As thousands of Kurds gathered to celebrate Newroz, marking the new year, on Sunday, Mayor John Cooper announced that he had signed a declaration making March Kurdish Heritage Month in Nashville.
Etta James once rocked the New Era Club, one of North Nashville’s most famous stages. Today only a few pieces remain.
The resulting live album is probably the most enduring musical artifact of this storied venue. It didn’t keep the city from demolishing it to make way for I-40.
Preparing for Middle Tennessee’s next tornado
Tornadoes are a part of life for Middle Tennessee. While tornado season runs from March to June officially, there is also a secondary season in the fall. Additionally, the traditional “tornado alley” appears to be moving closer to the region. While we can’t prevent tornadoes or other severe storms, being prepared can help us keep […]
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Behind the scenes: How ‘This Is Nashville’ will collaborate with the WPLN news desk
For our upcoming daily show, This Is Nashville, transparency is important. So, we want to take you behind the scenes as we build this show from the ground up.
Documentary Spotlights Japanese Country Singer Who Broke Ground On The Grand Ole Opry 54 Years Ago
Listen In 1964, a Japanese country singer named Tomi Fujiyama performed on the Grand Ole Opry, right after Johnny Cash. She had no idea that someday there would be a movie about her life and her quest to get back on the Opry stage — or how long it would take to get there. This […]
The Company That Turned a Small Tennessee Town Into ‘Pencil City’ Still Holds On
Listen In the 1950s, the small town of Shelbyville, Tenn., was home to a half-dozen pencil manufacturers, prompting then-Gov. Buford Ellington to declare it “Pencil City.” The nickname has stuck, but for the most part, the industry has not. Today, the last business standing is Musgrave Pencil Company, which has found a way to adapt […]