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About Rick Malkin

Rick Malkin is a professional photographer and drummer who loves the arts and regularly performs with other musicians at Boiler Room Theatre and elsewhere while shooting publicity stills for many performing arts productions. He owns and operates Rick Malkin Photography.

Pictorial: BANDALOOP Gets Nashville To Look Up During Downtown Performance

For 15 magical minutes today the UBS Tower in downtown Nashville was the site of a remarkable vertical dance by the internationally renowned BANDALOOP. The troupe is in town to perform a new take on Harboring, their evening length work of sweeping drama and athletic grace, in three surprising locations at OZ Arts Nashville this Friday and Saturday […]

Pictorial: Reese Witherspoon and ‘The Good Lie’ at Belcourt Theatre

Hollywood came to Nashville Friday as Music City’s own Academy Award-winning actor Reese Witherspoon and others involved with the film The Good Lie (along with media from around the world, stars from the “Nashville” TV series and many others) descended on Belcourt Theatre. In the feature, Philippe Falardeau (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film Monsieur […]

Pictorial: Joey and ‘War Horse’ Friends Gallop Into TPAC!

Joey (and some of his human friends) from the War Horse company galloped into Tennessee Performing Arts Center today for their eight-show stay. The incredible creation of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company even made new equine pals along the way courtesy of the Metro Nashville Police Horse Mounted Patrol! See him and his National Theatre […]

Pictorial: Red Carpet for Nashville ‘Fault in our Stars’ Film Preview

“The Fault in our Stars,” the beloved bestselling novel by John Green, comes to the big screen June 6. In celebration of the film’s upcoming release, 20th Century Fox and Tumblr created the “Demand Our Stars” viral contest for fans to “demand the stars” of the movie visit their state. With more than 185,000 Tennessee teens successfully voting, […]

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Tour Stars Visit Johnny Cash Museum

The stars of the Million Dollar Quartet tour now playing through Sunday (May 11) in Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall took a trip to the Johnny Cash Museum today and ArtsNash was there. The international Tony Award-winning musical is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and […]

Nashville Shakes Will Be Featured in ‘Shakespeare on the Road’

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in England’s Stratford-upon-Avon has selected the Nashville Shakespeare Festival as one of only 14 theater companies in North America to be featured in Shakespeare on the Road, a prestigious documentary and book. The official announcement was made Saturday at the Nashville Public Library downtown. Mayor Karl Dean joined Artistic Director Denice Hicks in making […]

A Great Day for a A Great Man: Honoring John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler has a legacy (including his unwavering support for the arts) that stretches through Nashville and well beyond. That legacy includes his work as Special Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy with the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s; his career as a reporter, then Editor and Publisher and later Chairman Emeritus […]

Pictorial: The Magic of ‘Wicked’ Returns to the Music City

Wicked is back in Nashville at Tennessee Performing Arts Center today (March 26) through April 20 after breaking box office records here in 2009 and 2011. ArtsNash was there Tuesday as the production company did its “load in” at Andrew Jackson Hall. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas […]

Pictorial: ‘Secret Handshake’ Films at Lipscomb University

The Secret Handshake is filming in and around Nashville. Lipscomb University is one of the movie’s locations, and ArtsNash as well as other press representatives (like Super Talk 99.7 WTN’s Phil Valentine, who is in the film) were invited to meet cast and crew and catch a glimpse of them working on the new feature. Kevin […]

Pictorial: ‘I Love Lucy’ Comes to TPAC

ArtsNash was there Thursday night for I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the beloved TV program that runs through Feb. 2 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Tickets are available at www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in […]

Pictorial: ‘Scrooge the Musical’ at Boiler Room Theatre

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) will end its run of Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge the Musical this Sunday (Dec. 22). Here are some images of the show “in flight” – click here for tickets or call BRT at (615) 794-7744. *Photos by Rick Malkin courtesy Boiler Room Theatre.

Pictorial: A Look Back at Actors Bridge/Belmont’s ‘Anne Frank’

The profoundly moving Actors Bridge Ensemble–Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance production of The Diary of Anne Frank ended its run Saturday, but not before Rick Malkin preserved some moments in photographs that day.

Pictorial: Truly a Wonderful World of Arts Awaits at OZ

A word that comes quickly to mind when viewing the incredible artistic showcase of OZ Nashville is passion. The Ozgener family’s passion for this community and the arts infuses every part of the impressive complex that sits next to John C. Tune Airport. “It is our family’s gift to the city of Nashville,” says Founder Cano […]

In Pictures: Montreal and Nashville Collaborate on New ‘Pinocchio’

Tennessee Performing Arts Center Education is involved in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with a Montreal theater company to present an English-language version of Pinocchio. This imaginative and energetic interaction with the 1883 Carlo Collodi story is written and directed by Hugo Bélanger, the artistic director of the internationally renowned Théâtre Tout à Trac. Inspired and impressed by […]

Music City Center Features Nashville Arts in Opening Celebration

The Music City Center may be brand new, but it already knows how to host a celebration. The grand opening festivities kicked off Sunday as Mayor Karl Dean led thousands of his fellow Nashvillians through a tour of the facility. ArtsNash was there to see the role our city’s visual and performing arts would play […]

Pictorial: ‘Disney’s The Lion King’ Loads In at TPAC’s Jackson Hall

As Tennessee Performing Arts Center prepares to host Disney’s The Lion King once more ArtsNash got a peek at some of the work that will ultimately transform Jackson Hall into the African setting of the remarkable 1997 musical that Julie Taymor, Elton John, Tim Rice and their colleagues crafted from new material as well as […]

Pictorial: Nashville Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Will’s Birthday!

Today is considered the 449th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. On Sunday the Nashville Shakespeare Festival presented Bardaroo! at Cumberland Park. The event, which was also part of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s year-long silver anniversary festivities, included Denice Hicks, the festival’s artistic director, staging the “Biggest Balcony Scene EVER” as Hicks and a host of others performed […]

‘Catch Me’ Launches Opening Act TPAC Young Professionals Group

Opening Act, Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s new young professional’s group, held its first pre-show event Tuesday at Nashville City Club before the opening performance of Catch Me If You Can in TPAC’s Jackson Hall. Opening Act’s mission is” to bring young like-minded arts lovers together to enjoy shows and events,” according to organizers. The group […]