The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest has been removed from the Tennessee State Capitol. But the law passed to protect it is unlikely to change in the near future.
Some of Nashville’s music venues are making policy changes and putting out new messaging about the COVID-19 pandemic, as concern grows about the Delta variant.
An original play about what it’s like to be a kid online is being performed in Nashville through Aug. 1. The director of the Theater Bug troupe says this show felt timely, because the pandemic made a generation who grew up online even more reliant on it.
Violist Melinda Whitley, who led the negotiations, says it feels like a step back, even though musicians are eager to return to what they love doing. The new contract has been ratified with a 7% reduction in pay for the first year. The 83 union members have until next week to sign their personal contracts.
The event honoring the late Georgia congressman was held on a street renamed in his honor. John Lewis Way, formerly Fifth Avenue, is where Lewis demonstrated at lunch counters and received an award from Martin Luther King Junior at the Ryman.
A newly announced two-night concert at the end of July will feature big name acts in Nashville, including Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and others.
The bust of confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest could technically be removed from the state capitol Friday, but instead it is caught in a sort of legislative hot potato.
Nashville artist Edwin Lockridge has been experiencing homelessness and other challenges, but is among the artists with the group Poverty and the Arts to see his work displayed on the city’s Avenue of the Arts.
The Nashville Symphony is quickly rescheduling concerts called off because of COVID-19. And first up is a one-night event at Ascend Amphitheater with legendary rapper Nas.
A fiddle found in a bombed music store in Frankfurt, Germany, during World War II has made its way to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. When soldiers found the fiddle, they sent it to country music star Roy Acuff, whose music they listened to during their service.