Downtown Nashville has been a backbone of the nation’s music industry for more than six decades, giving the nation stars such as Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. But the increasing demand for new apartments and office buildings is threatening its historic music spaces. Jeffrey Brown reports on the city’s struggle to find a balance between preserving history and making room for the future. Continue reading
“Echoes of Elvis” showcases works by artists created only after 1977, the year Presley died. But the show was organized with a very special anniversary in mind what would have been his 75th birthday. Therefore, the exhibit explores the many transformations the recording artist underwent during his lifetime: the rebel youth, the sex symbol, army sergeant, movie star, Las Vegas regular.
Amid the extensive coverage of pop star Michael Jackson’s death, media outlets are asking themselves what news stories may have been missed. Analysts and reporters take a look at the issue. Continue reading