Chad Young

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

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 »

Music’s Magic


While all genres within the arts stand alone with equal importance, it’s my own personal belief that none of them are more magical, personal or powerful than music. Music not only connects us to ourselves but to others as well who share the same passion for it. I was reminded of this truth firsthand last… Read more »

Pint-Sized Performances


A friend of mine in town called recently to pick my brain about whether I felt it was worth it to buy tickets to a specific event she was considering. She hadn’t yet taken her 5-year-old to a professional dance performance, and this one in question was specifically geared toward children. Of course, the value… Read more »

Studio Tenn Sews Up First Season with Aplomb!, Feb. 17 – 27


  Studio Tenn presents: The Glass Menagerie (Ages 12 and older) Belmont University’s Troutt Black Box Theater 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville studiotenn.com Thu- Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 Studio Tenn magnificently wraps up its first full season with a true classic, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. If you are yearning for a truly… Read more »

Ballet’s Winter Series Heats up the Stage, Feb. 11 – 13


Nashville Ballet presents: Director’s Choice: Winter Repertoire Program (Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s Polk Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com Remaining Show Times: Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $82 Nashville Ballet’s 25th anniversary season continues to shine with Director’s Choice: Winter Repertoire Program. Comprising a mix of three distinctly… Read more »