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Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir performs for 'Music in Our Schools' month
Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir performs for 'Music in Our Schools' month

Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools participated in the Fifth Annual MCS Festival Choir concert Thursday, March 9.

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Owen Bradley Music Fest offers studio time, music video production for winner
Owen Bradley Music Fest offers studio time, music video production for winner

The Westmoreland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce big changes for the Fourth Annual Owen Bradley Music Festival, scheduled for Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. Originally the event was held in September, but for several reasons the chamber decided to make it a spring event.

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MSO's Free Family Concert is a classic
MSO's Free Family Concert is a classic

An extravaganza of classical music, awards.

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Everybody Drum Some at Mayday Brewery
Everybody Drum Some at Mayday Brewery

Ross Lester, the rhythmic mastermind behind Everybody Drum Some, will direct the crowd of percussionists at the drumming event, held in late March to help ring in spring.

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'Boro native Chris Young partners with Folgers
'Boro native Chris Young partners with Folgers

Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.

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Stardom is 'One Call Away' for young singer
Stardom is 'One Call Away' for young singer

Leah Nichole, 13, has the voice, the writing ability and her family's support.

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Broadway star to perform at MTSU
Broadway star to perform at MTSU

Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.

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'Sounds of Christmas' ring in the season
'Sounds of Christmas' ring in the season

Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.

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Crowds convened for inaugural Acorn Festival
Crowds convened for inaugural Acorn Festival

Despite chill, Oaklands Mansion's first music fest 'a success'

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MTSU Jazz Artist Series opens Oct. 20 with tribute to piano great Gil Evans
MTSU Jazz Artist Series opens Oct. 20 with tribute to piano great Gil Evans

Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series Thursday, Oct. 20, with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.

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Life's a symphony, and it's alive
Life's a symphony, and it's alive

33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.

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Fourth annual Boro Fondo starts Friday
Fourth annual Boro Fondo starts Friday

This year the weekend-long ordeal showcases more than 70 performers, from hyper-local bands like Oh Grandpa to Ri¢hie of Nashville (whose guitarist reportedly plays with Kesha) to Shades of Reykjavik all the way from Iceland, playing venues across the city.

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Eclectic musical act Fable Cry to play Murfreesboro
Eclectic musical act Fable Cry to play Murfreesboro

Theatrical scamp rock band Fable Cry is a dark circus of minor keys and Tim Burton-esque visuals, and Friday night they're coming to Murfreesboro.

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Political dissent and music through history
Political dissent and music through history

Music has been one of man's favorite ways to resist or support powerful leaders throughout history, and it's the timely topic of an international conference hosted by MTSU's School of Music Nov. 21-22.

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The Block opens with a bang
The Block opens with a bang

CHALAXY broke in the stage opening night at the Boro's newest alternative music venue.

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Bonnaroo wraps up another year in the books
Bonnaroo wraps up another year in the books

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wrapped up another year in the books this past weekend as it hosted acts such as Billy Joel, My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and many more over the course of four days in Manchester, Tenn.

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Robert Eskew Blues Band to kick off Hills of Tennessee music series
Robert Eskew Blues Band to kick off Hills of Tennessee music series

Robert Eskew Blues Band is scheduled to kick off the opening night of "Hills of Tennessee" a roots music series on Saturday, June 20 at Bird Song Studio in Woodbury, Tenn.

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Bonnaroo releases daily artist lineup
Bonnaroo releases daily artist lineup

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the daily artist lineup for this year's festival.

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Main Street's JazzFest announces artists
Main Street's JazzFest announces artists
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Yonder Mountain String Band return to Music City
Yonder Mountain String Band return to Music City

Yonder Mountain String Band is set to perform in Nashville, Tenn. on Jan. 23 at Cannery Ballroom.

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The Arts Center of Cannon County to host Ponder Anew story
The Arts Center of Cannon County to host Ponder Anew story

The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury, Tenn. will host Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m

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Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel top Bonnaroo lineup
Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel top Bonnaroo lineup

Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival has released the initial lineup for their 2015 festival.

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Bonnaroo releases date for BLAM
Bonnaroo releases date for BLAM

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has set Tuesday, Jan. 13 as the date for BLAM (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon).

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The First Waltz set for screening at Acme Feed & Seed
The First Waltz set for screening at Acme Feed & Seed

Christmas will arrive early for Hard Working Americans fans as The First Waltz documentary is set for a screening at Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed on Dec. 20

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Jonny Gowow to perform 'A Very Smokey Christmas'
Jonny Gowow to perform 'A Very Smokey Christmas'

Murfreesboro's Jonny Gowow is set to kick of the holiday season at Liquid Smoke on Friday, Dec. 5.

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Americana music shines at honor and awards
Americana music shines at honor and awards

The Americana Music Association celebrated 15 years this week as the organization opened with the Honors & Awards show on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn

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Bahamas to visit Nashville's The High Watt
Bahamas to visit Nashville's The High Watt

Bahamas is no stranger to Music City. Surrounding the latest release, Bahamas is Afie, Toronto’s Afie Jurvanen and company will return to Nashville on Sept. 22 at The High Watt for another engagement.

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Live on the Green gears up for second week
Live on the Green gears up for second week

Live on the Green’s season opener drew record crowds to Downtown Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 8.

 

 

 

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Shovels & Rope mark another chapter in songbook
Shovels & Rope mark another chapter in songbook

The story of Shovels & Rope is one that continues to be told. While the Americana duo has spent the last couple of years refining their craft, success on all levels has followed and with it has come another chapter, Swimmin’ Time, their sophomore album that will be released on Aug. 26.

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Will Hoge slated for hometown show at Williamson County Fair next weekend
Will Hoge slated for hometown show at Williamson County Fair next weekend
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3rd Friday concerts at Cannonsburgh - Photo Gallery
3rd Friday concerts at Cannonsburgh - Photo Gallery

Photos from the July 18, 3rd Friday concert at Cannonsburgh.
There will be three additional concerts, every 3rd Friday in August, September and October.

Photos by Jim Davis, Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

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Black recalls Uncle Dave Macon as Middle Tennessee’s most famous ‘mule skinner’
Black recalls Uncle Dave Macon as Middle Tennessee’s most famous ‘mule skinner’
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Yonder Mountain String Band to perform at Bluegrass Nights at Ryman

It goes without saying that Yonder Mountain String Band has been one of the most pivotal players in bluegrass over the last decade.

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WHITTLE: Jimmy C. Newman’s legacy: The ‘C’ Stood for Cajun

Even the most learned country music historians and devout fans won’t recognize the name Slick Norris of Highland, Texas.
But without Norris it’s possible millions of fans today would not be listening to songs performed by recording artist Jimmy C. Newman, who at age 84, released a new album entitled “Swamp County” in December, 2011.

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Macon Music Education announces new director
Macon Music Education announces new director

Macon Music Education announces Dena Oneal as the Director for 2014-15. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master of Education degree from MTSU.

