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President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Bill Hagerty is entering the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee. Hagerty is currently the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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In celebration of 91Classical's Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville's classical music creators. We'll kick off our Six Questions series with composer Robbie Lynn Hunsinger. Hunsinger spent much of her life working as a professional classical oboist, and is now also known for her multimedia, interactive work that fuses music and technology.  

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Electric scooters appear to have avoided an outright ban in Nashville.

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A flood warning system that's supposed to be installed at Cummins Falls State Park will help improve safety at another outdoor scenic destination as well.

Window Cliffs State Natural Area will be monitored for rising floodwaters once the proposed system is in place, according to documents obtained by WPLN. The project will cost about $42,500 in total and be installed by a Utah-based company.

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect a Wednesday ruling by a federal judge.

A new law has banned online ordained ministers from officiating weddings in Tennessee.

Critics of the measure say it’s a violation of First Amendment rights. But for another group — LGBT people in rural and suburban communities — the impact could be even greater.

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The organizers of Nashville's annual Fourth of July fireworks display are once again promising to put on one of the biggest shows in the country.

But this year, they're taking pains to make sure that, despite the size, it doesn't overwhelm the music.

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A new mural in Nashville depicts the baking of flatbread, games of backgammon and calligraphy of Kurdish poetry.

The colorful artwork on the side of an international market along Nolensville Pike was unveiled this weekend, and community leaders say they hope it draws people from other parts of the city.

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A row of electric scooters neatly lines the edge of a coffee shop parking lot in East Nashville as two young men walk past and eye the scene. A Bird employee eagerly offers them a free tutorial.

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A new Metro audit describes poor oversight of the city’s affordable housing fund. It reveals significant issues, including slipshod monitoring of how its money is spent.   

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Declan McGarry knew something was wrong when his wife asked where he’d parked his car one morning last month.

McGarry’s eyes darted to the spot on his street in East Nashville where’d left his 2005 black Nissan Pathfinder the night before. It wasn’t there.

David Briley
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Nashville teachers will see another boost to their paychecks during the upcoming school year.

On Monday, Mayor David Briley announced a pay bump of 3% in January, on top of the raise teachers are getting this month. 


The Moth StorySLAM — Live at The Basement East, July 16

The night's theme will be "BOLD." Bring a story about living out loud or rising to the occasion — or just come listen.

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Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. With Local Composers Month underway, keep an ear out for local composers featured during these times (they're marked with a star on the chart below), as well as throughout the day. 

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For Wu Fei, playing by heart doesn't mean playing from memory. It means improvisation.

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Is there a more intense day-to-day frustration than trying to find a parking spot in a crowded lot? Violist Christopher Farrell made productive use of his ire over that exact situation.

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