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The Deep End is a sort of quiet story about desperation and love in that the characters are woven from such fine thin thread that grand gestures and cheap tricks are non-existent More

A parental rite of passage: dropping a kid off at college

At George Washington University, where Steve teaches, they are known as "dropping off days." But whatever these rituals are called, leaving a child at college is one of the most indelible moments of parenthood, and the scene at GW was repeated countless times on campuses across the country this week. More

A memorial to Nashville

Nashville loses a longtime friend this Labor Day weekend

Filling up with food after the sun goes down

Late last Sunday night, three friends and I stood starving on a downtown sidewalk, listing, for the billionth time, our paltry late-night eating options. This happens frequently, and it's one of the only times I wish I lived in a bigger city. More

Gold Rush adds live music with new stage

Veteran Gold Rush owner Keith Johse is hoping the opening of new music stage will help jump-start the venerable Elliston Place institution. Johse, who opened the Gold Rush in 1974, unveiled the stage about three weeks ago with the thought that live music could occupy customers during the mid-evening. The gritty watering hole has done only a modest business the past few years. More

Stine horror anthology makes its debut Friday night

The Labor Day weekend sees the college football season explode with a host of games as the pros drop out of the spotlight before their season begins next weekend. There are also a few specials and the longest-running telethon in recent television history to provide some spice for holiday viewing. More

TSU honors former coach with gala classic weekend

Tennessee State University kicks off the football season this weekend with the third annual John Merritt Classic, honoring the legendary TSU coach who led the Tigers for 21 years.The Classic was designed to raise money for scholarships and other related student needs. In addition to serving as a fund-raiser, the event will bring alumni and visitors from all over the world to Nashville. More

The taming of the musical muse

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) said it best:

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Nashville Tech offers seven-week culinary course, Dell to give speech at Lipscomb event and Children's home set to honor volunteer workers.

New project to add East Nashville homes

Bank of America, along with the Metro Development and Housing Authority and Residential Resources Inc., will build more single-family affordable homes in East Nashville in the second phase of a project to restore the area. The details of the project will be announced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at RiverChase Apartments in East Nashville today. More

Neighborhood association elects president, officers

Historic Edgefield, East Nashville

'Discover Nashville' will introduce seniors to city

The Council on Aging, a division of the Council of Community Services, is launching a new seniors program called Discover Nashville. Discover Nashville is a program for people 55 years and older, who are interested in getting to know the city better. More

Donelson Senior Center going 'hog wild' for Labor Day BBQ

The annual Labor Day Bar-B-Que, a fundraiser for the Donelson Senior Center, gets bigger every year, according to the center

Julia Green loses teacher over class-size ratios

Julia Green Elementary, a K-4 Metro school on Hobbs Road, has already lost one teacher this school year due to student/teacher ratios and may lose a kindergarten teacher before the end of the week. Metro has an optimal ratio of 20 students to one teacher for kindergarten classes and 25-1 for older grades. Julia Green More

Planning Commission to review Midtown towers development

The developer of a twin apartment towers project goes before the Metro Planning Commission today to request a zoning change, the first step in a process that could further invigorate the bustling Midtown area. More

Sen. Jackson indicted

State Sen. Doug Jackson turned himself in Wednesday to the Dickson County Sheriff

Coach, players react to pending move to Va.

Many Nashville Metros players, as well as Coach Brett Mosen have previous ties to the Hampton Road Mariners, the team that now owns the former Metros A-League franchise rights. More


Here are the headlines in today's YMCA Beat: Green Hills YMCA starts teen leaders club, Downtown, Green Hills Y, St. Thomas do blood screenings, Maddox Family YMCA hosting community education seminar and Maryland Farms Y holding free spirit, mind and body classes. More

Free to a good home

Want a free 1855 historic home in Bellevue? It More

Losing not OK for MTSU

There is one notion going around concerning Middle Tennessee