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.
The Bluff City has its year-‘round charms (except, perhaps, the peak of summer heat and humidity). But May is a particularly compelling time to visit, when the Memphis in May International Festival offers live music and barbecue championships all month long. This year, the lure west is even stronger, thanks to the recent opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a $45 million expansion of the Graceland site that has added 40 acres and lots of entertainment options to the King’s complex.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to travel to hear live music, particularly country music, you’ve probably already considered Nashville and Austin, Texas and even Branson, Missouri. You’d be forgiven for overlooking Bristol, the small twin-state town in Tennessee and Virginia (combined population about 40,000).
But you ought to reconsider. This mountain getaway has great food, history, museums, live music, shopping, and the very roots of country music.
It all started 90 years ago, when ...
With all due respect, Krystal Clark isn't the biggest fan of The Help, the best-selling book and award-winning flick. Clark doesn't have a problem with the writing or the acting, but the depictions of the Junior League in 1960s Mississippi perpetuate what she considers "outdated stereotypes" of the women's service organization. This year Clark became the first woman of color to hold the office of president for the 95-year Junior League of Nashville, so, clearly, her experiences differ from those on the big screen. We asked her how she intends to use her term, to work toward the Association of Junior Leagues International's goals diversity and inclusion.
Today, Thistle Farms is not just a natural bath products company, and it’s far from a quilting bee; plus, Becca Stevens has far more experience under her belt than just taking baths. Thistle Farms is an international nonprofit social justice powerhouse, helping women who have endured hardships like prostitution, sex trafficking, abuse and addiction.