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Nashville Conversation On Race And Policing Exposes Heightened Emotions On All Sides

A hand-picked group of 150 people sat a dozen to each table in the Pearl Cohn High School gym Saturday afternoon. There, in the heart of Nashville's African-American community, prosecutors, pastors and community activists shared their feelings on race and policing, and what they said revealed fear on the part of both African-Americans and police.
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Blake Farmer / WPLN

A hand-picked group of 150 people sat a dozen to each table in the Pearl Cohn High School gym Saturday afternoon. There, in the heart of Nashville's African-American community, prosecutors, pastors and community activists shared their feelings on race and policing, and what they said revealed fear on the part of both African-Americans and police.

Emily Siner / WPLN

North Nashville has long been a center of artistic expression — from the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1860s to vast murals, painted in recent years, that span buildings and blocks.

But organizers of the Jefferson Street Art Crawl are hoping to get more of the city paying attention to an often overlooked creative scene.

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Metro Development and Housing Agency

Nashville’s proposal to encourage construction of more affordable housing units took a step forward Thursday. More than 100 residents, officials and business leaders shared opinions, and the Metro Planning Commission voted in favor of a plan known as “inclusionary zoning.”

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Friday afternoon prayers have just ended at the Islamic Center of Nashville, and Tamanna Qureshi is working the voting table.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn described Donald Trump as a leader who would unify the nation, in her primetime address Thursday night to the Republican National Convention, and she said the doubters need look no farther than Trump's record as a businessman.

Gabe Klein Nashville Urban Land Institute
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A new report presented Wednesday — “Gear Up 2020” — makes 33 recommendations in response to Nashville’s growth and to stir up innovations from the Metro government.

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A Democratic lawmaker is calling for action to deny state Rep. Jeremy Durham a state pension, noting he would receive more than $300 a month for life if he remains in office until November.

Edge Planning

There was no decision at last night's Metro Council meeting on the expansion of Fontanel, where owners want to add a hotel and meeting space to the forested music venue.

It's one of the most visible skirmishes over maintaining the rural character in parts of Davidson County. Council members asked for more time so that amendments can be added to address concerns about outdoor lighting and the fate of an archaeological site. 

Sheriff Daron Hall American Muslim Advisory Council
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Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall says he wants jail guards to better understand the practices and beliefs of Muslim inmates. So he has accepted a request from local Muslim leaders to teach “Islam 101” classes for jail staff, and he plans to hire a part-time advocate as a go-between with inmates.

Vala Bird / courtesy NashvilleStandUp.com

Most of the marathons that happen in the U.S. don’t involve running. Across the country each week, there are events like shred-a-thons, hot-tub-a-thons, and lift-a-thons. And Nashville has become home to a stand-up-comedy-a-thon — non-stop jokes for more than a week.

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Neighbors: The Fence Jumper (Season 3, Episode 6)

Most people might think it’s not worth the trouble to intervene in someone else's life. But in this episode of Neighbors, we get to know a woman who sees that obstacle—and will do everything she can to jump over it.
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Nashville's Pikes in Photos

In a series of photo essays for WPLN, Joe Nolan captures the living personalities of Nashville's pikes.

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Each member of the Nashville Saxophone Quartet is a teacher or soloist in his own right. Matt Davich, Don Aliquo, Denis Solee and Robert Shankle have played together in all kinds of situations: symphony orchestra woodwind sections, the pit orchestras for stage shows, you name it. They come together periodically as a quartet to focus on music written just for their instrument, including arrangements and compositions of their own. For this show, they brought us a trio of compositions that stand at the intersection between contemporary classical and jazz.

Live In Studio C: Pianist Alex Bolton

Jul 13, 2016

Pianist Alex Bolton performs one of his own compositions and a few by Ukranian Romantic composer and pianist Sergei Bortkiewicz.

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Members of Nashville's ALIAS Chamber Ensemble play works by two Baroque era favorites.  The performers are Zeneba Bowers, violin; Matt Walker, cello; Kevin Bate, cello; Jessica Dunnavant, baroque flute and Francis Perry, theorbo. 

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