Good morning, Nashville, and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Councilman Charlie Tygard has chosen to hold off on a bill he was sponsoring that would have reworked our public art funding to spread the love all across the city rather than just downtown. As much as we’d love to see some more riverfront rollercoasters, naked people and giant buffaloes spring up in other parts of Nashville, it looks like the Metro Arts Commission is doing a fine job of this on their own and Councilman Tygard doesn’t feel they need the bill anymore.
- Measure it out. Nashvillians are making a splash this year at SXSW and trying to prove to the world that there are no other music cities quite like this Music City. Of course, you all know where we stand on this issue.
- Pandora’s box. Speaking of luring people to our fair city, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau is kicking around a new concept of using Pandora internet radio to give people a little taste of the Nashville flavor. For the next month or so, there will be a Music City button that listeners can click to hear some of the best Nashville tunes that are hopefully not all country.
- Bits & pieces. Downtown Presbyterian might be getting a boozy new neighbor … Rocketown kids are getting into the parking business and learning a little along the way … This is the first we’ve heard of the Radnor Lake Rambo … Council members Megan Barry, Ronnie Steine and Erik Cole are urging Metro to investigate private employers accused of discrimination based on gender identity … We can’t remember if we told you about the TVA’s latest rate hike scheduled for April because we’ve officially lost count of these.
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