Monday, February 26, 2024
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The Scene

Spotlight a growing and vibrant arts community in the Upper Cumberland with The Scene on Lite Rock 95.9. Host Andrea Kruszka interviews local artists, performers, and more to learn what goes into their craft and why. Find out where their ideas and talents originate, while also keeping a pulse on upcoming performances and galleries around the Upper Cumberland each week on The Scene.

Showcase local talent from across the Upper Cumberland with Andrea Kruszka and The Scene – Sunday mornings 8-10am on Lite Rock 95.9

Sundays 8-10am


The Scene: Jennifer Welch, Cookeville Children’s Theatre

Jennifer discusses the Children’s Theatre and how kids can get involved today. This week on The Scene – Join host Laura Holloway as she visits with Jennifer Welch from the Cookeville Children’s Theatre. They talk about the first show Jennifer did with the Children’s Theatre, how parents can get their children involved who has a talent for being on stage, ... Read More »

The Scene: Diego Alvarez of Royal House of Cheese

Diego discusses his background and how he knew this is what he wanted to do. This week on The Scene – Join host Laura Holloway as she sits down with Diego Alvarez from Royal House of Cheese in Cookeville. The two talk about what was Diego’s “Aha” moment, how he works with customers to make the perfect table for an ... Read More »

The Scene: Tennessee Tech’s College of Fine Arts Arty Gras

Kathleen & Jennifer discuss all things Arty Gras returning in its second year. This week on The Scene – Join special guest host Marcia Lorance as she meets with President of the Cookeville Theatre Company Kathleen Gilpatrick & Dean of the College of Fine Arts Jennifer Shank to talk about the Second Annual Arty Gras Festival. They touch on why ... Read More »

The Scene: Upper Cumberland Painter Larry Taylor

Larry talks about being an artist while having a career as a financial advisor. This week on The Scene – Join host Laura Holloway as she talks with painter Larry Taylor. They discuss different topics such as how often he gets into his studio at home to paint, juggling his everyday job with also wanting to paint, and Larry talks ... Read More »

The Scene: Cookeville Author & Actor Michael Evanichko

Michael discusses what led him to being a writer in life & his three books. This week on The Scene -Host Laura Holloway visits with area author and actor Michael Evanichko. They talk about what the first thing was that Michael ever remembers writing, if he ever writes his books with the idea of seeing them on stage or in ... Read More »

The Scene: Needle Felting Artist Gerry Burklow

Gerry discusses how she found needle felting and a project she contributed to. This week on The Scene – Join host Andrea Kruszka as she is joined by local needle felting artist in the Upper Cumberland Gerry Burklow. They touch on how Gerry gained an interest in needle felting, anything specific that gives her inspirations like books, all about the ... Read More »

The Scene: Owner of The Angry Ironsmith Jim Reilly

Jim updates what’s new with The Angry Ironsmith and how he landed on the name. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Jim Reilly, owner of The Angry Ironsmith They talk about a storefront that Jim has provided to other artists in the area, some things he enjoys listening to while he works, and his role as the secretary ... Read More »

The Scene: Art Round Tennessee’s Jen Luna

Jen covers a little bit of everything from this year’s Art Prowl to her new show Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Jen Luna from Art Round Tennessee. They begin with recapping a successful Art Prowl last month, Jen’s show that has just opened at The Silver Fern with hand carved woodcuts, and where the inspirations of ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Upper Cumberland Artist Shannon Buckley

Shannon touches on her various mediums & moving Tennessee coming from California Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with Shannon Buckley, a new artist to the region that has settled in the Rock Island area. They talk about Shannon and the various mediums that she works in beginning with sewing, what the deciding factor to move to Tennessee was, ... Read More »