Articles by: Mack Linebaugh

Nashville Artist’s Unusual Lincoln Portrait To Hang At Ford’s Theatre

Nashville Artist’s Unusual Lincoln Portrait To Hang At Ford’s Theatre

by / on April 15, 2014

Wayne Brezinka’s multi-media portrait is partly constructed of historical artifacts from the 1860s.

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First Corvette Pulled From Sinkhole Fires Right Up

First Corvette Pulled From Sinkhole Fires Right Up

by / on March 3, 2014

Workers at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky — where a sinkhole opened up last month and swallowed 8 cars — have now recovered one.

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Metro On Closing School Monday: “Soooo…Good Call?”

Metro On Closing School Monday: “Soooo…Good Call?”

by / on March 3, 2014

This after the school district has caught some grief this winter for closing schools ahead of storms that turned out to be duds.

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Google Fiber Would Speed Up Internet In Nashville, But Probably Not 100x Faster

Google Fiber Would Speed Up Internet In Nashville, But Probably Not 100x Faster

by / on February 19, 2014

Google announced nine possible cities for expansion of Google Fiber, and one is Nashville. But is it really as fast as they say?

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Eight Cars Fall Into Corvette Museum Sinkhole In Bowling Green, KY

Eight Cars Fall Into Corvette Museum Sinkhole In Bowling Green, KY

by / on February 12, 2014

The collapse occurred before 6am Wednesday morning, setting off museum motion detectors. The hole is estimated to be around 40 feet across and 30 feet deep.

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Four Nashville Businesses Raided For Prostitution

Four Nashville Businesses Raided For Prostitution

by / on February 10, 2014

The Metro Nashville Police Department announced early this afternoon that four Nashville businesses are being raided for prostitution, including the Golden Massage in Green Hills.

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The Nashville Scene has reported extensively on the Amp debate, and will now be the first to get the two sides talking directly. Image: courtesy of SouthComm

Nashville Scene To Host (Definitely-Not-A) Debate Between Amp Supporters And Critics

by / on February 6, 2014

Supporters and critics of the bus rapid transit proposal will convene for a “moderated discussion” for the first time next Wednesday.

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Updated: Live Blog Of President Obama’s Nashville Visit

Updated: Live Blog Of President Obama’s Nashville Visit

by / on January 30, 2014

Why McGavock? Speculation points to a recent speech when the President included Nashville on a list of “promise zones” in education.

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As we expect President Obama in Nashville today, we started looking at past presidential visits. This photograph, now stuck to its frame was a staple in my household growing up. Like President Obama, As we expect President Obama in Nashville today, we started looking at past presidential visits. This photograph of my sister giving birthday flowers to Pat Nixon was a staple in my household growing up. Like President Obama, Richard Nixon was in the 5th year of his presidency when he visited nearly 40 years ago.Richard Nixon was in the 5th year of his presidency when he visited nearly 40 years ago.

The Day My Sister Greeted The Nixons At Nashville’s Airport

by / on January 30, 2014

As President Obama will be in Nashville today, we remember another presidential visit from 40 years ago: a celebration with a side of Watergate.

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Visit Music City For Its Chefs?

Visit Music City For Its Chefs?

by / on January 7, 2014

According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, it’s Nashville’s current crop of “enterprising chefs” — rather than our music — that makes our city one of the “best places to travel in 2014″

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Memphis Street Paper Gives Voice To A Poet

Memphis Street Paper Gives Voice To A Poet

by / on December 23, 2013

When a new street paper called “The Bridge” was first published in Memphis earlier this year, Thaddeus “Theddy” Wilkes began writing poetry that speaks to the plight of the homeless.

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Tennessee Woman Serving Life Sentence Earns College Degree, Sense Of Purpose

Tennessee Woman Serving Life Sentence Earns College Degree, Sense Of Purpose

by / on December 20, 2013

Donna McCoy is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women. And last Friday, she donned cap and gown and was handed an Associates of Arts degree by a college president.

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Hey – Nashville’s Gulch Bridge Design Looks Just Like This One In Denver

Hey – Nashville’s Gulch Bridge Design Looks Just Like This One In Denver

by / on December 11, 2013

Does it matter that this eye-catching feature of Nashville’s skyline will look a whole lot like another eye-catching feature in another town?

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Watch: Timelapse Video Of Hatch Show Print’s New Digs

Watch: Timelapse Video Of Hatch Show Print’s New Digs

by / on November 27, 2013

Hatch most recently moved into a new addition at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here’s a time lapse video of the new Hatch getting set up and moved in.

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Nashville’s Grand New Performance Space Is Where??

Nashville’s Grand New Performance Space Is Where??

by / on November 21, 2013

Somewhere between the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison and the John C. Tune airport lies Nashville’s newest and perhaps most cutting edge performance and visual arts space.

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Where are Tennesseans Moving To…And Coming From?

Where are Tennesseans Moving To…And Coming From?

by / on November 20, 2013

163,843 Tennesseans moved to other states in 2012, and 177,098 residents of other states moved here. Where did they come from? Where did they go?

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37215, which includes Green Hills and Forest Hills has a medium income of just over $90,000, and it tops Middle Tennessee in education, with 73% having a college degree. Image: Wikimedia Commons

What Are Middle Tennessee’s ‘Super’ Zip Codes?

by / on November 13, 2013

Taking in all of Middle Tennessee on the color coded map, it’s striking to see the education and income clustering south and southwest of downtown Nashville. Both measures drop dramatically outside the cluster.

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Here’s What A New Nashville Sounds Ballpark Might Look Like

Here’s What A New Nashville Sounds Ballpark Might Look Like

by / on November 12, 2013

The plan includes space for relocating the Tennessee State Museum and Archives, room for an existing greenway, a pedestrian friendly 4th Ave, and private housing and retail development.

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A buck mount hangs on the wall of Billy Reid, a high end clothing shop in Green Hills. Image: WPLN/Mack Linebaugh

Why Do Nashville Hipsters Love Taxidermy?

by / on November 11, 2013

Taxidermy isn’t only decorating some of Nashville’s hippest bars. It’s finding its way into fashion, design, even cute decorations for kids’ rooms.

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A Nashvillian’s Song Adopted By Chevy, Co-Opted By Boston Red Sox Fans

A Nashvillian’s Song Adopted By Chevy, Co-Opted By Boston Red Sox Fans

by / on November 4, 2013

Hoge’s anthem of self-reliance was selected by Chevrolet to help it sell Silverado pick up trucks. Now Red Sox fans are using it to show Boston Pride.

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