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Telecoms Remain At Impasse Over Pole Attachment In Nashville

Nashville’s high-speed internet providers failed to reach an agreement Wednesday after an all-day meeting about Google Fiber's access to utility poles. Google, Comcast, and AT&T met at the request of Mayor Megan Barry, who is seeking faster rollout of service. But the companies remain stuck at an impasse over rules that govern how wires are attached to poles.
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A firearms manufacturer has announced plans to build a plant in Nashville and begin production this fall. The company is part of a Brooklyn-based startup.

Metro Public Works

A proposal that could increase taxes for 73,000 homes in Nashville is now going to be postponed.

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There’s something about past mayhem that intrigues people. Hence, this question submitted to Curious Nashville: 

What is the history of the Nashville reservoir flood, and what is the reservoir’s use today?

The reservoir in question is the 8th Avenue Reservoir.

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I Madrigali is a group of singers from community and church choirs around Nashville who gather each summer when their usual choirs take a season off. Quite appropriately, their repertoire draws heavily from the rich Renaissance body of madrigals celebrating the joys of midsummer festivities. Directed by John Perry, the ensemble will perform the pre-show music before the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's performance in Centennial Park this Saturday evening at 6:30. On Saturday Aug. 29 they'll sing the downtown library's Music in the Morning concert at 10:30 am.

Set list:

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Over the next few months, all 1,300 officers in the Metro Nashville Police Department, as well as new recruits, will take a six-hour course to help them identify their own cultural blind spots. The training sessions start Thursday.

Dorrance Dance, Jason Neulander, Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei

OZ Arts Nashville has announced a new season of art, music and dance, including a return of the live-action comic book show from its 2014 season and the culmination of a year-long partnership between two folk musicians from opposite sides of the globe.

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Nashville’s high-speed internet providers failed to reach an agreement Wednesday after an all-day meeting about Google Fiber's access to utility poles.

Google, Comcast, and AT&T met at the request of Mayor Megan Barry, who is seeking faster rollout of service. But the companies remain stuck at an impasse over rules that govern how wires are attached to poles.

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Gov. Bill Haslam hopes to avoid calling a special session to fix the state's drunk driving laws, but he says the possibility of losing $60 million if Tennessee doesn't might just force him to do so.

The problem is the state's limit for blood alcohol content for 18- to 20-year-olds. Federal highway authorities say it has to be .02, but Tennessee lawmakers raised it to .08 earlier this year.

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Metro Nashville Network

Nashville’s major Internet providers meet privately today at the request of Mayor Megan Barry. Their task is to find a quicker way to expand high-speed service. But to do that, the companies may need to hash out the surprisingly complicated process of attaching wires to utility poles.

Brookings Institute

Nashville needs to build better relationships between big health care companies and tech startups if it wants to remain a powerhouse in the health care industry, according to a new report by the Brookings Institute.

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Movers & Thinkers 'Where Does Creativity Come From?'

This episode is sponsored by MTSU's College of Business and Pick TN Products.

Ask Me Another — Live in Nashville

The rambunctious comedy and trivia show will be live at the War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, September 13

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Neighbors: Honoring Wishes (Season 3, Episode 7)

We want to do right by the people we care about. But sometimes, honoring someone's wishes can put us at odds with social norms, our own values, or even the law. In this episode of Neighbors, three stories where the desire to honor wishes pushes us into uncomfortable territory.
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I Madrigali is a group of singers from community and church choirs around Nashville who gather each summer when their usual choirs take a season off. Quite appropriately, their repertoire draws heavily from the rich Renaissance body of madrigals celebrating the joys of midsummer festivities. Directed by John Perry, the ensemble will perform the pre-show music before the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's performance in Centennial Park this Saturday evening at 6:30. On Saturday Aug. 29 they'll sing the downtown library's Music in the Morning concert at 10:30 am.

Set list:

Nina Cardona / Nashville Public Radio

Reagan Casteel's high school education took a sharp turn in 2015; after three years at Nashville's Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet, she spent a summer at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and ended up returning there to finish out her senior year learning to compose music. Casteel is now headed to Eastman School of Music. But before again leaving Music City, the talented teenager stopped by Studio C to perform a program that includes one of her own compositions.

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

The new concert season for Nashville-based ALIAS Chamber Ensemble is a mix of old friends and new ventures.

The ensemble will again partner with the Nashville Ballet for a set of performances, and will return to music by two of the three composers they've recorded on past albums. Partnerships with other arts organizations also mark two other performances that will take the group from their usual home at the Blair School of Music, as they play events in conjunction with contemporary art and music venue OZ Arts Nashville and the venerable Southern Festival of Books.

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