The changing face of Nashville was at the center of today’s State of Metro address. It was also the topic of a heartfelt and critical recitation by Nashville’s youth poet laureate.
People driving past Fisk University’s campus on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard might notice one of the historic buildings draped in burlap sacks. The installment is the work of an African artist, assembled by students.
Nashville is used to being a music industry leader, but when it comes to reinvigorating a live music scene hit hard by the pandemic, there’s no strategic plan in place. That’s forcing venues and musicians to make tough decisions.
Fisk University is getting a $500,000 grant to make its art galleries more accessible to students and community members.
Tennessee could be off the table for future NFL, NCAA and FIFA competitions because of the state’s new transgender sports law.
Adam remembers turning to the internet two years ago to pinpoint the exact right words for his gender identity. That’s when he came across articles about anti-transgender legislation. He felt demonized.
Immigrant construction workers are often responsible for building offices and skyscrapers in Nashville, though they rarely get credit. But in a small way, a new mural on Nolensville Pike will show their stamp on the city.
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have spent more than a century making a name for themselves as a talented music group. So, it wasn’t a surprise when they won their first Grammy award in March.
Under a sign that said “for sale – Nashville’s soul,” community and council members vowed that they wouldn’t give up the iconic venue without a fight.
Students at five Metro Nashville public high schools will be mentored in songwriting and business by emerging Black country artists. The education arm of the Country Music Association is teaming up with the National Museum of African American Music.