Hip Hop Nutcracker Comes To The Tivoli Nov. 23

Tickets On Sale Friday

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hip Hop Nutcracker will be at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 23.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket are on sale Friday and are $75 VIP M&G, $55, $45, $35 and $25 (plus applicable fees) and will be available here

Review for Hip Hop Nutcracker: 
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour on the strength of last December’s sold- out performances of the world premiere at New Jersey Performing Arts Center and United Palace of Cultural Arts in New York City. 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all- star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all- female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of UPCA – the work’s original producer – and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo and an on-stage electric violinist.


Lindsey Buckingham Plays At Walker Theatre Nov. 13

Lindsey Buckingham, with J.S. Ondara, will perform at Walker Theatre on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100, $80 and $60 (plus applicable fees) and available here .  Review for Lindsey Buckingham:  Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest living guitar players and songwriters of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ... (click for more)

Cleveland Resident Josh Davis Chosen On ‘The Voice’ Show

Josh Davis of Cleveland, Tn., was one of the last contestants chosen Monday night to compete on the popular singing competition show, “The Voice,” on NBC TV. Davis, 20, was the last of 12 artists or duos to be selected on the team of singer Kelly Clarkson during the Blind Auditions, when coaches can only hear the contestants, not see them. After Mr. Davis sang the ... (click for more)

City "Moves Away" From $4 Million Light Show On Walnut Street Bridge

The city is no longer pursuing a plan for a $4,050,000 light show on the Walnut Street Bridge. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, told City Council members on Tuesday, "We have moved away from that project." The council had earlier pulled capital funding that had been proposed for the "Ripples of Light" on the historic "walking bridge" that dates to 1891. “Ripples ... (click for more)

Developer Of Publix Grocery At St. Elmo To Go Before Variance Board

The developer of a planned Publix grocery in St. Elmo will go before the City Board of Zoning Appeals on Nov. 7 seeking three variances. Mike Price of MAP Engineers said the grocery has been working with community members to try to come up with an acceptable plan for the site where the former Mt. Vernon Restaurant and Pizza Hut are located. There has been controversy over ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Tennessee Week’

For over 50 years I have heard the line, “There are two things you must never do on ‘The Third Saturday of October.’ You mustn’t ever marry and try not to die because, in either case, the preacher won’t show up.” He’ll be watching “The Game.” Ever since Oct 18, 1901, Tennessee and Alabama have been going at it and that inaugural game set the tone as well as the standard for all ... (click for more)