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AdamsPlace introduces unique music program for dementia patients

AdamsPlace has introduced a unique new program that incorporates music to help patients confronting memory issues.
Called Music & Memory, the program was launched earlier this year to marshal the proven power of music to capture and hold memories and use it in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

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Bonnaroo wraps up another year on the farm
Bonnaroo wraps up another year on the farm

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival spanned the dates of June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. 

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Noam Pikelny, Stuart Duncan bring unique bluegrass style to Franklin Theatre
Noam Pikelny, Stuart Duncan bring unique bluegrass style to Franklin Theatre

Pilkelny, along with Stuart Duncan, will perform as a banjo/fiddle duo at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. on June 28.

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Bonnaroo music festival returns to Tennessee with eclectic line-up
Bonnaroo music festival returns to Tennessee with eclectic line-up
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Mary Gauthier releases new album and visits Franklin Theatre
Mary Gauthier releases new album and visits Franklin Theatre

Nashville resident, Mary Gauthier is scheduled to perform at the Franklin Theatre on June 20 in support of her latest album Trouble & Love.

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Main Street Summer concerts begin June 6

Main Street’s FREE Summer Concert Series opens Friday, June 6th with THE PILOTS!  The concert is downtown on the Public Square from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., and is free thanks to generous sponsorships by Heritage South Community Credit Union and City Auto.

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MTSU offers great entertainment at Tennessee Guitar Festival
MTSU offers great entertainment at Tennessee Guitar Festival

Whether you play guitar or simply love to hear one being played, MTSU is offering a wonderful opportunity May 29-31 to hear some of the world’s finest guitarists, including one of our acclaimed music alumni, alongside some of America’s best young musicians.

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Jonny Gowow on the brink of album release show at Murfreesboro’s Wall Street
Jonny Gowow on the brink of album release show at Murfreesboro’s Wall Street

Noted Murfreesboro musician, Jonny Gowow, has planned an album release party for Saturday, May 24 at Wall Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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WHITTLE: ‘Lonesome’ Lester and musical 'Jug' made Art Center, Opry  and Carnegie Hall History
WHITTLE: ‘Lonesome’ Lester and musical 'Jug' made Art Center, Opry and Carnegie Hall History

Before his death on May 2, 2014, “Lonesome” Lester Armistead and his Tennessee Mafia Jug Band played venues such as the Arts Center of Cannon County, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

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Bonnaroo announces artists for late night superjams
Bonnaroo announces artists for late night superjams

After releasing the daily schedules this week, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the artist who will take part in the late night superjams.

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The Arts Center of Cannon County presents The Midnight Riders
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents The Midnight Riders

The Midnight Riders are the Mid-South’s premier tribute band, will play homage to homage to the early years and classic songs of The Allman Bros on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Center of Cannon County.

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Bonnaroo releases daily schedule for 2014 lineup
Bonnaroo releases daily schedule for 2014 lineup

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the daily schedule for its 2014 lineup.

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Main Street's JazzFest wraps up weekend of music
Main Street's JazzFest wraps up weekend of music

Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on  May 2 and ran through May 3.

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JazzFest: This weekend at the square
JazzFest: This weekend at the square

JazzFest hits the square again this weekend!

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Uncle Dave Macon Days announce plans for 2014 event
Uncle Dave Macon Days announce plans for 2014 event

Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days have announced the festival’s 2014 Trailblazer and Heritage Award winners.

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Willie Watson blazes solo path with new album and Nashville dates
Willie Watson blazes solo path with new album and Nashville dates

With a new album set for release on May 6, Watson is also in the middle of a tour that will form a trifecta of appearances in Nashville, Tenn. 

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Bonnaroo confirms late night acts
Bonnaroo confirms late night acts

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has confirmed acts for the late night portion of the festival.

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Nathaniel Rateliff to visit Nashville with Bluebird show
Nathaniel Rateliff to visit Nashville with Bluebird show

Missouri born singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is set for a date at Nashville’s Bluebird Café on April 30.

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Desert Noises set dates for a double dip of Tennessee shows
Desert Noises set dates for a double dip of Tennessee shows

Utah’s Desert Noises are on deck for a show at The Basement in Nashville, Tenn. on April 17.

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Bonnaroo releases lineup for club stages
Bonnaroo releases lineup for club stages

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the lineup for its club stages.

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YEAH! Brings commercial music caps to Middle Tennessee students

 

Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) has announced its 2014 season of summer commercial music camps.

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WHITTLE: ‘Narvel the Marvel’ and Whittle got discovered by same news man

 

What does international recording star Narvel Felts and I have in common? “I was discovered by radio DJ/newsman Weldon Grimsley back in the 1950s,” Narvel shared.

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MTSU College of Mass Communication teams with Bonnaroo
MTSU College of Mass Communication teams with Bonnaroo

 

MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have entered into a partnership that will help students better understand the dynamics of one of the world’s most successful entertainment events.

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Music City Roots expands its weekly series within region
Music City Roots expands its weekly series within region

Music City Roots has been a staple in the Nashville community for a few years now, but its success each week from the Loveless Barn has paved the way for a new venue within the past year.

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Walnut House to host Jeremy Robertson EP release party
Walnut House to host Jeremy Robertson EP release party

Jeremy Robertson and The Class Action will celebrate their debut EP release, Wait and See, with a show at the Walnut House Friday, April 4

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Southern Soul Assembly stops at Nashville's War Memorial
Southern Soul Assembly stops at Nashville's War Memorial

The Southern Soul Assembly, composed of members Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne, plotted a stop in Nashville, Tenn. on March 20 at War Memorial Auditorium.

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Main Street JazzFest finalizes lineup for 2014 festival
Main Street JazzFest finalizes lineup for 2014 festival

Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 2-3 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.

 

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Bluegrass Underground hosts Widespread Panic and more for PBS tapings
Bluegrass Underground hosts Widespread Panic and more for PBS tapings

For its next round of PBS tapings taking place March 7–10, Bluegrass Underground has landed heavy hitters with names like Lucinda Williams, David Grisman, Jason Isbell, and Widespread Panic. 

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Parker Millsap set to play multiple shows in Music City
Parker Millsap set to play multiple shows in Music City

Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is on pace to visit Music City this week with a string of shows that will place him in front of audiences at Music City Roots, The Bluebird and The Basement.

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Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival releases initial artist lineup
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival releases initial artist lineup

Headliners Elton John, Jack White and Kanye West claim top billing for this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. 

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Shovels & Rope make decorated return to Music City
Shovels & Rope make decorated return to Music City

With many accolades under the belt now, Shovels & Rope are scheduled to perform with up and coming band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, at Cannery Ballroom on Feb. 26 in Nashville, Tenn. as part of their headlining tour.

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'Echoes from a Cathedral' to feature classical works

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.

