electricwesternrecords.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT)  --  It’s a Monday night at the 5 Spot in East Nashville. The little barroom is packed with people mingling and dancing to the upbeat sound of artists like The Jackson Five, Chubby Checker and The Supremes.

This is a dance party called “Motown Mondays,” hosted by Reno Bo and Jacob Jones, the DJ duo known as Electric Western. Their aim with Motown Mondays is to give folks a place where they can bust a move to doo wop, garage rock, girl groups and rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 50s and 60s.

Get it on your calendar: Free Music Day October 22

Sep 29, 2016
NashvilleSymphony.org/FreeDayofMusic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Symphony’s 11th annual Free Music Day is set for October 22.

Twenty artists will make music on four stages in and around the Schermerhorn. Spokesperson Kelley Bell says the Orchestra will perform at noon, playing Beethoven, Dvořák, Copland, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Williams.

“Usually we have people hanging from the rafters," Bell noted. " It’s open seating, so I would suggest getting there a little early.”

You can also enjoy classical Chinese music, a dulcimer choir, fiddle ensemble, African drumming and more.

B-52s

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state fans of the B-52s will get a musical treat Thursday as band front man Fred Schneider puts in an appearance at Middle Tennessee State.

Schneider will speak to students about the band’s big hits like Love Shack, and Rock Lobster. Schneider, a poet-musician, is best known for his spoken singing style.

Schneider will talk about his four decade career in new-wave rock at 4:30 on the MTSU campus. The lecture is free  and open to the public.

cheathamcountyschools.net

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (AP) — A Cheatham County middle-school counselor is being called a hero after talking a teenager into handing over a loaded handgun.

The 14-year-old boy reportedly asked to speak with counselor Molly Hudgens, saying she was the only one who could talk him out of it his plan to kill teachers. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove says that’s exactly what she did.

The boy handed over the gun after talking for 45 minutes and has now been jailed on charges of possessing a gun and making threats.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee parents says the public schools are mistreating their disabled children, and they're asking a federal judge to intervene.

The parents say their children are being segregated from able-bodied students, isolated, restrained and even abused.

Federal law requires schools to educate disabled students alongside their non-disabled peers to the extent possible.

But experts say teachers often lack the training and resources to deal with disabled students' behavioral challenges.

wtvf.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The wife of now jailed Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says her husband should not be behind bars.

In an interview with WTVF-TV Megan Arnold says her relationship with the Sheriff is like that of any normal couple. However, evidence heard in court suggests Arnold punched his wife and threatened to suffocate her back on Labor Day.

A federal magistrate earlier this week put Arnold in jail saying he’s a threat to his wife and a flight risk.

Arnold will likely remain in jail until his February trial on federal charges.

atf.gov

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is investigating a church fire in Memphis.

Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke says crews put out a fire at New Salem Fellowship Ministries church at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cooke says no one was injured in the fire, which affected the rear of the church.

Cooke says the fire was intentionally set in an exterior stairwell. He says the building had $25,000 worth of damage plus another $5,000 in damage to contents inside.

bethharwell.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent school voucher advocate in Tennessee paid for a private plane to take public officials including potential Republican and Democratic candidates for governor to North Carolina on a private school tour.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2cYx1In ) the trip organized by Lee Barfield included Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell and former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a Democrat. Both are considering bids to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam in 2018.

electricwesternrecords.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT)  --  It’s a Monday night at the 5 Spot in East Nashville. The little barroom is packed with people mingling and dancing to the upbeat sound of artists like The Jackson Five, Chubby Checker and The Supremes.

This is a dance party called “Motown Mondays,” hosted by Reno Bo and Jacob Jones, the DJ duo known as Electric Western. Their aim with Motown Mondays is to give folks a place where they can bust a move to doo wop, garage rock, girl groups and rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 50s and 60s.

5 Spot's Motown Mondays: "Everyone wants to be here."

Sep 29, 2016
electricwesternrecords.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT)  --  It’s a Monday night at the 5 Spot in East Nashville. The little barroom is packed with people mingling and dancing to the upbeat sound of artists like The Jackson Five, Chubby Checker and The Supremes.

This is a dance party called “Motown Mondays,” hosted by Reno Bo and Jacob Jones, the DJ duo known as Electric Western. Their aim with Motown Mondays is to give folks a place where they can bust a move to doo wop, garage rock, girl groups and rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 50s and 60s.

Get it on your calendar: Free Music Day October 22

Sep 29, 2016
NashvilleSymphony.org/FreeDayofMusic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Symphony’s 11th annual Free Music Day is set for October 22.

Twenty artists will make music on four stages in and around the Schermerhorn. Spokesperson Kelley Bell says the Orchestra will perform at noon, playing Beethoven, Dvořák, Copland, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Williams.

“Usually we have people hanging from the rafters," Bell noted. " It’s open seating, so I would suggest getting there a little early.”

You can also enjoy classical Chinese music, a dulcimer choir, fiddle ensemble, African drumming and more.

RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has ordered Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold taken into custody until his February trial on allegations that he profited from the sale of electronic cigarettes to jail inmates.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports that Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern on Wednesday left the door open to releasing Sheriff Robert Arnold before the trial if he resigns and agrees to stay away from his wife.

bethharwell.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell says a complaint filed against the House clerk is being brought by a lame-duck lawmaker who is angry about the expulsion of fellow Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham over a series of sexual harassment allegations.

Rep. Billy Spivey of Lewisburg, who abruptly decided against seeking re-election this spring, is calling for an investigation into Clerk Joe McCord for allegedly calling a staffer obscene names and making a lewd gesture toward her 2-year-old granddaughter while she was visiting the speaker's office.

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cheathamcountyschools.net

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (AP) — A Cheatham County middle-school counselor is being called a hero after talking a teenager into handing over a loaded handgun.

The 14-year-old boy reportedly asked to speak with counselor Molly Hudgens, saying she was the only one who could talk him out of it his plan to kill teachers. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove says that’s exactly what she did.

The boy handed over the gun after talking for 45 minutes and has now been jailed on charges of possessing a gun and making threats.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee parents says the public schools are mistreating their disabled children, and they're asking a federal judge to intervene.

The parents say their children are being segregated from able-bodied students, isolated, restrained and even abused.

Federal law requires schools to educate disabled students alongside their non-disabled peers to the extent possible.

But experts say teachers often lack the training and resources to deal with disabled students' behavioral challenges.

wtvf.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The wife of now jailed Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says her husband should not be behind bars.

In an interview with WTVF-TV Megan Arnold says her relationship with the Sheriff is like that of any normal couple. However, evidence heard in court suggests Arnold punched his wife and threatened to suffocate her back on Labor Day.

A federal magistrate earlier this week put Arnold in jail saying he’s a threat to his wife and a flight risk.

Arnold will likely remain in jail until his February trial on federal charges.

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MTSU Jazz Network's Weekday Program Schedule

Sep 2, 2016

MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.

Monday

Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

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