Soups for Smiles is a week long fundraising event where participating restaurants donate a portion of soups sold to Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County.
Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Leah Nichole, 13, has the voice, the writing ability and her family's support.
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.
Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.
Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.
Despite chill, Oaklands Mansion's first music fest 'a success'
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.
Christian music artist Matthew West performed a benefit concert at New Vision Baptist Church on September 22 to raise more than $122,000 for children with special needs at Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro.
33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.
What could be better than having fun with friends at a progressive wine tasting while helping other people at the same time?
"She was a healthy, active girl until that Monday morning," Robinson said. "I want other people to know the warning signs, know what to look for."
Community-wide sign up open for Spin Cycle Fundraiser in September.
Republican congressional candidate Joe Carr of Rutherford County is questioning a July fundraiser planned for his primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, by Gov. Bill Haslam at the governor's mansion in Nashville.
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.
The 5th Annual Special Kids Race was a sold out event, with over 3,200 walkers and runners participating in one of Murfreesboro's largest races on Saturday at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC).
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.
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.
Murder victim Gregg Hawkins was an avid outdoorsman and had just finished a fishing trip when he was gunned down in early October at Mona boat ramp in northern Rutherford County.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party hosted their biggest fundraiser of the year last week. Former State Rep. Mary Ann Eckles opened her Murfreesboro home for the event, where honored guests State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, State Rep. Mike Stewart and State Rep. Darren Jernigan spoke to the crowd.
CHALAXY broke in the stage opening night at the Boro's newest alternative music venue.
With The Festivus Players crooning and a silent auction underway at Mayday Brewery, Tiffany Galyon explained how a dog-sitting gig gone wrong led to a rescue operation gone very, very right.
"We wanted to give back," REFIT instructor Lacey Garrett said simply.
Local dance fitness community, REFIT, will host the "REFIT for a Reason" benefit this Saturday to help The Salvation Army Family Store's storm recovery efforts.
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.
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.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the daily artist lineup for this year's festival.
Greg Logins and Revival will perform a gospel concert on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Center of Hope Christian Church on 4745 Leanna Road.
Yonder Mountain String Band is set to perform in Nashville, Tenn. on Jan. 23 at Cannery Ballroom.
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
Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival has released the initial lineup for their 2015 festival.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has set Tuesday, Jan. 13 as the date for BLAM (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon).
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
Murfreesboro's Jonny Gowow is set to kick of the holiday season at Liquid Smoke on Friday, Dec. 5.
Murfreesboro Post/Cannon Courier newspaper columnist/WGNS regular talk show guest Dan Whittle is the scheduled "featured speaker" Thursday night (Oct. 16) as part of ministry Way of Hope's Dinner and Fashion Show.
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
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.
In the late 1980s, early 1990s and long before the introduction of vocal groups Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry & Little Big Town, Baillie & The Boys were supplying U.S. radio stations with a steady string of country hits, sharing the airwaves with pop country contemporaries including Highway 101, Restless Heart, The Desert Rose Band, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Southern Pacific and Shenandoah.
Live on the Green’s season opener drew record crowds to Downtown Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 8.
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.
The American Music Association has added over 70 new names to their current cast for the upcoming Americanafest.
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.
Get ready to give some of Rutherford County’s finest young wranglers a hand Thursday, July 31, at the annual “Saddle Up” fundraiser for MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center.
It goes without saying that Yonder Mountain String Band has been one of the most pivotal players in bluegrass over the last decade.
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.
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.
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.
The Americana Music Association has detailed plans for its 15th Annual Festival and Conference.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival spanned the dates of June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn.
Pilkelny, along with Stuart Duncan, will perform as a banjo/fiddle duo at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. on June 28.
Nashville resident, Mary Gauthier is scheduled to perform at the Franklin Theatre on June 20 in support of her latest album Trouble & Love.
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.
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic’s annual fundraising event, the Taste of Stones River has a new name – the Taste of Hope.
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.
Noted Murfreesboro musician, Jonny Gowow, has planned an album release party for Saturday, May 24 at Wall Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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.
After releasing the daily schedules this week, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the artist who will take part in the late night superjams.
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.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the daily schedule for its 2014 lineup.
Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 2 and ran through May 3.
JazzFest hits the square again this weekend!
The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra will hold a spring concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hinton Music Hall.
Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days have announced the festival’s 2014 Trailblazer and Heritage Award winners.
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.
In addition to the outdoor stages piping out jazzy sounds on the Murfreesboro Public Square, some other downtown Murfreesboro venues will join in the fun as part of the Jazz After Dark program.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has confirmed acts for the late night portion of the festival.
Missouri born singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is set for a date at Nashville’s Bluebird Café on April 30.
The Nashville Film Festival is set to take place April 17-26 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Green Hills Stadium 16 and Downtown Nashville.
Utah’s Desert Noises are on deck for a show at The Basement in Nashville, Tenn. on April 17.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the lineup for its club stages.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) has announced its 2014 season of summer commercial music camps.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.
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.
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
Steinway Artist Heather Conner will present a free public piano concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
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.
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 2-3 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
Event raises funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced last week that $3,419,318.52 was secured in pledges during the 2013 fundraising campaign --a record for the local non-profit.
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.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced today that $3,419,318.52 was secured in pledges during the 2013 fundraising campaign - a record for the local non-profit.
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.
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to appreciate the music of the MCS Festival Choir on Thursday, March 6. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Erma Siegel Elementary gymnasium.
Shovels & Rope blazed through Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to a sold-out crowd at Cannery Ballroom. Joining them in this effort were New Orleans based folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Headliners Elton John, Jack White and Kanye West claim top billing for this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
Bill Taylor is holding a fundraiser for the Heaven Sent Adoption Agency.
