Sunday, December 3, 2023
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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: Tennessee Tech Percussion Teacher Jayce Clemons

Jayce discusses all things percussion and how his background has grown with this Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Tennessee Tech Percussion teacher Jayce Clemons. Jayce gives some background on earning his Master’s at the University of North Texas, if anything related to getting his doctorate will relate to his background in composing music, and  how he got ... Read More »

The Scene: General Artist Briana Blohm

Briana discusses being a general artist and working with different mediums. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with general artist Briana Blohm from Cookeville. They talk about how she acquired her other artistic backgrounds while also having an industrial design background, how the art scene in the Upper Cumberland compares to North Dakota, and getting inspiration in everything from ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Painter Katie Tyler

Katie discusses her background in general art and some murals that she’s done. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with artist and painter Katie Tyler. They look at what influenced Katie to start painting going all the way back to kindergarten, where she gets her ideas and some artists that likes to bounce ideas off of, and how the ... Read More »

The Scene: Musician Andrew Buckner

Andrew discusses his musical talent and plans ahead with albums he releases. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with Putnam County musician Andrew Buckner. They look at the song that Andrew heard that made him want to get started in music, where he tends to get his inspiration from when making new music, and the new instrumental album that ... Read More »

The Scene: Metalworker David Fricke

David discusses all things metalworking and helping out Cookeville businesses. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with metalworker and Cookeville resident David Fricke. They look at David’s background with metalworking and how he got started, upcoming projects including one with some local Cookeville businesses, and if there is anything he likes to listen to while he works. New episodes ... Read More »

The Scene: The Cast of “Out Of This World” Dinner Theatre Show

Andrea discusses the new show and what people can expect when they come see it. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with the some of the cast of Out Of This World and director Logan Taylor. The group talks about what the idea was to start something like this, details about the show and their “family” process of doing ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet The Rustic Nail’s Tyler Asher

Tyler talks about his journey with a small business & being able to help others. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Tyler Asher, owner of The Rustic Nail. They discuss the journey of starting The Rustic Nail, how Tyler’s day job at the Small Business Development Center helps him with his business and the business a client has, ... Read More »

The Scene: Owners of Illuminated Grain Andrew and Nida Kruse

Andrew and Nida discuss how they have handled being owners of a new venture. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with the owners of Illuminated Grain, Andrew Kruse and his wife Nida. The three talk about what was the idea that sparked the husband and wife’s company, how Nida handles the marketing and the behind-the-scenes roles, and how ... Read More »

The Scene: Cookeville Candle Maker Haley Smith

Haley talks what appealed to her about making candles & the response she saw. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Haley Smith, a candle maker in Cookeville. The two discuss how she decided what scents to make and how they’re different from everyday candles, Haley’s experience setting up for the first time at Made Here Market, and the ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Tennessee Tech Graphic Design Student Kara Potts

Kara discusses her background with graphic design being in an artistic family. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks to Kara Potts, a graphic design student from Tennessee Tech. The two talk about how her dad who also has a background in art encouraged her to explore art more, how hand stitching something in a project works into digital design, ... Read More »