The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)

by Jon Henschen   Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music. It wasn’t enough to just read…

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Education Policy: 9 Issues to Address in 2019

Tennessee Star

Public education is not “broken.” Public education policy is “broken,” and neighborhood public schools are suffering the consequences.  Here are nine of the most critical and challenging issues in public education we should address in 2019 in Tennessee.

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Little Big Town Enjoys a “Breaker” Year in More Ways Than One

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook are no strangers to the winners’ circle with numerous awards and industry accolades. And they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down or resting on past accomplishments after an outstanding year. In 2017, the group set an enviable precedent as the…

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The CMA Awards Kick Off Tonight’s Festivities Online with ‘All Access’ LiveStream Coverage with Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron

Walmart will bring together a special group of Country Music fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to enjoy a special rendition of “Get Together” performed by Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Dan+Shay, in collaboration with New Artist of The Year nominee Lauren Alaina.…

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