Archives for December 2014

Nashville Shakespeare Has Fairy Tale Take on ‘Twelfth Night’

If music be the food of love, play on! The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will perform the charming comedy Twelfth Night as part of its Winter Shakespeare series. The production that runs Jan. 8-31 is directed by Executive Artistic Director Denice Hicks with an original score composed and performed by Rolin Mains. For the first time, the festival’s […]

Skybetter Business Bureau: When Artists Expect to Earn a Living

This is a guest post is by Ken Tabachnick – designer, arts manager, dean and thinker. I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations. Recently, three published pieces raised the question of our expectations as artists and how we present our work. (Many thanks to Thomas Cott and You’ve Cott Mail for alerting us to these and […]

Greg Pond Branches Out At Seed Space

There’s a lot going on in Greg Pond’s new exhibit at Seed Space, The Place You Will Wait for the Rest of Your Life. The show combines Pond’s previous work with an ongoing documentary project about the community of Patten Towers, a Section 8 housing facility in Chattanooga. The show features sculpture and video work […]

‘Rudolph’ Star Lexy Baeza Has Prepared Long and Well For Role

You might say Los Angeles-based performer Lexy Baeza has been preparing for years to play the title character in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical; at the age of eight she played Toto in a production of The Wizard of Oz and more recently was John Darling (as well as an understudy for the role […]

Dance Review: Magic abounds in Nashville Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

“You should know that I plan to scream my head off as soon as this show is over,” said the nice lady who sat next to me on Saturday afternoon at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the opening of Nashville Ballet’s annual production of the The Nutcracker. This lady, it turned out, was the […]