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Trash or Treasure?

The up-close approach helps Sarah Drury separate true valuables, such as these silver candlesticks, from the cheaper stuff.

Nashville art & antiques appraiser Sarah Campbell Drury relies on book learning, hard science & a good eye. read more

All I Wanted Was the Internet…

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I think it’s safe to say that I thought 2014 was going to be fabulous. I bought myself a car for Christmas, and I was on cloud nine until January 5. That’s when it started to go downhill. My apartment flooded due to a busted pipe, I had to move … read more

Making Art Work

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The job of preparator is a bit of mystery, and not just because no one knows how to pronounce it. (It’s prep-PARE-a-tor.) The inner workings of an art museum are secretive for two reasons: You can’t have someone learning your secrets and going all Thomas Crowne Affair on your watch, … read more

The Tutu Mistress

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When Christen Heilman Runyon, who works in the costume shop for Nashville Ballet, sits back after a long session at the sewing machine, she sometimes notices red marks all along the inside of her arm. “Tutu burn,” she says. It’s an occupational hazard. Yes, that bouncy, floaty cloud of fluff … read more

Top 10 Places to Watch the Game

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There’s no shortage of basketball in this burg, and we hear the occasional mutterings about hockey, but for most in this office, football is the sport. The. Sport. With that settled, we move on to the business of football watching. Home on the sofa with a bag of pretzels is … read more

Pedal to the Metal

Ever wonder who's at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center organ's keyboards? Wonder no more.

How do you get to Turner Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Also, it’s not a bad idea to bone up on how to fix the occasional stuck pedal, says Andrew Risinger, Organ Curator for the Nashville Symphony. Playing the organ comes naturally to Risinger, a preacher’s kid from Tyler, Texas. He’d … read more

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