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Music City Center spurs downtown hotels to renovate
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From new rooms to fresh paint to a massive steel guitar, Ray Dayal is investing millions of dollars in a pair of his downtown hotel properties. Dayal, part of a family partnership that owns seven Nashville hotels, hopes to capture a portion of the convention market expected to be a boon to Nashville with the opening of the Music City Center in 2013. More

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Music City Center: Bookings are booming
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The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that bookings for the new Music City Center represent more than 500,000 hotel room nights. "Having booked a half a million room nights at this point in the schedule is extremely impressive," said Mayor Karl Dean. "It speaks greatly to the strength of Nashville as a convention destination, to the health of the hospitality industry and to the demand for a product like the Music City Center." More

Cheekwood seeks record growth in its endowment
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Cheekwood is poised to launch its largest fundraising effort ever in hopes of shoring up its weakened financial base. The Nashville institution — known for its art exhibits, museum and gardens — has put together a draft strategic plan calling for a major campaign to grow Cheekwood's endowment fund by at least $27 million or about nine times its present value. More

Music City Center works to find jobs for veterans
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The unemployment rate among the nation's veterans is higher than the national average. A program at the Music City Center is designed to put as many veterans as possible to work. The Music City Center's workforce development office has teamed up with the Tennessee Department of Labor on the project. More

In Mayor's Challenge 5K, losers are the real winners
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The last leg of the recent Mayor's Challenge 5K was a brutal, uphill stretch of Second Avenue. Even the first runners in the sea of about 5,000 appeared to be running in slow motion as their heavy legs struggled to push toward the courthouse. Mayor Karl Dean felt it, too. Red-faced and charging, he had no mayoral waves to the crowd, no fist pumps in the air when he crossed the finish line. After a gently rolling 3.1-mile course, that gradual incline felt like a steep peak. More

Singing, dancing lead ABC to big ratings week
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Buoyed by country music and dancing, ABC had one of its strongest weeks in the television ratings in two years. Even though ABC finished second to CBS recently, the Nielsen Co. said it was the most-watched week for ABC since November 2009, excluding the two winter weeks when the Academy Awards were shown. That's traditionally ABC's biggest week of the year. More

12th Tennessee tourism trail announced
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Officials have announced the 12th of 16 self-guided driving trails in the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program. It is the Tanasi Trail featuring 125 tourism sites in Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties. More

Old friends Chesney, McGraw to tour together, play LP Field
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Country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will be joining forces for a stadium concert tour that includes a stop at Nashville's LP Field on June 23. Chesney and McGraw's show will be just the fifth non-CMA Music Festival concert held at LP Field. Both 'N Sync and George Strait headlined the stadium in 2000, and Chesney has been the only artist to do so since then, with concerts in 2006 and 2008. More

Regal Cinemas reopens at flooded Opry Mills Mall
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For the first time in more than a year, Nashville's Regal Cinemas' Opry Mills Stadium and IMAX movie theater recently opened its doors for business. The movie theater, along with the rest of the mall was destroyed by the historic May flood of 2010. It will hold a much anticipated grand reopening event, with preview events for local charities scheduled. More

Top of the List: Conventions and trade shows
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What are Nashville's largest conventions and trade shows? Top of the List ranked the conventions and trade shows that came to Nashville by attendance. More
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