Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tennessee Miller Coliseum - April and May Calendar



April 2009

3-5
RV and Boat Super Show
Friday 1 p.m - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $4.00
Kids and parking FREE
Visit the Odyssey website for more information
For vendor information call 941-827-7144

10-12
Southeast Horse Sale & Cutting Horse Show
Free admission
Professional Auction Services website

23-26
Intercollegiate National Finals
Visit the IHSA website for details

May 2009

April 30-May 3
QuarterFest (AQHA event)
Begins each day at 8 a.m.
Admission is charged
Click here to Buy Tickets
Visit AQHA QurterFest Homepage for more information and schedule of events.

8-10
Lucky 7 Quarter Horse Show
Free admission
Event schedule here
Visit the TQHA website here

22-24
Volunteer Ranch Horse Show
Free admission
ARHA website

29-31
Tennessean Dressage Horse Show
Free admission

Highballs & Hydrangeas at Cheekwood - April 17

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - March 26

High Scores:

CINCO DE MAYO RESTAURANT
4944 THOROUGHBRED
Date Inspected: 3/19/2009
Score: 93

DUNYA KEBAB
2521 - B NOLENSVILLE ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 93

FIESTA MEXICANA
416 4TH AVENUE SOUTH
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 94

HOUSE OF PIZZA
15 ARCADE ALLEY
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 93

ISTANBUL RESTAURANT
2631 NOLENSVILLE ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/20/2009
Score: 92

JACK IN THE BOX
1084 MURFREESBORO ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/20/2009
Score: 93

K & F CAFE
324 S. GALLATIN ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 93

LAS PALMAS
6688 NOLENSVILLE ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 92

LITTLE CAESARS
400 N. GALLATIN ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 92

MRS. WINNERS
3440 LEBANON ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/20/2009
Score: 94

OBIES ITALIAN GOURMET
2217 ELLISTON PLACE
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 93

TANGS CHINESE RESTAURANT
5814 NOLENSVILLE ROAD
Date Inspected: 3/18/2009
Score: 93

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.

Updates:

There are no updates.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Coming soon to Nashville Aficionado

We will be doing an interview with Chef Deb from restaurant ZOLA next week and it will be posted soon after. I'm working to get more interviews with the chefs of Nashville and to let you know about local food growers and providers as well.

If you love Nashville and good food, you don't want to miss this.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Peter Grant is an incredible painter and a great guy


This guy is so talented and so very nice. Hopefully you will see some of his art in Nashville soon. Until then, visit his website to see some incredible examples of his work.



Road to the Horse 2009 - part 2

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Road to the Horse 2009 - part 1

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The Fugitives- poets in Nashville

Johnny Cash - "Ridin the Rails"

Thomas Payne - We the People

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - March 19

High Scores:

Subway
6418 Centennial Blvd
Date Inspected: 3/13/2009
Score: 99

Zackies
1201 5th Avenue North Suite 103
Date Inspected: 3/12/2009
Score: 100


Low Scores:

There are no low scores available.

Updates:

There are no updates available.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

We're at "The Road to the Horse" this weekend


This show started last night and we are having an absolute blast so far. I will tell you more about it later because we have to get back to the show, right now.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Andrew Chadwick's restaurant has closed



Sad to say it but it is true, another incredible restaurant in our fair city has closed it's doors. Andrew Chadwick's at Rutledge Hill, an upscale California-inspired restaurant that was located in the southern edge of downtown was a truly unique restaurant and will be sorely missed. I wish Andrew all the best and hope he stays in Nashville and comes up with something else incredible.

He spent nearly two years restoring a Civil War-era home on Rutledge Hill near downtown Nashville before opening the restaurant in November 2007. Such a shame that all that work and passion is all for nothing now but I'm sure he will move on to bigger and better things soon.

A message on the restaurant's confirmed it, they were closed. "Unfortunately, we are no longer in business, we thank Nashville for the opportunity and hope you have a great day."

