Arts and Culture

Arts and culture

MTSU bluegrass music
MTSU

A rare collection of live bluegrass recordings has a new home at Middle Tennessee State University.

Emily Siner / WPLN

North Nashville has long been a center of artistic expression — from the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1860s to vast murals, painted in recent years, that span buildings and blocks.

But organizers of the Jefferson Street Art Crawl are hoping to get more of the city paying attention to an often overlooked creative scene.

Actors Bridge Ensemble

Not many playwrights can boast of having two world premieres in less than half a year. Nate Eppler can. His fourth play, the comedy The Ice Treatment, opens today at the Actors Bridge Ensemble, almost five months to the day after his drama Good Monsters premiered at the Nashville Repertory Theatre, to excellent reviews.


Most people might think it’s not worth the trouble to intervene in someone else's life. But in this episode of Neighbors, we get to know a woman who sees that obstacle—and will do everything she can to jump over it.

Heart International Education Foundation
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

There’s a new band in Nashville playing R&B hits and getting some decent gigs. And they’re made up mostly of middle school students from Colombia, South America.

Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan wrote and read this poem as a radio companion to his new photo essay on Dickerson Pike, part of our ongoing series

In the poem, we count 25 references to things you can see along the pike. Can you catch them all? 

 

Joe Nolan

Dickerson Pike was always on my list for the first four installments of the Pikes Project, and I’ve had a lot of time to explore it while working on my portraits of Gallatin, Nolensville and Charlotte Pike.

Choral Arts Link Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

After several years of unsuccessful lobbying, Nashville’s arts organizations are celebrating a boost in Metro government funding. Every group that was approved for a grant will get more this year — with some increases of 50 percent, 100 percent, or even 300 percent.

Mack Linebaugh / WPLN

The Barbershop Harmony Society holds its annual international convention over the Fourth of July holiday each year. This year, it's in Nashville — as it was in 2008. 

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