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Deadly Gun Violence On The Rise Again Among Nashville Teens

People who work with teenagers don’t understand why gun violence is on the rise again. In less than six months, the number of teen deaths in Nashville has already matched the death toll for all of last year.

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Federal authorities confirm that they're rounding up Iraqis in Nashville and elsewhere for possible deportation, in a sweep that began last week and so far has resulted in six people being detained.

Immigration authorities say the sweep is aimed at removing those with criminal convictions, as part of a deal with the Iraqi government.

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The U.S. Army has posthumously awarded Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts to three soldiers killed in Afghanistan Saturday. The men were all based at Fort Campbell. Their identities have been confirmed, but the military only says they died of "gunshot wounds." Otherwise, the incident is under investigation.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup in Nashville Sunday night, notching back-to-back NHL championships and ending a historic run for the Predators.

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The family of Bill Monroe is looking for someone to take over his legacy.

The estate of the bluegrass legend and Grand Ole Opry star is selling his name and likeness, along with his hundreds of personal items and live recordings. Fans of the father of bluegrass have the chance to buy the rebuilt cabin and 2 1/2 acres in Kentucky where Bill Monroe lived and played music with his Uncle Pen.

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Fewer Americans are waking up before dawn, putting on camouflage and toting a rifle into the woods. Young people, especially, are slower to take up what has become — for most — an expensive hobby.

But Tennessee's hunting numbers have held steady in recent years, and hunters in the state are hoping to pass on the love of the game to the next generation.

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The complete investigation file on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white metro police officer was released today. Among the 615 pages of material, is concern over how the man’s gun was handled at the scene and a single witness who claims the officer used a racial slur just moments after the shooting.

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At least six Nashville Kurds are facing deportation amid what immigration rights advocates are describing as a sweep by federal authorities.

The actions appear to have been initially aimed at deporting people with criminal records, but activists say they've widened to include contacts with other non-citizens.

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Giancarlo Guerrero will be taking on a new position in the next concert season. In addition to his role as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, Guerrero has been named Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic in Poland.

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One of the biggest pop acts in the world joined a country duo for a performance on Lower Broadway during this week’s CMT Awards. The result didn’t sound much like what usually comes out of Nashville’s honky tonks.

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The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is hoping to rebound from its worst attendance ever last year, and organizers are betting on a sound that’s a little different than what made the fest famous.


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This week, a versatile young harpist from Wales stopped by Studio C on his way between a festival in New Orleans and a workshop in Louisville. At just 21, it would be impressive enough if Ben Creighton Griffiths only held the principal harp position for one professional orchestra, but he's got that job with two ensembles, plus parallel careers as a touring soloist in both the classical and jazz genres. Griffiths gave us a taste of the wide range of music he can tease out of a single instrument, from impressionistic classical and traditional Welsh to walking bass and modal jazz.

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As composers in the mid-20th century began wild experiments in sound, the practice of traditional music notation became increasingly inadequate. How, for example, could the sound of John Cage’s amplified cactus, or the electroacoustic experiments of Pierre Schaeffer be effectively scored by notes on a staff?

As a result, the art of graphic notation — the use of shapes or patterns instead of, or together with, conventional notation — began. The scores generally fall in one of two categories: Some strive to communicate specific compositional intentions, while others are meant to inspire the performer’s imagination.

Here’s a look at a few graphic scores, the ways they’ve been interpreted by performers and how the tradition has evolved over the years.

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Each summer, talented high school students from around the state gather in Murfreesboro to hone their visual art, theater, dance or music skills with college-level teachers at the Governor's School for the Arts. We got a taste of how much fun the faculty get to have, as professors from the music division performed lively selections together with their peers.

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