Jessica Keaveny

A couple of years ago, The String profiled Nashville’s Colin Linden. He was a chunky little white kid growing up in Toronto and New York in the 1960s who got struck by the blues as if by a benevolent lightning bolt. When he was 11, he approached his hero Howlin’ Wolf in the quiet hours before a show and struck up a long, life-changing conversation. I thought of this epiphany while taking in the story of Curtis Salgado.

Michael Weintrob

Many years ago, during a stay in Amsterdam, I learned a beautiful word. Gezelligheid, whose pronunciation is unspellable with our crude 26 letters, is a cherished Dutch noun/adjective that roughly translates as a vibe that is cozy, social and joyfully relaxed. It’s an elevated state of being that I certainly experienced in Amsterdam and have sought ever since. It fits the atmosphere at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge.

Heather Holty-Newton

It’s a pop culture movie scene, flattened to two dimensions. A breakout artist sings her new hit song on big stages as thousands of new fans sing along. She’s living the dream, feeling that rush of fulfillment that comes from hard work and nurturing her talent. Unless it’s more complicated than that. Case in point, Garrison Starr blasting out radio fresh “Superhero” in 1997. “I was in survival mode. I mean, I was having an identity crisis,” Starr says of those fast-moving days.

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City of Knoxville

(Associated Press)  --  Pressure is mounting on authorities to release police body camera video of a shooting at a Knoxville, Tennessee, school that left a student dead and a police officer wounded.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon reiterated a call Monday for a prosecutor to authorize the release of the video of the April 12 shooting.

District attorney Charme Allen declined to release the video of the shooting at the magnet high school, saying it could damage the investigation of the shooting.

seatle.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers have passed a bill that would put public schools at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don’t reflect their gender at birth.

The proposal cleared the House on Monday. It must now pass the Senate before it can head to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

The bill is one of several LGTBQ-related measures that the GOP-controlled General Assembly have introduced this year that critics have slammed as discriminatory.

cdc.gov

(Sarah Oppmann)  --  Vanderbilt Medical Center is focusing new attention on the long-term side effects that many adults are experiencing after they recover from COVID-19. The Adult Post-Acute COVID Clinic was opened last month to provide resources for patients suffering from lingering symptoms. 

Associate professor of Medicine and vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine, Cecelia Theobald, explains that this clinic serves as a “place to hear these patients and validate their experiences as we learn more about this new syndrome.”

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Israel Nash joins Words and Music to perform songs from his most recent album 'Topaz'.

WMOT Video: Live Sessions on NPR Music

Israel Nash joins Words and Music from his home in Texas for an interview and performance of "Stay", "Canyon Heart" and "Down in the Country" from his new album, 'Topaz'.

Rev. Peyton, of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, joins Words and Music to talk about their new album, 'Dance Songs for Hard Times' and perform "No Tellin' When", "Too Cool to Dance", and "Ways and Means".

Watch the full set from the Cordovas, recorded at East Iris Studios for WMOT's Wired In. The Cordovas' set features songs from their 2020 album, Destiny Hotel. The Cordovas have performed more than 100 live streams on Facebook during the pandemic and created Nashville's most eclectic radio show, Strange Roots Radio. You can hear Strange Roots Radio on WMOT Sunday nights at 10 p.m. CT. Too late for you?

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Curtis Wayne Millard

Zach Schmidt was one of the first artists I played when I started The Local Brew Hour two years ago. That was from his 2016 album The Day We Lost The War. To say his new album has been a long time coming would be stating it mildly. After losing two record deals and surviving the pandemic, release day for Raise A Banner is finally here!  I can definitely say, it was worth the wait. Zach plays a set at noon today for Finally Friday From Home on WMOT. We chatted about the obstacles he overcame to get this record out and the joy of making music.

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Discovering new local music during the pandemic has been… different. Challenging, really. But once the word spreads about an outlet for local music discovery, the flood gates open up and it’s fantastic! I used to think being the person at a record label that listened to submissions would be a fun job, in hopes of discovering music that would move me to the point of wanting to make sure everyone else knew about a particular artist.

Rachel Hurley

After a battle with cancer, a devastating divorce, and a nervous breakdown, DL Rossi is about to release his third album, Lonesome Kind April 16th. While Rossi has built a following on his brand of introspective singer-songwriter rock, this album explores some different, sort of more loose, even uplifting sounds to accompany the melancholy. He’s released two singles from the album so far, “Whiskey” and “Tumbling”.

