Good morning, Nashville. That beloved and strange full-sized Parthenon replica that sits in the middle of our town has been getting a lot of attention lately. Compared to last year’s March numbers, attendance has increased by nearly a third and the Parks department says we have that Percy Jackson movie to thank. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, a Harry Potter-ish movie based on a popular teen book series, filmed on location at the Parthenon last August for three days. After the movie opened in February, many families made the trek out to Nashville to see our weird landmark in person. Hopefully they all took the time to look at Centennial Park’s other fine offerings, such as the giant clam.
- Severe weather looming. Country Music Marathon organizers are scrambling to make safety plans for runners in case dangerous weather rolls in tomorrow. The forecast continues to look pretty ominous, and Nashville WX predicts “all things in place for a major severe outbreak tomorrow afternoon and evening.” Hopefully it’ll hold off until after the race.
- Halfway there. After his Wednesday night show at the Sommet, Jon Bon Jovi dropped by the Oasis Center on Thursday to talk, visit, and do yoga with homeless teens. There are approximately 300 homeless kids in Nashville at any given time.
- Bits & pieces. Tennessee received a new $11.5 million grant to help reduce binge drinking … So Steve McNair was a sworn police officer somewhere in Mississippi? … Speaker of the House Kent Williams laid the smack down on lawmakers yesterday regarding some bickering and “silliness” taking place on both sides of the aisle … The Preds lost last night’s game, tying the series at 2-2.
Photo by c.marie photographyy.
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