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Gospel group to sing at Trinity United Methodist

Gospel quartet Work in Progress will be singing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.

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Wanna hear The WannaBeatles?
Wanna hear The WannaBeatles?

Gladeville music minister rocks with Fab Four sound-alikes

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Tennessee Valley Winds to take center stage
Tennessee Valley Winds to take center stage

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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International flutist to perform at MTSU

Internationally recognized flute artist Ai Goldsmith will collaborate with two faculty members in the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University during a free public concert on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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Bonnaroo partners with Nashville airport for arts program

Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.

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'America's Got Talent' to hold auditions
'America's Got Talent' to hold auditions

Residents are invited to show off their talents for the chance to compete for a $1 million dollar prize on the upcoming season of “America’s Got Talent.”

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Unleash your inner rock star at music camp

Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.

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Graduate rises above adversity with music
Graduate rises above adversity with music

MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future

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Get ready to boogie on Broadway
Get ready to boogie on Broadway

Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash

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Symphony to perform holiday classics
Symphony to perform holiday classics

'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season

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Sinatra holiday review opens Friday

Nothing is silent about this night when four singers serve up cool versions of Frank Sinatra mainstays like “Fly Me To The Moon” in a holiday musical review of "Christmas My Way."

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Young Africans to perform at local church
Young Africans to perform at local church

The Young Africans, a group of performers who were all once a part of the African Children’s Choir, will perform Friday, Dec. 20, at Journey Pointe Church.

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Talented songwriter made it big in Music City

Joe Chambers would be the first to tell anyone about the importance of relationships. His successful career is proof positive, and he also admits that hard work and creativity are just as important.

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MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'
MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'

The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.

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JazzFest named among top events in South
JazzFest named among top events in South

The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for May 2014.

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VINSON: Jennings amazed with his own state of independence
VINSON: Jennings amazed with his own state of independence

As of 1976, I very seldom listened to country music.

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Family of George Jones creates MTSU scholarship

The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.

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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.

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Singer passes music on to next generation
Singer passes music on to next generation

Henson helps new artists find their way

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MTSU concert offers salute to veterans

The MTSU Concert Chorale and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will team with the Faculty Brass Quintet to present a special “Salute to Veterans” this weekend.

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Musician recalls Lascassas school performance
Musician recalls Lascassas school performance

Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.

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VINSON: When the ax was almost axed
VINSON: When the ax was almost axed

I imagine most rock ‘n’ roll guitar players and enthusiasts have heard the electric guitar referred to as an “ax.”

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Bee Gees founding member coming to MTSU

MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.

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Music in the Middle brings acts to hills
Music in the Middle brings acts to hills

With the various festivals and city music scenes in the region, Music in the Middle gave fans one more reason to look forward to October each year.

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Roadkill Ghost Choir hit Mercy Lounge during fall tour

DeLand, Florida’s Roadkill Ghost Choir who will perform at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 10.

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Kendrick Lamar and Wale slated to perform at Vandy
Kendrick Lamar and Wale slated to perform at Vandy

Kendrick Lamar will be performing at the 13th annual Commodore Quake, October 3, at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium.

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Country artist changes his beat

Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach

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Siegel band to take the Volunteer stage
Siegel band to take the Volunteer stage

Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game

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Americana celebrated with weekend festivities

The Americana Music Association wrapped up a weekend of music and awards this past weekend. 

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Grammy nominated Sarah Jarosz slated for 3rd & Lindsley show

Sarah Jarosz will perform at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday night. 

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Live on the Green wraps up season with area artists

On its final night, Live on the Green had a special 615 flair with The Wild Feathers, Will Hoge, The Weeks and Moon Taxi.

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Keeping up with Young
Keeping up with Young

Murfreesboro's country star releases new album

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Frightened Rabbit returns to Nashville next week

The relationship between Scotland and Tennessee can be traced back to the 1800s, but Glasgow-based rock group, Frightened Rabbit is making the acquaintance a more causal one of late.

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Rhythm Kitchen ready to party in Woodbury

To say Rhythm Kitchen is excited about its upcoming show at the Arts Center of Cannon County is an understatement.

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Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students
Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students

Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.

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Music City has more than country
Music City has more than country

Nashville may be Music City, but metal is not always the top genre that comes to mind when people think about what the city’s nickname embodies.

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Chris Young released from hospital

Singer-songwriter Chris Young was released from a Denver hospital after contracting a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg.

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Music in the Middle downsizes

After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.

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MTSU Center for Popular Music welcomes collection of Sinatra classic’s writer
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Cool music festivals lead into fall months

Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.

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MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
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MTSU alumnus makes industry debut
MTSU alumnus makes industry debut

Shepard presents revolution in instruments

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Uncle Dave Macon Days Winners
Uncle Dave Macon Days Winners

Here are the winners for competitions held Friday, the first day of the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, in Murfreesboro.

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Woodbury festival aims to showcase talent
Woodbury festival aims to showcase talent

Music merges in the middle this fall

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Uncle Dave Macon Days highlights country music roots
Uncle Dave Macon Days highlights country music roots

On Nov. 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before a carbon microphone to play a few fiddle tunes on WSM Radio.

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Pickler’s trophy finds home at Country Music Hall of Fame

Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

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Baron set to record Down at Brown's

Lascassas native Jordan Baron is a man on a mission with his new sophomore project, "Down on Brown's."

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Banjo boy of the Glade
Banjo boy of the Glade

Williams picks on strings with gusto

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WOODY: Put 'country' back into country music

My late pal Waylon Jennings said it best one morning when we were on the Carl P. Mayfield radio show and Carl P asked Waylon what he thought about a recent CMA awards program.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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Uncle Dave festival has grown beyond founder's dreams
By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals.
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McCartney leads star-studded cast at Bonnaroo
McCartney leads star-studded cast at Bonnaroo