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What We Know About The Jurors In The Chauvin Trial

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Closing statements concluded Monday afternoon in the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. His fate is now in the hands of 12 jurors. They include a chemist, a youth volunteer, a cardiac nurse and an IT professional.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push that failed during the previous administration to extend the deadlines for reporting 2020 census results after the pandemic and Trump officials' interference disrupted the count.

If passed, two bills introduced Tuesday could help shield the U.S. Census Bureau from any questions about the legality of numbers and other data it is set to release months after current federal law says they are due.

The panel of 12 jurors weighing the case against the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd has resumed deliberations.

The jury, who are sequestered in a nearby hotel under the supervision of Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies, are considering three charges against former officer Derek Chauvin: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

City of Knoxville

(Associated Press)  --  Pressure is mounting on authorities to release police body camera video of a shooting at a Knoxville, Tennessee, school that left a student dead and a police officer wounded.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon reiterated a call Monday for a prosecutor to authorize the release of the video of the April 12 shooting.

District attorney Charme Allen declined to release the video of the shooting at the magnet high school, saying it could damage the investigation of the shooting.

seatle.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers have passed a bill that would put public schools at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don’t reflect their gender at birth.

The proposal cleared the House on Monday. It must now pass the Senate before it can head to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

The bill is one of several LGTBQ-related measures that the GOP-controlled General Assembly have introduced this year that critics have slammed as discriminatory.

cdc.gov

(Sarah Oppmann)  --  Vanderbilt Medical Center is focusing new attention on the long-term side effects that many adults are experiencing after they recover from COVID-19. The Adult Post-Acute COVID Clinic was opened last month to provide resources for patients suffering from lingering symptoms. 

Associate professor of Medicine and vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine, Cecelia Theobald, explains that this clinic serves as a “place to hear these patients and validate their experiences as we learn more about this new syndrome.”

@ACMawards

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honors, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave a powerful, top-notch vocal performance.

Though female country stars didn’t compete for the night’s top prize – Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year – they owned Sunday’s ACM Awards.

nashvillemusiccitycenter.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Beginning Monday Nashville residents can get a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at Music City Center.

City health officials announced the change last week. Up to 500 doses a day will be administered without appointment.

As of Monday morning, 37 percent of Metro residents have had at least one dose of vaccine. More than 22 percent are now fully immunized.

Mayor John Cooper has set a goal of 50 percent vaccinated by the first of May.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville’s music industry is asking state lawmakers to “reject” six pieces of legislation targeting the LGBTQ community.

Among the companies signing an open letter to legislators: Apple, Big Machine Label Group, Curb Records, Sony, Spotify, Warner and the Americana Music Association.

knoxschools.org

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman says she called police about a physical fight involving her daughter and the girl’s boyfriend before he was fatally shot by officers in a high school bathroom.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Regina Perkins says she called police Monday on Anthony Thompson Jr. after the girl reported the scuffle.

Police say Thompson had a gun inside Austin-East Magnet High School in east Knoxville later that day. He was shot in a bathroom confrontation with officers. Perkins says Thompson and her daughter had dated for nine months.

Curtis Wayne Millard

Zach Schmidt was one of the first artists I played when I started The Local Brew Hour two years ago. That was from his 2016 album The Day We Lost The War. To say his new album has been a long time coming would be stating it mildly. After losing two record deals and surviving the pandemic, release day for Raise A Banner is finally here!  I can definitely say, it was worth the wait. Zach plays a set at noon today for Finally Friday From Home on WMOT. We chatted about the obstacles he overcame to get this record out and the joy of making music.

vumc.org/activ2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — If you currently have COVID-19 you might consider signing up for a new Vanderbilt Medical Center research study.

The Activ-2 study is a nationwide effort to find medications that can help patients recover from the virus faster, or prevent serious illness that requires a hospital stay.

Adults 18 years and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days, are not in the hospital, and are symptomatic are encouraged to register.

A Tennessee mayor has asked for the release of video footage of a shooting at a high school that left a student dead and a police officer wounded, but the local district attorney denied the request.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon said on Twitter that she requested release of redacted video footage of Monday’s shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School.

She said her request was denied by the district attorney, who told her the integrity of the investigation needed to be protected.

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