blueshoenashville travel guide

photo of renovated Parthenon

After years of work and millions of dollars, the cranes, the trucks, the scaffolds, and the chainlinked fences are gone. What remains is Nashville's most important architectural landmark: the Parthenon in Centennial Park.

11 March 2002
[2:45 pm]

One of our favorite musicians is back in town and performing at one of Nashville's coolest clubs. Jason White will heat up the stage at 3rd & Lindsley for their 10th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

05 March 2002
[4:10 pm]

Marcus Hummon's Francis of Guernica runs Mar. 6 to Mar. 17 at TPAC. Tony Joe White performs at 3rd & Lindsley, on Mar. 8. John Cowan, Kevin Welch, Ashley Cleveland perform at the Ryman Auditorium on Sat., Mar. 9.

21 February 2002
[10:35 am]

The Nashville Symphony performs the BIG ONE--Beethoven's Ninth--Friday and Saturday evenings (2/22 and 2/23) 8 p.m. at TPAC.

As the last event of their MLK Commemorative Series, Vanderbilt presents Sweet Honey in the Rock, an a capella ensemble, 7:30 p.m. next Wed., Feb. 27 at Langford Auditorium

13 February 2002
[02:45 pm]

Shakespeare and Steinbeck--you can catch them both in Nashville, but not for long. Mockingbird Theatre's production, Of Mice and Men, comes to an end Feb. 16, as does Darkhorse Theatre's Richard III. For more details, check Happenings.

07 February 2002
[08:30 pm]

cindy sherman photo
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96

From Twilight to Dawn, an exhibit of post modern art, opens tomorrow (Feb. 8) at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Nashville. Includes works by Sherman, Jasper Johns, Dan Flavin, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Damien Hirst, Kiki Smith and Lorna Simpson.

nan goldin photo

Nan Goldin, 1995



You may want to take in the Frist and then drive directly to Cheekwood and tour the exhibit, Photography's Multiple Roles, with works by Ansel Adams, Annie Liebovits, Irving Penn, William Wegman, Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Chuck Close, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, An Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Dorothea Lange, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Gilles Peress, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Television advisory: don't stay away from the tube Sunday, Feb. 10. An All-Star Bluegrass Celebration will be aired on NPT Channel 8 at 8 p.m. You'll see some of the folks that play in the Ryman (but aren't easy to witness because their tickets sell out so quickly). Standouts such as Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Dan Tyminksi, Nickel Creek, Vince Gill, and The Del McCoury Band will be featured.

22 January 2002
[12:05 am]

Of stars and trees: cooped up in the cabin and seeking to salvage something of the outdoor life in these late days of January? Warner Parks offers a series of hikes and lectures that take advantage of the dark nights and the leafless woods. Pick out constellations (with experts to guide) at Shelby Bottom on Jan. 23. On Friday or Saturday (Jan. 25 & 26), learn how to identify trees without their leaves. Going by twig, leaf scars, pith, and other signs, you'll catalog tree species the invigorating way--out in the field (or the woods, to be precise). Call Warner Park Nature Center for more info and to reserve a spot for these adventures. Ask about the special "moonwalk" for children set for Jan. 28.

Other doings:

Music Happenings: from the Grand Ole Opry to the Bluebird Cafe, you'll find listings for live music in the city that is known for its songs. New on-line commentary to music in the city by Anna Doherty, including clubs for live music and featured artists. Download a free MP3, A New Language, by Emily and Al Cantrell.

Nashville Dining: Meat-and-threes, ethnic delights, and some cool coffee houses.

Outdoor Guide: parks, outdoor events, the Farmer's Market, and more.

Historical Profiles:

Nathan Bedford Forrest: hero or heel? Find out how this figure from the past is exciting controversy in present-day Nashville.

The War of the Roses took place in Nashville in 1920 in the Tennessee legislature's pivotal battle over the ratification of the 19th amendment.


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