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.
Dr. Ming Wang will speak at 3 Brothers Brewhouse about appreciating freedom in America on Tuesday Feb 25.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
Gospel quartet Work in Progress will be singing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
Gladeville music minister rocks with Fab Four sound-alikes
The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.
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.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Springhouse Theatre Company, located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, will present Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," beginning next month.
Ever since the world’s first motion picture exhibition was given in New York City in 1894 on one of Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscopes, the United States has consistently dominated the world of film-making.
Murfreesboro family stars in hit series
Out Front On Main Inc. will present “Evil Dead: The Musical” beginning Thursday, Jan. 23.
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.
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.
Every time I turn on the TV, there is a new cooking show. There are celebrity chefs, reality shows and even an entire channel devoted to food.
Known for his tasty celebrity cake creations, Jay Qualls is bringing his culinary know-how to reality TV as one of 16 competitors on the cooking contest “The Taste,” which recently launched its second season on ABC.
The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center will host the Third Annual Borovino wine tasting event on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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.”
To celebrate the return of “Downton Abbey” for its fourth season on PBS, the La Vergne Public Library is hosting a tea party for fans of the show.
Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.
As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
“Breaking Bad” recently ended its five-season run and has been rated all over the Internet as the greatest TV show of the past decade, if not all time.
People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.
Efforts to assist students who are military veterans will be the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Calling himself a “coachepreneur,” Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Micheal Burt is a leadership coach of the highest order — bold, demanding and encouraging.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will stage the popular “Shrek the Musical” beginning Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash
Of all the actors who have joined the real stars in the heavens this year, two hold special places in my heart.
Reality television inches closer and closer to becoming a parody of itself, but the comedy is so dark that it’s not always easy to laugh.
Possibly, the biggest gathering of celebrities, heads of state, and religious leaders the world has ever seen took place on Tuesday in a near-100,000 capacity football stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season
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."
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.
Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun
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.
To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.
A longtime banker who once worked for Wilson Bank & Trust has rejoined the company as a financial adviser at the Northwest Broad Street location in Murfreesboro.
I have never been a huge fan of comic books, but movies based on them have always been interesting to me.
The Linebaugh Public Library will welcome storytellers on toes for selections from “The Nutcracker” ballet and story time on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
Murfreesboro theater to present Christmas play
In my family, we go big for any cause for celebration, but the holiday that we have always assigned the most tradition to has always been Thanksgiving.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for May 2014.
As of 1976, I very seldom listened to country music.
Former agent reflects on Oswald family
Call it a seven-year itch. Actually, it goes back longer than that for Dan Whittle.
Secret Service agent reflects on assassination
I’ve written about the person who inspired my love for watching movies before, that being my father, Tommy Bragg, but I have never sat down and asked him about what his favorite movies are and why.
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.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
Henson helps new artists find their way
As they prepare for the upcoming production of "The Fall Festival of Magic," organizers responsible for the overall look of the show say they are striving to showcase as wide a variety of magical talents as possible for local audiences.
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.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
This week’s play, “Ordinary Heroes,” at Stewarts Creek High School is anything but ordinary. It is a production so extraordinary that area veterans and families may want to salute the student actors.
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts is teaming up with Bradley Academy for the play “Yes, Virginia!” beginning Friday, Nov. 15, to give local students a chance to hone their acting chops.
These thrilling flicks, which are by far some of my favorite to watch, are sure to be a hit if you're not going out on the town in celebration of Halloween and choosing to stay home out of the hustle and bustle.
I imagine most rock ‘n’ roll guitar players and enthusiasts have heard the electric guitar referred to as an “ax.”
Connie Minick will sign copies of her book about her brother's murder at Hastings Books, located at 1660 Memorial Drive in Murfreesboro from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Gaming duo vanquishes goblins in October
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.
The creative team that staged the hit production of "The Color Purple" in 2012 has reunited to bring "Aida" to Murfreesboro, starting Friday, Oct. 18.
Had I not been versed on the history thereof, my first impression very well might have been that it was a cultlike gathering, similar to Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guyana, or David Koresh and Waco, Texas.
As an online society, we are very fortunate to have such a large amount of online data and news to draw upon when we want to learn more about a subject.
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.
Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Murfreesboro.
DeLand, Florida’s Roadkill Ghost Choir who will perform at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 10.
The county government will hold its annual Rutherford’s Got Talent event to benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties later this month in Murfreesboro.
The 39th season of “Saturday Night Live” premiered Saturday on NBC, and with it one of the most indelible icons of American popular culture returned to our television sets and back into our collective pulse.
Kendrick Lamar will be performing at the 13th annual Commodore Quake, October 3, at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium.
Murfreesboro’s Communications Department, home to Murfreesboro CityTV, received three national awards during the 28th annual Government Television Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach
Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game
The Americana Music Association wrapped up a weekend of music and awards this past weekend.
The only parts of televised entertainment awards shows that entice me to watch are the In Memoriam packages.
Sarah Jarosz will perform at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday night.
Last week, I set my DVR to record Fox’s newest police sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” starring Andy Samberg as an experiment.
As a big fan of movies, cable television can either be a highly enjoyable companion for movie viewing, or it can be a truly dreadful and necessary evil.
On its final night, Live on the Green had a special 615 flair with The Wild Feathers, Will Hoge, The Weeks and Moon Taxi.
With the exception of football games, which I love watching, television programming has been relatively boring lately, so I am ready for the new lineups that will come out this fall.
I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.
MTSU students to present Broadway classic
Murfreesboro's country star releases new album
The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.
