Nikki Lane Live on VuHaus and KCRW

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Nashville's own Nikki Lane performs live on NPR partner station KCRW in Los Angeles, California Friday, April 28, 2017. 

belmont.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Belmont University this week opened a new on-campus museum dedicated to a priceless collection of unique musical instruments. 

Randy Skaggs, Vince Gill and famed Nashville instrument dealer George Gruhn were on hand for the dedication of The Gig. The museum houses a collection of some 500 instruments donated to the university by the late collector and philanthropist Steven Kern Shaw.

During the dedication ceremony for the museum, Ricky Skaggs played a tune with a collection instrument that he referred to as music legend Bill Monroe’s "partner."

Angaleena Presley LIVE on Wired In on WMOT

Apr 25, 2017

Angaleena Presley is our guest Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. on WMOT's Wired In. 

capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that would require school children to yearly recite a portion of the Declaration of Independence that reads in part “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”

West Tennessee Democrat Johnny Shaw questioned the bill, noting it’s based on a Kansas law that has religious overtones.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Tad Cummins held in the meantime as both a flight risk and a danger to the public.

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite previously calling its key requirements "constitutionally suspect."

Attorney General Herbert Slatery's spokesman says "the law to some degree is unsettled" surrounding the legislation, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks if doctors determine the fetus is viable. It wouldn't apply in medical emergencies or if the mother faced serious risks.

meganbarry.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says she isn't interested in a plan by activists to create a civilian review board for the Metro Nashville Police Department.

WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2q6WsgS) there have been demands to create a civilian review board since 31-year-old Jocques Clemmons was fatally shot by a Metro Police officer on Feb. 10. A coalition of grassroots activists have proposed a 13-member volunteer board would oversee and arbitrate complaints brought against the department.

leecompany.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Franklin businessman Bill Lee says he's jumping into the Tennessee governor's race.

The Republican tells The Tennessean that his campaign will formally begin Monday when he plans to roll out a recently purchased RV that he'll use to travel the state.

The 57-year-old Lee is chairman of the Lee Co., which was founded by his grandfather. The company's services include plumbing, electrical and HVAC for residential, business and government customers.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Former Maury County teacher Tad Cummins will make his initial court appearance in California Monday to answer to federal charges that he took a minor across state lines for the purpose of having sex. 

It could be a couple of weeks before Cummins is extradited back to Middle Tennessee where he’ll face the additional charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Cummins disappeared with teen student Elizabeth Thomas in mid-March. They were discovered this past week in norther California.

Thomas was reunited with her family this past weekend.

cdc.gov

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials say the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year has been found in west Tennessee.

The health department in Shelby County, which includes Memphis, said Friday the virus was recently confirmed in a person who lives in the county. Officials did not identify the patient.

Officials said there were six human cases of the virus in Tennessee in 2016. One case was fatal.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A defense lawyer is being criticized for telling a Tennessee jury that women are "especially good" at lying "because they're the weaker sex."

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports (http://memne.ws/2p2pSzy ) attorney Steve Farese made the comments during closing arguments of the trial of Mark Giannini, a wealthy businessman accused of raping a woman who came to his house for a job interview. Farese maintains that the sex was consensual and has questioned the woman's credibility.

nhl.com/predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that they've swept the Western Conference's top seed out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Nashville Predators want to continue making history by finally advancing beyond the second round.

The Predators have been around since 1998-99 but never have won a second-round playoff series. They came close last year before losing a seventh game to the San Jose Sharks.

Then again, the Predators also had never recorded a playoff sweep or had won a postseason series with the Chicago Blackhawks before this week.

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state attorney general opinion says legislation requiring use of the "natural and ordinary meaning" of undefined words in Tennessee code could, in some cases, conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling and state law about interpreting gender-specific words as inclusive.

However, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery's opinion says a judge wouldn't necessarily use literal meanings of gender-specific words, including "husband," ''wife," ''father" and "mother."

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Nikki Lane Live on VuHaus and KCRW

5 hours ago

Nashville's own Nikki Lane performs live on NPR partner station KCRW in Los Angeles, California Friday, April 28, 2017. 

belmont.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Belmont University this week opened a new on-campus museum dedicated to a priceless collection of unique musical instruments. 

Randy Skaggs, Vince Gill and famed Nashville instrument dealer George Gruhn were on hand for the dedication of The Gig. The museum houses a collection of some 500 instruments donated to the university by the late collector and philanthropist Steven Kern Shaw.

During the dedication ceremony for the museum, Ricky Skaggs played a tune with a collection instrument that he referred to as music legend Bill Monroe’s "partner."

meganbarry.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has committed to a starting a light rail project in hopes of clearing some congestion in the growing city.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2q7lzRl ) that in her State of Metro speech, Barry identified Gallatin Pike for light rail trains. The stretch heads from downtown through East Nashville into the Rivergate area. Details are not finalized.

She said that area is one of five identified for high-capacity transit projects.

Barry also made a pitch to hold a 2018 proposed referendum on transit money.

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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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Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by President Michel Temer, legislation that would loosen labor laws and roll back pension regulations.

Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by President Michel Temer, legislation that would loosen labor laws and roll back pension regulations.

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