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Music City Center takes shape
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Crews using electric jacks raised 240-foot long steel trusses 30 feet in the air to form the distinctive rolling-waves shape envisioned for the new Music City Center's roof. The 215,000-pound truss raised is one of more than a dozen large steel frames that eventually will form the ceiling of the $585 million convention center south of Broadway. More

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Keith Urban and Bill Anderson join Music City Walk Of Fame
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There are two new stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. Bill Anderson and Keith Urban drew a huge crowd of onlookers recently to accept their place in Country Music history. For Urban, he showed his gratitude by locking lips with the pavement and then with his wife, actress Nicole Kidman. "Good Lord, it's quite surreal after all these years," said Urban. More

Frist exhibit explores life with the Shakers
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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, will open a new exhibit featuring more than 200 objects, including furniture, drawings, textiles and more, in its upper level galleries. The exhibit, named Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection, will be open to the public through Aug. 21 and is organized by Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a living history museum. More

The Nashville Scene's 2011 Summer Guide uncovers a jackpot of Nashville's hidden gems
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Discovering new adventures doesn't necessarily mean leaving the Nashville. The Scene's Summer Guide has scratched the surface to find some of Nashville's hidden gems — from a food truck that puts the "roll" in "eggroll" to an art gallery that would fit on your coffee table: in short, the sorts of things that might go unnoticed in a cursory survey of our summer offerings. Get ready to dive &#8212 or pedal or sauté or stroll — into Music City's less well-traveled corners. More

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Trade urges Obama administration to ease visa restrictions
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Concerns about an onerous visitor visa system dominated the World Travel & Tourism Council Summit, with participants telling administration officials that this barrier to inbound visitors was costing the U.S. millions of jobs and billions of dollars. Representatives of the Obama administration countered that the White House understood the significance of travel and tourism to the U.S. economy but had a duty to protect the public. More

Hotels get savvy with 'social space'
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How often have you walked into a hotel and found a small lobby, a check-in stand and a concierge desk? No travelers, no guests, no conversation — it's not uncommon, actually. Historically, hotels have bought into the concept that a traveler wants to check-in, head to their room, unpack and start their day — be it business or pleasure. But that traveler is changing. More



For hotels, freebies can be high-stakes endeavor
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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there is definitely such a thing as a free breakfast at many hotels. In fact, a freebie competition is raging in the lower — and mid-price sectors of the industry. And brands in those sectors, despite their lower rates, spend serious money on freebies. According to Robert Mandelbaum, director of research information services at PKF Research, a select sample of hotels that routinely offer services to their guests on a complimentary basis spent an average of $723 per available room in 2009 to provide complimentary gifts and services in the form of newspapers, food and cocktails. That is the actual cost to the hotel, not the theoretical "retail value" of savings afforded to the guest. More

How hoteliers can best use Facebook and Twitter
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In the emerging digital hotel world, updating the content and images on a hotel's homepage is no longer enough. For hoteliers who really want to compete in the online space, monitoring comments and engaging potential customers via social media is a must. And simply creating a Facebook account isn't going to cut it. Posting and updating content to multiple outlets is just as important as keeping your website up to date, said Benji Greenberg, president of BCV, a company that helps hoteliers establish their online presence. More

Many hotels take 'bath' out of bathrooms
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Want to take a long hot bath the next time you're on the road? Good luck finding a tub. Bathtubs are disappearing from many hotels across the USA, going the way of a mint on the pillow, as chains use the freed-up space to install ever more luxurious showers. More
   
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