One topic I have touched on before is how, as a film columnist, I absolutely dread going to the movie theater. Before I am criticized, let me explain. My reasons are pretty simple.
“Moderation in all things,” cautioned the ancient Roman dramatist Terence, who obviously didn’t have anything to do with this smoking backfire of a modern movie.
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.
There are many reasons that a film might not make many waves when it is originally released, but luckily viewers have numerous ways to take a second look.
Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts
The Stephen Sondheim musical revue is coming to the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts in September.
To say Rhythm Kitchen is excited about its upcoming show at the Arts Center of Cannon County is an understatement.
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.
As host, AdamsPlace will present dueling dishes at the Chefin It Up annual fundraiser, slated for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the assisted living home, located at 1927 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
This summer, before I went to Spain to teach, I noticed that several of my friends had asked me if I had seen the 2012 film “Mud.”
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.
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.
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.
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.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
By far, my favorite show on television at the current moment is NBC’s comedy “Parks and Recreation,” which follows the day-to-day operation of the fictional Pawnee, Ind., Parks department.
Sometimes, sequels are terrible. They lack the original creativity of the project, like in “The Hangover” films, or they just don’t have the same amount of character that others do.
When I’m talking to community groups about television, and someone says “there’s nothing good to watch,” I remind them of all of the educational and cultural programs available.
Family theater takes on a literal meaning when The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland" this weekend.
The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.
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.
Recently, I was selected as an extra for the upcoming season premier of "Nashville."
A sequel to the surprise 2010 hit, this comedy-espionage romp reunites the original cast of Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as a trio of elite CIA assassins forced once again out of retirement to blast the rust off their not-quite-over-the-hill stuff.
Little did one woman know that one day her expertise in sewing would lead to her making the costumes for “Hello Dolly” at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre is wrapping up its 50th anniversary season with “Anniversary Waltz.”
Lately, I’ve been penning articles about my favorite filmmakers, those directors who constantly make movies that are engaging and highly enjoyable to watch.
Shepard presents revolution in instruments
“Being a woman in this field is hard,” says Sandra Bullock’s character at one point in this zesty zinger of a summer comedy in which she plays an uptight FBI agent ordered to track down a brutal drug smuggler.
Here are the winners for competitions held Friday, the first day of the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, in Murfreesboro.
Since the beginning of cinema, the film world has been fascinated by tales of the old Wild West.
Music merges in the middle this fall
On Nov. 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before a carbon microphone to play a few fiddle tunes on WSM Radio.
ESPN Films has turned its award winning “30 for 30” film series into a special “Nine for IX” series to highlight famous women in sports.
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.
Restaurant owner to appear on TV show
Being a lifelong-addicted newspaper reader, I believe in commercial advertising of merchandise and services.
I am becoming a victim of too much information.
Lascassas native Jordan Baron is a man on a mission with his new sophomore project, "Down on Brown's."
Williams picks on strings with gusto
I’m in Spain teaching this summer, and, naturally, the idea of traveling has been on my mind a good bit. So, here are my favorite films about Americans traveling abroad.
The July edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers" on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.
The first time I recall being aware of actor James Gandolfini was back in 1993, in “True Romance.”
Following Major League Baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, was bred into farm boys who grew up in the cotton fields of remote southeast Missouri.
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.
It’s been a while since the name Dave Chappelle was in the press, but his faithful flock had the chance to catch his much-anticipated rebirth this week.
David Fincher is one of the best directors working today. His films include “Se7en,” “The Social Network,” and “Fight Club,” to name a few.
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.
"This Is The End" is an adults-only, stoner comedy at its most extreme, straining hard to make sure every icky, grody, envelope-pushing moment of its R-rating is covered.
Munching popcorn, baby boomer Donna Houston lounged in a lawn chair on a recent Friday evening, eagerly anticipating the double feature to begin at Woodbury’s Moonlite Drive-In.
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.
Music legends wow thousands at festival
Some directors are hit and miss, others are not. A director whose work I feel is consistently great is Rian Johnson.
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.
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
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.
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
Lately, I have been watching more television than movies and been pleased with what is on the air.
Local actors showcase exceptional talent
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents the rock musical “Rent,” beginning Friday, June 14.
The Post's Bonnaroo team talks music
Dancers converge in Murfreesboro
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.
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.
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
To the nation, J.D. Sumner was the legendary “voice” of gospel. To Dwight Faircloth, he was a lifelong friend.
Over the long weekend I was able to catch Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Behind The Candelabra,” a story based off of Scott Thorson’s novel about his relationship with piano virtuoso Liberace.
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring will present the 21st annual Secret Garden Party and silent auction at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at 2261 Oakleigh Drive in Murfreesboro.
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear “Light My Fire” on 105.9 FM.
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.
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.
The Murfreesboro Little Theater continues the comedic gem “Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25.
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.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities brings three weeks of camp to the Middle Tennessee community of students and musicians this summer, starting in June.
The Features open up about 20-year history
More than 300 members and guests attended the second annual Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held May 4 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
It’s graduation week here at the academy where I teach writing, so in honor of the closing of the school year here are five great movies about summer.
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
Every time I think the glut of TV reality shows can’t get any quirkier, I change the channel and discover I was wrong.
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.
Numerous times this year, I have been sitting in my journalism class spitballing story ideas with my students when our discussion will inevitably turn to the topic of movies.
The scene happens over and over again on a regular basis.
The original “Evil Dead” is an agonizingly realistic plight where Fede Alvarez tells the story of five friends venturing to a secluded Tennessee cabin where they find a mystical book.
