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Music still packs the house
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Lower Broadway's "campus" is expanding, thanks largely to its honky-tonk heritage and the constant, energetic growth of "the student body" that comes here for suds and such. "As we expand the campus, it's still authentic, it's still convenient and it has great value," says Butch Spyridon, CEO and president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. More

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Gulch becoming heart of Nashville
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The Gulch — whose name comes from a topographical depression through which trains have chugged since the 1880s — was once a run-down industrial area dotted with abandoned warehouses. The idea to redevelop the Gulch began nearly two decades ago, but it took time for the gleaming glass and steel condos and nightspots to take root. More

New apps help visitors get around
The Nashville Ledger    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two recently launched mobile phone apps should ease the way for tourists and locals out for a good time. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau developed Nashville Live Music Guide App, the first citywide live music guide in Nashville. The free app provides users a search for music by area, venue name and who's playing at each venue. The guide was previously available for download on iPhone only, but recently became available on the Droid. More

Nashville unveils ambitious music-education program for schools
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If you lived in Silicon Valley, wouldn't you expect the public schools to have extensive programs in computer programming and entrepreneurship? Nashville Mayor Karl Dean posed that question to help explain his city's new plan to create what is being billed as the world's most ambitious music-education program. More

New restaurants, clubs stake claims prior to Music City Center's opening
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Gavin DeGraw, the singer/songwriter who, along with his brother Joey, own The National Underground restaurant/club in New York, is opening a restaurant in downtown Nashville. Up the street, the former Seanachie Irish pub has been purchased for $2.1 million by Tootsies and Rippy's owner Steve Smith and business partners Al and Hardy Ross. The group is rehabbing the 17,000-square-foot main floor space into a restaurant and bar. More

Bridgestone signs deal to keep CMAs
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Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Association entered into a three-year agreement, which will see the venue play host to the annual CMA Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Bridgestone Arena has hosted the CMA Awards every year since it first hosted the event in 2006. "Being the home of the CMA Awards is a great source of pride for us at Bridgestone Arena," Bridgestone Arena Vice President of Booking Brock Jones said. More

First CMA awards performers revealed
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The star-packed lineup for The 45th Annual CMA Awards launches with the announcement that all five nominees for Entertainer of the Year are the first group of performers confirmed for "Country Music's Biggest Night." Taking the stage will be Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. More

Angelou's life story entrances crowd at Belmont symposium
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Maya Angelou once said: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Recently the renowned writer and activist told her story to hundreds of people as the keynote speaker at Belmont University's 10th annual Humanities Symposium entitled "Liberating Voices." More

Hotels need to adapt to the next generation of guests
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For years, the baby boomer generation has dominated and dictated how hotels behaved and marketed themselves. But now, as more and more Gen Y's and Gen X's are traveling, hotels will need to become more sensitive to their needs and their travel habits. And with the emergence of social media as a major marketing platform, hotels will need to refocus their energies on this exciting new medium — a medium dictated by "young, forward" thinking. More

Travel + Leisure: Nashville a top city for foodies
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Travel + Leisure readers have vouched for the quality of Nashville's burgeoning culinary scene, voting it the 16th best U.S. city for foodies. More
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