Disappointed, but not surprised. That’s how some musicians are reacting to Morgan Wallen’s appearance on one of Nashville’s most revered stages. Wallen was caught using a racial slur last year and later apologized.
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The new Nashville African American Wind Symphony is made up of 52 Black classical musicians. Some are doctors. Others are lawyers, educators, engineers and politicians. Many studied music in college but set down their instruments years ago.
The owners of The Groove say they need to raise nearly $500,000 by January to remain in place.
The leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration visited Nashville on Monday to speak with businesses that are still feeling the impact of the pandemic. The visit is part of a national tour by SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.
Nashville’s music venues are still suffering monetary losses because of the pandemic. But now some of them are eligible to get an extra boost from the U.S. Small Business Administration.