Taylor Swift Honored By Stars She Opened For Just A Few Years Ago

Taylor Swift Honored By Stars She Opened For Just A Few Years Ago
Taylor Swift is the only female artist in music history to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. With her latest release - "Red" - she became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive studio albums. Credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via Flickr

Taylor Swift is the only female artist in music history to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. With her latest release - "Red" - she became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive studio albums. Credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via Flickr
Taylor Swift is the only female artist in music history to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. With her latest release, she became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive albums. Credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via Flickr

Global superstar Taylor Swift was recognized by the Country Music Association with an award that’s only been handed out once before. The CMA award show was held Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena. (more…)

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Rocker Frampton, Country’s Mandrell Wait No More: They’re Among Newest Inductees To Musicians Hall of Fame

Rocker Frampton, Country’s Mandrell Wait No More: They’re Among Newest Inductees To Musicians Hall of Fame
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Musuem now resides in the basement exhibition space of Municipal Auditorium. Metro condemed its former home to build Music City Center. Image: Musicians Hall of Fame and Musuem

The late Roy Orbison, 70s superstar Peter Frampton, and Barbara Mandrel are among this year's inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame. The hall recently reopened in Municipal Auditorium, after it was evicted from its old location to make way for Music City Center.

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Big Roundabout, Big Sculpture, And Nashville’s Biggest Pricetag To Date For Public Art

Big Roundabout, Big Sculpture, And Nashville’s Biggest Pricetag To Date For Public Art
As shown in this artists’ rendering, the poles will be about 20 inches in diameter at the base, tapering to 8 inches at the tip, and capped by LED lights. Source: Metro Arts Commission

It's bigger than the dancing nudes near Music Row, more expensive than the curving red sculpture next to LP Field. But no one yet knows when it will be built and installed.

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Nashville Symphony Tries Replacing Budget Line Item With Crowdsourcing

Nashville Symphony Tries Replacing Budget Line Item With Crowdsourcing
The orchestra intends to record its premiere of new music by Joan Tower this Fall. A 2006 NSO recording of Tower's 'Made in America' won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

The Nashville Symphony has a track record of 19 albums and 14 Grammy nominations. But to make its next recording happen, the NSO is having to scramble for fan support.

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New Symphony Season Begins With Belt-Tightening

New Symphony Season Begins With Belt-Tightening
Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero leads the orchestra in rehearsal. The maestro agreed to cuts in both benefits and his salary, which last year came to more than $470,000. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

The bank did not foreclose on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in June. The orchestra’s survival doesn’t seem to be in question anymore. But the ensemble can’t relax yet: 20 million dollars of debt remains on the books.

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How Do You Build A Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Ship? Invite Lots Of ‘Maker’ Friends

East Nashville's Chris Lee is working to put together a life-size replica of an iconic ship from the Star Wars movies: the Millennium Falcon. At three stories tall and a hundred feet long, he'll need help. Luckily, Lee is recruiting a small army of 'makers' interested in collaborating on exactly this kind of unique do-it-yourself project.

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Nashville Production Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Turns Recycling Bin Into Costume Closet

Nashville Production Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Turns Recycling Bin Into Costume Closet
During a costume fitting, the actors compared this top to a Scrabble board or Chinese finger trap toy. It's made from three different kinds of plastic bags, cut into strips and woven on a makeshift cardboard loom. Then, to prevent the risk of snagging, the plastic was fused into a solid sheet using an iron. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

From skirt ruffles made from newspaper bags to a mayonnaise jar turned hat, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream digs into the recycling bin for its fairy finery.

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Signs Point To ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Staying Put In Nashville

Isle of Printing created the posters and has been distributing them to local landmarks like The 5 Spot featured on the ABC drama. Credit: Bryce McCloud / Isle of Printing 2012
Isle of Printing created the “As Seen on Nashville on TV” prints and has been distributing them to local landmarks featured on the ABC drama. Credit: Bryce McCloud / Isle of Printing 2012

The casting agency that finds extras for the TV show “Nashville” is reopening its Music City office next month, according to a Facebook announcement. The company has been told shooting resumes July 17th, even though the show has not confirmed publicly it plans to keep filming in Nashville.

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