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Big changes for the Bash on Broadway
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VideoBriefWhen revelers come out for the Bash on Broadway this New Year's they won't find the guitar drop they have seen in the past. This year 2012 will begin on a fresh note. Some 25,000 people came out in 2010 to ring in the new year. This year the number is expected to rise to over 30,000, and at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31 it won't be a guitar that signals the new year. "The star of the night is the midnight music drop. This year it'll be a 15-foot red music note," said Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau President Butch Spyridon. More

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Study: Nashville 42nd best-performing city
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People love to rank us, whether it's by salary growth or unemployment or obesity. Here's another notch to add to the belt (unless your belt includes a buckle made in Austin, Texas): Nashville climbed 40 spots between 2010 and 2011 in the Milken Institute's rankings of best-performing American cities. More

Bridgestone Arena will remain the name of Nashville's downtown arena through 2019
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Bridgestone Arena will remain the name of Nashville's downtown arena through 2019. The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced a five-year extension of naming rights for the arena. Besides Predators' games, the arena is used for the annual Country Music Association awards show, basketball tournaments, concerts and other events. More

Southwest Airlines adds flight to Fort Myers, Fla., through April 9
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Southwest Airlines has announced that it will add daily nonstop service from Nashville to Fort Myers, Fla., beginning Jan. 8 and continuing through April 9. Travelers may make reservations for those dates beginning Dec. 22. "We strive to meet the needs of our traveling public and are always looking to expand our air service opportunities," said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. More

Goodbye streetcars, hello bus rapid transit as Nashville Metro scales back its public transportation plans
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Gathered before a crowd of transportation officials and business types at the packed Watermark restaurant, Mayor Karl Dean offered a maxim illustrating the urgency of bringing Nashville's mass-transit infrastructure up to speed. "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago," he said. "The second best time is today." More

Nashville Sounds take another swing at new stadium
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This isn't the first time the city of Nashville and its Triple-A league ball club, the Sounds, have talked about building a new home stadium. In 2005, a public-private financial partnership announced it would fund construction of a $43 million First Tennessee Bank Nashville Sounds stadium on the former site of the Nashville Thermal Plant downtown. The plan never came to fruition. Now, those dreams are back on the field of play. More

The Food Biz: German style
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The team behind East Nashville cocktail haven Holland House is poised to open a second restaurant. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden is designed to be another convivial spot, but with a very different concept and vibe. It's a sprawling place, seating close to 300 people, with a distinctive food and beverage lineup: Look for hamburgers, milkshakes, dozens of German beers and at least six different house-made sausages. To grasp the idea, let's break down the restaurant's name. More

Nashvillian helps decorate White House for holidays
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Annette Valentine describes her five days working in the White House as her "little moments touching royalty." It had nothing to do with politics. It's the White House, for crying out loud. Who cares about politics when you have such lush decor with such a rich history? To a Brentwood-based interior designer, who also has decorated homes and offices for the last 24 years in Nashville, five days adorning the White House for Christmas is indeed the big leagues. More
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