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December 22, 1989 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Nashville (1975), Robert Altman's kaleidoscopic vision of American politics and pop music, is his masterpiece and one of the few films that actually involves its audience in the electoral and creative processes. This 24- character ensemble piece, itself an inspired bit of democracy in action, vaulted to screen stardom Lily Tomlin and her humanism, Keith Carradine and his forearms as well as Jeff Goldblum and his motorcycle. It's a movie that both shocks and reassures, most vividly at its violent ending when the ditsily watchable Barbara Harris invites the city of Nashville to sing "It Don't Worry Me" - an ironic anthem marking the twilight of the Nixon era. "Nashville" at Temple Cinematheque, the Screening Room, 1619 Walnut St., at 7 and 9:45 tonight and tomorrow.
TRAVEL
September 21, 2015 | By Brendan Lowe, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Long ago, my mother told me about her former college roommate, who ate packets of butter. Whole packets. Not spread on bread, not in a series of nibbles, but all at once, like throwing back a piece of popcorn. I thought the tale was disgusting but also likely false, a story that grew legs over time. Until, that is, I ordered the Butter Tasting at Etch, a new restaurant in downtown Nashville. All at once, they arrived: malt vinegar butter, smoked Parmesan black pepper butter, ginger cashew butter - all made fresh in-house.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Nashville's defense has gotten offensive this season. The Flyers will be aware of that when the teams meet Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena. Led by Roman Josi (10 goals, 36 points) and Shea Weber (12 goals), the Predators' defensive corps tops the NHL with 124 points and 36 goals. Asked about the challenges the Predators (24-19-8) present, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol mentioned the "speed of their attack and the quickness of their transition game and how much their defensemen are involved with that.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1999 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
"The smartest thing I ever did was move to Nashville; the next smartest thing was moving away from Nashville. " So said country singer Lynn Anderson, who began an engagement at Harrah's on Tuesday that continues through Sunday. She moved to Taos, N.M., several years ago and put her distinguished career on hold for a couple of years. "I'd been there a long time," she said of Nashville. "And with new people arriving all the time, after a while they start taking you for granted.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012 | Ellen Gray
ABC'S GOING a little bit country this fall. On Wednesdays at 10, Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights") will star in the drama "Nashville" as a country-music star whose career is beginning to flag and whose record label thinks the answer might be having her join forces with a younger singer (Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes"), who turns out to be a bit of a schemer. Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") wrote the pilot, which was directed by documentarian R.J. Cutler ("The War Room"). In November, actual country- music star (and sitcom veteran)
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nashville-based Southern Land Co. has cancelled its request to demolish the 1855-vintage Rittenhouse Coffee Shop building at 1904 Sansom St. near Rittenhouse Square, as part of its plan for a mixed-use tower project. Southern Land attorney Neil Sklaroff said in a letter to the Philadelphia Historical Commission Monday that it was withdrawing its application to designate the coffee shop's preservation as a hardship. The company is still seeking clearance to demolish two other historically protected structures, the Warwick apartment building and the Oliver Bair funeral home, it said on Friday.
SPORTS
December 2, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NASHVILLE IS a hidden gem among stops on the NHL tour, with inviting country-music sounds and neon-soaked spirits spilling out of the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway next to Bridgestone Arena. Inside, the Predators skate in front of one of the most unusual - and passionate - fan bases in hockey, which the Flyers will get a taste of tonight in their third trip to the Music City since 2005. For three seasons after July 1, 2009, though, Nashville became the city NHL players loathed to visit.
SPORTS
July 25, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers have struck out with another marquee free agent - and this one hurt more than the others. Nashville announced Tuesday afternoon that it had matched the Flyers' 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to star defenseman Shea Weber, a restricted free agent. Small-market Nashville had toppled the big-market Flyers, leaving them empty-handed in their search to replace the injured Chris Pronger. Earlier in the day, two sources said the Predators had not been involved in trade talks with the Flyers since the 6-foot-4, 232-pound Weber signed the offer sheet last Wednesday.
SPORTS
January 28, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
OTTAWA - All-star defenseman Ryan Suter, a potential unrestricted free agent on July 1 who has drawn trade inquiries from the Flyers, said that if everything were equal, he would like to remain with Nashville. Suter, who has a $3.5 million cap hit this season, hinted that he would not sign during the season - opening the possibility of a trade before the Feb. 27 deadline - but added that he did not want to be traded. "Nashville is a great place to live and raise a family," he said Friday during an all-star media day interview.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the Flyers, the waiting game continues. From the time restricted free agent Shea Weber signed his 14-year, $110 million contract offer with the Flyers, Nashville had seven days to decide whether to keep him. On Friday, the Predators were still mulling over their decision. They can take until Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. For Nashville, the biggest question is whether it can afford the up-front money - $27 million in the first calendar year and $68 million over the first five years.
