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
Weekly English United States Arts · Society & Culture
184 Episodes
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The Scene: Meet Cookeville Photographer Pamela Claytor

Join host Andrea Kruszka visits with Pamela Claytor, a photographer with many different backgrounds that include boudoir and pin-up photography. They talk about Pamela's background with photography going back early in her childhood, where the inspiration comes from for her set-ups, and what her favorite part is about doing boudoir and…
1 Oct 15 min

The Scene: Amy Ing of Spotlight Costumes

Join host Andrea Kruszka meets with Amy Ing, co-owner of Spotlight Costumes in Cookeville. They talk about where the idea of a costume shop came from, the fun in supplying the costumes to different productions, and what's the most challenging thing she encounters when providing costumes for shows. New episodes…
24 Sep 15 min

The Scene: Owner of Picasso's Gift Shop Nick Freeman

Join host Andrea Kruszka sits down with Nick Freeman, an artist in Cookeville and owner of Picasso's Gift Shop. Nick talks about how he started charcoal drawings of local interests in Cookeville, listening to television mostly while working instead of going the music route, and discussing the idea of his…
17 Sep 15 min

The Scene: Tennessee Tech Percussion Teacher Jayce Clemons

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 started with building…
3 Sep 15 min

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…
27 Aug 15 min

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Painter Katie Tyler

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 art scene here…
20 Aug 15 min

The Scene: Musician Andrew Buckner

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 was just…
13 Aug 15 min

The Scene: Metalworker David Fricke

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…
6 Aug 15 min

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

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 things together, and some exciting…
30 Jul 15 min

The Scene: Meet The Rustic Nail's Tyler Asher

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, and some favorite projects from…
23 Jul 15 min

The Scene: Owners of Illuminated Grain Andrew and Nida Kruse

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 sustainability plays an important…
2 Jul 15 min

The Scene: Cookeville Candle Maker Haley Smith

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 response from friends in…
25 Jun 15 min

The Scene: Meet Tennessee Tech Graphic Design Student Kara Potts

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, and if…
18 Jun 15 min

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Fiber Artist Katelyn Dunn

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Katelyn Dunn, a fiber artist from Cookeville. The two talk about what she specializes in with fiber arts being an umbrella term, where all of her different inspirations come from, and Katelyn's process from collecting the wool to how she makes it…
11 Jun 15 min

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Photographer & Film Student Ben Weaver

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Ben Weaver, a Cookeville photographer and film student. The two discuss going to film school but also wanting to develop his skills in photography, how film school is going and the things it has in common with photography, and some of Ben's…
4 Jun 15 min

The Scene: Meet Owner of the Arts Garage Karyn Walker

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with the owner of the Arts Garage, Karyn Miller. They look at discussing Karyn's DIY studio that both tourists and locals alike find interesting, some of her most interesting guests that she's encountered, and what stands out about this area and stories about…
21 May 15 min

The Scene: Meet Ceramics Artist Sandy Miller & Photographer Bill Miller

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Cookeville ceramic artist Sandy Miller and photographer Bill Miller. The group looks at Sandy and Bill's background with one working in ceramics and the other in photography, some of the photography that Bill has produced that's apart of a show, and what…
14 May 15 min

The Scene: The Biz Foundry's Tiffany Anton

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks to Tiffany Anton from The Biz Foundry. The duo discusses what makes Made Here Market different from other markets in the area like this, some of the vendors that'll be apart of this year's market, and helping the makers see their trade as…
23 Apr 16 min

The Scene: Tennessee Tech Fashion Department Major Seth Overton

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with fashion department major and TTU senior Seth Overton. The duo talks on Seth's introduction to fashion and having interest in seeing the outfits on different Red Carpet events, working on a photoshoot for the May issue of Cookeville Lifestyle Magazine, and…
16 Apr 16 min
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