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A little bit about Andrew and his restaurant...(this comes from the restaurant's website)

The technology he used:
Andrew Chadwick's is one of only three American institutions that use a professional induction cooktop. An induction-cooker element (what on a gas stove would be called a "burner") is a powerful, high-frequency electromagnet. When a good-sized piece of magnetic material--such as, for example, a cast-iron skillet--is placed in the magnetic field that the element is generating, the field transfers ("induces") energy into that metal. Basically, the pan itself is where the heat comes from and not the elements.

About Andrew:
The majority of Andrew's culinary training took place in California, where he acquired an uncanny discernment for food and wine pairings. Prior to moving to Nashville, Andrew served as executive chef at the prestigious Meadowood Napa Valley, a private estate featuring fine dining inspired by the traditions of Napa Valley, and at the Ritz Carlton Resort St. Thomas, a Virgin Island resort offering Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Andrew also served on the prestigious culinary team providing cuisine for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 1991, he worked at acclaimed restaurants in New York, California and Europe. In New York, he helped establish a Four Star restaurant with Donald Woods. Following his tenure in New York, he served as chef of the Fine Dining Restaurant at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, where he was ranked one of the top ten chefs in Southern California. He also was an executive sous chef at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grand Ole Opry Week on American Idol


Photo is from the Randy Travis website
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American Idol will feature a Grand Ole Opry theme on March 17 & 18, as contestants will select and perform songs popularized by Opry members. Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis will sing together on Randy's classic hit and Carrie's current single, "I Told You So," plus Brad Paisley will make the television debut of his new single, "Then," from his forthcoming summer album.
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Info comes from Opry.com

Nashville restaurants health inspections - March 12

High Scores:

Burger King
7116 Hwy 70 South
Date Inspected: 3/2/2009
Score: 98

My Dads Pizza
1601-A Buchanan
Date Inspected: 3/2/2009
Score: 97

Pizza Hut
888 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 3/2/2009
Score: 97

Whitts BBQ
4601 Andrew Jackson Parkway
Date Inspected: 3/3/2009
Score: 99

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.

Updates:

There are no updates.

A hotel that floats in the ocean

Volkswagen Factory in Germany

Monday, March 09, 2009

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra plays all over Hamburg

The second season of the "Nashville Experience" walking tour is here



The latest dates have been released so be sure to book your tour today. Join us for the "Nashville Experience!"

Visit the Webbspun Ideas website to learn more and see what is available.

The Details

This walking tour takes you around Nashville to show what it really is all about.

We will taste local foods, hear live music, admire beautiful architecture and see historical places. With this tour I want to show you the uniqueness of my city and show you all the things that will make you fall in love with it and understand what makes this city such a desirable place to visit and live.

Some of the culinary options include bar-b-que, sushi, pizza, a hot brown sandwich, sweet potato fries, chocolates, pralines and more.

Approx. 4 hours in length

$30.00 per person up to 5 people per tour(food, tips, and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price.)

To make a reservation or for more information, email me at corey@webbspunideas.comCheck the calendar for availability on upcoming tours.

President Obama goes back on his word about "earmarks"


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Modest on a Monday - "Night on Bald Mountain"

Friday, March 06, 2009

Feel Good Friday - Schlumping Around

"Fancy" on a Friday - Reba McEntire

Béla Bartók 1881-1945



Bartók wrote Concertos, Quartets, Operas, a ballet "The Miraculous Mandarin" as well as a large collection of Hungarian and Rumanian folk dances.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

See ya in Nashville

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Seize the day!

Nashville Experience Walking Tour dates are coming soon



Visit the official Webbspun Ideas website to keep track of upcoming dates and book your tours now.

24-Hours only! $15 Tickets to see Mariza at the Schermerhorn Symphony



Mariza
Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
Concert Presented Without Orchestra
With her stunning voice and striking sense of style, Mariza is the world's best-known performer of fado, the urban folk music of Portugal. Fado is often compared to American blues or Spanish flamenco, and Mariza's yearning melodies conjure dramatic stories of love and loss amid the winding cobblestone streets of Lisbon. She'll light the Schermerhorn with her dynamic stage presence when she makes a rare visit to Nashville on Monday, March 9.

The savings begin TODAY, Tuesday, March 3 at 11 a.m. and end TOMORROW, Wednesday March 4 at 11 a.m.!

$15 Tickets

To receive this discount, use promo code 6007. Purchase via our website, nashvillesymphony.org, or over the telephone by calling 615.687.6400.

