The Hermitage Launches New Programming For Jackson’s 250th Birthday

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To commemorate the 250th birthday of the People’s President, the Andrew Jackson Foundation will launch a 12-month series of programs on his birthday, Wednesday, March 15, with the premiere of the new film “Jackson” about the seventh president’s life. The centerpiece of a weeklong series of events and programs will be the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Jackson’s tomb at 11 a.m. March 15 at … [Read more...]

The Porch Presents “Mercy & Magic” With Mary Gauthier and Wally Lamb

Mercy & Magic

On Saturday, March 11, The Porch Writers’ Collective, Nashville’s non-profit center for writing, will present its third annual fundraiser, an evening of song and story. Mercy & Magic, this year’s event, will feature an intimate conversation between, and performances by, The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author Wally Lamb and one of Americana music’s most admired artists, Mary Gauthier. … [Read more...]

City Leaders Prioritize Big Gains in Third-Grade Literacy


In coordination with the Mayor’s Office and Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, a new effort kicks off this month to bring greater focus, bolder thinking and a collective approach to tackling Nashville’s early literacy rates. The Nashville Literacy Collaborative – formed by the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) and the Nashville Public Library (NPL) – is a six-month effort to sharpen … [Read more...]

The SoBro Announces Artist-In-Residence Talent Competition

SoBro Stars

Magellan Development Group, builder of The SoBro, Nashville’s tallest rental apartment high-rise, today announced the city’s first artist-in-residence talent competition, The SoBro Star. The winner of the competition will receive a yearlong, rent-free stay at The SoBro. The SoBro Star is a musical competition unlike any other in Nashville. This competition allows residents at The SoBro to … [Read more...]

MP&F Welcomes New Creative Services Director

Mercy & Magic

MP&F Public Relations has named Mary Elizabeth Davis, former managing editor of Southern Living magazine, as its first Creative Services director. At Southern Living, Davis was responsible for directing brand operations and overseeing the production of editorial content. She has deep experience working across multiple brand platforms to identify and execute new business opportunities, and has … [Read more...]

MP&F Welcomes Two New Staff Associates

Mercy & Magic

MP&F Public Relations has hired Bailee Jordan and Millie Wert as the firm’s newest staff associates. Bailee Jordan, a native of Athens, Ga., graduated from Georgia Southern University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and minors in marketing and sustainability. She most recently served as an intern for MP&F from August to December of 2016. During her time … [Read more...]

505 Only Months From Initial Resident Occupancy

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The construction of 505 is on the home stretch with just months until its first residents can call the tallest downtown high-rise in Nashville their new home. Tony Giarratana announced today that initial units will be available this October, with all units and amenities planned for completion by January 2018. The final crane jump will take place March 4 and 5, when the crane will rise from … [Read more...]

Mayor Barry Challenges Local Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste

Food Waste Initiative

Mayor Megan Barry is challenging local restaurants to reduce the amount of food wasted in their kitchens by participating in The Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge for restaurants – a joint project with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nashville Food Waste Initiative. Mayor Barry is the first mayor in the Southeast to issue such a challenge. The Challenge was launched at the James Beard … [Read more...]

Renaissance Nashville Hotel Only Downtown Hotel to Offer PURE Rooms

PURE Rooms

PURE Rooms are the most comprehensive allergy-friendly system on the market for commercial and personal use, and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel now has 34 available to guests. The Renaissance is the only hotel in downtown Nashville to offer such an amenity. Using a seven-step purification process, PURE Rooms creates a welcoming environment for those who suffer from severe allergies or breathing … [Read more...]