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Flying solo Life's a 'Camiva!e' Adrienne Barbeau charms snakes and humans alike on the HBO show Carnivale, which has its season finale tomorrow. The show, about a Depression-era traveling carnival, will end with a cliffhanger, Barbeau says. Page 3D Have Mercy DearAbby 2D Horoscope 2D Entertainment 3D Comics 4D Television 5D Former Goodlettsville resident Bret Michaels is coming back to Nashville to play, but this time it's without his band Poison. He will do a show tomorrow at ExitIn and is planning on recording a contemporary country record here. On page 60 A triple bill of artists will shake Mercy Lounge tonight: the Shack Shakers, Bobby Bare Jr. and Trailer Bride. And those are just three of the many acts taking to Nashville stages. Take your pick: country, pop, rock, jazz, bluegrass, roots rock. Page 3D f V iflJ HMriQ pL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2003 AT)"? CauaXQuZCD i ' , A fe El I ,..y'.;: V o -rQ , - Frosty the J&Xfk 'k " ' x li Snowman Xjfrmtr j&jr -.-jr.JM 0969:!immv , FILE PHOTO Fred Harvey, president of Harvey's Department Store, rides one of his trademark carousel horses in 1958. Nostalgic about Nashville PBS documentary looks at city in 1950s and '60s By KEN BECK Staff Writer A new documentary offers a healthy dose of nostalgic Nashville from the 1950s and '60s. The hourlong Memories of Nashville airs at 7 pm Sunday on WNPT-Channel 8 and presents a mostly pleasant trip down memory lane. Rare photos and old film footage as well as anecdotes from native Nashvillians ably document the era's sunny times, but also reminds us of the dark side when all people were not treated with equality. Happy memories abound, centering on such places as Harvey's Department Store, Sulphur Dell baseball park, Fair Park, the Hippodrome, Cascade Plunge and Centennial Park. And while the city's African-American community had its own favorite spots for fun times, such as Jefferson Street, Hadley Park and the Ritz Theater, those who grew up in the days of segregation cannot forget the places where they were not welcome. New Orleans native Bridget Kling, a six-year veteran at WNPT, wrote, directed and produced the documentary. "A couple of things kicked it off. There is a Web site,, that my boss read about in Gail Kerr's column in The Tennessean It's all about wonderful, happy memories of things people did in the past in Nashville. ... I thought it would be a great thing to ask what things they remember about their past and what things brought this community together and what things have changed," Kling said "I remember having very similar experience in my hometown but just different names and different places. Even though you're not a native Nashvillian, you still become sentimental and nostalgic about things you remember from your past. Another thing I hoped to do with this is to show people who Please see NASHVILLE, 2D Tuning in Memories of Nashville premieres at 7 p.m. tomorrow on WNPT-Channel 8. The documentary will rerun at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. For more Nashville nostalgia, check Chip Curley's and, beginning Sunday, www.wnpt.netmemories. No. 4: Frosty the Snowmen (1969): Jimmy Durante nar rates, as Frosty (Jackie Vernon) comes to life through the magic of Professor Hinkle (Billy De Wolfe). Karen (June Foray) helps him trek toward the North Pole and gets a belly whopper of a sled ride on Frosty, while Santa Claus (Paul Frees) comes to the rescue. Airdate: Aired at 7 p.m yesterday on WTVF-Channel 5. Na 5: Simla Gas h Gwyj fj !.? 0970): lr red AUre ri.u7-t.-5 -l- h-k-mailman S.D. Klueg.-r, Mick-y Kuorcy tjlks as Kris Kruiyle and Lee&m Wynn voices the Winter Warlock. See Santa's magic snow globe, which he uses to see if you've been bad or good, and hiss at the burgermeister meister-burger. Note: This is not lhe'ear Wtffiour a Santa Claus, which features the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser. Airdates: 8 p.m Monday, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 6p.m. Dec. 7, 6 . -C" p.m. Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 7 pm Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Dec. 25 on ABC M V Family Channel. , -$v- i ' V ssJ- 3c: lfn F I J r f No. 2: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 0964)1 A warm fuzzy if there ever was one. I suspect there are a ton of adults who know every word to this RankinBass classic. Holly-jolly Burl Ives is the star voice as Sam the Snowman. Once you get into the spirit of things, with Rudy, Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snowman and the Isle of Misfit Toys, well, if you don't watch it 'till the , toys all find a home, you are a JCrinch. '; v:"':'-;i';!y":'-:. Airdate: 7 p.m Dec 9 WrVF-Ch;innel5. ' Tune into TV classics for a holly, jolly Christmas By KEN BECK Staff Writer The Christmas season is upon us, so it's time to stock up on cocoa, chestnuts and firewood and check the TV grids for those annual holiday faves. So, what are the top five when it comes to animated boomer-kiddie Christmas classics? Well, I suggest the following. And thank St. Nick for the imaginations of Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones and Charles Schulz. (If you should miss these on the tube, all are available on video and DVD.) on More on Rudolph For more information on RankinBass, check out, where you also can find details on how to order the books Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer IJhe Making of the RankinBass Animated Classic) and The Enchanted World of RankinBass. No. 3: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 0966): Forget Jim Carrey and the movie. You know this one, produced by Jones, is the real deal just as you know roast beast is a feast, courtesy of Dr. Seuss. Horror star Boris Karloff left a memorable legacy on film, but his voice as the Grinch, well, robody does it better. Uncredited June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, speaks for Cindy Lou Who, and when the pipes of Thurl Rayenscroft, voice of Tony the Tiger, come in with Vou're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, you know you're watching a m;is terpiece. Who you? You who. "-Airdates: 7-p:rn. MonttefcTuci-. day, Wednesday and Thursday, on Cartoon Network: , No. h A Charlie Brown Cnristmas 0965): This is the star atop the video Christmas tree. An incredible gem and an annual must-see. It also was the first Peanuts TV special from gentle genius Charles Schultz. The script is funny but poignant, and Vince Guaraldi's jazzy score is right on the mark. Sick of the commercialization of Christmas, Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of the holiday season. After he buys a broken-down Christmas tree and the gang decorates it, Linus lays it on the line: "Fear not for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy . . . " Airdates: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, on WKRN-Channel 2. Tuning in The ABC Family Channel presents FlankinBass Christmas marathons 1 p.m.-mid-night Dec. 6 and 2-1 1 p.m. Dec. 21. ti -MinnttMWiiHiittfrrii t k t ' , '' vt c M - r " jr , t-t 'jf Local photographer captures image for 'America 247' book By ALAN BOSTICK Stuff Writer It's billed as the largest collaborative photographic project in history, and the newly released America 247 is the hefty result. The "big idea" was to take a single week in the life of this country, get talented people to go out and take pictures like crazy, then pull it together into book form. This past May, what's estimated at more than 25,000 photographers from students to highly rated working professionals, including three dozen Pulitzer-Prize winners took to the streets and shot more than 1 million digital images of up-close-and-personal American life. Among them was The Tennes-sean's own John Partipilo, one of a handful of area journalists invited to participate, and whose large, colorful image featured in the book captures the elegant open-air wedding of a local Kurdish couple. Also in the book are three smaller shots by another area photographer, Dean Dixon. Dixon and Partipilo are the only Nashvillians with images in the new book. Only "the very best" of the photographs shot nationwide, says David Elliot Cohen, the project's co-director, were included in America 247 (DK Publishing, $50.) "We hope these images will amuse, surprise, amaze and even disturb you," said Cohen, who Getting there Tennessean photographer John Partipilo will sign copies of America 247 at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 2 at Borders on West End Avenue. A slide show also is planned. More info: 327-9656. along with project partner Rick Smolan previously created the "Day in the Life" series of best-selling photography books in the 1980s. Smolan said, "We live in an image-driven world, and many Americans feel that the images manufactured by Hollywood, Please see PHOTOS, 2D p "A J. 'V., W-fVr vU 4 .1 7' y y ' u J 7,7 v ' I . ; j 5 ).,. a r- i t . Tennessean staff photographer John Partipilo's picture of a Kurdish wedding last spring in Edwin Warner Park is part of America 247, a new book looking at everyday Americans during the course of a single week. Linda Zettler, Entertainment Editor, 259-8232 0 To List Events: Call 259-8054, Fax: 259-8057, E-mail:

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