Story Of The Race: Desjarlais Vs. Tracy

Story Of The Race: Desjarlais Vs. Tracy
Images: WPLN/ Daniel Potter (left) and via Facebook (right)

Republicans began talking seriously about a 2014 primary challenge to Rep. Scott DesJarlais two years ago, even before he'd finished locking down reelection to the 4th Congressional District. Here's a timeline of what's happened since.

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With All The Talk About Saving Music Row, We Ask: What Is Music Row Anymore?

With All The Talk About Saving Music Row, We Ask: What Is Music Row Anymore?
Houses converted to song publishers and record labels have long been the norm for Music Row. But increasingly, some houses are home to offices from other industries while others are knocked down to make room for condos and other large structures. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

The cry to “Save Studio A” quickly expanded into “Save Music Row," but what is Music Row in a time when condos are moving in and big labels are headed downtown?

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Garth Brooks Returns: New Label, New Album and Digital Sales

Garth Brooks Returns:  New Label, New Album and Digital Sales
Brooks had a string of multi-platinum albums in the 1990s. Since then, he's performed only sporadically. This shot is from a concert at the Staples Center in 2008. Credit: Carlos via Flickr

Country superstar Garth Brooks is back in the recording studio. At his much-heralded press conference today, Brooks announced he’s signed on to Sony Music and will soon release a double album of new music.

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Efforts To ‘Save Studio A’ Expand To Include All Of Music Row

Efforts To ‘Save Studio A’ Expand To Include All Of Music Row
Ben Folds told the crowd the cooperative atmosphere in Music Row's concentration of industry offices and studios is the reason he moved to Nashville. Credit: Stephen Jerkins/WPLN

Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A was at standing room only today as a crowd rallied to save the place where Elvis and Dolly Parton recorded with Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley at the helm. But Musician Ben Folds, who rents the building, told the group to change their cry from “Save Studio A” to “Save Music Row.”

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Veterans Of Civil Rights Art Movement Say Public Art Project Is Finally Getting It Right

Veterans Of Civil Rights Art Movement Say Public Art Project Is Finally Getting It Right
Walter Hood's design, called 'Witness Walls,' combines images in relief so that pictures of sit-ins can be seen from certain angles, while marching is visible from others. Rendering courtesy Metro Arts Commission

Efforts to commemorate Nashville's Civil Rights Movement with public art now seem to have widespread approval from an important constituency--veterans of the movement itself.

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Remembering The Champion Of Middle Tennessee’s Cedar Glades, Elsie Quarterman

Remembering The Champion Of Middle Tennessee’s Cedar Glades, Elsie Quarterman
Elsie Quarterman in the Cedar Glades, 1948. Credit: Quarterman family

Middle Tennessee lost a trailblazing woman this week. Elsie Quarterman began working at Vanderbilt as a lab assistant during World War II; roughly twenty years later she was the university’s first female department chair. But the ecologist's greatest legacy is in the small forest clearings she studied and preserved.

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In Tennessee Rep’s Script Lab, Playwrights Get Feedback From Concept To Stage

In Tennessee Rep’s Script Lab, Playwrights Get Feedback From Concept To Stage
For nine months, the writers met regularly with each other and artistic director Renee Copeland. Near the end, they got a chance to go through their scripts with Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright. From left: Poyner, Sony, Copeland, Eppler, Wright, Kramer. Credit: TN Rep

Four playwrights, writing four plays, gathered around one table. That’s been the scene one weekend a month since September, as a quartet of scripts moved from concept to staged reading.

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