VOL. 40 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 22, 2016
Club marks 45 years of ups, downs, great music
Warner Hodges, among the world’s best rock guitarists and a guy who helped give Jason & The Scorchers their ear-searing cow-punk sound, gets excited when Exit/In and its glorious history gets introduced into a leisurely, summer afternoon conversation.
So, did you ever hear the story of Jimmy Buffett stepping through a small, open door, surprising the occupants, then successfully auditioning to play at a new club with a capacity of 90 people?
It all started with a couple of high school friends, a vision for a new kind of music venue in Nashville and about $8,000, give or take.
Exit/In made a movie-star turn in Robert Altman’s 1975 film classic “Nashville.”
Listening to the music of the artists selected for his Exit/In mural was one way semi-reformed graffiti artist Bryan Deese got in the mood for the stencils he cut for all of the people (and objects) that appear on his massive 45th Anniversary mural.
Lightning 100 and Indie Nash are sponsoring the Elliston Place Street Fest on Saturday, July 23, featuring live performances at Exit/In, The End and on a large outdoor stage.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
The Tennessee attorney general’s sexual harassment investigation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham dragged halfway through the summer. Now we know why.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The Tennessee Titans’ offensive playbook has been rewritten. The verbiage for calling plays has been edited. The line has been revamped with three new starters.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
Tennessee’s football team had nine players earn All-SEC preseason honors and got the nod as favorite to win the East Division as SEC Media Days concluded last week in Hoover, Alabama.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
With the political conventions starting this week, expect to be told repeatedly how dire our situation is and how fantastic things are – often by the same politician. In Nashville, things are good.
Top residential real estate sales, May 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, remaining near historically low levels as a continued enticement to prospective homebuyers.
Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Nissan has given the Sentra richer styling and several new features for 2016 while keeping the price of the fuel-efficient and popular compact sedan nearly the same.
Sales linguistic expert Steve W. Martin reveals in the Harvard Business Review the results of a fascinating study of the commonalities present in high-performance salespeople.
Last week, I had the good fortune to attend a work conference in Chicago. But it wasn’t your average work conference.
“Author’s obstacle.” Twelve letters. Hint: I prefer neither to say nor write the two-word answer.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
Strange word, huh? It was for me, too. I’ve been cooking and reading recipes and articles on food preparation for a long time, but this is the first time I have run across spatchcock.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The first transgender person to be named to a Tennessee government board or commission has been named the official podium timekeeper at the Democratic National Convention.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville police say narcotics detectives intercepted a crate of marijuana that was shipped from Phoenix for distribution to street dealers in the Tennessee city.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum is being given more than 300 artworks by Nashville native Red Grooms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say.
Stocks pull back after 4 weeks of gains; Yahoo slips
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.
NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres is making its final bid for Carmike Cinemas Inc., offering to buy the movie theater operator in an approximately $1.2 billion deal including debt.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A Nashville Fire Department official is facing disciplinary action over Facebook posts he made in reference to the LGBT community.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee delegates to the Republican National Convention have mixed reactions to a Wednesday speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in which he stopped short of endorsing Donald Trump.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named Will Cromer as the new chief of staff for TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is joining a federal lawsuit to stop the merger of major health insurance companies.
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, according to two dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that commercial charging stations for electric vehicles will be eligible to receive loan guarantees from the federal government as the Obama administration works to increase the number of stations. There are 16,000 currently in place.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' second-quarter profit more than doubled to a post-bankruptcy record $2.87 billion on a strong performance in the U.S., where the company saw sales fall after it cut low-profit sales to rental car companies. It raised its earnings guidance for the year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher, giving the market its fourth straight weekly gain.
NEW YORK (AP) — A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world.
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest passengers endured a third straight day of canceled and delayed flights as the airline struggled to resume normal operations on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.
CLEVELAND (AP) — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary Clinton is set to snatch attention from Republicans by naming her running mate in advance of the Democratic convention, with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine the leading contender.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.