Recent protests have put black-owned businesses in the spotlight, and it comes at a pivotal time — just as they begin reopening after the coronavirus closed down much of Nashville for several weeks.
A former Nashville zookeeper has organized the first-ever Black Birders Week, an online celebration of African-American bird watchers. But supporters took to social media after a group of Tennessee nature lovers initially declined to promote the event.
Live music has been back in Nashville for a week, and pandemic-related rules are already evolving.
The Nashville Arts Commission is facing a substantial budget cut, as Metro officials look to dig their way out of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. The commission is looking at a 37% decrease in funding — or $1,371,700.
Justin Minor had just finished high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The next year, in 1942, he was drafted. And his next three years would take him to two of the major theaters of World War II, including the now-famous Battle of the Bulge.
End-of-year recitals for music classes have long been canceled, so one group of local students has refocused their energy on performing — virtually — for seniors across the country.
We’re well into the month of Ramadan. In Middle Tennessee, that typically looks like hands-on volunteering, breaking fast with neighbors, and opening the doors of local mosques for non-Muslims to learn about the religion. So, members of the faith have found new ways this year to celebrate the holiday in quarantine.
Nashville musicians are still wondering when it’ll be safe to take the stage in front of a live audience again. Local leaders began easing “Safer at Home” restrictions on Monday, but it may be months before singers and performance venues are included in the reopening plans.
Little Richard, the flamboyant rocker whose rise to fame passed through Nashville and later retired here, has died at age 87.
As religious groups in Nashville have gone online during social distancing, Quakers, also known as Friends, have had to adapt their silence-filled worship to the virtual sphere.