Music legends wow thousands at festival

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BURRISS: 'Happy Birthday' embroiled in unhappy fight
Every once in a while we need to step back from doom and gloom, coups and catastrophes, floods, fires and famines, and deal with something really, really important.
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PART II: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
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New funds help Center for Popular Music share history
Grants from the Grammy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the MTSU to preserve, digitize and put online more of America’s music.
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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Southern Manners runs down Bonnaroo
Southern Manners runs down Bonnaroo
The Post's Bonnaroo team talks music
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PART I: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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McBride mixes early influences on latest album
McBride mixes early influences on latest album
Somewhere in the middle of Americana and classic soul is where you find Tom McBride, a Boston native who has called Nashville home for the past few years.
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Johnny Cash stamp unveiled
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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Biz Journal: Nashville Symphony reports $11.7 million loss in 2012
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
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WHITTLE: Sumner, Faircloth families shared Great Depression
To the nation, J.D. Sumner was the legendary “voice” of gospel. To Dwight Faircloth, he was a lifelong friend.
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VINSON: Manzarek opened doors of rock
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear “Light My Fire” on 105.9 FM.
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Luella bring blues to 3rd and Lindsley
Luella and The Sun have quietly become one of the premiere acts in Nashville and are set to perform at 3rd and Lindsley on June 1.
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Dispatch returns with live album on horizon
A decade is a long hiatus for many, but when it comes to making music, Dispatch member Brad Corrigan admits it may be how you keep a band together.
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Wartrace MusicFest to feature diverse lineup
The ninth annual Wartrace MusicFest, set for Saturday, June 8, will feature a lineup of musical talent that will include an award-winning teenage blues band and a rising rock trio.
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YEAH! gets ready to rock
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities brings three weeks of camp to the Middle Tennessee community of students and musicians this summer, starting in June.
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Murfreesboro staple releases new album
Murfreesboro staple releases new album
The Features open up about 20-year history
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Gowow to debut new EP at Murfreesboro show
Gowow to debut new EP at Murfreesboro show
If you’ve been hanging around Murfreesboro in the last decade, you could have run into Jonathon Gower behind a piano, singing at your favorite soiree or even at your dinner table at Five Senses.
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Road to stardom leads to pulpit
Road to stardom leads to pulpit
The scene happens over and over again on a regular basis.
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Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Music industry majors at Middle Tennessee State University now have a chance for financial assistance that pays homage to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
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VINSON: ‘The Possum’ has gone to heaven
Regarding George Jones being referred to as “The Possum,” I couldn’t find anything definitive and reliable about how that particular moniker originated.
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No regrets for Craig Campbell
Country singer cherishes family life in Eagleville
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Celebrating JazzFest is easy as A-B-C
Celebrating JazzFest is easy as A-B-C
Main Street's 17th annual JazzFest is this weekend, and organizers say it will be the best one yet.
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Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
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Vanderbilt patients collaborate with Music Row superstars
Heartfelt songs penned by a group of patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are being released May 14.
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The Possum takes final bow with storied career
The funeral service of country music legend, George Jones, will take place Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and is open to the public.
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Bluegrass legend makes local appearance for benefit
Bluegrass legend makes local appearance for benefit
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School.
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Widespread influence
Widespread influence
Panic sets in with show at Fontanel
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Billy Dean throws annual barn party in Liberty
Billy Dean throws annual barn party in Liberty
“Billy’s Birthday Bash” is set for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty community of DeKalb County.
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Bonnaroo releases artists additions to lineup
Bonnaroo releases artists additions to lineup
Empire of the Sun tops a list that also features Delta Rae and two additions to the Rock N’ Soul Dance Party Superjam.
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VINSON: Sly and the Family Stone are piece of rock history
VINSON: Sly and the Family Stone are piece of rock history
Let’s board the Magic Carpet, fly back in time a few decades, and hang out with a group that, I think, is often overlooked as being one of the more influential acts in rock ‘n’ roll history
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Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, MTSU offer concerts
Classical music flows through Murfreesboro this week.
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Music legend to headline Uncle Dave
Music legend to headline Uncle Dave
Members of the Uncle Dave Macon Days committee announced this year’s Heritage Award winner as Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White.
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Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
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JazzFest needs volunteers
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Futurebirds plan album release show
Futurebirds plan album release show
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BURRISS: Singer opened doors for many
On Oct. 7, 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by the Metropolitan Opera.
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Stones River Chamber Players close ‘faculty favorites’ season with free April 8 concert
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Star's family life recorded in pictures
Star's family life recorded in pictures
Stuart to sign copies of new book
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Prize-winning pianist Robert McDonald visits MTSU
Prize-winning pianist Robert McDonald visits MTSU
The classes, which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 6, will be open to the public, too.
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Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
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Central Magnet named finalist for NBC grant
Central Magnet School’s theater program has qualified as one of 30 national finalists for NBC’s “SMASH” Make a Musical contest but needs votes to win the top prize.
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Music springs eternal with new albums
Music springs eternal with new albums
Though Old Man Winter may have come back into the weather pattern this past week, there are plenty of new releases from the music world in the forecast for spring.
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Allman lets it all hang out
Allman lets it all hang out
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
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Cello trio’s 3 Midstate concerts commemorate composer
Cello trio’s 3 Midstate concerts commemorate composer
Three university cello professors have joined talents to commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.
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Young musicians, public welcome at MTSU High School Honor Clarinet Choir events
Some of Tennessee’s finest young high school clarinetists will participate in the 11th annual MTSU High School Honor Clarinet Choir on Saturday at MTSU.
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Library, MTSU celebrating American music
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Soundtrack should complement movie
Creating a movie soundtrack is a tough task, I'd imagine. Out of thousands of songs, how does one pick the perfect 10 or 12 to compliment a film?
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Rites of Spring returns with NEEDTOBREATH, area talent
The annual music fest, Rites of Spring, will return this year during the weekend of April 19-20 on Alumni Lawn at Vanderbilt University.
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Award-winning musicians to headline MTSU conference
Award-winning musicians to headline MTSU conference
Two award-winning musicians who have performed with several well-loved bands will perform this weekend at MTSU in Murfreesboro during an annual saxophone conference.
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Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
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Orchestra to perform well-known symphonies
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "The Music of Heaven and Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church.
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JazzFest schedule, lineup released
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 3-4 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
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Clardy builds schools by day, guitars by night
Clardy builds schools by day, guitars by night
Donating handmade guitar to benefit Vanderbilt children's hospital
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City Schools celebrates Music in our Schools Month
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to enjoy the music and harmony of the MCS Festival Choir.
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SWANN: Nostalgia brings up early audio memories
It seems the way people listen to music changes every day.
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Professor to share encyclopedic of reggae
An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music Thursday.
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MT Idol returns with live talent
On Feb. 27, the student contestants will perform before a panel of judges in a free public event at 8 p.m. inside the Student Union Ballroom.
