Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 30, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Stories That Sing (Medium Hero and Other Stories, by Korby Lenker)

Book Title: Medium Hero and Other Stories

Imagine the love child of Marilynne Robinson and Nick Hornby.  Their novels I mean.  Medium Hero and Other Stories is a marvelous debut collection by Nashville singer-songwriter Korby Lenker:  deep thoughts, light touch, the holy mysteries of life, and just a guy trying to figure a few things out.  Come hear Korby read (and sing a song or two) at Parnassus this Tuesday night, December …

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January 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

This is The New Nashville!

Don’t get me wrong – I loved the old Nashville, a city big enough for both the Grand Ole Opry and the Swan Ball.  Plus a roller coaster!  I also love what we’re becoming – a city imagining all kinds of new collaborations and encouraging an even broader flourishing of the arts.  Last year, the Nashville Ballet and Symphony (along with the Minnesota Orchestra) co-commissioned a work by indie rocker Ben …

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