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Nashville Makes Short List For Amazon HQ2

Nashville is among the top 20 sites being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon. The company released the list Thursday morning which did not indicate any preferential order.

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One of the Metro Council's most conservative members has joined the effort to keep Nashville General Hospital open, even if it means spending more money. Councilman Steve Glover is proposing a ban on closure of the city's safety-net facility.

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Medication used to treat opioid addiction has now been blamed as a factor in dozens of overdose deaths in Tennessee. According to data released by the state health department, toxicology reports found buprenorphine played a role in 67 of the 1,600 overdose deaths in 2016.

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There’s been a steady stream of Nashville transportation announcements lately, along with studies and op-ed articles. Now the public gets the chance to comment on the city’s multi-billion-dollar mass transit proposal.

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It all began with an email.

The subject: Dead Bird at the Legal Department Steps.

The culprit was unknown, but it was likely Lizzie, Darcy or Tux, three cats who hang around the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency's administration buildings in the James Cayce homes. They're fed by staff. They've even been fixed and vaccinated.

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In an address that took on the feel of one of his campaign rallies, President Donald Trump touted his record in his first year in office and told farmers gathered in Nashville that they're "lucky" he was willing to run for the White House and keep out Democrats.

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According to the Greater Nashville Realtors, 2017 was the best year on record for the Middle Tennessee housing market. The group says nearly 41,000 homes sold last year, about a 4 percent increase from 2016.

That broke the previous record, which had been set in 2006, before the Great Recession.

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Nashville's ALIAS Chamber Ensemble today announced that cofounder and longtime Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers is retiring from her role at the organization's helm. The violinist will continue to perform  with ALIAS and will be given the title Artistic Director Emeritus.
 

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Demolition teams brought down LifeWay’s Draper Tower on Saturday without incident. The building was known for the Christian crosses on its façade, and its implosion makes way for a new billion-dollar development in its place.

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Tennessee is in for an eventful few weeks, as lawmakers return to Nashville for the second year of the 110th General Assembly. And while it’s hard to predict what controversies will arise while they’re in session, it is clear that a huge wave of turnover is on the horizon.

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For the 16th year in a row, Roger Wiesmeyer is organizing a birthday celebration for one of music's greatest geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This year's annual Mozart Celebration will feature several vocal selections as well as Wiesmeyer playing the solo part in a piano concerto (all by Mozart, of course.) 

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The Promise: Life, Death and Change in the Projects

This WPLN podcast explores life in public housing, in the middle of a city on the rise. Launching Jan. 24.

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On a cold January afternoon, voices ring out from the choir, speaking text that echoes throughout the sanctuary of Fisk Memorial Chapel.

headshots provided by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

Nashville's ALIAS Chamber Ensemble today announced that cofounder and longtime Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers is retiring from her role at the organization's helm. The violinist will continue to perform  with ALIAS and will be given the title Artistic Director Emeritus.
 

Nina Cardona / Nashville Public Radio

For the 16th year in a row, Roger Wiesmeyer is organizing a birthday celebration for one of music's greatest geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This year's annual Mozart Celebration will feature several vocal selections as well as Wiesmeyer playing the solo part in a piano concerto (all by Mozart, of course.) 

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