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Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Living gospel music history will be on stage Sunday, March 3, when the Chuck Wagon Gang will appear in concert at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna.
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Flip, twirl and jump for 'Traces'
Flip, twirl and jump for 'Traces'
Energetic show comes to TPAC
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MTSU to host Tennessee soloist event Wednesday
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
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McCartney, Petty lead Bonnaroo list
Music icons to perform at festival
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Arts Center celebrates Beatles this week
Arts Center celebrates Beatles this week
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents the music of The Beatles on Friday, Feb. 22, in celebration of the music that forever changed rock ‘n’ roll history.
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Living in Style expo slated for Saturday
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
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McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
Pop icon to perform at festival
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Linebaugh Library, MTSU set to celebrate America's music
Linebaugh Library, MTSU set to celebrate America's music
The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.
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Knoxville's Rhythm N' Blooms releases lineup for April festival
Rhythm N’ Blooms has recently announced the lineup for their April festival that will take place across several venues in Knoxville.
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Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
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Tom Petty, Kings of Leon top Hangout Fest lineup
The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce its highly anticipated 2013 lineup.
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MTSU alumni score at Grammys
MTSU alumni score at Grammys
Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Josh Kear brought home his third country song of the year honor Sunday at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for Carrie Underwood’s hit single “Blown Away.”
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: WSIX changes morning lineup
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
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Fiction Family reunites for new album
Fiction Family reunites for new album
Collaborations have their place in the overall framework of the music landscape. Such is the case with Fiction Family.
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Former first lady’s favorite tunes focus of concerts
Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady in two free public concerts.
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Music in the Wild slated for this weekend
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
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Stevens makes comedy music at the Mill
Stevens makes comedy music at the Mill
Longtime personality to perform Saturday
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Shovels and Rope play their song all night long
Shovels and Rope play their song all night long
Shovels & Rope could quite possibly be one of the best-kept secrets of the previous year, but the secret will soon be out the door.
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WMOT celebrates Black History Month with abolitionist music
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
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Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Performing the music beloved by a gender bending, 17th century Swedish queen sounds like quite a challenge, but the acclaimed musical ensemble Armonia Celeste is ready to meet it.
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Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
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Bahamas brings southern drawl and more to Nashville
Bahamas brings southern drawl and more to Nashville
The music of Bahamas is definitely a getaway in its own right.
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Flute Festival at MTSU to feature guest-artist recital
Flute Festival at MTSU to feature guest-artist recital
The 13th annual MTSU Flute Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Murfreesboro
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Catch them while you can
Catch them while you can
Driving down the road last week, a live cut of “Nashville to Kentucky” shuffled through my iPod, and it immediately made me reminisce about the first time I heard it.
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MTSU names new chair for recording industry department
MTSU names new chair for recording industry department
MTSU professor Beverly Keel, an award-winning music journalist and former recording industry executive, has been named chair of the department of recording industry.
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Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
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Go rest high on yonder mountain
It is a fair estimate to claim the amount of artists surfacing over the past several years playing string music or Americana has moved as fast as a Tennessee season.
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Award ceremonies pay tribute in song
Award ceremonies pay tribute in song
Last week, the Kennedy Center honored musicians Buddy Guy and Led Zeppelin, two longtime veterans of the game whose work can stand up against any other group or artist to this day.
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2012 was great for music fans
2012 was great for music fans
The closing of 2012 has brought music fans with plenty of gifts to end the year.
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Plan for New Year's now
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
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Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
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Record shop brings nostalgia back
Record shop brings nostalgia back
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
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Hood recalls past in latest album
Hood recalls past in latest album
With his third solo album, Patterson Hood summons up a period when he was at a low and pins it against the new stage that he is in now in life.
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Youth learn business of art at conference
Youth learn business of art at conference
Foundation teaches kids about success
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Every time we say goodbye
Every time we say goodbye
Local jazz legend remembered
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Cheekwood holiday festivities begin Friday
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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VINSON: Rolling Stones still rocking 50 years later
VINSON: Rolling Stones still rocking 50 years later
For this week’s column, I had to make a difficult choice between two high-profile subjects: David Petraeus and the Rolling Stones.
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MTSU Can Jam to benefit local food banks
An upcoming concert at Middle Tennessee State University will be more than a feast for the ears — it’ll also provide a good meal for hungry students and community neighbors in need.
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Isbell puts Heart of Dixie on the map
Barr Weissman’s documentary explores the Drive-By Truckers at a tumultuous time when their existence was somewhat reminiscent of the characters about which they write.
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Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Country star sings for the holidays
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New class makes playing piano a pleasure
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
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Dead fans should be grateful in November
Deadheads unite, for November is the month of 30 Days of The Dead.
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Album still sounds young after 40 years
Album still sounds young after 40 years
Some albums never get old. When speaking on this subject, Neil Young’s 1972 classic, “Harvest,” is always one that comes to mind.
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Evening of Swing to showcase local talent
Friends of Music will host the sixth annual Evening of Swing Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
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East goes west to record new double disc album
Making a record can be a difficult task, but for Nashville’s Anderson East the notion was one that took time and well-thought exercise.
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Jazz Artist Series opens 14th season this week
Pianist Andy LaVerne, who’s worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of jazz, will launch the 14th season of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
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Music is a family tradition
Music is a family tradition
Ancestors continue spreading country tunes worldwide
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Music abounds this fall in midstate
It’s difficult to believe, but we’re kicking off the fourth quarter, and it brings with it another mix of music choices to the midstate.
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MTSU honored for piano collection
MTSU’s School of Music status as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world has cemented its international reputation for excellence.
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Group captures hearts during Smyrna serenade
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
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Sounds for the Halloween season
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
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Whitehorse set to play The Basement
Whitehorse set to play The Basement
The husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, is set to play The Basement on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Nashville.
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Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
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Greene finds silver lining with new project
It hasn’t been too many moons since Jackie Greene broke onto the music scene and radio waves with the single, “Honey I Been Thinking About You,” in 2005, but since then, he’s come a long way.
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Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Country music stars Connie Smith and Marty Stuart are scheduled to present a “Country Gospel Concert” as part of a dedication of a new sanctuary for Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church the night of Sunday, Oct. 14.
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Normandy concert a time to give back
Normandy concert a time to give back
There’s much that runs through the blood of musicians, and the question of whether many do it for the money or the love is always one to consider.
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Vinyl captures very best music has to offer
