by Amer Taleb
By the end of my CNN internship, I had written, edited and produced segments for anchor Don Lemon. But when I first walked into the media outlet’s world headquarters in Atlanta last summer, I didn’t have a minute of TV production experience under my belt.
Acquiring the skills I needed to succeed was among [...]
by Shako Liu
NASHVILLE, Tenn.__Vendors returned to the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Jan. 8 after a two-day closure caused by unusual bone-chilling weather. Many merchants, especially florists, were still absent during the days following the closure and the stretch of 36-degree days and 25-degree nights, temperatures that were well below the average high of 46 [...]
by Colleen Wright
Charles Jackson wheeled buckets of chilled turnip greens from Howell Farms’ cooler into the farm’s shed at the Nashville Farmers’ Market in early January.
Howell Farms was back in business following a two-day hiatus after temperatures dropped to a 20-year record low average of 12 degrees on Jan. 6, a reading too chilly [...]
by RaShone Stafford
NASHVILLE, Tenn._Amid the rich history surrounding the restaurants, bars and other tourist attractions on Broadway, one also finds a bit of history as seen through the eyes of the street performers.
Consider Will Shipley, a Nashville native known as the “MTSU Dancing Man” who has danced his way into countless films and photographs [...]
by Michilea Patterson
NASHVILLE, Tenn._Elvis Presley fans in the Music City celebrated the Jan. 8 birthday of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll by visiting the popular Honky Tonk Highway, where a life-size Elvis statute provided a popular photo opportunity.
But the King’s birthday wasn’t the only reason to stroll along the highway, a several-block stretch of [...]
by Monicia Warner
NASHVILLE, Tenn.__A warm bed. A hot meal. A second home. Since its doors opened in 2009, the nonprofit Nashville Youth Opportunity Center has been providing young people with these necessities and one more – an opportunity to grow as young adults and help change their community.
The center, located on Charlotte Avenue, houses six [...]
by Jessica Alexander
NASHVILLE, Tenn.__Hundreds of bicycles are neatly crammed into a storage room in the basement of the Youth Opportunity Center, while others line the hallway. There are boys’ and girls’ bikes, big and small bikes. There are mountain bikes and bikes with training wheels.
The bicycles belong to the Oasis Bike Workshop, a free bike [...]
Christopher A. Quinn, a longtime resident of Carolina, R.I., died Thursday, Feb. 6, at his home, after a lingering illness.
Known to one and all as Kiffer, he was the son of John C. Quinn, former newspaper editor, and his late wife, Lois R. Quinn.
He was born in Rhode Island, spent his early years in Edgewood, [...]
by Mercy Quaye
Nashville, Tenn.__For her it wasn’t the pull of southern hospitality. It wasn’t the warm weather, the country music or the barbecue. It was the violins.
She labored for just a year, repairing, constructing and playing stringed instruments at Minnesota State College before she was recruited to work in Nashville. To the recruiters, Sarah Bystrom, [...]
by Anthony Cave
Sarah Bystrom repairs violins. She fixes the hairs of bows, the regular maintenance essential to the instrument’s sound.
But Bystrom, 19, says she has lost a bit of her own rhythm since she moved from Wisconsin to Nashville, Tenn., six months ago to work at Williams Fine Violins on Music Row.
“It’s always a little [...]