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50,000 people packed Broadway from 1st Avenue all the way to 7th Avenue to see Lynyrd Skynyrd bring in 2012, but the free street bash is going to sound a little different this year when it ushers in 2013.
Monday night, The Fray and Sixpence Nonethericher will be providing a softer sound to New Year's eve. The live music starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by the big fireworks and music note drop at the stroke of midnight.
Last year's show was such a big hit that fans are coming from all over the country to experience a Music City style New Year's weekend for themselves.
"I love it, I like all the music," said Kristin Howard, who is visiting from Chicago. "I like that every bar has live stuff going on , that's a little bit different from what you find in Chicago."
"Oh, I love it," said Janette Zuppardo, a tourist from New Orleans. "I think it's a beautiful city. Lots to do and lots to see."
"This is all kind of new to me but we're really excited about it and just the culture here in Nashville is a lot different from Raleigh North Carolina and Charlotte," Jessica Ekstrom said.
The Bash on Broadway is free to the public.
Monday, December 31 2012, 03:56 AM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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