No. 158: 1/4 of the News Fit to Print
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Good morning, everyone.
The week between Christmas and New Year's deserves its designation dead week. The only things flying through the news are the dying impulses of a media machine that's worked for two, long years to make Covid-19 into as great an existential threat as possible. As Omicron reveals itself to be a benign strain more akin to the common cold, that journalists across the world continue to write hysterically about it is only evidence that nothing else is happening.
Below, we round up some Nashville headlines and give you a quick rundown of Covid lunacy. Dead week means there is less to say and less to do.
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- Nashville boasts highest percentage increase in six-figure jobs, report finds (Biz Journal) According to the study published by Stessa, the Nashville region had a 270.9% increase in six-figure jobs from 2015 to 2020 — the largest percentage increase among the country's large metros.
- 'A crime of opportunity': More guns than ever were stolen from vehicles in Nashville in 2021 (Tennessean) Data from the Metro Nashville Police Department shows that 1,259 guns were stolen from vehicles in 2021, as of Dec. 18. That's up 290 guns from 2020, marking the largest single-year increase in a decade.
- New COVID-19 requirements in place for Nashville's New Year's Eve celebration (Channel 5) The New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash is now requiring anyone coming to the event site to show proof of negative test or volunteer proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Nashville bids for 2024 Republican National Convention (Biz Journal) Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., speaking to Fox 17, stated, “at the request of the Governor’s office we have submitted a response to the RNC’s RFP and requested an RFP from the DNC.”
- Investors pay $21M for George Jones museum building (Post)
- Lower Broadway building sells for record sum (Post)
- Downtown Building, The Rymer Gallery Sell for Combined $6.35 Million (Scene)
- Whataburger in Hermitage scheduled to open Jan. 5 (Main Street)
☢ COVID GUTTER ☢
- Australia Cuts Wait Time For Booster Shot, Tightens Border Rules As Omicron Cases Rise (Republic World) Australia is slowly winding down the interval between boosters to three months. We're long Pfizer.
- Israel's Attorney General Gives Nod to Sanctions on Unvaccinated Against COVID (Haaretz) ...even as they test a fourth booster shot. Again, we're long Pfizer.
- Fauci: Vaccine Requirement for Domestic Air Travel ‘Should Seriously Be Considered’ (NRO) When's Fauci going to demand users disclose their STD status on dating apps? Yes. We're still long Pfizer.
- Cops called as NYC crowd descends for coveted free COVID tests (NY Post) Sounds like a super spreader event for the ages... Which bodes well for Pfizer shareholders.
If you’re still drawing up New Year’s Eve plans, here’s a good rundown of this year’s NYE celebrations.
THINGS TO DO
View the full calendar here.
⭐ Cheekwood’s Christmas lights exhibit is running until January 9th.
🖼 At the Frist, Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City is running until January 30th and American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 until January 2nd.
👥 Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza is running at the Belcourt until Jan. 6 and at Green Hills Regal until Dec. 30.
🎸 Honky Tonk Tuesday @ American Legion Post 82, 5p, Free, Info
+ Texas Two Step from 5-7p, The Cowpokes @ 8p.
🍸 Electric relaxation @ Bar Sovereign, 9p, Free, Link
Get ‘em while you can
🎸 Tedeschi Trucks Band (Feb 22, 23, 25, 26) @ The Ryman, 7p, $40+, Info for the 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th
🔆 Jordan Peterson (03/22) @ The Ryman, 7:30p, $40+, Info
🎸 Buddy Guy (03/26) @ The Ryman, 7:30p, $80, Info
🐷 Primus a Farewell to Kings tour (05/09) @ The Ryman, 7:30p, $55+, Info
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