'Galax' Is A Homecoming For The Wild Ponies

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Galax is a town of about 7,000 people on the southern border of Virginia on the edge of the Appalachian mountains. For music lovers, its name conjures up one thing - the Old Fiddler’s Convention a premiere contest and roots music gathering that’s taken place in Galax since 1935. For married musicians Doug and Telisha Williams, who perform under the name The Wild Ponies, the Galax area is also their old home place. It’s where they grew up, dated as high school sweethearts and launched their music career.

 

The office of the Music Health Alliance in a Green Hills office building is bustling with activity on a typical weekday afternoon. The non-profit helps self-employed music professionals - about three fourths of the industry they say - negotiate the complexities of the health care system and take advantage of laws and programs that often go unnoticed or unexploited in times of health crises.

Rhiannon Giddens Eyes New Medium With MacArthur Fellowship

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When Rhiannon Giddens won the Steve Martin Banjo Prize in 2016, it was a validation of the North Carolina musician’s contributions to old-time, string band and bluegrass music. But her MacArthur Fellowship, announced last week, propels Giddens into a creative and intellectual future that promises to shape society itself.

 

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Murfreesboro, TN – Students and faculty recognized Sexual Assualt Awareness Week, April 11-17.

Nashville, TN – A new slogan for Tennessee's department of tourism.

Murfreesboro, TN – Nashville joins seven other American cities chosen by the United Nation's Better World Campaign.

Murfreesboro, TN – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced today 125 finalists for the 9th Annual Audie Awards, which honor excellence in audio publishing. Finalists were awarded in 27 categories that reflect the broad spectrum of creativity and innovation in spoken word entertainment.

Murfreesboro, TN – WMOT's Jacobs receives AP awards

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WMOT-FM news producer Shawn Jacobs recently received two Honorable Mention Associated Press awards in a statewide AP broadcasters' competition.

The Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association's radio news competition was the name of the event in which Jacobs received the awards.

His awards were in the large market category for work aired in 2002.

Nashville, TN – Bissell's new mystery is set against "The Trail of Tears" considered the American Holocaust by some historians. Thhe forced march of hundreds of Native Americans from their homes in North Carolina and Tennessee culminated in the deaths of hundreds and resettlement in reservations in Oklahoma.

Murfreesboro, TN – Music may not be rocket science, but some MTSU students would be the first to tell you there's physics involved.

Murfreesboro, TN – Racial attrocities during the Civil War is the focus of a new book of essays.

Murfreesboro, TN – The Grammy-nominated musician will perform in MTSU's Tucker Theater Monday, March 8.

Murfreesboro, TN – Two hundred years of Rutherford County Tennessee history in a single, ninety minute DVD.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  The Nashville Ballet is getting into the Halloween spirit.

The company has scheduled three TPAC performances of a ballet that explores the infamous Lizzie Borden double murders, along with a second piece built around Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Raven.”

Artistic Director Paul Vasterling created the Lizzie Borden piece. Borden was tried for, but never convicted of the brutal double ax murder of her father and step mother in the late 1800s.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  It’s been something of a roller-coaster ride for Tennessee’s school children, parents, teachers and administrators in recent weeks, with a string of media reports on education successes and failures.

On the plus side, the State Department of Education recently revealed that the number of Tennessee children graduating from high school had reached an all-time high.

State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen was also happy to report another milestone for the state’s combined ACT scores.

A simple solution for social media manipulation

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WASHINGTON, DC (OSBORNE)  --  In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar (oh-MID-ee-ar) asserts that social media are threatening our democracy.

Omidyar writes in part "From foreign interference in our elections to targeted campaigns designed to confuse and divide on important issues, groups looking for an important way to infiltrate and influence our democracy have found generous hosts in the world of social media."

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