for a dime from a vending machine inside the shop), I was stopped by a police officer. He thought I was a runaway.

That was the first of my summer adventures in Nashville. Most of it was everything I imagined from reading Hemphill's book (another great read of that era was John Grissim's earthy Country Music: White Man's Blues)
in its most romantic rendering.

The one disappointment? Music Row. I imagined the heralded district to be streets paved with gold.

Instead, I found small houses converted into studios and publishing companies.

But the people were the friendliest I'd ever known- some were especially kind and selfless- and so I decided to stay, anyway. At that point, that meant only a few weeks.

As soon as I was able, the move became (save for a period I rarely acknowledge) permanent.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

Posted by Stacy Harris on 07/22/2015 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Blackbird Theater's new original production focuses on the gods with an epic scope

Kevan,

I heard Lorraa left for Fresno last week and will not be back until February, and that's if the paperwork gets filed by Chaz. This is now her abstract reality. A stick of gum is not enough to patch the crumbling infrastructure. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Brad is Treason on 07/22/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Where Are Your Favorite Pup-Friendly Places in Nashville?

Pretty much any restaurant with a patio is dog friendly. I've taken my dog to places all over the city and have never had a problem.

Most of the shops in 12th south are dog friendly too and put out water bowls either on the sidewalk or in their shop for dogs to cool off.

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Posted by Sara Barnes on 07/21/2015 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Where Are Your Favorite Pup-Friendly Places in Nashville?

The Donelson Dog Park is awesome! Dog owners can get a quick workout in on the walking track while Doggies run free and play with their buddies. If you want to cool off with a cold drink after the dog park you should skip over to JB's Pour House in hermitage where the patio is dog friendly.

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Posted by rward84 on 07/21/2015 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Where Are Your Favorite Pup-Friendly Places in Nashville?

if you don't have time to go to Percy or Edwin Warner on a given day, head over to Montgomery Bell Academy's campus. They have done a wonderful job developing that campus with the community in mind. It is very dog friendly, there are water bowls for dogs at the base of multiple water fountains on campus. Richland Creek winds through campus and there are multiple entry points to the creek which provide access to areas with moving water so your dog can drink and play around without you worrying about the water being too dirty. The lower field on Harding Rd next to the fire station provides a big space to throw a ball or chase each other around. The rest of the campus is very walkable and there is no shortage of rabbits/squirrels to be chased. You might want to start out at Elmington Park, walk down gorgeous Whitland and cross over onto Wilson where you can then access the MBA campus. That neighborhood is a fantastic area to walk dogs and the MBA campus is big part of why

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Posted by Hudson on 07/20/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Where Are Your Favorite Pup-Friendly Places in Nashville?

http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/thingstodo/petfriendly has a new list of places you can take your pup. Our favorite dog park is the new one at Two Rivers, and we're very excited about the new dog park at Riverfront.

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Posted by Ammi on 07/20/2015 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Blackbird Theater's new original production focuses on the gods with an epic scope

Lorraa Poll, this is a very interesting take on this particular story. I found it abstract but rooted in reality. What is your take on the art scene around the city?

Posted by Kevan Peden on 07/18/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “The Apu Trilogy Restoration Demo That Had Belcourt Crowds Applauding

The Belcourt reopened around the time that I still lived in Nashville and in an apartment complex about a couple of blocks north of Hillsboro Village. I was a regular patron of the theater for both the special movie screenings and live music performances. Quite nice to read in the online Scene that the operating management is still on its A+ game in arranging and scheduling astounding and wide-ranging events from the Apu trilogy to the recent Barbara Stanwyck week-long series.

Posted by Conslor on 07/16/2015 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Jessica Wohl's 'White Flag' Reimagines the Confederate Flag as a Ghost

Beautiful! Kudos Jessica!!!!

Posted by tracyhotd on 07/15/2015 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Jessica Wohl's 'White Flag' Reimagines the Confederate Flag as a Ghost

I like the idea of this, but I would also like to see its black counterpart

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Posted by pogo on 07/15/2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “This Is How Google's Deep Dream Sees Nashville

The hot chicken one makes me wanna puke

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Posted by elizzmo on 07/13/2015 at 11:46 PM

Re: “This Is How Google's Deep Dream Sees Nashville

Deep Dream is Amazing! If you want to Deep Dream your own images: https://www.fiverr.com/elhongo/deep-dream-any-image

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Posted by elhongo on 07/13/2015 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Nashville Seeking Extras

Registered and ready for the scene to begin!

Posted by Monty Powers on 07/13/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Who Does the Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Actually Look Like?

I don't see a resemblance to the Hamburglar at all - you must be thinking of something else. Hamburglar has a big hat and no facial hair and wears a mask and a striped suit - what resemblance is there?

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Posted by Hamburgling on 07/13/2015 at 3:11 PM

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