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Munsters Reboot? No Thanks!

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Hollywood seriously needs a new shot of creativity in the proverbial arm. All of the news swirls about launching a reboot of the TV classic, The Munsters, is horrifying to me. Can the Hollywood big wigs not find something new instead of going back to the drawing board and recreating something that was a masterpiece… Read more »

It’s Musical City

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One of my favorite things about this time of year — aside from the impending summer stretch and trips to the beach! — is the influx of theater announcements around town to learn what’s coming next season. It’s always an interesting reveal … sometimes baffling … occasionally a mixed bag … and once in a… Read more »

Art Questing

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Most people agree that art is important for children. At the root is the fact that self-expression boosts a child’s ability to interact with the world around him, important for his overall development. You can easily encourage your kids at home with an assortment of supplies ranging from colored pencils and crayons to paint and… Read more »

Dolly to the Rescue!

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It was a sad day for Middle Tennessee families when Opryland Theme Park closed permanently on Dec. 31, 1997. Granted, there were some tacky aspects to Opryland, but that was part of the charm. At least there was a theme park here in town. A place fun for families to spend a day. For years,… Read more »

Magical Music

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While enjoying a wonderful evening at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center last night during the Nashville Symphony’s Wicked Divas pops series concert, I was greatly reminded of the magic that music possesses. Whether it’s a beautiful classical piece, a bouncy pop ditty or an emotional torch song, is there anything else really except for music that… Read more »

Student Art Rocks

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The biggest thing I look forward to during the month of January is getting to marvel at the amazing works of art on display at Cheekwood during the Scholastic Art Competition exhibit. Running Jan. 27 – Feb. 19, the artwork is part of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the oldest (and one of… Read more »

Praising Pied Piper

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Music is perhaps the most powerful of all art forms in the way it connects us to ourselves, to each other and to the world around us … how it strikes deep emotional cords within us, be they happy or sad. We’re lucky to live in a city with so much music filling the air,… Read more »

Muppet Mayhem

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After Jim Henson’s untimely death 21 years ago, the Muppets have never been the same, especially after Disney acquired them in 2004. Fast forward to current day, and I will admit I was eager to see the movie, The Muppets, that hit the big screen a couple weeks ago. Huge disappointment. A bizarre storyline on… Read more »

TwiMoms Scare Me!

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All the buzz this week is the opening of the next installment of the Twilight saga, which happened today. Yes, I went to see it, so go ahead and make fun of me. I read all of Stephenie Meyer’s books, and with the exception of the first movie (I thought it was terrible and no… Read more »

Connecting the Dots

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It’s amazing to reflect on the journey of life once in a while, to ponder the process, the peaks and valleys of going from point A to point Z … whether it’s an artistic journey, a career pursuit or just life in general. In the weeks following Steve Jobs’ death, it’s been extremely interesting to… Read more »