Tuesdays, May 1, 8, and 15, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Frist Rechter Room - Frist Art Museum. 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822. Presented by G. Edward Gaffney, PhD, senior lecturer (retired), Classical and Mediterranean Studies, Vanderbilt University, and James Womack, MA, Jackson Family Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Montgomery Bell Aca...

Tennessee and its people have left a mark in politics, in business and, especially, in the arts. While visiting Memphis and Nashville this week, I could not help but wonder what the music scene around the world would be like today had it not been for icons such as the Grand Ole Opry or Sun Studios. There's another way that Tennessee’s legacy has sp...

Everyone’s had that crush: somebody laid-back, attractive and fun, but not necessarily your go-to guy for consistency. Sometimes he’s completely charming; other times he shows up late, wearing sweatpants and smelling like weed. When he’s good, he’s very good. When he’s bad, he’s a mess. And sometimes he makes you feel fat. That’s my relationship wi...

Frist Center for the Visual Arts - 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. February 23–May 28, 2018. One of the most extraordinary geopolitical powers in history, the Roman Empire continues to capture the imaginations of people across the globe, nearly three thousand years after the city of Rome arose from a cluster of villages in central Italy. Rome: City an...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...

With a muscle-bound hero and damsel in distress, mythological storylines and an abundance of good vs. evil drama, Mario Bava’s 1961 Italian film Hercules in the Haunted World has all the trappings of a good opera. That’s why composer Patrick Morganelli, who had been a fan of the film for many years, jumped at the chance to turn the cult-fantasy fli...

The Nashville Metro Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that the second Monday of October, often known as Columbus Day, be recognized as Indigenous Peoples' Day. It came after Mayor Megan Barry earlier this week signed a proclamation declaring the day Indigenous Peoples' Day. The council resolution, adopted by a 26-5 vote, carries no b...

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Stefano Mezzabotta has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas. Stefano will be based in Nashville and will report to Bill Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Bridgestone Americas.  In this role, Mezzabotta will be responsible for leading and overseeing the vision,...

Sole Mio's closing and the planned local debut of Gino’s East would be the latest shift on Nashville's dining scene. "Food and beverage operators continue to have very strong interest in Nashville and SoBro is the bullseye for many of these operators," said Austin Benedict, a retail broker at CBRE in Nashville. "I think that Gino's would do great t...

The Nashville Italian Lights Festival will turn its focus to the sky on Aug. 21 for the epic solar eclipse. The festival actually starts on Friday, Aug. 18 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The four-day event will offer a variety of food, wine, music and traditions. On the day of the eclipse though, the festival will turn its focus to the sky. “So t...