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Schfvilkus strikes fine balance between technique and feeling

Although their music adeptly combines elements of jazz, funk, rock and reggae, the last thing the Nashville ensemble Schfvilkus wants to be called is a fusion band. That

Navigate the lines of political correctness in the Envoy

"We're in a transition. Sport utility vehicles are getting more car-like and sacrificing SUV-ness. Envoy has ultra-refined luxury and still doesn't give up anything SUV-ish. Twist a button on the dash and choose two-wheel drive, automatic four-wheel drive, four-high or four-low. In automatic four-wheel drive, the Envoy decides for itself when extra traction is needed, such as slippery roads. And it has more comfort and convenience features than a More

Various Latin artists try different approaches

There are so many genres, idioms and styles lumped together under the Latin music banner it is little wonder there is so much consumer confusion. Manu Chao, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Moreno Veloso, Alfredo Triff, Gidon Kremer, the duo of Sergio & Odair Assad and composer/guitarist Guinga cover everything from salsa to tango, Afro-Cuban and samba on new releases. More

Patient extols virtues of Lasik surgery

Few patients undergoing surgery are willing or interested in having the process observed by strangers. But Hermitage resident Debbie Smith not only permitted about 20 people to watch her Lasik procedure July 30, she even held a brief news conference after the operation was completed. More


Michael Eric Dyson's writings on race and culture have been acclaimed in both academic and popular circles, and his newest book may prove even more controversial than last year

IRS gives local kids helping hand

The local Internal Revenue Service office is doing something important for the kids at Kirkpatrick Elementary School. Over 100 employees at the IRS

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Debbie Davies makes her finest album as a leader

No one remotely knowledgeable about blues playing or singing ever doubted Debbie Davies could make it as a solo performer. The charismatic singer and instrumentalist was an audience favorite during a three-year stretch with legendary Texas virtuoso Albert Collins. More

John Hiatt

MUSIC CITY MUSE - Reviews on John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad and Santana.

Sometimes, your wife may be your best inspiration

One of the things that I have found most endearing about her of late is the way she looks at herself in the mirror after she returns from the gym. She More

Weekly Reminder

AUGUST 20 - 24, - Losing light: Every day until October we More

Chef's choice

All hail Caesar. It

New television season can't arrive quickly enough

It seems the new television season arrives later and later each year, and concludes much earlier. New programs aren

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Doctor with big heart cares for small souls

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR - By the time Dr. Thomas Whitworth gets to work each day, his

Laying out Labor Day tabletops

This Labor Day, why not tweak tradition a bit? Yes, I know that Aunt Tillie absolutely must serve her deviled eggs in her special deviled egg tray. And Cousin Nick will man the grill, fervently churning out hamburgers and hot dogs whether you want them or not. But there are plenty of ways to decorate that will set your party apart. More

City Picks

Here are the headlines in today's City Picks: OPENing up to the public and David Byrne plays at the Mother Church. More

The first day of school is not just for the kids

Back To Class - Cheryl Landwehr, Suzanne Jordan and Celia Graham More

Josh Rouse solos at the Sutler

Americana pop rocker Josh Rouse will play an acoustic show at the Sutler, 2608 Franklin Road, at 9 p.m. Saturday in support of his upcoming album Under Cold Blue Stars, due out on Rykodisc in February of next year. More

Party to celebrate happy endings for miracle babies

This Sunday, grateful parents and healthy children will celebrate the lives of miracle babies who have been treated at Baptist Hospital