Music industry majors at Middle Tennessee State University now have a chance for financial assistance that pays homage to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
Regarding George Jones being referred to as “The Possum,” I couldn’t find anything definitive and reliable about how that particular moniker originated.
Country singer cherishes family life in Eagleville
Imagine his surprise when a decades-old NASA space pod crashes, and out pops that same beautiful, exotic-looking woman.
Main Street's 17th annual JazzFest is this weekend, and organizers say it will be the best one yet.
Heartfelt songs penned by a group of patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are being released May 14.
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.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School.
Murfreesboro’s Brooklyn Tankard is celebrating the success of her new business.
Panic sets in with show at Fontanel
“Billy’s Birthday Bash” is set for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty community of DeKalb County.
Empire of the Sun tops a list that also features Delta Rae and two additions to the Rock N’ Soul Dance Party Superjam.
Former presidential candidate Sen. Fred Thompson will discuss his role as an attorney with the “Watergate Committee.”
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
In 2012, more than 2,500 premature babies were born at MTMC alone.
Two local girls are the faces of events that will help children far and wide.
Classical music flows through Murfreesboro this week.
Members of the Uncle Dave Macon Days committee announced this year’s Heritage Award winner as Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White.
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
The fourth annual, “Kickin’ it for a Cause” event benefiting Autism Speaks will take place April 20 at Stones River Country Club.
On Oct. 7, 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by the Metropolitan Opera.
Cimono steps down from top spot
Stuart to sign copies of new book
Many times a great director and great story produce some excellent films that captivate audiences for decades.
The Middle Tennessee State University fine arts department will present the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy classic, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” beginning Thursday, April 4.
The classes, which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 6, will be open to the public, too.
Comedy has been an integral part of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival over the years, and this year it recently announced additions to the lineup.
The Music City Fly Girls will be hosting its 5th annual "Catch The Experience" fundraiser to benefit Casting for Recovery, Tennessee-2, serving breast cancer survivors in Middle and West Tennessee.
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
Spring seems to be arriving late this year, but Middle Tennessee State University art events are still busting out all over campus, as prevalent as pollen but much more pleasant.
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.
Tangerine’s second annual fashion show fundraiser benefiting The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set for 6:30 Saturday, April 13.
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.
I decided not long ago that I’ve had enough of HBO’s “Girls.” If you’re not familiar with it, the television series follows the post-college lives of four 20-something female friends living in present-day Brooklyn.
Run, bike and paddle at the Stones River Relay on Saturday, April 6, at the Arts Center of Cannon County near Woodbury.
Celebrate birthdays with a serenade by school resource officers and hear Dick Peach croon Elvis songs during the Special Olympics Wings and Rings benefit slated for Tuesday, March 26, at Toot’s South.
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
The progression from the old Hollywood of the 1920s to the new Hollywood of the 1970s ushered in the change from films being driven by good guys conquering over the bad into the bad guys becoming the heroes.
Come and experience a story about love, loss, and self-discovery that will be presented by talented young actors and instrumentalists at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro.
Three university cello professors have joined talents to commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.
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.
To say "Duck Dynasty" is popular would be a gross understatement.
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.
A Lebanon man whose driver’s license is revoked due to previous alcohol-related convictions is facing multiple charges after striking two pedestrians last week near an automotive store on Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
A former sharecropper’s daughter continues to reach out and touch thousands of lives through the annual Doris Dollars campaign, which kicks off next month.
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?
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
The annual music fest, Rites of Spring, will return this year during the weekend of April 19-20 on Alumni Lawn at Vanderbilt University.
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.
The founder and former chief executive officer of The Documentary Channel, plans to take several students to Florence, Italy, in May so they can make films in the heart of the Renaissance.
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.
Wayne White is proud to say that MTSU is where his art and his life began to bloom.
Murfreesboro’s third annual Bald in the Boro event is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot.
It may take a few years, but eventually the public figures out that some best picture winners or box-office smashes were highly overrated.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "The Music of Heaven and Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church.
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 3-4 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
"Flashdance The Musical" is the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation.
Based on the strength of rehearsals, the Center for the Arts decided to open "Jesus Christ Superstar" a week earlier than originally scheduled.
The Center for the Arts swings into action Saturday, March 16, for its fourth annual Backstage Bash fundraising gala that will be held in downtown Murfreesboro.
Authentic African craftwork will be available this week in a sale to benefit an MTSU student organization.
Donating handmade guitar to benefit Vanderbilt children's hospital
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to enjoy the music and harmony of the MCS Festival Choir.
Admittedly, I only watched about 45 actual minutes of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, but what I saw I generally liked.
It seems the way people listen to music changes every day.
An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music Thursday.
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.
These blustery winter days have kept me confined to home lately, but I have enjoyed knitting and smocking by the fireplace while my husband, Tommy, watches television.
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.
The term “blaxploitation” comes from combining the words “black” and “exploit,” much the same as the term “smog” derives from a combination of “smoke” and “fog.”
Energetic show comes to TPAC
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
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.
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
Sports films have a special place in the American psyche. Ask any fan about what his or her favorite film is and you’re likely to get a myriad of answers.
The media once again crossed the line of decency on Feb. 16.
Music icons to perform at festival
Pop icon to perform at festival
The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.
Toot’s Restaurant will host the fourth annual 3-Point Play event to benefit United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at its Northwest Broad Stree location in Murfreesboro.
Rhythm N’ Blooms has recently announced the lineup for their April festival that will take place across several venues in Knoxville.
Miss Daisy drives into the Center for the Arts this weekend for a two-week stand.
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
Because of the tremendous demand for tickets, the Arts Center of Cannon County has added three additional matinee performances to Disney’s "The Little Mermaid Jr."
