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Urban Forests Movement Returns to the Urban Jungle in Nashville

 

Nashville Urban Food ForestNashville, TN – Sure, you’ve heard of the urban jungle – the convoluted confluence of concrete and steel you’d mostly likely see on a trip to Nashville. But, what’s an Urban Forest?

That question was answered on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 as members of N.U.F.F. reconvened to Music City to the plant seeds on re-launching their important mission in the metro area and beyond.

Ben Bishop and Paul Freeman plot new course for N.U.F.F. in Nashville. (Richard J. Lynch)

Ben Bishop and Paul Freeman plot new course for N.U.F.F. in Nashville. (Richard J. Lynch)

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Keith Urban Pulls the Ripcord and Drops New Album on Music City with Free Concert in Nashville

 

Ripcord - Keith UrbanNashville, TN – Nashvillian, Australian and Grammy-Award winning musician Keith Urban played a free concert to a large hometown crowd on Monday, May 9th, 2016.

Thousands of Music City fans packed the plaza of the Bridgestone Arena and the closed off section of Broadway to watch the singer/songwriter/guitarist pull the string on his latest album called Ripcord.

Keith Urban plays a free show in Nashville on May 9th, 2016. (Richard J. Lynch)

Keith Urban plays a free show in Nashville on May 9th, 2016. (Richard J. Lynch)

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Nashville Sounds release Opening Day Tentative Roster

 

A’s Top Prospects, All-PCL Returnee Joey Wendle & Nashville Native Highlight 2016 Club

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced its tentative Opening Day roster for the 2016 season. The Sounds begin Pacific Coast League play on Thursday, April 7th when they welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers to First Tennessee Park.

Eight players listed among Oakland’s top-20 prospects (according to Baseball America) will begin the season in Music City. They include: LHP Sean Manaea (No. 2), INF Renato Nunez (No. 4), OF Matt Olson (No. 6), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), LHP Dillon Overton (No. 8), INF Max Muncy (No. 13), INF Rangel Ravelo (No. 15) and Joey Wendle (No. 17).

First Tennessee Park

First Tennessee Park

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Alley Poet’s Pen: For Rent – Home

 

Alley Poet's PenNashville, TN – For Rent: I saw the photo of the little cottage house kitchen flashing at me from the screen of my Ipad. It had a warmth I could feel from its vintage 1947 age, but was renovated smartly with granite counters and white painted cabinets.

There was a window above the sink that looked out to a yard (always a rule for every house I’ve ever lived in) with streams of light shining in, and it was there I could see the tree. Thick, old, and jutting up grandly, ignoring the busy road with cars gliding by frequently, and casting shade on the “tear-down-turned modern house” that was going up next door.

East Nashville House Collage.

East Nashville House Collage.

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Alley Poet’s Pen: Winds of Change – An “Identity Theft” in the Making

 

Alley Poet's PenNashville, TN – Did you ever have the dream where you discover there are other rooms in your house that you knew nothing about? This month marks my third anniversary in Nashville, and I feel a bit like I’ve been living in those “other rooms” for three full years. They are foreign and yet increasingly familiar the longer I stay in the south.

They say Nashville is a “five-year town,” but that’s for songwriters and artists looking to sign a deal. Many musicians mark each year in Music City as a reflective milestone, marking the highs and lows, wins and losses, in a tough, and often unforgiving town. To be honest, I never thought Nashville would even be a six-month town. You see, I never expected to actually live here.

House in the snow

House in the snow

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Nashville Produces a Hit For Hockey as NHL All-Star Weekend is a Smashing Success in Music City

 

2016 NHL All-Star GameNashville, TN – The National Hockey League brought their Fan Fair and All-Star Weekend to Nashville, Tennessee during the last four days of January. This city and league had been preparing for this much anticipated event for over fifteen months and expectations were high as the greatest show on ice descended on Music City.

“What an incredible setup, what an incredible beginning to All-Star Weekend,” gushed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the opening ceremonies on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. “The planning that the city of Nashville with the Predators and the local organizing committee and Bridgestone have done is nothing short of phenomenal. People are going to be thrilled to be part of this weekend.”

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

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Harlem Globetrotters to be at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on January 15th, 2016

 

Harlem GlobetrottersNashville, TN – The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Music City for a game at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday January 15th, 2016 starting at 7:00pm. They are also celebrating 90 years of ball handling wizardry. The globally recognized basketball team will be on a world tour during the first half of 2016 dazzling fans with their unique style of athleticism, comedy and theater.

Over the years various incarnations of the Globetrotters have played more than 20,000 games in 120 countries. The team’s signature song is Brother Bones’ whistled version of “Sweet Georgia Brown”.

Harlem Globetrotters' Zeus McClurkin

Harlem Globetrotters’ Zeus McClurkin

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Alley Poet’s Pen: “Prosperity” in National Hunger Awareness Month

 

Alley Poet's Pen - Sandee GertzNashville, TN – A tube of toothpaste. A New Testament mini-bible. A can of Old English Malt Liquor beer. That was all I found at the base of trees of the State Capitol lawn where a young man had been laying in the sun without a shirt on for two days in the Nashville heat.

A cardboard sign was propped up against his tennis shoes: “HUNGRY” was scrawled on it in capital letters—hastily it appeared—in fine point pen.

“You know when everything inside of you is weak…“So numb you don’t want to speak…”

Writing left at the camp of a young man expressing hunger and need.

Writing left at the camp of a young man expressing hunger and need.

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Nashville Sounds get blasted at Memphis Redbirds, 12-3

 

Max Muncy Homers For Second Straight Game To Provide Nashville Sounds’ Offense In Loss

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds legged out 13 hits, including six for extra bases, during a 12-3 rout of the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park in the final game before the All-Star break.

With the loss, the Sounds (41-50) dropped three of five to their cross-state rivals in the series and finished the road trip with a 4-5 record.

Memphis left-hander Tyler Lyons (6-4) picked up the victory by twirling his seventh quality start of the year, holding Nashville to two runs on five hits while fanning six over his seven innings of work.

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Nashville Sounds Extend Partnership With 102.5 FM “The Game”

 

102.5 FM Will Continue To Broadcast Nashville Baseball Games; Former Major Leaguer Kevin Jarvis To Join Announce Team

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is excited to announce an extension of its partnership with 102.5 “The Game” (WPRT-FM) as the team’s flagship station for game broadcasts during the 2015 season.

The Game, which has served as the team’s flagship station since 2012, will air all of the Sounds’ 144 games over the airwaves with nearly all on 102.5 FM and select games on 94.9 FM “Game 2” in 2015.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with The Game,” said Sounds COO Garry Arthur. “It is important to us to align with a partner who shares our excitement for the opening of First Tennessee Park and can carry all of the games on a station that focuses on sports programming.”

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