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Re: “Charles Esten and Friends

Love thingy in Nashville. Hope to see lots more oh him soon
Jill from Nanaimo, BC Canada

Posted by Jill on 08/24/2015 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Jeff White and Friends

I love the station in. My problem lies with John Pennell, I took music lesson in his home. He made me feel very uncomfortable being alone with him. Also, he basically harassed me about a disability I have which is why I told him I want to take lessons in the first place. John made me feel horrible and stupid. I would never suggest wasting money on him

Posted by Vickie Young on 08/24/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Bellevue Mall Demolition Party


Didn't the Scene mention SWAT was using the mall for drills? Seems like there could have been some coordination for a real demolition soirée.

Posted by tracyhotd on 08/22/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Steep Canyon Rangers

The City Winery are awesome. I was wonder if the Nashville Scene knows that the band The Features have a New album coming out . If not you may want to check them out . would like to see them in the scene . thanks

Posted by Art musie &Culture on 08/20/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “City of Light

A great movie can come very naturally depending on the many layers of thoughts involved
.. For me , I was not trying to write a great movie.. It just simply evolved from working with a monologue some how !-? My first thoughts were from an old friend that was hurting
being a foster child and he would talk about it once in a while hoping to one day to meet his real parents .. As a matter fact when I remembered how he was feeling for some conciliation.
...I was a complete idiot about it with a stupid “pony up attitude” of sorts.. I really could have lent a bigger ear and felt more apathetic about it all ! I actually suffered a guilt trip about that at a later time…
...I later mentioned that to a girl he married...She was very understanding and said she felt he had long since forgotten it all.. But I was sure he hadn't knowing how serious he felt at the time..
...So I kept writing and pondering the spirit involved in the story… Sure hope someone with movie sense gets a chance to read the story as I feel it does have merit ! We need more movies like this in our society... I have been Looking for a celebrity or director that has an interest in buying my movie rights.. It's about a boy that was forced to grow up much to soon as his parents were killed in a train accident when he was only five years old, there is a reoccurring hook that haunts the story from time to time. The boy "Bill" Spent most his life in an orphanage, learned to play guitar and became very good at it.
...The whole story was based on that old friend, a foster child the author knew back home who never knew his parents and died in 6/24/2011.. I was amazed at his talent on guitar.. It was my heartfelt reason for writing the movie ,,A Great investment You can hear Bill play guitar in the link below the story... Please read the story.. "Bill"

Posted by Eugene299 on 08/18/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “She Hype feat. Kyshona Armstrong, YAZA, Sheena & Aleta Myles

Such a great show! Aleta's skit was hilarious...

Posted by Anna Dufur on 08/15/2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Anthony Raneri w/Laura Stevenson and Allison Weiss

laura rocks

Posted by a big pizza on 08/14/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “On the Stage hosted by LA Crowder feat. Noa Jordan, Alyssa Jacey, Crash Like This, Ryan King, Max and the Wild Things, Sean Rivers, Jesse Isley & Beau James

STOKED to play this gig! Thank you for booking me, Lauren!
~Alyssa Jacey
iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and on all your other favorite social media sites!

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Posted by Alyssa Jacey on 08/13/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Open Mic Writers' Night hosted by Donnie Winters

Had a great time performing tonight as part of the open-mic night! Heard some great music and appreciated the opportunity to share the stage with so many great songwriters! Hope to stop back again, Michael Loonan www.Michael

Posted by Michael Loonan on 08/11/2015 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Gel Set w/Spa Moans, Future Daze & Lavender

Lavender is about as industrial as Taylor Swift.

Posted by Reid Campbell on 08/11/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “August: Osage County


Just as this week was proving to be an emotional net loss with two epic downers, the departure of Jon Stewart and the GOP debate (Some friends would add a third: the release of The Fantastic Four,) an epic game changer appeared with the opening night of the knock-down drag-out family epic AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at ENCORE THEATRE COMPANY. And if you think three uses of the word epic in one sentence is too much, I encourage you to ease on down the road to Mt. Juliet to be proven wrong. What can lift one’s spirit out of the depths more effectively than seeing an entire three-generational clan of dyspeptic misfits go at each other tooth and nail, proving that you really don’t have it so bad by comparison? That’s the phenomenon so beautifully exploited by Tracy Letts in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Of course, depicting such an epic battle requires a production of equally epic proportions across the board: space great enough to allow the antic maneuvers of a cast of thirteen; a reliable stage crew to support them and pick up after the flying plates; and an evening commodious enough to unfold all three-plus hours of this exuberant… uh… epic. (Don’t worry; they fly by like two.) And all this, Encore – The Little Theatre Company That Could – DID! Minimizing the black side curtains that usually define less Brobdingnagian sets and building right up into the A/C ducts in their commodious warehouse space allows for an imposing two-story manse that sturdily contains all the familial hoop-la. Also, a newly improved tiered auditorium provides unobstructed views and comfortable seating for the audience.

Encore, more often than not, succeeds in finding a cast worthy of the material at hand. For this loquacious and well-crafted script, they have managed to field an ensemble of extraordinary depth and perceptiveness. From beginning to end, characters are portrayed with empathy and conviction. Jerry Henderson sets a high bar in his opening scene as Beverly, the bibulous patriarch of the Weston clan, displaying an intelligence and wry wit that makes one wish to keep him company raising a toast or three at a local watering hole. Buffi Jones Holland as his wife Violet enthusiastically delivers the self-serving drug-addled diatribes that have at least partially driven him to drink. As their three middle-aged daughters, Deanna Glasser, Jill Braddock-Watson, and Ashley Montgomery enact uniquely painful and often hilarious consequences of the family dysfunction. Brian Best, Chad Hawkins, and Paige Glasser offer excellent and charming support as partners and progeny. Portraying the Aiken family, cousins to the Westons and the souls closest to the deep family secrets, Elizabeth Hayes, Phil Brady, and Zach Parker beautifully embody a household equally as wounded and effective as that of their relatives. Jolinda Beck as the live-in Native American housekeeper and John Ray as the County Sheriff inhabit their supporting roles with a vigor and acuity that makes them integral to the story.

