Chad Young

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

Depressing Christmas Music


This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, yet it slays me when tuning into radio stations playing 24/7 holiday music and just how much of it is downright sad and depressing.  I realize not everyone has a happy holiday, but why must we be subjected to songs that suck the… Read more »

Studio Tenn’s Dazzling Dolly


Great things are worth waiting for, and such is the case with Studio Tenn’s new season. It’s been a whole year since Nashville’s newest professional theater company made its debut with its incredible production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. I remember my excitement when seeing Our Town last October and have been eagerly waiting since… Read more »

Grammy in the Gutter


Was watching the Grammy nominations last night and was shocked and quite appalled that Cee Lo Green garned five nominations for his song, “F*** You.”  It was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Short Form Music Video, Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Producer of the Year (Non-Classical).  I remember when the… Read more »

The Gift of Studio Tenn


“Theater is a gift to the community,” says Matt Logan, artistic director for Nashville’s newest professional theater company, Studio Tenn. I couldn’t agree more and am so excited about Studio Tenn’s existence here in Middle Tennessee.  Admittedly, patience is not my greatest virtue. So, OK, for me it was a LONG year between October 2009… Read more »

Cool Christmas Classics


While watching the morning news on Channel 5 this morning, I was giddy to see the promo for a Christmas classic airing tonight at 7 p.m., Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Yes, I’ll be tuning in as I have done every year since I was a little kid in the early ’70s. I think it’s fabulous… Read more »

Motherhood Comes First for Amy Grant


In Amy Grant‘s first interview with a parenting magazine, the hometown singer talks about music, being a mom and her new book, Mosaic.

Rep Wraps Up 25th Season with a Big Classic, March 20 – April 10


Big River (Ages 13 and older) Presented by Tennessee Repertory Theatre 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. (an extended run has been added: Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday,… Read more »

BRT’s Fabulous Fiddler Launches 10th Season, Feb. 5 – 27


Fiddler on the Roof(All ages) Boiler Room Theatre 230 Franklin Road, Franklin 794-7744 | boilerroomtheatre.com Show times: Tue 8 p.m., Thu 8 p.m. (Feb. 18 and 25 only), Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Feb. 14 and 21 only with an additional 8 p.m. show on Feb. 14) Tickets: $25 adults, $23 students,… Read more »

Math + Mental Illness = Prolific Proof, Feb. 6 – 20


Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Proof (Ages 14 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: $46.50 If you’re seeking a top-notch night of spellbinding theater, then Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s current production of Proof is a… Read more »

Frank’s Famous Diary Dramatically Delivers on Stage, Jan. 19 – Feb. 7


The Diary of Anne Frank (Ages 9 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville 254-9103 – nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Show times: Mon – Fri 10 and 11:45 a.m., Sat – Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday, Jan. 31 is sold out) Tickets: $17 adults, $12 children Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) has a great track record for delivering… Read more »