Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka has a long track record of making portraits and art for magazine covers, often summing up a lifetime or a complex idea in one, detailed image. He’s making a portrait of this year using contributions from the community, and his work suggests the more accurate picture of 2020 is centuries old: the Biblical character of Job.
Two years ago, WPLN’s Meribah Knight reported on how parents at one East Nashville elementary school were pushing to reverse a troubling trend: Despite the diversity of the neighborhood, it had almost no children of color anymore.
Six months into the pandemic, the festival is betting that an audience now more comfortable than ever with seeking out online connections will show up for a virtual edition of meeting authors and enjoying the company of other bookworms.
Heavy rains this weekend triggered flash flooding in many places around the mid-state, and several Tennesseans had to be rescued from the swiftly moving water. In Rutherford County, two men were trapped in a cave near Rockvale yesterday. A third was able to get out and alert authorities. It took the combined efforts of four agencies to get them out safely. […]
The stereotype of a classical composer is an old, long-dead, white man. But Black musicians have been integrating the classical genre for decades.
Listen / Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2012 for the 150th anniversary of Fort Negley’s origin. Nashville’s Fort Negley was built for war, and construction began in 1862. Union officers considered the stone fortress a show of strength and military might. Instead, the fort’s enduring story belongs to the black laborers, both […]
Giancarlo Guerrero will stay with the Nashville Symphony for nearly another decade, at least. The music director has agreed to a five-year extension of his existing contract.
OZ Arts Nashville has announced a new season of art, music and dance, including a return of the live-action comic book show from its 2014 season and the culmination of a year-long partnership between two folk musicians from opposite sides of the globe.
When Mildred Jarrett started her studies at Watkins College of Art and Design (or, as it was then known, Watkins Institute), she was considered too young to be in figure studies classes with nude models. When she graduated with her Associates Degree in Fine Art in 2001, she was a half-century older than her classmates.
Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s upcoming Broadway season is largely made up of the touring productions that have been its mainstay for years. But the 2016-17 schedule begins and ends with shows that have Middle Tennessee connections: one is a locally produced rendition of a favorite musical, the other a show co-written by a veteran of […]