Chad Young

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

Conformity Kills Art


One of the things I resented getting as a present when I was a child was a paint by numbers set. Not that I hated painting, but I detested the fact that someone else’s “rules” dictated what color of paint goes with each number, especially since I thought different colors were more interesting. So, yeah,… Read more »

Brilliant Color Purple, June 21-26


  The Color Purple (Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org Show times: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 – $70 A gold mine of musical theater resides at TPAC this week with the… Read more »

Spidey Gets Served by Sesame Street


After numerous setbacks during the past couple of years, notorious problems, an unprecedented 183 preview performances with the opening date rescheduled several times and a high-profile change in directors, the much talked about (and made fun of) Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark FINALLY achieved its official Broadway opening a couple of days ago. And with… Read more »

Cirque Soars at Bridgestone Arena, June 15 – 19


Cirque du Soleil: Alegria (All ages) Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway, Nashville 782-4040 • cirquedusoleil.com/alegria Remaining show times: Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri – Sat 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets: $35 – $94 adults, $28 – $76 ages 12 and younger An amazing sensory sensation swings through Bridgestone Arena this week with… Read more »

The Beaches of South Walton


Eager to bask in beach-bound beauty? Well, look no further than the Sunshine State’s glorious Beaches of South Walton for your family’s next fun-in-the-sun vacation.

Lovely Les Miz, May 17 – 22


Les Miserables (Ages 9 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org Show times: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $37.50 – $92.50 A musical treat is in store for you this week at the Tennessee Performing Arts… Read more »

Get Pumped with Pump Boys, April 23 – May 14


Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Pump Boys & Dinettes (Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Johnson Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tennesseerep.org Showtimes: 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 serves up an outstanding musical that is hotter than the coffee and blueberry pie… Read more »

Cheekwood’s Choo-Choos


For many artists, childhood passions inspire adult work.  Take Paul Busse, for instance. The artist who created the new Trains! Tennessee in G exhibit at Cheekwood, adored trains when he was 5 years old when he received his first American Flyer train. Years later, he graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. Those two passions… Read more »

“Over the Rainbow” – LOL!!!


Sometimes celebrities say things that genuinely make me laugh out loud … not that they’ve said something remarkably humorous, but instead something incredibly ridiculous! I had one of those LOL instances while reading the April 1 issue of Entertainment Weekly while on the plane to Florida last week. While skimming through the article about Glee’s… Read more »

Not So Much the CATS Meow, April 1 – 3


CATS April 1 – 3 TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 * tpac.org Remaining showtimes: Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $32.50 – $68 The first time I saw the legendary musical CATS was back in the mid ’90s, and I was blown away. Hardcore theater patrons have… Read more »