This rambling, rambunctious property is anything but a foolproof operation. The sheer volume and detail of the staging present many potential pitfalls that this robust production effectively avoids. Director Misty Embry has kept the proceedings smooth, fast-paced, and energetic, wisely emphasizing the humor amid the odious behavior. Her ensemble flawlessly maintains a mutual level of energy and integrated style that enhances each actor’s performance and hooks the audience from the get-go. The blocking of the characters continually expresses their motivations, lighting fluently directs our attention, and David Singer’s original music seamlessly blends the scene transitions.

Encore can be truly proud of the quality gift they’ve provided with this Nashville area premiere. They deserve the appreciative response of full houses for the rest of the run. If you choose to participate in that effort, you’ll be getting the best value for your entertainment dollar anywhere in town.

-- Bob Fish

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Tracy Letts, runs Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 through August 22. Detailed info and tickets can be had by visiting or calling 615-598-8950.

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Posted by ixthvs on 08/09/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Sheriff Scott and the Deputies

These guys are great.

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Posted by Boudreaux on 08/06/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Jesse Isley Album Release feat. Ben Cameron & Rebecca Moreland

Looking forward to the show!

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Posted by Ashley L. Evans on 07/30/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “A Bright New Boise

SPAGHETTI THEATRE Presents a Tasty Plateful of Soul-searching!
Just a brief way down the road from Gabby’s Fabulous Palace of Cholesterol on Chestnut Street (Yeah, NOW you’ll know how to get there) SPAGHETTI THEATRE is serving up its own appetizing if slightly challenging fare. As usual, you get no meatball with your spaghetti. The troupe is dedicated to minimalist production values so as to keep ticket prices affordable and perhaps also to emphasize the material on stage rather than any theatrical trappings. Samuel D. Hunter’s intense one-act A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, an examination of the role of organized religion in our lives, certainly provides plenty to focus upon. Bradley Moore, himself a purveyor of socially conscious issues as artistic director of Music City Theatre Company, solidly inhabits Will Kronnin, a recent member of an eschatological Christian sect who journeys from northern Idaho to the relative metropolis of Boise to land a minimum wage job in a Hobby Lobby store. His confrontational relationship with high-school-age coworker Alex, portrayed in excruciatingly poignant detail by Aevar Johnson, becomes an emotional firestorm that engulfs and almost destroys themselves and their fellow employees. Miles Gatrell, Lauren Knoop, and Grace Kelly Mason create vividly unique characters out of those Hobby Lobby clerks, each in his or her own way grappling with the consequences of faith or the lack of it.

The modest-sized upstairs venue in the repurposed Channel to Channel complex serves this intimate contemporary tale very well. Even an occasional train horn from the nearby mainline did not overwhelm the dialogue and only added to verisimilitude. Director Bethany Langford has adroitly maneuvered her cast within the almost awkwardly limiting confines of probably the smallest performance area in town, barely delineated from the audience space, while eliciting intense but perfectly proportioned performances. Because seating is limited and on a first come first admitted basis, you should arrive before the 7PM box office opening to guarantee yourself a seat at the 7:30 curtain. The no-intermission show is slated at an hour and fifteen minutes, but ran a bit longer on opening night.

A BRIGHT NEW BOISE plays at 7:30 PM tonight and tomorrow as well as July 31-Aug 2 at the Channel to Channel Art Gallery, 427 Chestnut Street, Suite 302. Admission is $10.

--Bob Fish

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Posted by ixthvs on 07/25/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “History of Religious Freedom in America feat. Charles Sumner

It is great that the Nashville Scene is doing more to include event notices which are about things other than music.

Posted by ModerateTN on 07/19/2015 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Kat Milk Blu w/Auction the Secret, Driftwood Exiles, Down Boy & Michael Mang

Went last night to see the line up. Had a kickass band called Driftwood Exiles. This band has the "it" factor! Awesome set all original tunes. Will be looking for them again.

Posted by Rebecca Whittemore Thomason on 07/19/2015 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Art Nashville

Heard Keith Urban make the statement in a documentary that "Nashville is the last artists' colony left on the planet."....heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time - now, where ARE the architects??????????? Please come and rescue our skyline from pseudo-hip buildings that will make us cringe in five years!

Posted by bahinch on 07/19/2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “History of Religious Freedom in America feat. Charles Sumner

All inclusive, loving, helpul, profitable Marijuana and Hemp companies can't even get tax status

yet hate groups hiding behind religion are TAX EXEMPT.....not for long

history was meant to be written DAILY

Posted by Benjamin Eli Lane on 07/19/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Author Event With Mark Claypool, author of We're In This Together

First a disclaimer: our firm works with ESA.
However, I can enthusiastically give this book a 5 start rating because it does two things so well: Spells out the facts of the matter (research) and then, much to my pleasure, it cites inspiring anecdotal real-life stories that will warm you heart and help everyone understand the importance of paying attention to how we can give opportunity and real hope to all the children in our communities.

Posted by Paula Lovell on 07/16/2015 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Dusty Slay

Oh wow. I am so excited to see Dusty Slay live. He is such a hilarious guy. The last time I was at Zanies and he was the funniest host. So chill. I'm really looking forward to this show!

Posted by Linda22 on 07/14/2015 at 10:56 PM

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