Chad Young

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

Theater Review: Catch Me If You Can


TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Catch Me If You Can (Jan. 22 – 27; Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org Showtimes: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $60 The recent trend of classic… Read more »

Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine


Ingredients 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 pound fettuccine (use rice-pasta for gluten-free version) Extra virgin olive oil 2 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup white wine 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp (if using frozen shrimp, defrost by running cold… Read more »

Music Review: Nashville Symphony’s “Nashville Swings”


Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series presents “Nashville Swings” featuring Mike Eldred and Abigail Burke Jan. 17 – 19; All ages Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining show times: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $44 – $129 Amazing music of the big band era is alive and well… Read more »

Chicken Parmesan


Ingredients Sauce: 1/2 large yellow onion 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes (we use Muir-Glen) 1 teaspoon dried oregano Pinch of red pepper flakes Pinch of sugar Chicken: 4 chicken breast cutlets (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds total) Salt 2 eggs 1 cup… Read more »

Chicken Piccata


Ingredients 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pound total) 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup flour Salt and pepper 4 Tbsp olive oil 4 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup chicken stock or dry white wine 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup brined capers 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley Method 1 Cut the chicken… Read more »

Chunky Tomato, Potato & Garlic Soup


Ingredients 1 bulb garlic, end trimmed to expose cloves About 1/3 cup extra virgin olive (EVOO) for liberal drizzling, divided Salt and pepper 2 large baking potatoes 3-4 pounds ripe heirloom, plum and/or vine-ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable stock About 1 cup fresh basil, torn Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano… Read more »

Music Review: Nashville Symphony’s “Mozart & Strauss”


Nashville Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series: “Mozart & Strauss” (Jan. 10 – 12; All ages) Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining showtimes: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 – $115 A stupendous evening of wonderful music awaits your family as our Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony magnificently performs its current Classical… Read more »

Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops


Ingredients Kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 4 bone-in, thick-cut pork chops (6 to 8 ounces each) 1/2 medium head escarole 2 cloves garlic 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing Freshly ground pepper 4 slices provolone cheese (about 2 ounces) 4 fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed… Read more »

Taco Pizza


Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 cup water 2 prebaked 12-inch pizza crusts 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans 3/4 cup salsa 2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 2 medium tomatoes, chopped, optional 1 cup shredded lettuce, optional Directions In a large saucepan, cook… Read more »

Eggplant Parmesan


Ingredients Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 roasted red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 (28-ounce) cans plum tomatoes and their juices, crushed with your hands 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 3 tablespoons freshly chopped… Read more »