What will musician Nick Lutsko do next?
Change is part of life, I suppose.
The announcement earlier this week that Super Deluxe, the Turner Broadcasting “internet- turned-TV comedy hub,” was shutting down means that Chattanooga’s own Nick Lutsko will be looking for a new outlet for his comedy works, specifically the comedy music videos he has been producing.
“It was my full-time gig,” he says
He said on Tuesday that he had never considered doing comedy music before, but that Super Deluxe had provided him an outlet, and clearly his work resonated with people. Over the years, he has produced 20 videos that have been seen 130 million times. People like Mark Hamill and J. K. Rowling re- tweeted his work and he was nominated for two Webby Awards, which are basically the Emmy Awards of the internet.
“I plan to keep doing them, I’m just not sure where they will end up,” Lutsko says.
Super Deluxe provided that outlet, and it provided him with resources, including an editor for bouncing around ideas.
“The well was never dry. I will have to pick up a lot of the slack and come up with ideas on my own.”
He plans to continue doing his original solo music, as well, and is currently working on a new record.
“I have four songs that are 95 percent done.” › Mike Costa, general manager of t he Sinclair Broadcast Group ( NewsChannel 9, Fox Chattanooga and CW Chattanooga) surBarry Courter prised friends and colleagues with a Facebook post on Monday night announcing that Friday would be his last day in the position.
No reason was given, and he says in the post that he is not sure what his next move will be other than enjoying the holidays with his family.
“The Christmas season always seemed to get in the way of starting the next year off correctly. Not this year. There will be lots of holiday cheer in the Costa household as that will be my only focus in December.”
› On the subject of retiring, Dan Bowers announced several weeks ago that he will retire from ArtsBuild in June after 11 years as president of the organization that raises money and promotes the arts in the area.
During his tenure, he has guided the organization through a tanking economy, a total rebranding of the group’s mission and name, a relocation to the Arts Building on 11th Street, and a year-long cultural planning initiative called Imagine Chattanooga 20/20.
ArtsBuild will be conduct-. ing a national search for his replacement.