Nashville

Arts & Culture
12:37 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

"I was slapping myself in the face," singer Doug Seegers says of his recent success. "I kept saying, 'Am I dreaming? When am I going to wake up and go back to living under the bridge?' "
Gregg Roth Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 9:01 am

Country music fans were introduced to a new face at last month's Americana Music Awards in Nashville, when 62-year-old Doug Seegers opened the show with a song from his debut album, Going Down to the River.

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NPR News
1:11 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Komodo Dragons On Display At Nashville Zoo

A Komodo dragon is pictured at the St. Louis Zoo (Poppet Maulding/Flickr)

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 12:37 pm

There are less than 2,500 Komodo dragons — the world’s largest living lizards — left in the wild.

The venomous beasts can spend hours in one spot, waiting for a deer, boar, goat or anything sizable and nutritious. By the time the reach adulthood, they can be over 10 feet long and more than 350 pounds.

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Music
4:19 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd

Inside RCA Studio A, whose sale has sparked a wave of backlash from the Nashville music community, Ben Folds (right, on staircase) addresses press and supporters.
Stephen Jerkins

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:27 am

News that a Nashville developer is paying $4.4 million for a half-century-old recording studio has sparked a battle in Music City. On one side is singer-songwriter Ben Folds, inspired by the musical history made in that studio. On the other, a trailblazing musician who made that history.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding

Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

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Politics
8:23 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Tennessee Judge Upholds State Photo Voter ID Law

A judge in Nashville has held Tennessee's voter identification statute constitutional. The Tennessean reported the ruling by Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Carol McCoy. After about three hours of oral arguments Wednesday, McCoy ruled against civil rights attorney George Barrett, who contended the state constitution requires only proof of legal age, residency and registration.

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Politics
7:56 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Tennessee Democrats Voice Opposition to Fine Against Nashville Schools

House Democrats are voicing their opposition to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration's decision to withhold $3.4 million in state funding from Nashville because of a disputed charter school application. The lawmakers at a news conference outside the legislative office complex in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon argued that Haslam's decision was unfair to students at city schools.

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Regional
8:04 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Three Airlines Add Flights to Nashville Airport

Interior shot of Nashville International Airport

Three major airlines have announced additional flights to the Nashville International Airport with new routes to Boston, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The airport said Southwest Airlines is adding another daily nonstop flight to Boston Logan starting in February. United Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights to Nashville from its Cleveland hub starting on Dec. 19.

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Politics
12:54 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Election Officials in Tennessee County Nix Electronic Books

Davidson County election officials have backed away from using electronic poll books in the November election. The Tennessean reported the decision Thursday came despite Davidson County Election Commission members expressing confidence in the reliability of 60 of the devices used in the Aug. 2 primary.

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Regional
8:04 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Tennessee National Guard Families Set to Welcome Home Soldiers

More than 300 members of the Tennessee National Guard are coming home this week after a year's deployment in the Middle East. Guard officials in Nashville said more than 160 soldiers are expected to arrive at the air base in Smyrna on Tuesday.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Novelist Ann Patchett Opens Parnassus Bookstore Because She Had To

Nashville-based author Anne Patchett

Nashville has always had a thriving arts and literature history. But last year two major bookstore chains unexpectedly closed, leaving "The Athens of the South" without one. Best-selling, award winning novelist Ann Patchett stepped in along with partner Karen Hayes to do something about it.

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