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Belcourt brings an oasis to a desert of film mediocrity

Nashville film lovers seeking something other than car chases, flying kung fu moves and teen flicks should be grateful for the Belcourt Theatre. Every city needs a place willing to show independent works, foreign productions and movies that aren

The reparation of remembering a usable black history

More usable history would be one that gives greater emphasis to black successes in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. That kind of history inspires, instead of breeding victimhood. More

Instruments of love and torture

Swing by the Belle Meade Plantation before Sept. 16 and get a gander at Strait-Laced and Loose Women, an exhibit of women More

At 7:30 Friday night, Hillsboro Village will be transformed into New York

City Picks

Here are just of few of the headlines in today's City Picks: ISA seminars take place this week, Cheekwood debuts photography and calligraphy exhibit, Mallard featured at TAC Gallery and Ducas brims with honky-tonk pride. 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

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

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

Creating casseroles - Mixing ingredients and marrying the perfect meal

Casseroles are convenient, and the idea of some of them being meal-in-one dishes are certainly desirable. Add a salad and bread and you are in business. But the appeal goes way beyond saving time and effort. The blending or marrying of flavors is the key reason we all love casseroles.

Fun is done as Titans consider roster cuts

The two-a-days of training camp are over for the Tennessee Titans, but the work being done regarding the roster and preparation for the regular season has just begun. Titans move toward making the tough decisions on who will make the 53-man roster. The first round of cuts trimming the roster to 65 are due by Tuesday and could come even before that.

Brothers named football coach

Pope John Paul II High School, the new Catholic high school opening in Fall 2002, has named current CPA assistant coach Jeff L. Brothers as its head football coach, according to Principal Hans Broekman. More

Developers unveil plans for Midtown high-rise

Representatives of the development group wanting to build two apartment towers and accompanying townhomes in Midtown are optimistic their plan can win approval from both citizens and Metro officials. The University Towers at Vanderbilt will energize the bustling area with what could be more than 500 tenants and pedestrians. More

Players, Widenhofer cautiously optimistic

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Stray Kats: All players now become free agents

All of the Kats players had one-year contracts and effectively are free agents who can work out their own deals with other teams. Kats coach Pat Sperduto signed a contract three years ago which ends Sept. 30. Office employees have said that they have been told they will be terminated Aug. 31.

Titans moved on in Del Greco controversy

It should have been laid to rest long ago, yet it still lingers, and this week it reared its head again. What is it? It is the off-season release of veteran kicker Al Del Greco just weeks after his three botched field goal attempts played a primary role in the favored Tennessee Titans losing 24-10 in the Division playoffs to the Baltimore Ravens. More

TSU's Reese aiming for Ohio Valley title

The 2001 Tennessee State University Tigers football team may be ready to growl again after a tough 3-8 campaign last year. Head coach James Reese is making no predictions, but he likes what he sees from the mixture of newcomers and veterans preparing for a Sept. 1, 7 p.m. season opener against Alabama A&M at Adelphia Coliseum. More

Predators Express Tour to make local stops

The Nashville Predators have announced the Chevrolet Predators Express Tour schedule presented by FOX Sports Net, featuring visits to Mid-South markets by several players and team officials previewing the upcoming 2001-02 hockey season. The Chevrolet Predators Express Tour starts on August 28th with visits to Hendersonville and Gallatin, Tennessee. More

Grimson featured on new billboard

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Players battle for spots

There are 80 players in the Tennessee Titans camp and only 53 jobs available. As training camp winds down today with the first-round of cuts looming sometime after Thursday More

TE Meier sidelined

Rookie tight end Shad Meier suffered a concussion and neck strain during the Monday morning practice and may have to be shut down for approximately two weeks, pending the results of an MRI. More