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“Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.”

The new education center is part of the museum’s $75 million “Working on a Building” expansion project that will increase the space more than 200,000 square feet to 350,000. The expansion is part of the new convention center project in downtown Nashville and will include a new concert theater, more room for exhibits and archives, and a shared entrance with a new hotel.

Miss Swift’s education center will have its own exterior entrance and is more than 7,500 square feet spread over two stories. It will include three classrooms and exhibit space and will allow the museum to add to its youth education programs.

The new space will house interactive activities such as a musical petting zoo and a “wet” classroom space to make concert posters and other art projects. The expansion also would allow the museum to start new programs and workshops for teens and senior citizens as well as continuing workshops.

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter is country music’s top-selling artist. The six-time Grammy winner is a two-time winner of both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year awards and has taken the genre to Asia, Europe and Australia as well as the top of the U.S. pop charts.

She has a long history with the museum. One of her first public performances was on the building’s plaza. She signed her record contract there. And she has donated her time to the museum’s “All For the Hall” fundraisers.

“For Taylor to want to engage herself in the life of this place in such an appropriate way … every way you slice it and dice it, it’s great for this place,” Mr. Young said.

Aaron Sorkin to write screenplay on Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple.

Sony Pictures officials said the Oscar-winning writer will pen a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography.

Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal said Mr. Sorkin will make the film about the late Apple founder “everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining and polarizing.”

Mr. Sorkin won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 2010’s “The Social Network.” The 50-year-old writer was nominated in the same category for 2011’s “Moneyball.”

His other credits include “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “A Few Good Men.” He also created TV’s “The West Wing.”

Actor Ashton Kutcher is set to play Jobs in a separate project.

Hal Halbrook wins Twain achievement award

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