All the way back in 1811 a movement began in England which lent its name to people who are accused of being opposed to technological developments: Luddites.
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MTSU alumnus named chair of prestigious film program
Clinton is an award-winning film composer who has built a reputation for scoring diverse films including the Austin Powers’ movies, Mortal Kombat, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, among others.
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Americana reigns in statewide showcases
Americana reigns in statewide showcases
Last week was inevitably one to remember for roots music fans. On Sept. 12, the Americana Music Association kicked off their festivities with an awards show like no other.
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A New Orleans tradition kicks off Live on the Green
A New Orleans tradition kicks off Live on the Green
Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series kicked off Thursday, Sept. 6.
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SoundLand releases lineup for 2012 festival
SoundLand Music Festival is less than a month away and it's gearing up for the biggest year ever.
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Holy Cross Episcopal Church presents Festival on Cason
Holy Cross Episcopal Church presents Festival on Cason
The neighborhood and community are invited to Holy Cross’ Festival on Cason from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the church on Cason Lane.
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 Chris Young sets Ryman date
Chris Young sets Ryman date
While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage.
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Ingenuity resonates at Americana festival
Ingenuity resonates at Americana festival
The 13th Americana Music Festival is scheduled to jumpstart next week across five venues in Nashville with more than 100 performers.
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Traditional Chinese art and music combine in Sept. 7 concert at MTSU
“Echoes of Nature,” a concert combining traditional Chinese art and music, will feature Haiqiong Deng on the instruments zheng and qin and artist Dr. Nan Liu on Friday, Sept. 7, at MTSU.
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Muddy Roots show strength in third installment
Muddy Roots show strength in third installment
Music and its culture are in the blood of Jason Galaz, a shirt designer by day, who trades in his craft of screen-printing and artwork services for the love of music.
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Children's music festival to benefit nonprofit
The Lead Belly "Blues for Blue" Children's Music Festival fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club and the Lead Belly Foundation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the grounds of the Boys and Girls Club in Murfreesboro.
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Fall colors usher in bevy of music
Fall colors usher in bevy of music
The dog days of summer are drawing nearer to a close and with that come a bevy of music shows in the midstate area.
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Siegel band to hold annual fundraiser
The Siegel High School Band holds its 10th annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the high school cafeteria in Murfreesboro.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Music can be found in stars
Humanity returned to Mars last week, and I was reminded that it was Pythagoras who linked music and the cosmos through the concept of music of the spheres.
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Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
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MTSU welcomes community with fall concert series
To celebrate the new academic year at Middle Tennessee State University, the School of Music is bringing new and returning concert-series performances to the Wright Music Building this fall.
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Nashville ranked top music hub
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
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Check it out now, the funk soul sister
Check it out now, the funk soul sister
Everyone loves free music. And when it is good free music then that makes the deal even more enticing.
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Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Concert slated for next week
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Glossary embarks on late summer tour
Glossary embarks on late summer tour
If you’ve been wondering what Murfreesboro’s most diligent band has been up to recently, then look no further.
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Wisconsin band prepped, ready to play 3 Brothers
Wisconsin band prepped, ready to play 3 Brothers
Nick Whetro, Icarus Himself bring electro-rock to town
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WHITTLE: Today's female stars find Wells blazed global trails
WHITTLE: Today's female stars find Wells blazed global trails
Muriel Deason meant to be a "house wife," instead she became "Kitty Wells."
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Murfreesboro theatre looks to exciting summer
Murfreesboro Little Theatre has got all kinds of intriguing events coming up for the next few months.
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Uncle Dave Macon Days shines during rain
Uncle Dave Macon Days shines during rain
Despite the rain, the show went on and this year’s champions were crowned over the weekend at the 35th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
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Jackson to guide next generation of rockers
Jackson to guide next generation of rockers
At 10th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
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Link in the Chain
Link in the Chain
Old Crow Medicine Show proves to be popular link in the Americana chain
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'Stars' rise at Whitworth-Buchanan
Whitworth Buchanan Middle School’s second annual STAR camp will be held July 23-27 for rising sixth-eighth graders from any school or county in the state.
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HUDGINS: Start plannning for college now
With college tuitions on the rise, Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro is offering a workshop to help students and parents prepare for education costs.
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MUSIC: Pilots fly at Friday Night Live
The second episode of Main Street Murfreesboro’s monthly concert series, Friday Night Live, is set for tomorrow night with a performance from the Stones River Pilots.
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‘Boro’s musical heritage is on display in July
‘Boro’s musical heritage is on display in July
Nashville may be known as Music City, USA, but Murfreesboro will lay claim to the name as the yearlong Bicentennial Celebration honors our musical heritage this month.
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Both hands point north for MidDay Farm Report
Both hands point north for MidDay Farm Report
The sounds of Ray Wylie Hubbard can spark many notions in the mind. But when playing it in preparation for a family’s final barn dance, it, along with a few other factors helped ignite the MidDay Farm Report, a new rural rock ‘n’ roll group from Middle Tennessee.
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Governor’s School for the Arts finale concerts Thursday
Finale events for the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts will be held Thursday, June 28, starting with an art exhibit at 10 a.m. in Andrew L. Todd Hall at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Uncle Dave set to honor legendary pickers
Uncle Dave set to honor legendary pickers
Crowe, Snider to receive awards
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Local church installs custom-built organ
St. Paul's Episcopal Church's music offering will reach new heights this summer when it finishes installing a custom-built organ highlighted by 1,447 pipes.
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Town Mountain set to perform at Station Inn
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Chenoweth postpones TPAC performance
Chenoweth postpones TPAC performance
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth’s performance has been rescheduled due to illness.
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INSIDE MTSU: Strike up a tune, learn more about ‘Little House’
You heard Pa’s fiddle all through your childhood, whether on the TV version of “Little House on the Prairie” or in your head as you read Laura Ingalls Wilders’ classic tales – or they were read to you
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Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Festival continues to adapt with times
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New MTSU grant will create online guide to Tennessee music
Was that song about Tennessee?
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Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Music icon takes final bow
Music icon takes final bow
Americans, particularly Southerners, lost one of the last living bridges to our cultural past when seven-time Grammy award-winning folk musician Arthel “Doc” Watson passed away last week near his home in rural North Carolina.
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Manchester readies for Bonnaroo crowd
As the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival returns to Manchester for the 2012 event, the tight-knit town is already taking steps to warmly welcome the more than 100,000 visitors.
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Americana Music Association releases nominees for honors ceremony
The Americana Music Association recently announced nominees for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Colton comes home
Colton comes home
American Idol contestant Colton Dixon returned to his hometown of Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at World Outreach Church. (TMP/T. Swann)
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Parton song deemed 'historically significant'
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
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Fiddling father gets his due
Fiddling father gets his due
Series turns spotlight on Pa Ingalls
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Beale Street blues floods muddy Mississippi
Beale Street blues floods muddy Mississippi
During the first weekend of May, an estimated 100,000 people were found at the Tom Lee Park situated in downtown Memphis.
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Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Festival loses luster among some music enthusiasts
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Music fest brings needed income to Gulf Coast
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
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Southern girls ready to rock
The role of the woman in the musical landscape has never been better than it is today.
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Music fans head to Alabama to 'Hang Out'
Music fans head to Alabama to 'Hang Out'
Thousands of music lovers head south this weekend to hear some well-known and up-and-coming bands perform live under the sun.
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Sing us a song, Mr. Piano Man
