Monthly Archives: September 2011

Marty Lanham, Master Luthier

By Susie Coleman… Building even a simple guitar looks like rocket science to the average Joe. Musicians everywhere laud the work of the individual luthiers who created their favorite instruments, almost to the point of worship. It is indeed an extremely important type of endeavor, kind of like making jewels for the crown of humanity’s most bonding experience: music. Continue Reading

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Faster, Simpler, Better Tasting Apple Pie

By Susie Coleman… Apple pie is one of America’s most deeply rooted American traditions. We’ve all eaten our fair share; certainly most slices were probably pretty good, some as memorable as our first kiss, and there were more than a few we didn’t bother finishing. I wanted to bake an apple pie that wasn’t mushy, yukky-syrup-y or overly sweet, I wanted the apples to retain a touch of firmness and I wanted the very crust I thought I would never be able to deliver. Above all, I wanted a recipe that didn’t mean an hour in the kitchen before the pie hit the oven. Continue Reading

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BOO! Pumpkin Pound Cake Surprise

By Susie Coleman… Pumpkin is definitely the shooting star of October. These large meaty treats of orange flesh are only sweetened by the cooler temperatures. In addition to the the larger, colorful pumpkins used for jack-o’-lanterns, there are numerous varieties of pumpkins grown for their fine flavor and texture. Visit a produce stand to find these delicious compact types if you’d like to take advantage of the Fall season to cook with fresh pumpkin. Continue Reading

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The Mural on Church Street

By Jim Hornsby… The Work & Greer Building at Sixth Avenue and Church Street is modest when compared with the towering structures around it that define Nashville’s skyline, but it is second to none as a city treasure. It is a jewel of outdoor art that delights tourists and locals alike with its charm and beauty. Continue Reading

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There’s More Than Animals At The Zoo

By Jim Hornsby… “The Nashville Zoo puts a lot of effort into providing an attractive, comfortable environment for both animals and visitors,” says Jim Bartoo, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, “and art plays an important role in that effort. Our President, Rick Schwartz, has worked closely with many artists and craftsmen to design and create the open, natural feeling that makes the zoo such a pleasant and educational place to visit.” Continue Reading

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The Lane Motor Museum

By Jim Hornsby… Visitors to Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum describe it as “amazing,” “unique,” and “really cool.” They are “over-whelmed by the quality” of the exhibits and call it a “gem of a collection.” And rightly so; the award-winning museum is internationally known and held in high regard for its many rare and one-of-a-kind vehicles. Continue Reading

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