Songs of Jubilee

It is not easy to describe seeing the Jubilee Singers perform. Some of the songs are soothing and harmonious, while others are gut-wrenching and powerful. Most striking, though, is the overall effect: the e...

Larry Carlton | All the Right Notes

Larry Carlton’s guitar on the Steely Dan track “Kid Charlemagne” is often cited as evidence of his musical mastery. It is, of course, a masterpiece, certified by Rolling Stone, no less, as among the greatest ro...

Martha Ingram | In Her Own Words

Imagine for a moment that the Schermerhorn Symphony Center does not stand proudly over 1 Symphony Place. Envision TPAC as nothing more than a multi-level parking garage. Now, tear down the Center for the Perfor...
Curb Hall -photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing

The Symphony Rising

When a boat takes on water, you bail and then reseal. A symphony hall is a bit more complicated. By the time the flood crested in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center—8 p.m. on Monday, May 3—the waters were of ...
Citizen photographed by Gary Layda

Spotlight | New Public Art

Nashville recently welcomed its newest “citizen,” and, judging from appearances, he is friendly, tall, and artsy. Citizen is actually a glass and metal sculpture that features a male and female figure. North Ca...
Kimberly Williams-Paisely

Kimberly Williams-Paisley | The Interview

Famous for a smile that could light up any room, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s beauty is truly captivating in person. Down-to-earth, funny, and charismatic, she impresses with her quick wit and anecdotal ...
Mayor Karl Dean, photographed by Anthony Scarlati

Anything Goes | Karl Dean, Mayor

Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County When and where are you happiest? Being at home with my family just talking, having dinner. What characteristic do you m...