Nashville piano man Chip Greene has been on the road for weeks but is now back home and is set to perform at Just Love Coffee in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
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Making a joyful noise
Making a joyful noise
Coming home to fill Auburntown with gospel sound
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Helm remembered among all walks of life
Words fell during the past weeks in remembrance and celebration for the life of Levon Helm.
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Kyle Andrews is more than meets the eye
Kyle Andrews is more than meets the eye
Andrews has amassed more than 1 million views on YouTube, participated in the world’s largest balloon fight for a music video and has a checklist full of more items to complete.
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Docs, films about music screened at film fest
The Nashville Film Festival is showcasing several music-related films over the next few days as it kicks off today and runs until Thursday, April 26.
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HUDGINS: Record Store Day prompts new phone app
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Spring into good music with upcoming festivals
Spring has arrived in full force and is bringing welcoming temperatures to the midstate.
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Welcome to ‘musical’ city
Welcome to ‘musical’ city
TPAC unveils new season
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Symphony to end 2012 season with bang
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Dolly spins her classics for Cracker Barrel
Dolly spins her classics for Cracker Barrel
Effervescent country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is so excited about what’s swirling around her that you might think she’s off her rocker.
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Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Record Store Day celebrates five years
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Rites of Spring is top draw
As festival season draws nearer, Murfreesboro is a great place to be as it is in driving distance to several musical festivals.
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RAIN: A tribute to The Beatles returns to TPAC
Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Nashville for eight performances.
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Young guns for greatness
Young guns for greatness
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
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Bonnaroo announces more artists for 2012
Rounding out these additions is Danzig Legacy – a collaboration of sorts by hard rocker Glenn Danzig.
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Weekend Planner: Students go for 'Baroque'
Weekend Planner: Students go for 'Baroque'
Winners of the 2012 BachFest Student Music Competition perform Sunday in two public concerts Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
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Reverend Horton Heat ready to get psychobilly
Reverend Horton Heat ready to get psychobilly
Murfreesboro has stepped up to provide another grand showcase
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Hangout Music Fest adds more artists to line-up
Adding even more talent to already impressive line-up, The Hangout Music Fest has announced the inclusion of six more performers to their 2012 roster, ranging from rising indie stars to veteran performers.
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Jazz it up in May with Everyday Magic
Jazz it up in May with Everyday Magic
The two-day Main Street JazzFest will return May 4 to the Square in downtown Murfreesboro for its 16th installment.
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Trapper Haskins crafts new EP of aged favorites
Trapper Haskins crafts new EP of aged favorites
Stumble upon some South Cumberland soul from artist Trapper Haskins & The Bitter Swill.
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Music City Roots releases new album
Music City Roots is embarking upon new territory with the release of their new album, Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One.
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‘American Pie’ star brings band, new film previews to MTSU
Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to MTSU on Tuesday.
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Uncle Dave is smiling
Uncle Dave is smiling
Annual event names award winners
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New Van Etten album reveals maturity
The closing song of Sharon Van Etten’s previous album, Epic, is one that showcases subject matter of a damaged soul – one that is broken and in need of repair.
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Sleigh Bells ring for Rites
Sleigh Bells ring for Rites
Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring music festival has announced plans for its 2012 showcase and is set to take place on April 20-21 on Alumni Lawn on the campus.
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Bonnaroo reveals initial lineup for festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
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MTSU Grammy nominations ‘show depth, breadth’
MTSU faculty and alumni are once again in illustrious company for their roles in musical performances nominated for the 54th Grammy Awards, which will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 12.
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Truckers ain’t never gonna change
Tomorrow night, the Drive-By Truckers will start a two-night stand at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom.
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Songwriter carries torch for country-soul
Songwriter carries torch for country-soul
Nashville artist preps for upcoming album release
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MTSU students produce country star’s show for network
MTSU students produce country star’s show for network
America’s music made, recorded at MTSU
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For the love of music
For the love of music
There is always a grand impression left behind when one can take note of a band that plays music just for the love of it. And one of those groups is Star & Micey.
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Life is just so easy for Lord T & Eloise
Life is just so easy for Lord T & Eloise
It’s not everyday one comes in contact with a group like Lord T & Eloise.
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MTSU group makes debut with baroque tunes, instruments
“Ensemble 1720,” a newly formed MTSU School of Music faculty period-instrument group, will make its debut Friday in the university’s Hinton Music Hall inside the Wright Music Building.
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Options abound for music fans in winter months
Options abound for music fans in winter months
The post-holiday music cycle is kicking off nicely at the start of the New Year to say the least.
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'Rock for a Cause' to benefit MTSU's Project Help
'Rock for a Cause' to benefit MTSU's Project Help
Nashville music venue The Exit/In will hold “Rock for a Cause,” a five-band indie rock and art show this Friday.
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MTSU is key player in ‘Pa’s Fiddle’ PBS special
Music City all-stars are bringing Charles “Pa” Ingalls’ old-time fiddle music and songs alive for a PBS special.
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Walnut House owner  offers more than music
Walnut House owner offers more than music
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
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What’s old is cool again
Vinyl shows staying power in new age of music
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Johnny Guitar’s to become Musical Institute
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
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No time for losers, Warren is a champion
No time for losers, Warren is a champion
MTSU alumnus wins competition for role as Queen drummer
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Keeping a Nashville music tradition alive
‘Music City Roots’ affordable night of great fun for entire family
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VINSON: Treasured memory - song lost in translation
VINSON: Treasured memory - song lost in translation
It was decades ago, and I was an active-duty soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hanau, West Germany.
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Tennessee Valley Winds set for community concert
Tennessee Valley Winds set for community concert
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform its annual winter concert Tuesday, Dec 13 at Patterson Park Community Center.
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Rhythm Kitchen cooks up mix of bluesy rock with soul
Rhythm Kitchen cooks up mix of bluesy rock with soul
In the short span of less than a year, Murfreesboro’s Rhythm Kitchen has become one of the hottest bands on the local scene.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Moustache Movember to hold final fundraiser Friday
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
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Changing trends make music for the ages
Top albums of 2011
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Nashville Chamber Singers to serenade 'Boro
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
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Prepping your holiday playlist
Prepping your holiday playlist
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
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Eagle selected for All-American Band
Eagle selected for All-American Band
Brittany Parker as its newest choice
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INSIDE MTSU: Arts soar to new level
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Americana awards to premiere on PBS
Americana awards to premiere on PBS
The Americana Music Association’s music festival and honors awards are set to premiere nationwide Nov. 19 in a special episode on PBS stations.
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It’s a Darlins world
It’s a Darlins world
Jessi Darlin and her band rocked Gilligan’s Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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Get to know Harrison B
Get to know Harrison B
Jordan Baron enlists Murfreesboro players for new project
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Bands cash in on covers
Bands cash in on covers
Local rock outfits blanket Square with familiar tunes
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Put some red dirt in your country
Put some red dirt in your country
Jason Boland and the Stragglers release new album and plan for show at Exit/In
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Blackfoot Gypsies embrace American music
Blackfoot Gypsies embrace American music
Spoken word master Gil Scott Heron stated it right when he said, “the Blues has (sic) always been totally American,” in his “Bicentennial Blues” serenade.
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Now that’s Americana
Now that’s Americana
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Changing of guard in music biz
Changing of guard in music biz
More options in digital and streaming
