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If the words “male a cappella group” conjures up mental images of students in ill-fitted blazers, cheap ties, and khak slacks singing traditional songs in a run-down college auditorium… think again. While still a male a cappella group, Straight No Chaser isn't straight-laced or straight-faced... but they're not vaudeville, either. They take the music seriously without taking themselves seriously, and in the process, have reinvented the idea of a cappella within the modern pop landscape.

Originally formed over ten years ago while together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled (with many new faces) and reemerged as a pop phenomenon. Boasting a massive fanbase, more than 18 million views on YouTube channels, numerous national appearances, this

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According to the Nashville Business Journal, a new luxury 12-story hotel coming to the Gulch area in 2016 will also be home to a nationally famed eatery: the Doughnut Vault. 

In a different article, Commune Hotels & Resorts announced earlier in the month that it will bring its Thompson hotel brand to the Gulch by teaming up with MarketStreet Enterprises, the primary developer of the Gulch. Their statement in the Journal says that the hotel will have 224 rooms. It is expected to open in summer 2016. Its location will be a lot along Pine Street. But downtown has more luxury boutique hotels than you can shake a stick at: it's the doughnuts we care about!

Nashville is woefully short on places which serve these iconic treats: beyond two national chains,

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Chili fans will enjoy a beautiful autumn day, delicious food, live music, and plenty of family-friendly events.  There will be drawings, a Wheel of Fortune, and the renowned silent auction, with something for everyone. Between warm chili, cold beer, cash prizes, and a lot of fun, there's no better way to spend the first day of November. The event is open to the public and this is the first year it's been big enough to warrant such a large space!

Want to Compete?

Sour cream, shredded cheese, Fritos, and oyster crackers will be provided to contestants as condiments. Chili should be made before arrival, and must be checked in through the event organizers in its container or crock pot. Teams should bring their own serving utensils.

Other than that,

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The last months in 2014 are offering so many great new restaurant openings that we thought we'd compile them into a list! From ritzy, high-end restaurants to smaller, casual dives, this list covers everything new and great happening on the food scene in Nashville for the rest of the year. 

New in Sylvan Park

  1. Rumours 51st - Rumours 51st, an extension of the Rumours Wine Bar, as announced via their facebook page: Opening is slated for fall 2014. Rumours 51st will focus on a community based wine bar and restaurant reminiscent of the original Rumours 12th..
  2. FLIP Burger Boutique - FLIP Burger is all about creating a modern, imaginative, chef-driven dining experience that gives all your senses a night out. Something of a “modern burger boutique,”
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On Saturday, October 25, 2014, barbecue teams, judges and 25,000 fans from around the world will gather to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Head on over to Wiseman Park to see who can smoke, season, and sear their way to victory. In addition to the barbecue competition, activities include original games such as the Country Dog Contest, Butt Bowling, and Bung and Bag Toss competitions. Games begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

This year's World Championship Barbecue takes place in Jack Daniel's Hollow. It is a combination of culinary expertise and friendly, but serious, competition with a $10,000 prize going to the individual Grand Champion.

Witness award-winning

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Friends of Warner Parks, Sunday in the Park, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this event November 2, 2014. Since 1990, this tradition has brought park patrons together for an elegant, tented luncheon among Edwin Warner Park’s rolling hills and grand trees. Funds raised will support Friends of Warner Parks programs and preservation efforts. Proceeds go to the Friends of Warner Parks' works to protect the natural and historical integrity of the area by supporting appropriate recreational activities, maintaining and enhancing its features, and promoting programs that inspire appreciation and conservation of the Parks.

About Warner Parks

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” are managed by the Metropolitan Board

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For almost a decade, The Phoenix Club of Nashville has been seeking to fulfill a mission to significantly impact the direction of our community’s youth by raising funds in a social setting and challenging young professional men to be community leaders. Their primary fundraiser is the annual Taste of Nashville event, which is also a big favorite among Nashville's foodies and epicureans.

The Phoenix Club

The Phoenix Club is a dynamic cross section of young professionals who are professionally successful, highly motivated and exhibit high personal character. Among Phoenix Club alumni in Nashville are countless Nonprofit board members, community leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, bankers, sales professionals, attorneys, architects, engineers,

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Is your fall missing an event designed to make you forget that you aren't in the heart of Las Vegas? This black-tie optional evening will consist of tastings, live entertainment and your favorite casino games.

The inaugural Royal Flush Casino Night on Friday, November 7 is set to open at the sleek, private club Citizen in downtown Nashville. The event will take place from 8:00pm-12:00am and will feature casino games, amazing food from Virago and other M Street concepts, music and a silent auction to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Tennessee Chapter. Experience the posh club that is typically off limits unless you are a member all while helping the 30,000 Tennesseans living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 


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The pedestrian bridge connecting SoBro and the Gulch passed a key vote at the Metro Council in recent days, meaning this long-abandoned project may indeed become a reality for Nashville citizens! Despite being a massive public works project (at $18 million), mayor Karl Dean unveiled a plan meant to help pay for the bridge by collecting tax revenue from the residential properties in the area which would benefit most from the bridge, including several residential structures still in the building phase.

The Tennessean reported that the initiative may reach final approval as early as Oct. 21, meaning that construction on the project could begin next summer, with completion around fall 2016.

Currently, in order for Gulch residents to get to SoBro, they

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The Nashville region resumed double-digit gains in home closings last month, but the higher sales amid declining inventory officially pushed the market to where sellers now have the upper hand in negotiations. This comes with the news that an Atlanta-based developing group, Regent Partners LLC, has plans to open a mixed-use tower in the middle of Nashville's Midtown area which includes building over a building recently disclosed as one of the city's most endangered historical sites.

Regent Partners LLC was recently a co-developer of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs hotel, a 300-room project which the company and its development partner sold at a profit. Now? Now Regent has turned their sights on Nashville proper.

The Project

The developer's

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