The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce its highly anticipated 2013 lineup.
The cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar" treated patrons to a preview of the show during An Affair of the Art benefit held Tuesday at Middle Tennessee State University.
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.”
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.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Lamplighter’s Theatre Company is offering the best love story many have never heard of, “Last Train To Nibroc.”
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of “The Lion King” will go on sale to the public this week.
While watching Martin McDonagh’s film “Seven Psycopaths,” I recently came to the conclusion that he is one of the most talented writers and directors working today.
Collaborations have their place in the overall framework of the music landscape. Such is the case with Fiction Family.
The Lady Raiders look to increase their winning streak as they honor those who are fighting breast cancer during their matchup against Troy.
Residents are invited to go "under the sea" as the Arts Center of Cannon County joins Ariel (Rachel Nichols), a young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home for the world above, in "The Little Mermaid Jr."
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.
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.
Youngster raises money for cancer research
The Nashville Children's Choir will perform a free concert at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17.
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.
Longtime personality to perform Saturday
When I started to do some research for this article, I looked up movies based off novels and ended up finding the results to be too numerous to codify.
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.”
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.
Companies turn to social media
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
Set your calendars now for the 2013 Rutherford Heart Ball that will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
The music of Bahamas is definitely a getaway in its own right.
Reservations and payments for the annual event are required by Friday, Feb. 15.
My top five favorite films with an ensemble cast encompass a variety of genres.
The 13th annual MTSU Flute Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Murfreesboro
These days, as is the case with many others, I very seldom go to a theater to watch a movie on the big screen.
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.
A friend encouraged me to watch the Golden Globe Awards last week, and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcomes of my viewing.
MTSU professor Beverly Keel, an award-winning music journalist and former recording industry executive, has been named chair of the department of recording industry.
The hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life, comes to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater in May
Michael Chabon’s “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” was recently recommended to me by a friend and teaching colleague, and then, oddly enough, by Nora Ephron.
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
Over last weekend, I saw Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Django Unchained.” It was a great film peppered with horrific violence, sparkling yet vulgar dialogue, and a great ensemble cast.
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.
By now, if you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve probably heard the buzz about Anne Hathaway’s hair-raising performance.
A generational clash between a stern pastor and small town teenagers comes to the Center for the Arts beginning Friday, Jan. 11, in the form of the musical “Footloose."
Inspired by the guidance she received while in school, one Middle Tennessee State University alumna has published her first novel, “The Baker’s Man."
The “D” of the title may be silent, but director Quentin Tarantino’s super-charged, violent, sporadically comical movie mash-up of sweaty ’60s spaghetti Westerns and old South pulp starts out with a bang and gets even louder.
The Center for the Arts has filled almost all of its roles for the March production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” but still needs a few adult actors to serve as high priests in the cast ensemble.
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.
The 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the outdoor Boro Beach pool at SportsCom in Murfreesboro.
The closing of 2012 has brought music fans with plenty of gifts to end the year.
Mobile diagnostics brings X-ray to patient
Last week I wrote about the amount of time I waited to see Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” and about how I avoid going to the actual movie theaters like the plague. This week I wanted to tell you what I thought of the film. It was amazing.
In the spirit of the last-minute holiday scramble, here’s a father-son heart-tugger wrapped around a mushy reconciliation romantic comedy sprinkled with the tinsel of shiny Hollywood supporting stars acting like they’re in another movie entirely.
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
Last week was big for movies and myself. After waiting the better part of two years, I finally saw “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Batman trilogy.
An epic tale of faith, survival and the circle of coexistence, the stunning-looking “Life of Pi” loads a lot – and a lot to think about – into its more than two hours of running time.
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
The Sunshine Players will stage the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” beginning Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Patterson Park Community Center Theatre in Murfreesboro.
In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Uncle Billy loses $8,000 in cash, which almost bankrupts the Bailey Building and Loan and causes most of the drama for the show’s hero, George.
Growing up, my father, Tommy Bragg, was in the Air National Guard where he was fortunate to retire as a colonel.
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
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.
Do you believe in Santa Claus? For children, there should only be one answer to that question – and the Guardians want to keep it that way.
Foundation teaches kids about success
Local jazz legend remembered
Now that winterlike temperatures are keeping many people from enjoying the outdoors, here are five great movies to watch indoors.
How can any rational human being suggest a sequel to “Casablanca?”
The bad news: We’ve been invaded. The good news: Kids are taking America back.
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro holds its 10th annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Middle Tennessee Christian School, located just off of Memorial Boulevard.
Words can build character, slur you to a slouch, bring tears down, shake both legs in gut-combustion laughter, take down tyrants, and make national leaders.
If you’ve seen men donning mustaches around Murfreesboro, have no fear. “Movember” has arrived, my friends.
Reach out and help the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at the Kids First Celebration that will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
Daniel Craig makes his third appearance as 007, the dapper British MI6 officer with a license to kill in the latest Bond flick, "Skyfall."
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.
Just when you thought the politically correct police couldn’t possibly get any nuttier, they proved us wrong.
For this week’s column, I had to make a difficult choice between two high-profile subjects: David Petraeus and the Rolling Stones.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
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.
The La Vergne Senior Center is holding a spaghetti lunch fundraiser Friday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One summer away from home during my undergraduate studies at Rhodes College I spent a summer taking classes at St. John’s College, one of the 29 schools that make up Oxford University.
After what was obviously a wild night, a hung-over Whip Whitaker rouses from his stupor.
More than $46,000 has been raised for the annual Read To Succeed fundraiser, the Celebrity Spelling Bee, which is less than a week away.
Country star sings for the holidays
Deadheads unite, for November is the month of 30 Days of The Dead.
