Smyrna residents forever impacted by Hurricane Charley

By Anthony Fiorella, Studio M staff // Hurricane Charley took a literal turn for the worse on Friday the 13th of August 2004 when it raced out of the Gulf of Mexico toward Florida’s west coast — right toward the home of Evette Yukich and her son, Cameron. Sitting in the warm glow of a…

‘Wicked’ celebrates 15 years and returns to Nashville

By Tessa Resko, Studio M staff // In spring 2018, the hit musical “Wicked” celebrates its 15th anniversary. From London to Melbourne to Tokyo, “Wicked” has been on stages across the world, and it also has extensively toured the United States. In April, it will make its fourth appearance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center….

Three cat cafes to open in Middle Tennessee

By Carlee Francis, Studio M staff // Three local couples plan to open cat cafes in the coming months, officially bringing the coffee shop phenomenon to Middle Tennessee. And what, exactly, is a cat cafe? Essentially, it’s supervised indoor pet rental. The concept is to have two separate spaces: a space to make coffee and…

Nashville Fashion Week addresses diversity issues

By Wendy Anderson, Studio M staff // As Nashville’s fashion scene grows and evolves along with the city’s population, many are taking notice of how it handles issues of diversity. Nashville Fashion Week is the brainchild of Connie Cathcart-Richardson, Marcia Masulla, and Mike Smith. Since the first fashion week in 2011, the founders have worked…

Increasing number of millennials identify as asexual

By Barbara Harmon and Tayhlor Stephenson, Studio M staff // Millennials are the hook-up generation, the demographic cohort that offers “friends with benefits.” But like all stereotypes and generalizations, this simplifies what is a complicated issue — sex, that is — for any generation. Indeed, there’s a sizable number of millennials for whom going all…