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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
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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