Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Howard Gentry's Oath of Office

Adapted from an invitation emailed out this morning:

The Office of the Criminal Court Clerk
requests the honor of your presence
as the Honorable Judge
Angelita Blackshear Dalton
administers the oath of office to

Howard C. Gentry, Jr.
Criminal Court Clerk

Metropolitan Government of Nashville,
Davidson County, Tennessee

Tuesday, the Thirtieth Day of August
Two Thousand and Eleven
3:00 p.m.
Justice A.A. Birch Building, Courtroom 1A

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My New Gig:

I'm very excited to be working with the good folks of St. Claire Media Group, the inimitable John Pitcher and the super-talented Adrienne Outlaw. From the release that was sent out today:


Nashville Arts Magazine Announces
The Launch Of A New Daily Arts Review Website

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Arts Magazine will launch a new website September 1, 2011 that will provide comprehensive daily news and reviews of the city’s vibrant and varied arts scene. will publish overnight reviews of major symphony, opera, chamber music, jazz, dance and theatre performances as well as reviews on the visual arts and film scene. It will also feature timely news and preview stories about important art events. Veteran arts writers Evans Donnell (theater, opera and film), Adrienne Outlaw (visual arts) and John Pitcher (classical music, jazz and dance) will serve as the site’s chief critics, providing regular coverage along with other contributing writers. gives us the opportunity to report on the thriving art scene with up-to-the-minute reviews and will keep Nashville informed on what is happening as it happens. The Nashville Arts Magazine will continue its monthly in depth look at the art world, while will deliver daily news and reviews. We are very excited to launch this site, as it will be a perfect compliment to the magazine, and a wonderful resource for all Nashvillians that love the arts,” says Meagan Nordmann of Nashville Arts Magazine. will be a model of local arts journalism in the digital age. The site will publish the sort of thoughtful arts criticism that was once the hallmark of the traditional print media. But it will also include videos, podcasts and other digital features that will bring the arts into sharper focus.

“Nashville’s art scene has grown exponentially over the past decade,” says John Pitcher. “The Frist Center for the Visual Arts now imports some of the nation’s best shows, such as its current “Warhol Live” exhibit, the Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival has developed a play that will soon hit Broadway, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra will soon be exporting one of its adventurous programs to Carnegie Hall. Our new website arrives on the scene just in time to chronicle this amazing period in Nashville’s art history.”


Nashville Arts Magazine is the most focused and relevant resource for all creative endeavors in the central Tennessee region. The vibrant, colorful magazine covers the incredible wealth of painting, music, architecture, photography, theater, dance, sculpture, poetry, cooking, writing and living that makes Nashville a creative city.