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February 5, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Nashville's defense has gotten offensive this season. The Flyers will be aware of that when the teams meet Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena. Led by Roman Josi (10 goals, 36 points) and Shea Weber (12 goals), the Predators' defensive corps tops the NHL with 124 points and 36 goals. Asked about the challenges the Predators (24-19-8) present, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol mentioned the "speed of their attack and the quickness of their transition game and how much their defensemen are involved with that.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. disclosed plans Tuesday for gigabit services in Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, and Miami. The turbocharged Xfinity Internet service will first be available in early 2016 in Atlanta and Nashville. Detroit, Chicago, and Miami will follow later in 2016. Comcast did not release pricing. Most Comcast Internet customers today purchase a 50-megabit-per-second service that's one-twentieth the speed of a gigabit. The Philadelphia area is not part of Comcast's initial gigabit rollout.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nashville-based Southern Land Co. has cancelled its request to demolish the 1855-vintage Rittenhouse Coffee Shop building at 1904 Sansom St. near Rittenhouse Square, as part of its plan for a mixed-use tower project. Southern Land attorney Neil Sklaroff said in a letter to the Philadelphia Historical Commission Monday that it was withdrawing its application to designate the coffee shop's preservation as a hardship. The company is still seeking clearance to demolish two other historically protected structures, the Warwick apartment building and the Oliver Bair funeral home, it said on Friday.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blake and Gwen - no doubt Days after Gwen Stefani , 46, and Gavin Rossdale finalized their divorce, the No Doubt darling was off to a Halloween getaway in Nashville with beloved country music dude Blake Shelton , who is eight years her junior. Reports indicate fun has been had by all. "They are hanging out and having fun together," Anonymous Source tells People. A representative for Shelton - who was to appear Wednesday night at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, as was his ex, Miranda Lambert - confirmed on Wednesday that Shelton and Stefani were a couple.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Southern Land Co. has been selected to develop the first residential building planned for the University City Science Center campus-expansion project known as uCity Square, a company official said. The Nashville-based developer will soon begin design work on the roughly 300-unit, five- or six-story apartment building at 3700 Lancaster Ave., said Dustin Downey, director of multifamily development. Downey spoke Wednesday at the unveiling of the company's 3601 Market apartment project, the first residential building on the campus's existing footprint.
TRAVEL
September 21, 2015 | By Brendan Lowe, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Long ago, my mother told me about her former college roommate, who ate packets of butter. Whole packets. Not spread on bread, not in a series of nibbles, but all at once, like throwing back a piece of popcorn. I thought the tale was disgusting but also likely false, a story that grew legs over time. Until, that is, I ordered the Butter Tasting at Etch, a new restaurant in downtown Nashville. All at once, they arrived: malt vinegar butter, smoked Parmesan black pepper butter, ginger cashew butter - all made fresh in-house.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
From the Downingtown High School West marching band to Nashville recording studios, it's been a trajectory of long odds - and long hours - for Liz Longley and Sarah Zimmermann. The Chester County natives met in the marching band as clarinet-playing sophomores, and spent their high school years singing and playing guitar at every gig they could book in the Philadelphia region. But both had bigger dreams after their 2006 graduation. And in March, just days apart, each released albums with Nashville record labels.
SPORTS
February 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
With his team coming off a loss to the league's worst team and preparing to face the best-in-the-NHL Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon, Flyers coach Craig Berube is making some drastic changes. At practice Friday in Voorhees, Berube split up linemates Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek for the first time since 2012-13. They have been on the ice together for just one even-strength goal since the Christmas break. Giroux smiled when asked how strange it felt to be broken up with his partner.
SPORTS
February 15, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Technically, it was his 1,001st NHL game - but the Blue Jackets waited until last night to officially honor Scott Hartnell for hitting the millennium milestone against his former team. Before the game, Hartnell was presented with a silver stick, a Tiffany crystal, a shiny watch from his teammates and a commemorative painting depicting the three stops in his career: Nashville, Philadelphia and Columbus. His parents, Bill and Joy, joined him on the ice from Lloydminster, Alberta.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the first Saturday of the new year, and Doug Seegers was eating breakfast at a McDonald's in West Nashville before heading out to his steadiest gig - playing in front of the local Goodwill store. "Whether I'm playing a big show somewhere or whether I'm playing out on the street for little kids walking by, I get the same kind of joy," Seegers says over the phone. "I'm just looking to play my guitar and spread my music to whoever is around at the time. " Seegers, who plays Sunday at the Ardmore Music Hall, may still enjoy busking, but life certainly has changed over the last year for the 63-year-old country artist.
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