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Bitter Memories: Random Thoughts About ESBs.

I was 17 the first time I had my first really interesting beer. At the time, you either had to go to California for interesting brew or hop the pond to Europe. In my case, I found myself in the U.K. at a place called the Black Lion. The interesting beer in question was a [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Fly on the Wall 1491

Camp4U The Nashville Post reports that former Tennessee legislator Stacey Campfield, is looking to get back into the political arena. In one of his more reprehensible moments as state Senator, Campfield made fun of "assault pressure cookers" and Democrats who'd surely ban them following terrorist attacks on the Boston Marathon. Wild Your Pesky Fly likes [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Great performances define 12 Angry Jurors, Years to the Day.

The Ostrander Awards executive committee needs to create a new category for set designer Jack Yates: Best Performance by an Onstage Bathroom. Last season, I witnessed an audience member walking across a realistic set into fake facilities Yates built for Rasheeda Speaking. Then last Sunday morning, I awoke to similar stories in my social media [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Creative Process

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art leader talks about the decision to consider leaving Overton Park. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art officials announced last week that they would consider relocating the museum from its 101-year home in Overton Park as one option to preserve its collection and plot its future. Emily Ballew Neff, the museum's executive [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Byrd and Flinn Looking to County Mayor’s Race?

While GOP mayoral candidates spar, surprise possibilities lurk on the Democratic side, with several big party names thinking hard about running. Last week, Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland, speaking at a fund-raiser in his honor at Southwind Country Club, let loose with typically strenuous blasts against his two major Republican opponents in the forthcoming 2018 [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

King and I at the Orpheum

British actor and vocalist Laura Michelle Kelly has been tasked with the impossible. When Disney's stage adaptation of Mary Poppins opened in London's West End, Kelly was tasked with taking on the role of P.L. Traver's titular nanny who's practically perfect in every way — a role indelibly stamped by Julie Andrews in the 1964 [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Fighting the Stigma of Depression

I want to take this opportunity to talk about something that's not often discussed. It's kind of taboo in some circles, and often avoided in most. However, it's real and it needs to be talked about. It's something that impacts nearly 40,000 people of all skin colors, ages, genders, classes, and income levels each year [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

SNAP Program Needs Scalpel, Not Ax

Back in 2008, the administration of Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, asked for and got a waiver on enforcement of the strict work requirements imposed on recipients of federal food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It was a sensible decision; the state, like much of the nation, was hard hit by [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Kathryn Perry is the Pie Lady

Kathryn Perry made her first pie from a recipe in her fourth-grade arithmetic book. "It was a recipe for cookies," she said. "I asked my mom if I could do this, and she said, 'Yes, go on. I guess I'll let you mess up my sugar and flour and what have you.'" That was thousands [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Unreal Film Festival 2017

Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Festival Invades Studio On The Square. A time-traveling murder mystery, a house full of vampires, and a blind date with a demon. Those are just a few of the scenarios in store when the 2017 Unreal Film Festival hits Studio on the Square this weekend. The sixth annual festival highlights [...]

2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|
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