I just spoke with Nashville Ballet's artistic director Paul Vasterling about the all-new version of The Nutcracker being unveiled next Dec. 12. It sounds like it's going to have a strong emphasis on the visual aspects, beyond pirouettes, and it's also going to be very Nash-centric. The interview will air next week, starting on Wednesday, and there will probably be two versions: the on-air edit, and the uncut web version.
Former morning DJ on Lightning 100, an independent radio station in Nashville, WEQX, in Southern Vt/Albany NY, and WQBK-FM in Albany. My fascination with music started with Nancy Sinatra and Tom Lehrer (thanks, Dad) and continues with today's young upstarts and others who push the art forward, sometimes swimming upstream.