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.
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.
April 1, 2004 |
Nude women have been on the menu at the Sutler for years, but the Nashville pub covered up the 19th century Victorian photos after being warned they might be too racy for state law. The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided Wednesday that only one photo showing a woman's genital area was off-limits, but by then every nipple on the menus had been covered in black marker.
February 29, 2004 |
Perhaps it's fitting that a bottom-line town like Nashville has seen its fate mirror that of the U.S. stock market in recent years. The boom days of the '90s are a long-gone memory. The past couple of years have been a painful period overrun by consolidation and overwhelmed by the dread of wondering just how far the bottom will drop. But more bullish insiders perceive signs that a turnaround is taking place.
February 10, 2002 |
The $37-million Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates its first anniversary this spring, devotes more than 50,000 square feet to the colorful history of country music, but nothing illustrates that story more vividly than a single sheet of Chaves County, N.M., courthouse stationery. Showcased in a crowded display case near the front of the downtown museum's exhibition area, the 1947 handwritten letter is from a promising honky-tonk singer named Lefty Frizzell to his wife.