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East Side Buzz: overhaul for Dickerson’s Key Motel, Mister Hats and Family Wash closure details, new Joe Pisapia record, more

  Ups and downs this week, plus good new local stuff to listen to.   On to the latest East Nashville news:   Urban Cowboy chief overhauling Dickerson motel   The revitalization of Dickerson Pike soldiers forward: First reported by Nashville Business Journal, the old Key Motel at 1414 Dickerson is on its way to being reborn, via a group of... Read More

Walking With The Big Man in WPLN's The Promise

"A Beautiful Day In The Projects"   Photo: Joe Buglewicz   In the second installment of WPLN's podcast The Promise, reporter Meribah Knight takes the listener on a journey into the darker side of life at James Cayce Homes, as seen through the eyes of Dexter Turner — aka "Big Man." Needless violence turns an otherwise beautiful... Read More

BEEFCAKE AND BLOOD

HERCULES VS VAMPIRES MIXES SWORDS, SANDALS, AND GRAND OPERA While the combination or a 1960s Italian muscleman film and modern opera might seem to be a recipe for ridiculousness, the Nashville Opera’s presentation of Hercules vs Vampires this weekend is a brilliant mash-up of pop art and high culture. Sword-and-sandal or peplum films (a reference to the Greek or Roman tunics worn in... Read More

WPLN EXPLORES THE CAYCE PLACE REVITALIZATION IN SIX-PART PODCAST THE PROMISE

Reporter Meribah Knight follows a key character while examining the city's promise to redevelop Cayce Place in WPLN’s new podcast The Promise. The first episode, “A Change is Gonna Come,” debuts today, with a new episode following every Wednesday for the next five weeks. The project known as Envision Cayce seeks to redefine the concept of low-income housing while... Read More

THINK ABOUT THE LINK

  Alejandro Escovedo Brings An Evening Of Music And Cancer Prevention Awareness To City Winery Texas singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo’s Jan. 31 appearance at the City Winery is far more than just an evening of music from an Americana legend. On his current, 12-city “Think About the Link” tour, Escovedo is partnering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation to... Read More

New East Nashville bar Walden opening in former Hop Stop space

    “Things do not change; we change,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in Walden. Hate to argue with Thoreau, but stuff’s a-changing too — like the old Hop Stop space in East Nashville, which, come March, is set to open as a new bar concept: Walden.   New owners Robyn Donnelly and Katie MacLachlan announced details about the new East Side... Read More

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