Friday, April 23, 2010

Morning Roundup: What's in This Week's Scene?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 8:14 AM

In this week's Scene cover story, the first of two parts, Brantley Hargrove delves into the story of Gaile Owens, scheduled to be the first woman killed by the state of Tennessee in nearly 200 years. Good job, Brantley. ... Jeff Woods explains why we should be pleased our Republican legislators are a bunch of strutting peacocks who get jack-nothing done. ... Let me get this straight: James Cameron, the guy who made the (good) Terminator movies, Titanic and Avatar, is hosting a fashion show tonight down the street from Walter Nipper's Sporting Goods? Emily Bartlett Hines has more. ... Ron Wynn pays tribute to the great Aretha Franklin, appearing in concert this week at the Ryman. ... What, good dim sum in Nashville? Carrington Fox gets lucky at Lucky Bamboo. ... The only thing more obnoxious than termites, Walter Jowers observes, are some of the companies claiming to fight them. ... Maria Browning says in a storytelling competition between Kitty Kelley and her subject Oprah Winfrey, the outcome isn't even close. ...

Jon Bon Jovi visits homeless Nashville teens at the Youth Opportunity Center. Meanwhile, anxiety mounts as state cutbacks threaten to shutter Nashville's sole girls-only juvenile center, New Visions, and dump its teenage populace into a boys-only facility with an appalling record of sex abuse. ... A DeKalb County 14-year-old apologizes for making a 17-name "hit list." ... Will tornadoes threaten this weekend's Country Music Marathon? ... J.R. Lind: Decide for yourself if teabaggers besieging Sen. Bob Corker's office are "sad" and "creepy." ... Damn you, Blackhawks! A rout in Game Four leaves the Preds tied again in the playoffs. ... Speaking of stunning upsets, a challenger took home the coveted Iron Fork after a heated (well, sauteed) battle. ... The Titans make Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan their first-round draft pick. ... Who knew Steve McNair was sworn in as a police officer in Mississippi? ... Real police in Cookeville are searching for a prankster whose police-radio calls may have resulted in false arrest. ...

Here's a cool piece from the Criterion website by Nashville-based critic Chuck Stephens, who pays tribute to Japanese cult filmmaker Seijun Suzuki's yeoman art director, the recently deceased Takeo Kimura. ...

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