Ben Affleck stars as Tony Mendez in Argo a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures in association with GK Films.
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
Peter Pan flies into the Arts Center of Cannon County this month for children of all ages to enjoy.
Some albums never get old. When speaking on this subject, Neil Young’s 1972 classic, “Harvest,” is always one that comes to mind.
That singular sensation is coming to The Center for the Arts starting Friday, Nov. 2, in Murfreesboro.
Black Fox Elementary tops off Spirit Week on Friday, Nov. 2, with the 23rd annual Fox Trot from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween jolt here’s a scary-movie treat that’ll do the trick.
Friends of Music will host the sixth annual Evening of Swing Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 85 will go toe-to-toe with former Titans players to raise money for police philanthropic projects.
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.
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.
As The Middle Tennessee Magic Club prepares for their next big production, “The Fall Festival of Magic 2012,” the team responsible for the overall look of the show is striving to showcase as wide a variety of talents as possible.
Do you want to invest in your community, but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
Southern STARRS will hold its 12th annual benefit trail ride fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Long C Trails in Westmoreland, Tenn.
Ancestors continue spreading country tunes worldwide
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.
Imagine a future America in which mobsters use time travel to zap anyone on their hit list back 30 years to 2044.
Registration is now open for the second annual Special Kids race to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
The Todd Art Gallery will present “Forms of Expression: A Survey in Contemporary Clay” from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1.
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.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, student organizations from Siegel High School will hold the second annual Fall Marketplace for a Cure and Prevention of Cancer in Murfreesboro.
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities Inc. will hold its second annual dinner gala in late October in support of its 2012-2013 season of programs.
The Middle Tennessee Public Radio station is in the midst of its fall on-air fundraising drive and has three great sweepstakes opportunities for supporters.
Grandparents will be the guests of honor at the 2012 St. Rose Starry, Starry Night auction, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the James Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University.
Fans of “Glee” and popular singing competitions will dig this high-spirited, youthful comedy romp.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
The husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, is set to play The Basement on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Nashville.
The tradition continues as the Middle Tennessee State University baseball team gears up for the annual Grand Slam Fish Fry scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at the Livestock Center on campus.
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
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.
If you’ve read my articles, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to pick out particular directors and cite them as the genesis of incredible vision on most movies.
Only the creative mind of Billy Wilder could praise someone by comparing him to not one, but two drugs.
Frighten yourself into a monthlong film frenzy when the Student Programming and Activities Films Council brings October Scarefest, its annual offering of horror movies, back to the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
He’s been an American Gigolo, an Officer and a Gentleman, and a Pretty Woman’s prince charming. And now Richard Gere has found another memorable, meaty role – just not in a movie with a title anywhere near as catchy.
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.
Preacher Joe Nelms continues to divide his time between the pulpit and pit road. Nelms, who is the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, became nationally known for his humorous “NASCAR prayer” last year at Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville.
Racial stereotypes, ethnic clichés and culture differences will be at the forefront Tuesday, Oct. 2, as The Out Front on Main Theatre plays host to "The Most Races Show on Earth."
Shadow Chasers holding Halloween walks
Shuck-N-Shake turns grain into grins
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
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.
A Hollywood icon takes a swing at America’s pastime in “Trouble With the Curve,” a about an elderly professional baseball scout who strikes out when it comes to relating to his now-grown-up daughter.
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.
The woman entered the conference room prepared to make a contribution to the committee meeting.
Tennessee students will depict a tragic and confusing moment in history when MTSU Theatre and Dance opens its 2012-13 season Wednesday, Oct. 3, with George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard.”
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.
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.
Like a familiar song goes, the hills of “Lawless” are alive. But the thing that keeps the Prohibition-era community of Appalachian mountain men humming in this movie isn’t music, but moonshine.
Recently, I took a group of students on a weekend trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach and after getting bored with the water slides, I sat down at the fake beach and read “The Hunger Games” cover to cover.
A charity golf tournament sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police and Willstan’s Grille of La Vergne is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21, at Cedar Crest Golf Club.
Each week, a group of former MTSU students help bring the biggest high school games in the area to the public.
Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series kicked off Thursday, Sept. 6.
SoundLand Music Festival is less than a month away and it's gearing up for the biggest year ever.
Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show, "SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT" to Nashville.
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.
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.
The 13th Americana Music Festival is scheduled to jumpstart next week across five venues in Nashville with more than 100 performers.
In “Premium Rush,” an everyday routine turns deadly when a corrupt cop tries to intersect an envelope that’s been handed over to a bicycle delivery courier.
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
The 5th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place Saturday in Nashville.
“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.
State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) and Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline this year's T-Bones & Politics fundraiser, held Saturday, Oct. 6.
Well, the time has come for me to round out my series of articles on my five favorite films. Up this week is a film I’ve written a little bit about before. That film is Adam McKay’s “Anchorman.”
Politics sure can be polarizing, but laughter has the power to bring people together.
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.
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.
The dog days of summer are drawing nearer to a close and with that come a bevy of music shows in the midstate area.
The fourth movie based on the espionage-thriller novels of Robert Ludlum comes to the screen with its name brand intact and its dark, cloak-and-dagger world as treacherous as ever, but with its familiar leading man in hiding.
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.
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
Four suburban citizen patrollers find themselves facing down an army of space aliens in The Watch, a comedy that sounds funnier than it turns out to be.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a series of articles focusing on my five favorite movies. This week I’ll talk about the most serious film involved, Steven Spielberg’s "Schindler’s List."
This is the story of two men that lived in Denmark during the early-1800s. The men had initials of H.C.O. and H.C.A.
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.
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
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.
Interest in the 2012 Blue Raider football season will be escalating when fans gather for this year’s MTSU Rutherford County Alumni Pigskin Pre-Game scholarship fundraiser.
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
“Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?” goes a classic ’60s Motown hit. “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.”
A few weeks back, I wrote about my all-time favorite movie, “Barry Lyndon.”
In the next few columns, give or take, I will focus on the other four in my Top 5.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: "Our Stories - Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro - Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist's Eye."
Woodbury and Cannon County have earned a solid reputation for being an arts community; going back several generations with hand-crafted white oak baskets, rocking chairs and more.
I was hooked on Nancy Drew from the first page. She was 16 and everything I aspired to be: rich, attractive and smart.
The McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the City of McMinnville will hold its annual Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned Smokin’ in McMinnville barbecue festival Saturday, Aug. 11, in the McMinnville Civic Center.
Everyone loves free music. And when it is good free music then that makes the deal even more enticing.
It opens with a funeral, ends with a burial, and fills the nearly three hours in between ramping up to an apocalyptic nightmare.
A few weeks back, I wrote about “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” chronicling the career of Robert Evans, who was one of the most legendary producers in Hollywood history.
Concert slated for next week
Project culminates seven-year effort.
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
If you’ve been wondering what Murfreesboro’s most diligent band has been up to recently, then look no further.
Ivy Bluff Mud Bog a Saturday night delight
Nick Whetro, Icarus Himself bring electro-rock to town
Muriel Deason meant to be a "house wife," instead she became "Kitty Wells."
Murfreesboro Little Theatre has got all kinds of intriguing events coming up for the next few months.
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.
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
At 10th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
Old Crow Medicine Show proves to be popular link in the Americana chain
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.
With college tuitions on the rise, Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro is offering a workshop to help students and parents prepare for education costs.
Rhoads competes in Hooters swimsuit pageant
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.
Animal Rescue Corps assisted Wilson County Animal Control today in the rescue of more than 100 dogs who were living in deplorable conditions on a property about an hour east of Nashville in Lebanon.
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.
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.
“Rock of Ages” wastes no time in cueing the audience it’s a musical set in the 1980s.
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.
Crowe, Snider to receive awards
Although I love many movies, my all time favorite is "Barry Lyndon."
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.
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth’s performance has been rescheduled due to illness.
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
Festival continues to adapt with times
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
Since 1984, millions of women have become disciples of the bestselling series of “What To Expect” books by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazell, which continue to guide pregnant and new moms in detail though the stages and phases of prenatal and childhood development.
What happens when reporters become as famous as the people they cover?
For those of you wanting to learn more about the film industry, check out these great websites.
Was that song about Tennessee?
Dancers from around the world to perform in Rutherford County
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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.
Fifteen years ago, the first “Men in Black” movie introduced the characters of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as special agents in charge of maintaining a “safe zone” for extraterrestrial-alien refugees disguised as Earthlings.
When discussing the all time greatest directors, one thinks of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Woody Allen.
Surprisingly enough, one was born a few hours away in Knoxville.
The city of La Vergne kicks off a host of summer activities starting this Saturday with “Music in the Park.”
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.
The Americana Music Association recently announced nominees for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
It’s summer, and you know what that means: We’re under attack from outer space again! And this time, it’s the U.S. Navy to the rescue in “Battleship,” a big-budget blast-o-rama based on the classic Hasbro board game.
Last week, I wrote about my experience working in New Orleans on the set of an independent film called "Breaking Night." This week: what went on during our four days of filming.
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)
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
Series turns spotlight on Pa Ingalls
During the first weekend of May, an estimated 100,000 people were found at the Tom Lee Park situated in downtown Memphis.
I got to fulfill a decade-long dream of mine: working on a movie set.
Festival loses luster among some music enthusiasts
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barbecue restaurants in Tennessee, including the Smyrna location, invite local residents to join “Operation Famous Salute” over the Memorial Day weekend.
A federal judge sentenced a Murfreesboro man to five years in prison Monday for his involvement in a drug-trafficking scheme with a former Nashville police officer.
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.
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
The role of the woman in the musical landscape has never been better than it is today.
In 1998, the American Film Institute released “100 Years…100 Movies,” a definitive list of 100 of the best American-made films.
Five college students head out for a weekend of fun in a remote bungalow. But things don’t go as planned, and it’s only a matter of time before the bodies begin to pile up.
Thousands of music lovers head south this weekend to hear some well-known and up-and-coming bands perform live under the sun.
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.
It wasn’t until 1975 that the genre of the Blockbuster began, with an adaptation of Peter Benchley’s novel, “Jaws,” by a then little-known director of a few films, a couple television shows, and future billionaire.
Coming home to fill Auburntown with gospel sound
The Murfreesboro Post's experts answer readers' questions about a variety of wine-related topics.
Words fell during the past weeks in remembrance and celebration for the life of Levon Helm.
With roots as a vaudeville act in the 1920s, the holy trinity of knuckleheads became comedy icons decades later as television began syndicating their short films, nursing a new generation of young viewers on their manic mix of eye-poking, hair-pulling, face-slapping, noggin-busting shtick.
In the early ’80s, about the time I was 3 years old, my parents would wake up on weekend mornings to find me sitting on the floor in front of our massive TV cabinet, staring up at the screen.
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.
Julia Roberts plays the wicked queen, so jealous of her royal stepdaughter’s legendary beauty that she can’t rest until she’s figured out a plan to get rid of her.
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.
Spring has arrived in full force and is bringing welcoming temperatures to the midstate.
