Tag Archives: Ryman Auditorium

Off Broadway

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” According to baseball great Yogi Berra in The Yogi Book (I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said), he made that comment in 1959 to Stan Musial and Joe Garagiola about a favorite restaurant … Continue reading

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The Americana Boogie

Last week the Americana Music Association presented its annual conference, festival and awards show in Nashville. It is always an exciting time with events associated with Americana happening all around town. From the awards show at the Ryman Auditorium to … Continue reading

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“It” is still music for me

The new “It City.” That designation was bestowed upon Nashville by the New York Times in 2013 but is now the apparent collective self-image of our town. In attending and viewing recent mayoral forums and debates, it seemed to me … Continue reading

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Rambling in the Ryman

Last week, I read in my friend Mary Hance’s “Ms. Cheap” column in The Tennessean that the Ryman Auditorium has updated and improved its building tour and added a café on the Fourth Avenue side called Café Lula. A free … Continue reading

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Kristofferson IV

September 13, 2014, for the fourth time since 1977, I saw Kris Kristofferson in concert. Truly a man who needs no introduction, he walked on stage with his guitar over his shoulder, smiled at the thunderous applause reverberating through the … Continue reading

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