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  1. Charter School Champion to Lead Mayor's 'Project Renaissance'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Nashville Scene

    The organizer of a new group aimed at improving educational outcomes for Davidson County kids says the mission is about more than charter schools, but it's newly named co-CEO comes directly from the charter industry. Justin Testerman is leaving his position as chief operating officer of the Tennessee Charter School Center to become co-CEO of Project Renaissance, according to a letter to charter school leaders Friday.

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  2. Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Nashville Scene

    In this week's print issue of the Scene , we published a story by Andrea Zelinski about Metro's search for a new schools director. It ran under this headline: Headlines can be funny things.

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  3. Watch Blackfoot Gypsies' Goofy, Pizza-Fueled 'Pork Rind' [Fresh Vid]Read the original story

    Yesterday | Nashville Scene

    Ever notice how blues music - particularly blues from the Depression Era and thereabouts - often puts an emphasis on food and food-related metaphors? Meat and potatoes , shrimp, lemons, crackers, polk salad and on and on. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that the blues are about hardship and lean times - times when basic staples seem almost a luxury.

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  4. End of an Era: Nashville Symphony Bids Farewell to Two Longtime MusiciansRead the original story

    Yesterday | Nashville Scene

    Timpanist William G. Wiggins still remembers what he wore during one of his earliest performances with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. "I was young, and I arrived wearing a Richard Nixon campaign button," Wiggins tells the Scene.

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  5. Front of the Book: Human Trafficking, the Superintendent Search, and the Planning CommissionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Nashville Scene

    On the cover this week, Abby White on sex trafficking of minors and the fight to bring it into the light : Nashville's proximity to Atlanta - one of the largest domestic human trafficking hubs, according to a 2014 Urban Institute report commissioned by the U.S. Justice Department - and the fact that three major interstates intersect within our city limits makes it an ideal location to funnel people through a reverse underground railroad. Compounding the problem is the fact that human trafficking is an extremely difficult issue to tackle.

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  6. Monthly Chinese Dining Adventure at Lucky BambooRead the original story

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    It's actually been going on for several months, but Bites recently learned about the Chinese Dining Adventure series that the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville puts on every month at Lucky Bamboo Asian Bistro on Charlotte Pike. The alliance's president, Sallie Mayne, says the series, nicknamed "Mr. Jack's Adventure," was inspired when she was treated to a special off-the-menu meal by Lucky Bamboo's owner.

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  7. Nashville Ballet Cuts the Ribbon on Its Gloriously Expanded Martin Center This SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Dance fans should pirouette over to Sylvan Heights this Saturday for the official opening of the newly renovated Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. To celebrate this impressive new space, the ballet will offer a host of free family-friendly events, including interactive children's activities, storytimes with Nashville Ballet dancers, free food, Peter Pan-themed arts and crafts, giveaways, face painting, balloon artists and more.

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  8. Sunday Fun Day: New Brunch Options at Trattoria Il Mulino and 360 BistroRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    While the Los Angeles Clippers may have taken on the name of "Lob City," Nashville is quickly turning into Brunch City. A few years ago it was difficult to find a decent brunch outside of a hotel or at one of chef Margot McCormack's two excellent East Nashville eateries , but now we've grown into a city where weekend midday dining options seem to be everywhere.

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  9. Register to Board: Test Scores Look Promising for Priority SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    With preliminary scores from standardized tests in hand, Director of Schools Jesse Register told school board members Monday that the city's lowest ranked schools may have scored high enough to exempt themselves from state takeover next year. According to a state law added to the books this month, the state Achievement School District is barred from taking over low-performing "priority schools" if student growth scores on state tests measure "above expectations."

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  10. Ministry, Mac McCaughan, Supe duJour, Banditos and More: Inside This Week's Music SectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Back to the Future : Al Jourgensen and Ministry warned us about social network dystopia For Cohesion : Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan makes his first solo stop in Music City Banditos Supreme : Birmingham-hailing boogie-rockers Banditos talk communal living, relocating to Nashville, multiple lead singers and more Birds of a Feather : Nashville's red-hot alt-classical group chatterbird finds infinite inspiration in the writings of David Foster Wallace

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  11. Mayor Dean and Gentrifying Jefferson StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Mayor Dean took to the pages of the Tennessee Tribune to make his argument for moving the police headquarters to Jefferson Street. There's no denying that the Criminal Justice Complex downtown is a ridiculous unsafe mess.

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  12. Sex trafficking of minors remains a dirty secret - and agents, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Nashville has a booming tourist trade, a robust economy, large-scale events that bring hundreds of thousands of new faces to town each year, and an enviable geographic position at the hub of multiple travel routes. Those factors make the city extremely enticing as a vacation and convention destination.

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  13. Search firm: Metro doesn't have enough 'heavy hitter'...Read the original story

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    The hardest part of the search for a new schools director was supposed to be figuring out what kind of person should stand atop the district food chain. But right now, it's finding people with the right kind of experience who would want the job.

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  14. Geoff Davin's irreverent potluck church-service musical promises...Read the original story

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    When actor Geoff Davin arrived in Nashville eight years ago, he intended to pursue music exclusively. But some things, like theater - and maybe religion - are hard to shake.

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  15. Mary Laura Philpott's all-too-human penguins are taking flight, paradoxicallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Mary Laura Philpott will discuss Penguins with People Problems at Parnassus Books on Monday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. Mary Laura Philpott is neither a novelist nor a journalist, but she makes her living as a writer anyway. In fact, studying Philpott's work could serve as a kind of crash course in turning a gift for words into a career: She's been an op-ed columnist , a ghostwriter , an editor , an essayist , a blogger , even a poet of humorous legal verse and a member of Us Weekly 's fashion police.

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  16. Zeitgeist Gallery showcases provocative and original new works from John Donovan and Jessica WohlRead the original story

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    After several months of hosting dry, minimal work, Zeitgeist is back with two of its most provocative artists: Sewanee-based multimedia artist Jessica Wohl and Nashville-based sculptor John Donovan. Both artists have shown consistently interesting work at Zeitgeist, and the twin shows hosted this month are no different - inviting, accessible and intelligent, with Wohl's textiles draped nicely between Donovan's signature terracotta heads in an elegant dialogue across craft media.

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  17. Birmingham-hailing boogie-rockers Banditos talk communal living,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Corey Parsons sounds like he still can't believe the way he and his Banditos bandmates lucked out with their post-show accommodations in Colorado the night before our interview. "This reggae musician put us up in this, like, crazy, Zenned-out, old adobe mansion way out in the middle of nowhere," he marvels.

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  18. The Tao of Supe duJourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    Michael Granda, a tall man, 64, sports a formidable ponytail and a toothy grin as he ambles through the crowd at the Nashville Farmers' Market. He's carrying an armload of supplies bound for ButterCake Babe Coffee Cafe, a hippie-themed coffee stand and gift shop in the facility's Market House pavilion.

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  19. Nashville's red-hot alt-classical group chatterbird finds...Read the original story

    Thursday | Nashville Scene

    "I say Mayfly my heart has been down the road and back for you but I am forty eight years old," says Mitch, the protagonist of David Foster Wallace's short story "Everything Is Green." "I got to try to feel how I need to.

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  20. A Farewell to Sub Stop: The Little Pink Building Closes for Good on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Nashville Scene

    A long, flat, pink building stands at the corner of Broadway and 17th Avenue South in Midtown. The building houses Sub Stop, a Nashville institution that has existed for over 40 years, with 27 of those years in the pink building.

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