CULTURE

Wanted: Your Visions of Nashville

Posted by on March 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

Middle Tennesseans Encouraged To Send In Their Best Nashville Photo for “Visions of Nashville” Campaign  The Ryman. Opryland. 2nd Avenue. The Shelby Street Bridge. The Batman Building. Musica. What do all these have in common?  Every one of these locations is pictured in thousands of photos every year because they are Nashville. They are the […]

The Music of Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on November 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

Each of the Next Door Neighbors programs includes original music composed by two Nashville studio musicians, Shane Roberts and Kyle Jones. Azal Khan provides his recording expertise and use of his home studio.

The Story of India Brought to Lush Life

Posted by on January 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm
The Story of India

Michael Wood — the “gold standard” for cultural travelog television creators according to Mike Hale in The New York Times— brings us THE STORY OF INDIA, a new six-hour journey through the history of the Indian subcontinent that begins tonight, Monday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m. central on NPT and continues for the next two […]

Podcast Exclusive: Bill Ivey on Arts Inc.

Posted by on November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am

It was announced last week that Nashville’s Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been tapped for President-elect Barack Obama‘s transition team for arts and culture. Ivey has had a long successful career as as folklorist, musicologist and champion of the arts. He was the […]

Your Beautiful Tennessee State and National Parks

Posted by on September 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

NPT is preparing the latest installment of its popular Beautiful Tennessee series, and this time, we’re focusing on Tennessee’s State and National Parks. We want your home movies. Got video from that family hike in the Smoky Mountains? Ever bike the entire Tennessee stretch of the Natchez Trace?* Inspired by Ken Burns’ approach to “The […]

Secret City Film Festival Returns to Oak Ridge

Posted by on September 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

Our good friend Keith McDaniel, director of the 2007 NPT Human Spirit Award winning film THE CLINTON 12 at the Nashville Film Festival, is gearing up for his own Secret City Film Festival to be held Oct. 9-12, 2008, at the Oak Ridge Playhouse in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 60 independent films from the around the […]

HCA Cultural Inclusion Series Screens Little Kurdistan

Posted by on September 5, 2008 at 1:03 pm
Daniel Tidwell, Kasar Abdulla, Remziya Suleyman, Beth Curley, Kevin Crane

Our original documentary, Next Door Neighbors: Little Kurdistan USA was recently screened as part of HCA’s Cultural Inclusion Series, an ongoing program that provides HCA employees with a forum for innovative and educational interactions that include engaging cultural and artistic presentations. NPT’s Beth Curley, Kevin Crane and Daniel Tidwell were in attendance along with documentary […]

Get To Know Your Nashville Artists

Posted by on September 3, 2008 at 10:59 am

Going to see live music in Nashville often offers a great opportunity to interact with musicians and songwriters and talk to them about their art. At the Nashville Film Festival each year, visiting directors and producers give attendees the unique experience of talking directly to those people responsible for making films. Book readings and signings […]

We Want Your Memories of Opryland

Posted by on August 13, 2008 at 10:27 am

Following in the footsteps of our popular Memories series — Memories of Nashville, Memories of Downtown Nashville, Memories of High School and Memories of Sulphur Dell — NPT is working on Memories of Opryland. From Program Manager Justin Harvey: “Do you miss the Grizzly River Rampage or the Screamin’ Delta Demon? If you do, you’re […]

TAVIS SMILEY TO APPEAR AT TSU

Posted by on October 24, 2007 at 9:54 am

The Tennessean reports this morning that Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show, will speak at Tennessee State University on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as part of his Talented Tenth Tour. Tavis’ event is free to the public. To register, go to www.tavistalks.com. The Tavis Smiley Show can be seen NPT-Channel 8 on Sunday […]