150 years ago, the eyes of the nation were on Nashville. A Confederate army was camped just outside of town, ready to try and win it back from the Union. But those Southern soldiers probably never had a chance.
Articles by: Nina Cardona
The man who integrated SEC basketball will be honored at Thursday night’s Vanderbilt game. Nashville native Perry Wallace began playing for the university in 1966. And at the time, he angered many at the school for telling the world it was a cold and lonely place for black students.
The town was surprised to find itself the front line of the Civil War. Then it was left to deal with the carnage.
It’s a fight that history seemed to forget for a while, but experts now consider the Battle of Nashville crucial to the end of the Civil War.
The Hermitage is in the midst of a repositioning that focuses more on the man who lived there than on the house and belongings he left behind.
Atlanta had fallen, Sherman was marching a path of destruction to the sea and Robert E. Lee was trapped in months-long siege that would last until nearly the end of the war. But Confederate General John Hood thought he saw one last chance to turn things around for the South.
The Nashville Symphony’s concerts this weekend will take on an unusual layer of poignancy. They’re dedicated to composer Stephen Paulus, who died last month just days after the orchestra released an album of his music.
To overcome your fears, face them head on. That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway. But what if every time you talk, even just with a friend, there are moments when your voice gets stuck on a single sound?
Sometimes, sleeping bags and carefully chosen spots outside can seem safer to a person who feels vulnerable in large groups.
Voters have cemented Tennessee’s status as one of just nine states without a tax on personal wages.
Tennessee’s Governor promised to stay the course after an easy reelection.
Mt. Juliet native Butch Wilmore watched this week’s rocket explosion from 200 miles above the surface of the planet. The accident destroyed both food and scientific equipments earmarked for the astronaut’s six-month mission. But just the fact that he’s on the International Space Station seems to be keeping Wilmore in good spirits.
In some political battles, the two sides see a core issue so differently that they barely seem to speak the same language. And then there’s the fight over adding an amendment to Tennessee’s constitution that would ban a state income tax.
Nashville street newspaper The Contributor is launching a smartphone app. It lets buyers pay via credit card with a quick scan of a QR code and a few clicks. The new technology means a whole set of changes for the homeless and formerly homeless vendors.
Wayne Brezinka considered the chance to portray Zach Sobiech with the teen’s own belongings an honor–and a little intimidating, too.
Mt. Juliet has snagged a new distribution center expected to create 15-hundred jobs in the next five years: Athletic apparel maker Under Armour.
The new placards affixed to trees in Centennial Park link to videos and educational materials online.
Once again, Nashvillians are being asked to all read and talk about the same book. Mayor Karl Dean today announced the selection of “Between Shades of Gray,” a novel about a teenage Lithuanian girl at the start of the Soviet occupation.
Metro Schools Director Jesse Register says he’s got a lot of work to do before his contract with the district ends. Last night, Register essentially gave the school board nine months notice.
A nearly 200-year old cemetery and the outbuildings of an antebellum home are on this year’s list of the most endangered historic properties in Nashville. But as the so-called Nashville Nine were announced today, much of the focus was on the place that also played host to the event: the old RCA Studio A.