Filling a hole in Music City's musical offerings

Mar 19, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s hard to imagine even the smallest musical niche being ignored here in Music City, but Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran thinks she’s found one.

Corcoran recently launched a non-profit dedicated to supporting a Contemporary Classical Music ensemble that she’s named Intersection. Corcoran says the group will be composed of 15 to 20 musicians drawn from local artists, as well as artists from across the country.

Corcoran says she’s aiming for a Goldilocks ensemble; not too big and not too small.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County man placed on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List in connection with multiple sex related charges has been arrested in Florida.

Edward Willian Tarras Jr. was placed on the most wanted list by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation last summer. The TBI says 39-year-old Tarras is wanted by the Smyrna Police Department after failing to appear in court to face some two dozen charges, including Rape, Sexual Battery, and Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Bobo family

DECATURVILLE , Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney representing one of the men charged in the kidnapping and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo has filed motions asking that evidence be turned over, charges be dropped or the prosecutor be held in contempt.

Zachary Adams and Jason Autry were charged last spring with murder and kidnapping and both have pleaded not guilty.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is headed for a vote on the Senate floor.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga was approved 9-2 in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and is now being scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.

The legislation is similar to a measure Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed last year that failed.

Under Gardenhire's proposal, eligibility would be opened to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Tennessee may never be considered progressive, but it turns out that Murfreesboro is a place where women can find a surprisingly high level of equality, at least where work life is concerned.

The personal finance website decided to rate the nation’s cities for workplace equality and Murfreesboro clocked in at fourth in the medium sized cities category.