Now You Can Buy The Contributor Through An App, Spurring Homeless Vendors To Open Bank Accounts

Now You Can Buy The Contributor Through An App, Spurring Homeless Vendors To Open Bank Accounts
The app will show a vendor’s ID photo so that a buyer can be sure the QR card being scanned actually belongs to the vendor offering them a paper. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville street newspaper The Contributor is launching a smartphone app. It lets buyers pay via credit card with a quick scan of a QR code and a few clicks. The new technology means a whole set of changes for the homeless and formerly homeless vendors.

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After Teenage Son’s Death, Mom Trusts Nashville Artist To Create A Portrait From Mementos

After Teenage Son’s Death, Mom Trusts Nashville Artist To Create A Portrait From Mementos
The photo Brezinka used as a guide is seen here behind the portrait's head, in process. The features are cut out of cereal boxes; foam core between the layers helps create dimension. The hair is made from frayed rope. Credit: Wayne Brezinka

Wayne Brezinka considered the chance to portray Zach Sobiech with the teen's own belongings an honor--and a little intimidating, too.

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New Concerto, New Kind Of Bass Guitar For Nashville’s Victor Wooten

New Concerto, New Kind Of Bass Guitar For Nashville’s Victor Wooten
Victor Wooten demonstrates the new electric bass he'll play at the premiere of 'The Bass Whisperer' concerto.

Try to imagine Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers using a cello bow on his instrument. Picture the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, with Paul McCartney bowing the bass line to “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” The bass guitar doesn’t really work that way, so soloist Victor Wooten had something brand new made to order: an instrument he'll debut Thursday night with the Nashville Symphony.

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Sculpture Mimicking Cumberland River Selected For Nashville’s New Riverfront Park

Sculpture Mimicking Cumberland River Selected For Nashville’s New Riverfront Park
The pair of Seattle artists behind 'The River' also created the Emerald City entrance to the Seattle-Tacoma airport, a giant dog for Denver, and illuminated murals on San Fransisco's Pier 92 silos. Rendering courtesy Metro Nashville Public Arts Commission

Metro Arts Commission has approved a ribbon of of highly polished steel as Nashville’s next public art project. One percent of every construction bond issued by the city is set aside to pay for art in public places.

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