Chad Young

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

Charlotte’s Got a Lot!

The “Queen City” boasts a plethora of fun things for your family to enjoy on your next getaway.

Amy Grant’s New Journey

It seems a bit surreal to get to review the work of one of my childhood heroes. Yes, I’m a proud, full-blooded “Granthead,” the affectionate term that has been adopted by those of us who are dyed-in-the-wool Amy Grant fans, especially those who go all the way back to the beginning of her illustrious career…. Read more »

The Thrill of a New Discovery

Last month when I left the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) after the opening night performance of The Drowsy Chaperone, I was more excited than ever about the world of musical theater. Finding myself so unusually inspired, I quickly realized my favorite thing about The Drowsy Chaperone was that finally, FINALLY, there’s proof that creative… Read more »

Scholastic Competition Celebrates the Young at Art

When I was a child, my favorite class in grade school was art. Even in kindergarten, I was fascinated by the idea of creativity and to get to do something in school that didn’t come with having to memorize something. No grade to worry about. Just be free and CREATE! Finger painting day was my… Read more »

The Beauty of Ballet

Two years ago this month, I enjoyed one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I was invited to join the cast of Nashville Ballet’s (NB) annual production of Nutracker in the local “celebrity” role of Mother Ginger. Unbeknownst to the masses at that time, it was the final run of that particular version… Read more »

The Coolness of Community Theater

A friend of mine recently asked me why I have such an “obsession” with the stage, especially musical theater. Granted, this friend is much more of a sports nut than an arts lover; his idea of art is a good action movie with an overload of special effects. My response was straightforward. Musical theater is… Read more »

70 and Still FABULOUS!!!!!!!

I LOVE The Wizard of Oz , and it’s a little surreal to realize that this year marks its 70th anniversary. It was so ahead of its time! I review a lot of musical theater, and I tend to laugh at myself when the occasion pops up that I say “this is the best show… Read more »

Beech Bend Bound

Before the kids head back to school, enjoy one last hurrah just one hour away in Bowling Green, Ky.