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The spotlight is on the music for Nashville Ballet's upcoming spring performance. Balanchine's ballet to Stravinsky's piece of the same name, Duo Concertant, will be staged at TPAC next week.

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Sheryl Crow released a song Friday that’s not exactly new. "Redemption Day" was originally released in 1996 on her multi-platinum self-titled album. But for the Nashville-based Grammy winner, the song has new meaning and new weight, thanks to the voice of an old friend: Johnny Cash.

And Crow tells WPLN, it's the first song to be released on what she thinks will be her final album.

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A single case of measles has Tennessee health officials on their guard. The illness comes amid a national scare related to decreased vaccination rates.

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Several years ago, Nashville set out to be a national leader in combating domestic and sexual violence. That’s culminated in the new Family Safety Center, a $26 million building run by the city, where children can run around and play while adults get all the resources they need delivered to them — for free.

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The NFL Draft is promising to be the largest sporting event ever held in Tennessee, with more than 100,000 people expected each day over its 3-day run April 25-27. Now some sense of the scale is becoming evident in downtown Nashville.

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Agents were already in the field making arrests this week as federal prosecutors announced the indictments of 32 medical professionals in Tennessee and 60 across the Appalachian region. They're each accused of opioid-related crimes. And this time, other government workers were also mobilized in response, looking for desperate patients.

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On Wednesday, federal authorities unsealed indictments charging 60 people with crimes related to opioid prescriptions and pain management. And more than half of the people accused by the U.S. Justice Department worked in Tennessee.

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Williamson County Schools recently decided to do away with a series of training videos meant to help teachers better approach sensitive subjects like race.

The move came after pressure from the Williamson County Republican Party, which objected to a section on privilege. It also followed allegations of racially motivated bullying and complaints about insensitive homework assignments, leading two teachers to resign.

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The city of Nashville is anticipating over 100,000 people for the 2019 NFL Draft next week, making it one of the biggest multi-day sport events in Nashville’s history.

The Draft, which is being hosted by the Tennessee Titans and Nashville for the first time, is expected to draw visitors from around the country. City and team officials say they're working hard to ensure their safety, while keeping a fun environment for the festivities.

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Gov. Bill Lee is seeking nearly $25 million to treat hepatitis C in prisons over the next year. The contagious liver disease can be serious and spreads through contact with the blood of an infected person.

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