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Tourism leaders aim to attract Europeans to Tennessee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an effort to draw European tourists to Tennessee, two United Kingdom radio announcers brought their show to the state. First stop: Chattanooga. "They do trips like this two or three times a year," David Nicholson, European representative for the state of Tennessee, said. The team is making stops all over the state in locations such as Nashville and the Smoky Mountains. More

Nashville Opera throws out the rulebook with experimental piece
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
John Hoomes, the new director of the Nashville Opera is making good on a promise to bring one experimental piece to the new season's schedule. And Hoomes is taking it one step further — he and the cast, and the orchestra will stick around afterward to talk about the piece, solicit feedback from the audience and even "rewind" the production to play back certain parts of the opera that might have been unclear or confusing. More

Garth Brooks, Connie Smith, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins join Country Music Hall of Fame
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Garth Brooks fiddled with the buttons on his shirt backstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as he explained the big difference between himself and his fellow 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. In his mind, inductions for famed session player Hargus "Pig" Robbins and veteran country singer Connie Smith are long overdue. More

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SEC tournament brings big economic boost to Nashville
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VideoBriefRecently, downtown Nashville was a bright colorful place with thousands of fans from The Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and the Ohio Valley Conference. They came here not only to cheer for their teams, but also to eat in local restaurants, book rooms in downtown hotels and spill out into the streets after every game to enjoy the Music City culture. More

Work under way on LP Field upgrades
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Work has started on the approximate $26.8 million worth of upgrades to LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, so it stays on a par with newer and renovated stadiums. A building permit was recently issued for two new elevator banks with six elevators each, a new control room and sound system upgrades. High-definition video boards at both end zones, high-definition LED ribbon boards and a fan hospitality area are also part of the upgrades. More

Tennessee mayors urge Congress to act on new transportation bill
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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is among four Tennessee mayors urging Congress to pass a new federal surface transportation bill. The current law expires March 31. If a new bill is not passed, federal funding for local projects could be delayed. More

Nashville chefs to host pop-up restaurant for 1 night only
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The chefs behind Riffs Fine Street Food, one of Nashville's most popular food trucks, announced plans for a pop-up restaurant for one night only with a secret location and secret menu. Diners will receive instructions about where to attend the five-course meal with cocktail pairings just 24 hours before the event on March 17. More

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'Bye Bye Liver — The Nashville Drinking Play'
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If you're looking for an inexpensive, fun way to kick off your Saturday night before embarking on a hard night of debauchery, there's a great new option playing in Nashville's Midtown area. Just have your designated driver drop you off at the Blue Bar for an 8 p.m. performance of "Bye Bye Liver — The Nashville Drinking Play." Nashville is the seventh city to open an ongoing run of performances of BBL, but it's really something of a homecoming. More
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