April 4, 2007 |
MAKE no mistake: This is still Guitar Town, and the cavernous Nashville Used Music store is proof. Here, amid rows of new and used six-strings, one finds country music veterans, hirsute rock dudes and honky-tonk strivers picking away most hours of the day in a gloriously dissonant jumble of twang. But in a back corner, co-owner Charlie Shrader has been stocking, in ever-growing numbers, the gaudy symbols of the new Nashville: the Gabbanellis.
September 6, 2006 |
Years ago, conductors with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra would get hot under the collar when they'd arrive for rehearsal and find their best string players missing, holed up in one of Chet Atkins' RCA recording sessions on Music Row. Today, there are enough string players to go around, but that link between the city's orchestra and its country-music heritage persists, evident in a new $123.5-million symphony hall opening Saturday.
August 25, 2006 |
The Nashville Symphony, without a conductor since Kenneth Schermerhorn died last year, has hired Leonard Slatkin to serve as the orchestra's musical adviser. Slatkin, musical director at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., will help the symphony search for Schermerhorn's replacement.
May 18, 2006 |
Computer maker Gateway Inc. said it picked Nashville for the company's first U.S. manufacturing facility. The plant, which will employ 300 in its first year, will assemble Gateway's custom-ordered desktop and notebook computers, servers and storage arrays and provide integration and software services. Irvine-based Gateway said the facility would open as early as October. It will augment Gateway's manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, France, Germany and Ireland.
April 1, 2006 |
A software glitch knocked out computerized X-ray machines at Nashville International Airport for five hours Friday, causing long lines and flight delays while officials searched bags by hand. None of the Smiths Heimann X-ray machines at the Nashville airport's two screening checkpoints was working when security operations were scheduled to open for the day at 3:30 a.m., said David Beecroft, who oversees security operations at the airport for the Transportation Security Administration.
March 21, 2006 |
Hundreds of disabled people parked their wheelchairs in intersections around the state Capitol on Monday, shutting down traffic to protest a system they say gives them few options beyond nursing homes. Sixty people were arrested, police spokesman Don Aaron said. Fifty were cited for blocking streets and refusing to move, while 10 were taken to jail.