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Tensions Mount Between Nashville Police And Community Oversight Board

Tensions are rising between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the new civilian board tasked with overseeing it. Members of the Community Oversight Board hoped to meet with Chief Steve Anderson earlier this week, but the chief has refused.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is challenging a recent ruling that overturned a death row inmate's sentence just months before his execution. Slatery thinks Nashville's district attorney overstepped when he offered the deal last month.

His appeal calls into question who has the final say in criminal cases. 

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Metro Nashville Public Schools has closed its office of Diversity and Equity.

The decision came as a result of the district’s budget problems, officials say, despite the fact that almost half of Metro’s students are not attending diverse schools.

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Tensions are rising between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the new civilian board tasked with overseeing it.

Members of the Community Oversight Board hoped to meet with Chief Steve Anderson earlier this week, but the chief has refused.

Pianist Alessandra Volpi fearlessly took on the piano part last season in Nashville Ballet's performance of Stravinsky's Duo Concertant. This weekend she'll be performing the concerto of another icon: Clara Schumann. While she was in final preparations for the performance she took the time to answer our six questions.

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Fresh out of a performance at our 200th Birthday Festival Concert for Clara Schumann these Blair School of Music students are still giving enthusiastic and heartfelt performances of Schumann's Opus 12 and 13 lieder.

As soon as Nashville's elections ended this month, thousands of campaign signs became just about worthless to the candidates overnight.

But for the first time, a big batch of those signs will be recycled instead of taken to the dump.

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An upstart political group airing ads that oppose surprise medical bill legislation is backed by the two largest physician staffing companies in the U.S. — both based in Tennessee.

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Clara Schumann isn’t the only woman who made a big mark on classical music in the 19th century. The norms of the day discouraged “respectable women” from being professional musicians, and societal discomfort with female composers and performers often meant that fame faded quickly after their death or retirement, but here is a sample of women from the era whose talent and drive pushed past the boundaries set in their way. 

 

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Some Tennessee activists, business leaders and government officials say it feels like the state is ready for meaningful criminal justice reform. At a conference organized by a prison ministry group Wednesday, advocates discussed challenges and solutions to the hot-button issue.

But other reformers worry those leading the conversation won't go far enough.

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State officials are anticipating traffic snarls on highways and side streets this weekend as a major interchange on the south side of Nashville shuts down for bridge work.

Both I-440 and I-65 will be closed where they meet up in Berry Hill. The shutdown will run from Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.

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Fresh out of a performance at our 200th Birthday Festival Concert for Clara Schumann these Blair School of Music students are still giving enthusiastic and heartfelt performances of Schumann's Opus 12 and 13 lieder.

Pianist Alessandra Volpi fearlessly took on the piano part last season in Nashville Ballet's performance of Stravinsky's Duo Concertant. This weekend she'll be performing the concerto of another icon: Clara Schumann. While she was in final preparations for the performance she took the time to answer our six questions.

91Classical / Wikimedia Commons

Clara Schumann isn’t the only woman who made a big mark on classical music in the 19th century. The norms of the day discouraged “respectable women” from being professional musicians, and societal discomfort with female composers and performers often meant that fame faded quickly after their death or retirement, but here is a sample of women from the era whose talent and drive pushed past the boundaries set in their way. 

 

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