The proposed name of a Jefferson Street cafe raises issues of gentrification, development and race. This isn’t really a story about a coffeehouse. It’s a story about semantics, and the different histories that blacks and whites have had in Nashville, and how that shapes their futures.
Ever since Nashville became Music City, USA more than a century ago, people from across the country (and the globe, hey, Keith Urban) have made pilgrimages to the Tennessee city to find fame and fortune.
More recently, the city has grown in popularity as a tourist destination––annual visitation has increased 45 percent in the last decade––and now much of what people seek is not fame or a record contract, but just a place to stay.
With its new House of Cards venue, Miller's Icon Entertainment Group still has some tricks up his sleeve for Music City
House of Cards is posed to not only be a one-of-a-kind venue in Nashville, but the Southeastern U.S. (Courtesy Icon Entertainment Group)
Just a few years ago Bill Miller and his Icon Entertainment Group weren't a fixture on the Nashville tourism scene. The best-known sites for visitors were names such as the beloved Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry.
Then, in 2013, Mil...
Some of what you’ve heard about Oklahoma City is true: The winds do whip through the plains. But there’s so much more you haven’t heard. OKC, as locals like to call their city, has a thriving food culture, a competitive urban whitewater park and an eclectic arts scene. If you think of it as a landlocked fly-over destination, we’re pretty sure our guide to a great weekend in the Sooner State will change your mind.
Liz Veyhl founded Small World Yoga in 2014, bringing yoga to diverse communities. This year, she’s taking another leap, opening Nashville’s first nonprofit yoga studio.
In 2014, Liz Veyhl founded Small World Yoga (SWY), a nonprofit that makes yoga available to diverse communities that don’t otherwise have access. The need was clearly there: In 2017 alone, the organization doubled in size, from serving 30 partner locations to 57. Now, more than 1,300 people take advantage of the free asanas of...
Eason received $40,000 to launch MILK, an app that rewards users for turning off their phones when they shouldn’t be using them.
When Courtney "Coko" Eason worked at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, she also launched a business of her own called Soundtrack Entertainment that organized urban music events in Nashville. She would get a solid crowd and celebrities on the scene, and she was often credited for helping to build street cred for Music City's hip hop scene.
"But I couldn't get people to enga...
"I am not only making my mom proud, but carrying on the legacy of female country artists," says Abby Anderson of being one of the nine acts named to CMT's Next Women of Country 2018 class on Tuesday.
The deep-voiced singer-songwriter sees herself, and the women with whom she shared Nashville's City Winery stage for the announcement concert, as carrying the torch of those who came before: Loretta, Miranda, Carrie, Wynonna and Shania.
Anderson's "With the Radio On," an autobiographical tale of ...
As the co-practice group leader for government contracts, investigations and international trade at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Washington, D.C., Jonathan Aronie has had a lot of interesting cases over the course of his career. But there’s one he calls “the most challenging and most rewarding case I have handled.”
In 2013, Aronie was a member of a team appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to monitor the New Orleans Police Department.
If Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song” were rewritten with a twang and a steel guitar, it would name check the following artists: Si Siman, Barbi Benton, Nudie Cohn, Bob Dylan, Paul Cohen, Ray Benson, Kinky Friedman (that one might be in the chorus; he comes up a lot).
As Sandler would have said, “They’re Jewish, too.” In fact, in every decade since country music came into its own in Nashville, Tennessee, more than 90 years ago, Jews have influenced the Music City sound.
Of course, Jews are no...
Has James Mackler taken leave of his senses? Resigning from a comfortable partnership in one of Nashville’s top law firms? And to run for the U.S. Senate in a Mid-South Bible Belt state as a Jew, married to a rabbi—and, maybe tougher—as a progressive Democrat?
Sitting in an unassuming local coffee shop, the fit, dark-haired Army veteran recalled hearing that same question the last time he left his legal practice—to fly a Blackhawk helicopter in the Iraq War.
Not surprisingly, that’s a career ...
STAY, Tony Baker's new East Nashville furniture company invites you to sit for a while.
"I was innately drawn to these places that had beautiful, simple design."
It was then that Baker started his next act. Instead of picking up the camera, he picked up a pencil and started designing furniture. His benches, tables, planters, and even a bed, are meant to be "legacy pieces," the opposite of the fast fashion and the album covers he had created over his career. They also reflected where the then-...
Lights, Cameras, Teach!: Online curriculum and custom software bring computer science to students worldwide
Think of the internet celebrities you know, and more than likely people such as the “Chewbacca Mom” or that “Damn, Daniel” kid come to mind. But don’t forget about Vanderbilt computer science professors Mike Fitzpatrick and Ákos Lédeczi.
OK, so unless you were already familiar with them by being ...
f you've given Bristol any thought, it may be as the home to the Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR track and site of last year's record-setting Battle at Bristol football game (156,000 people watched Tennessee beat Virginia Tech). Or, perhaps you recognize the Geico Insurance animated gecko who stands on the border that splits Bristol's Main Street down the middle, half in Tennessee and half in Virginia.
"Nowville." "It City." Nashville has been on the rise in recent years. The population is booming (it recently surpassed Memphis as the state's largest city) and tourism is increasing, thanks to new hotels, restaurants and shops. With all of that comes a host of new monikers highlighting how hip the Tennessee capital is. But its older and better-known name is the one that still rings the right tune: Music City.