Good morning, Nashville. Seems like all we do lately is talk about the weather, but that 75-degree February afternoon yesterday was really one for the books! Looks like that chance of snow for today has disappeared, and we have a dry weekend in the 40′s and 50′s to look forward to. In more important news:
- Rites of Spring. Always close on the heels of the Bonnaroo lineup announcement, Vandy has released the list of performers for this year’s Rites of Spring, scheduled for April 20 & 21. Wiz Khalifa, Mutemath, Sleigh Bells, Fitz & The Tantrums, Gloriana, Wick-It The Instigator, Tyler Hilton, Chancellor Warhol and Beaker Street Blues Band round out the bill. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10am.
- Nuh uh no way. Metro Council voted 25 to 5 in favor of asking Davidson County Clerk John Arriola to step down from his position, but Arriola says he isn’t going anywhere. The council also approved a non-binding resolution asking Arriola to return the $40 fee he collected from nearly 3,000 couples for performing wedding ceremonies.
- Bits & pieces. A suspicious envelope mailed to Senator Lamar Alexander’s office on West End Ave has been sent off to the state for analysis … Activists have handed in a 6,000 signature petition opposing Tennessee’s voter ID law … The Preds lost to the Blues last night in a shootout … A Music City Center construction worker was seriously injured after a 40-foot fall on site … The Aquarium and Rainforest Cafe in Opry Mills are hiring for a collective 500 jobs … Time Magazine has named Dollywood one of the weirdest theme parks in the world … Three USPS processing centers will close in Tennessee, and work will be redistributed to Nashville and Atlanta’s centers … Ever wondered about Nashville’s top 50 paying jobs?
Photo by Winnie Cheung.