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Top of the list: Tourist attractions
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Your cousin out West may not believe you, but Nashville is more than the home of country music. Striking evidence of this is seen in our list of top tourist attractions in Nashville, based on the number of paid admissions. In addition to the Country Music Hall of Fame, it's a list that includes fine art, hands-on experimentation and finely manicured gardens. More

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Music council gets new name, streamlined leadership, director
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Mayor Karl Dean announced recently the Nashville Music Council has been renamed Music City Music Council and streamlined to a 21-member body to place a greater focus on economic development in the music industry. In addition, Honey Hopkins has been named director of MC2. Hopkins, who had served as the liaison between the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the council, will manage the group's initiatives and day-to-day operations. More

Most Music City Center contract money goes out of state
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More than 85 cents of every dollar being spent on the Music City Center construction job is going out of middle Tennessee, with out-of-state firms winning the six largest contracts. But project leaders say two-thirds of the money has wound up back in the region's economy as subcontractors have hired hundreds of local firms to help them do the work while buying much of their material here as well. More

Arena football coming back to Nashville?
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The Arena Football League may return to Nashville in 2013. Predators Chief Operating Officer Sean Henry said an unnamed AFL team could relocate to Bridgestone Arena in time for the 2013 season. He will bring the possibility before the Sports Authority at its Sept. 15 meeting. Nashville has twice before had AFL teams, both named the Kats. A leasing dispute caused the sale and move of the first incarnation, which played between 1997 and 2001. More

Free Bluegrass Music Concert Sept. 27 to celebrate Bill Monroe Centennial
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Bill Monroe, the "father" of bluegrass, and as an informal kick off to International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass week in Nashville, Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, The Del McCoury Band and special guests will perform on the grounds of the Ryman Auditorium. More



Historic Ryman Auditorium alley undergoes renovations
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One of Music City's most historic and popular alleys is undergoing renovations. The alley beside the historic Ryman Auditorium, located in downtown Nashville is one of the most visited alleys. Many tourists flock to the site each year to get a close look at the walkway rumored to have been walked by legends who performed on the Ryman's stage. More

Vanderbilt taps Great Performances from around world
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Great Performances at Vanderbilt University reaches far and wide, both geographically and politically, for its 37th anniversary season, and kicks it all off with profound passion. Compañia Flamenco José Porcel, the celebrated troupe of dancers, singers and musicians led by Spanish flamenco superstar José Porcel, opens the nine-event lineup Sept. 22 with Gypsy Fire. More

The food biz: Table 3's encore
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Table 3 restaurant in Green Hills, Tenn., which had been open just four months when it was destroyed by fire in January, reopens for business soon. The French-bistro inspired cafe was just hitting its stride when fire struck just after the New Year's holiday. "I thought, 'Really?' I didn't feel like starting all over again," said Wendy Burch, who owns Table 3 with Elise Loehr and chef Will Uhlhorn. "But it really means a lot how supportive everyone has been." More

Vanderbilt football ranks 72nd in attendance
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Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 72 for attendance among the NCAA's 244 Division I football programs in 2010. According to an analysis by On Numbers, a Nashville Business Journal affiliate, Vanderbilt averaged 33,269 fans per home game last season. More

Honorary chairs named for 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four in Nashville
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Anne Davis and Crissy Haslam, the First Ladies of Nashville and Tennessee, respectively, will serve as honorary chairs for the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four, which will take place at Bridgestone Arena. The Ohio Valley Conference and Nashville Sports Council, which teamed to secure the event, made the announcement on behalf of the local organizing committee. More
   
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