Chad Young

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

Connecting the Dots


It’s amazing to reflect on the journey of life once in a while, to ponder the process, the peaks and valleys of going from point A to point Z … whether it’s an artistic journey, a career pursuit or just life in general. In the weeks following Steve Jobs’ death, it’s been extremely interesting to… Read more »

Beautiful Big Cedar


Outdoor-loving families, take note! Big Cedar Lodge in the Missouri Ozarks boasts a lot of fun things to encounter any season of the year!

Rep Opens 27th Season with a Classic, Oct. 1 – 15, 2011


Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: All My Sons (Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Johnson Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tennesseerep.org Show times: Tue – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50 Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s 27th season opener, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, is a tremendous production of a… Read more »

Sick of The Simpsons Squabbling


Am I the only one fed up with all the bickering going on back and forth between the voice actors on The Simpsons and the Fox Broadcasting Company? Fox says its too expensive to produce the show now, especially with a waning audience, and the only way to keep it going past its current 23rd… Read more »

The Good Pain of Creativity


Recently, while working on a creative project with one of my best friends, Janet, she flung her hands over her head in exasperation and cried, “WHY do I have to care so much?!?” I couldn’t help but laugh in response. I wasn’t being rude; it’s just that I know her SO well that I understood… Read more »

I Love to Singa!


When I was a kid growing up in the ’70s (yes, I’m 40 and proud of it!), I loved coming home from school in the afternoon and catching cartoons on network TV for an hour or so before dinner. One of my favorite Merrie Melodies cartoons would pop up at least once a week. I… Read more »

Glorious Guys and Dolls, Aug. 18 – 28


  August 18 – 28 Studio Tenn presents: Guys and Dolls (Ages 12 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin studiotenn.com Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $45 – $55 A true piece of theatrical heaven descended upon Middle Tennessee last night with… Read more »

The Art of Nature


Lucky to be on beautiful St. George Island in the Gulf of Mexico recently, I had a first-time experience that made me think about art in a new way. The beauty of St. George Island is how unspoiled it is and the absence of light pollution (outdoor lights are banned on the beach to save… Read more »

Band Geeks Are Cool


It’s funny — and really kind of sad — to realize how some certain “stigmas” of childhood and adolescence transcend generations and seem to keep a nasty grip on kids to this day. I remember all to well what it was like being labeled a “band geek.” I took music lessons when I was little,… Read more »

Luxurious La Cantera


For family fun as big as the state of Texas itself, look no further than The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio.