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Artober Nashville celebrates power of creativity
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With economic gloom dominating the news, it's invigorating to focus on joy and beauty. Recently, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission launched Artober Nashville, the city's most expansive celebration of the arts and everything creative. Artober Nashville showcases all artistic genres through more than 250 galleries, music venues, cultural organizations and neighborhood festivals and more than 500 activities in October. The hope is that Nashvillians will experience "arts everywhere." More

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Councilman wants Opryland-like theme park for fairgrounds
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VideoBriefA Metro Councilman wants the Board of Fair Commissioners to ask for proposals that could lay the ground work for a new theme park on part of the fairgrounds in Nashville. District 14 Councilman Bruce Stanley plans to introduce the ordinance at the Metro Council meeting. The ordinance asks for proposals as part of a master plan for the future development and operation of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. More

Tennessee State Museum wins national award
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The Tennessee State Museum received a national award recently from the American Association of State & Local History for the exhibition We Shall Not Be Moved: The 50th Anniversary of Tennessee's Civil Rights Sit-ins. The state museum was the only Tennessee institution to receive the honor. More

Music brings momentum to cancer-fighting nonprofit
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Every time Jensen Arrowsmith hears the first few beats of Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," she pauses. The song immediately takes her back to 2005, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I can be in the car, the grocery store and no matter where I am, I remember that time in my life," says the 33-year-old. The power of those musical pulses is what inspired Arrowsmith and three of her closest friends to create Women Rock For The Cure, a local nonprofit committed to fighting the disease through the creativity and influence of the entertainment industry. More

Nashville Entrepreneur Center gets grant for build-out
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The Nashville Entrepreneur Center has just received a big boost. The organization, which has shepherded numerous start-ups through their early-stage growing pains, has just received the biggest single grant in the middle Tennessee history from the Economic Development Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Through the agreement, the Entrepreneur Center will receive a $2.5 million infusion that will help fund the planned build-out of its Rolling Mill Hill facility. More

America's favorite new minor league ballparks
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Officials from the Nashville Sounds are banking on a popular line from a 1989 hit movie about a baseball field cut from corn husks. That's right, "If you build it, they will come." But this time, the Triple A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers has more than just a booming voice in the background backing up its claim: New minor league parks built since 1985 have had, on average, a 67 percent increase in attendance in their first three years. More

The food biz: An encore for Paquette
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One of Nashville's legendary chefs, Deb Paquette, is opening a new restaurant in downtown Nashville, almost two years after she broke some fans' hearts by closing her groundbreaking restaurant Zola and announcing she planned to relocate to a beach resort overseas. Now Paquette is teaming with Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, who own several restaurants in the Southeast including Amerigo, to open Echo, which will anchor the ground floor of the Encore condominium. More
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