Please note that the special ticket price will only display once you are logged on to our site with promo code 6007.

Visit the Nashville Symphony website to learn more.
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Tuesday Afternoon - Moody Blues


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Yesterdays quote from the Webbspun Ideas newsletter



The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
~Lee Iacocca

Toto on a Tuesday - Africa

Monday, March 02, 2009

Visit Threadventures Embroidery at the Cabin Fever Classic 2009 this week



Threadventures Embroidery will be at the Cabin Fever Classic again this year. Stop by and visit them and see what is new and exciting with "The Stud Shop" line and more. It should be another great show and Threadventures is proud to be a part of it.

This year the show is in Cloverdale, Indiana and a brand new facility.

Nashville Airport has advice for spring travelers



With spring break fast approaching and road construction in progress at Nashville International Airport (BNA), the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority wants to ensure that all travelers are prepared for takeoff. The following tips will help passengers and guests enjoy the Nashville Airports Experience this spring break travel season.

Watch for Roadway Construction: Phase I of the Terminal Access Roadway Improvements (TARI) Project is underway. TARI is designed to improve traffic conditions on Terminal Ring Road, the one-way thoroughfare that surrounds the airport’s short- and long-term parking lots and provides access to the terminal.

-Temporarily, no cell phone/waiting area is available.

---If waiting for arriving passengers, drivers may use either the 10-minute waiting area outside the baggage claim area or the short-term parking garage, where the first 30 minutes of parking are free.

- All existing parking lots remain open. An additional Remote Holiday Parking Lot will be available if needed. Rates are as follows: Short-term: $22/day; Long-term: $10/day; Economy: $8/day; Overflow: $8/day; and Valet: $20/day.

A complete list of travel tips is available at FlyNashville.com

3rd & Lindsley calendar- March 3-8



Tuesday, March 3
Ted Russell Kamp CD Release w/ Wink Keziah – 7:00 pm
The Players featuring John Hobbs, Michael Rhodes, Eddie Bayers, Brent Mason, Paul Franklin – 9:30 pm

Wednesday, March 4
Sixwire w/ DeDe Day – 6:00 pm
The Wooten Brothers – 9:30 pm

Thursday, March 5
Melanie Torres – 6:00 pm
Cowboy Jack Clement and Friends w/ Billy Burnette, Shawn Campand Special Guests – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 6
Etta Britt w/ Dan Baird and Bob Britt – 7:00 pm
Bob and Etta Celebrate 20 years
J-Po & The V.A.B. w/ Johnny Neel and Criminal Element – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 7
Stacie Collins – 7:00 pm
Bonnie Bramlett and Mr. Groove – 10:00 pm

Sunday, March 8
Tyrone Wells w/ Keaton Simons – 7:00 pm

Massenet on a Monday - Thais



Janine Jansen at the Queens Jubilee


Jules Massenet 1842-1912

Jules Massenet is famous for his operas Manon, Thaïs and others.

Miller Coliseum - March 2009 calendar



March 13-14
Lonestar Rodeo
7 p.m. nightly
Advance tickets from SRO officers$10 for Adults (over 12 yr old)$8 for Children 12 and under
Visit the SRO website or Lonestar Rodeo website for more information.

March 20-22
Spring Slip & Slide
TN Reining Horse Show
Free admission
Visit the TNRHA website for more information.

March 27
MTSU Horse Judging Contest

March 28
Extreme Fight Night
Visit the XFN website for more information.
Advance Tickets:Adult general admission $20Adult ringside seats $35
At the door:Adult general admission $25Adult ringside seats $40
All children 12 and under $10
Information on buying tickets will be posted soon.

Mancini on a Monday - Baby Elephant Walk


Music by Henry Mancini.
Sequence from Hatari! movie(1962) with John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey died on Saturday at age 90.


He was an original radio personality and will be greatly missed by many of us.

Saint-Saëns on a Sunday


Roger Moore does the introduction and Mischa Maisky performs a lushly romantic cello solo in the most famous movement of the suite.
«Julian Rachlin & friends» CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
A film by Jasmina Hajdany; music written by Camille Saint-Saëns