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Americana shows vigor with festival, awards
Newcomers and veterans join together for 10th anniversary celebration
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Film music composer Clinton is MTSU recording industry artist-in-residence
Film composer George S. Clinton, the man behind the music of “Mortal Kombat,” “The Santa Clause 2” and the “Austin Powers” film series, will share his expertise with MTSU Oct. 19-20.
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Rock 'n’ Roll to save the soul
Rock 'n’ Roll to save the soul
Glossary makes record of hope in down times
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Take off for 'New York, New York'
Stones River Chamber Players debut 2011-12 MTSU season Oct. 3
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Nashville Unleashed returns to Murfreesboro
Nashville Unleashed returns to Murfreesboro
The Center for the Arts will play host to Jack & Diane on Friday night with special guest is Lisa Shaffer & Heathen Ridge.
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MTSU recital features electronic music, bassoon, dance and speech
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'Boro’s premiere fall Blues festival returns
'Boro’s premiere fall Blues festival returns
“Queen of the Blues” Marion James to headline Boro Blues Fest
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MTSU Center for Popular Music celebrates '1911: The Year in Song'
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Carter's Chord player finds love, proposal at MTSU
Becky Robertson of the band known as Carter's Chord is now engaged to producer/musician Jeremiah Scott, per a recent announcement from the happy couple.
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Kristin Chenoweth to perform at TPAC’s 2011 Fest de Ville Gala
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s annual “Fest de Ville Gala” in October.
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Ronnie Milsap to headline Music City Festival & BBQ championship
Country music legend to perform classic hits and new music off his just-released album
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Gospel showcase graces Arts Center of Cannon County
Gospel showcase graces Arts Center of Cannon County
Noemi Iglesia de Dios is one of the many acts who will perform at I'm Believin' Friday, Sept. 2 at The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury.
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Music City amps up
Music City amps up
Festivals and conferences ready to take Nashville’s center stage with acts like Justin Townes Earles, Those Darlins and Gregg Allman
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Songwriter to be saluted as 'poet and prophet'
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Foster will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Sept. 10.
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Blue Tick Music: The Misfits to play 'Boro show
Punk legends the Misfits have scheduled a fall tour that includes a stop in Murfreesboro at Gilligan’s on Oct.12.
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Nashville's Live on the Green announces season line up
Live On the Green, a free, public concert series held at Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse, will launch its third season on Sept. 8.
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Former Murfreesboro songstress finds success
Former Murfreesboro songstress finds success
Sharon Van Etten has traveled down many avenues
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U2 makes triumphant return to Music City
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As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
Student-run radio looks to fill void
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Simon & Garfunkle tribute band slated for Out Front run
Scarborough Fair makes its triumphant return to the ‘Boro on the last leg of its incredible Reunion Tour that has played to packed houses around the globe.
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Modern day teller of tales
Modern day teller of tales
Grammy-winner David Holt honored with Uncle Dave Heritage Award
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Destively Bonnaroo
A decade of magic in Manchester
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Bonnaroo 2011
10 years of musical memories
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Country Music Hall of Fame announces summer concert series
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LHS Choraliers win big in St. Louis
Honor escort planned
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Photo Gallery: The Features/The Bohannons
The Features shared the stage with The Bohannons on Friday, April 8 at The Walnut House in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mixing in some new tunes with the classics, The Features closed down the venue after the midnight hour.
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Support RuCo's youth symphony with salsa
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Alabama native son releases new album with a Nashville appearance
With a spring tour beginning on April 8, Jason Isbell will hit a few dates in the Southeast before stopping in Nashville, Tenn. on April 16.
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Those Darlins drop second full length album
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Not your average FUNdraiser
Backstage Bash promises dancing in the streets
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JazzFest finalizes dates, lineup
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MTSU Jazz Festival welcomes guest composer
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Beale Street Music Festival reveals lineup
The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its lineup for this year and will take place at Tom Lee Park on April 29 through May 1.
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The Features trade music in support of a cause
On Thursday, March 3 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn., musicians and fashion designers joined together for I’m Still Beautiful – an event to raise money and awareness for young adults battling cancer.
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Nashville Philharmonic offers free concerts in March
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World-renowned banjo player Béla Fleck to lecture at MTSU
Grammy-winning, genre-bending musician Béla Fleck will play MTSU’s Windham Lecture Series in Liberal Arts into its second decade when the renowned banjoist serves as guest speaker on Tuesday, March 15, in Tucker Theatre.
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Bonnaroo lands all-star lineup for 10th year
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival released the initial lineup this past week for its 10th anniversary.
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Trent Dabbs gets back to roots on new album
Known for his work on the Ten out of Tenn project and success with several songs featured on hit television shows, Nashville’s Trent Dabbs is stepping outside of this shadow with his sixth full-length album, Southerner.
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Music Blog: Country Music legend passes
After an enduring battle with pancreatic cancer, Charlie Louvin passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in Wartrace, Tenn.
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Tristen eager for new album and tour
Tristen eager for new album and tour
With a new album on the way plans are also in the works for a winter tour that will land Tristen on the West Coast after hitting The Basement in Nashville.
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Chris Cagle 'Saddles Up' for benefit concert
The one-night-only show, Chris Cagle Unbridled: Celebrating 20 Years of Saddle Up!, benefits Middle Tennessee's oldest and largest recreational therapeutic horseback riding program.
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Popular music and its effect on society
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MTSU alum, prof honored with Grammy nod
Professor John Hill and MT alumnus Michael Latterell both received Grammy nominations.
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Anderson East sets out on new music journey
Anderson East sets out on new music journey
With a first look at Anderson East, the golden locks can be misleading. He could easily be confused with typical stereotypes, but when you hear the voice it’s hard not to believe that he is the real deal.
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Murfreesboro rocks ‘Next Big Nashville’
Murfreesboro rocks ‘Next Big Nashville’
Southern-tinged sounds from Murfreesboro’s Glossary were among those heard at the fifth annual Next Big Nashville, an independent music conference.
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Heritage Award winners have played with best
Heritage Award winners have played with best
The 33rd annual Uncle Dave Macon Days are set to honor Norman and Nancy Blake with the 2010 Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award.
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Best albums of 2010, so far
We are at the midpoint of the year and it’s time to look back at some of the top albums from the past six months.
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Random Memories
The Statler Brothers pen book on career
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Stones River Chamber Players to give free concert
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MTSU prof engineers Grammy-nominates album
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YEAH center celebrates opening today
Taylor Gibbs, 17, said it would take more than words to describe what the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities after school hangout and educational center for kids means to her.
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Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp teaches girls to rock
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MTSU makes Vince Gill honorary professor
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Country stars add to Hall of Fame treasures
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Bell Buckle couple’s harmony push them to the top
Joey Martin Feek and Rory Fink, finalists on CMT's “Can You Duet,” release CD
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MT freshman gets rare class from cellist Yo-Yo Ma
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Boro-based band loves to turn on the heat
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MUSIC: Songwriter’s Night to feature Billy Montana
Writer has penned hits for Garth Brooks, Sara Evans
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'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
More than 80,000 music fans will converge on Middle Tennessee roadways this week for the seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester.
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Generation for Creation talent show winners announced
Generation for Creation talent show winners announced
Monica Johnson, director of Generation for Creation, a nonprofit visual and performing arts program based in Murfreesboro, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Children’s Benefit Talent Show.
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Officials announce grants for arts
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.
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