Fan of author Suzanne Collins’ smash 2008 novel “The Hunger Games” scarfed down the movie over its box-office-busting, $152 million opening weekend.
Effervescent country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is so excited about what’s swirling around her that you might think she’s off her rocker.
Record Store Day celebrates five years
As festival season draws nearer, Murfreesboro is a great place to be as it is in driving distance to several musical festivals.
Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Nashville for eight performances.
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Beachaven Winery is one of Tennessee’s 32 wineries.
Rounding out these additions is Danzig Legacy – a collaboration of sorts by hard rocker Glenn Danzig.
Four Rutherford County nonprofit organizations are joining together for a premiere party Thursday, March 22, for the highly anticipated movie based on “The Hunger Games,” as part of an effort to gather food donations for the community.
Winners of the 2012 BachFest Student Music Competition perform Sunday in two public concerts Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
Murfreesboro has stepped up to provide another grand showcase
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.
Tennessee ranks as the third most favorable state, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey results.
It may be the middle of the college basketball post-season, and both the MTSU men’s and women’s teams are preparing for the brackets to be finalized this weekend, but the month of March also means it is time for the road to Wrestlemania.
A CIA rookie plunges out of his humdrum day job into an international gauntlet of conspiracy, lies, and life-or-death danger in the action-adventure drama “Safe House.”
The two-day Main Street JazzFest will return May 4 to the Square in downtown Murfreesboro for its 16th installment.
“We must never forget our history,” said J. Edgar Hoover.
New book tells city’s history through photos
Stumble upon some South Cumberland soul from artist Trapper Haskins & The Bitter Swill.
You’ve probably seen war movies before, but chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like “Act of Valor,” a rather unique hybrid of Hollywood hotwiring and military promotional muscle.
Music City Roots is embarking upon new territory with the release of their new album, Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One.
Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to MTSU on Tuesday.
Annual event names award winners
“The Vow” is a new chick-flick romance hoping to set hearts a-flutter with the eye-candy charms of Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.
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.
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.
MTSU alumna to turn experience into film
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
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.
The Tuskegee Airmenwere American’s first African-American military aviators.
Tomorrow night, the Drive-By Truckers will start a two-night stand at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom.
Dolly Parton and hip-hopper-turned-actress Queen Latifa tussle for the musical direction of their church choir in 'Joyful Noise.'
Nashville artist preps for upcoming album release
Most people who have driven through Murfreesboro know that we are community filled with a variety of restaurants.
Southern author looks to history for inspiration
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
America’s music made, recorded at MTSU
A while back, we offered a list of recommended wines that cost less than $15 after hearing from a loyal reader who said this was the category where his palate and pocketbook were at.
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.
It’s loosely based on a true story, Matt Damon plays a journalist whose creative juices dried up after his wife’s death from an unspecified condition.
It’s not everyday one comes in contact with a group like Lord T & Eloise.
On Jan. 28, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra will present the Richard Siegel Foundation and Music Excellence Awards to public school students in the sixth to 12th grades for their outstanding musical excellence as well as citizenship.
“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.
The post-holiday music cycle is kicking off nicely at the start of the New Year to say the least.
Nashville music venue The Exit/In will hold “Rock for a Cause,” a five-band indie rock and art show this Friday.
Larry the Cable Guy continues to ‘Git-R-Done’
Music City all-stars are bringing Charles “Pa” Ingalls’ old-time fiddle music and songs alive for a PBS special.
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
Vinyl shows staying power in new age of music
The Center for the Arts and Bridgestone will welcome the new year with the classic Broadway show “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Logan Huber, beginning Friday.
Out Front On Main Inc. will kick off 2012 Alan Ball style with his stellar southern comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.”
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
MTSU alumnus wins competition for role as Queen drummer
‘Music City Roots’ affordable night of great fun for entire family
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
It was decades ago, and I was an active-duty soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hanau, West Germany.
Can a new generation of moviegoers weaned on computer-effect razzmatazz cozy up to characters made out of old-school felt and foam?
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform its annual winter concert Tuesday, Dec 13 at Patterson Park Community Center.
In the short span of less than a year, Murfreesboro’s Rhythm Kitchen has become one of the hottest bands on the local scene.
Here are 20 TV and movie must-haves ‘yule’ love
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
The latest comedy from Adam Sandler shares its title with the nursery rhyme about two children whose trek up a hill is beset by catastrophe.
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Members of MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance are dusting off their dancing shoes to wow audiences with the Dance Theatre Fall Concert this week in the Tucker Theatre.
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.
Residents are invited to celebrate the release of Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy with members of the university community Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building on campus.
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.
The MTSU Wind Ensemble unveiled its newly released album Wednesday – making it the first and only college musical group in the state to record for the world’s largest classical music label.
Brittany Parker as its newest choice
The Americana Music Association’s music festival and honors awards are set to premiere nationwide Nov. 19 in a special episode on PBS stations.
Jessi Darlin and her band rocked Gilligan’s Friday night in Murfreesboro.
Was one of the most significant literary figures of all time a sham?
MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance is ready to escort audiences into outer space with “Underwear: The Musical."
Jordan Baron enlists Murfreesboro players for new project
Local rock outfits blanket Square with familiar tunes
The Center for the Arts presents "Annie," beginning Nov. 3 at 7:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. Sundays.
Jason Boland and the Stragglers release new album and plan for show at Exit/In
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.
George Clooney has his hands full, both on screen and behind the scenes, with “Ides Of March,” a tense political drama for which he serves as star, director and co-writer.
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Newcomers and veterans join together for 10th anniversary celebration
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.
Glossary makes record of hope in down times
Stones River Chamber Players debut 2011-12 MTSU season Oct. 3
The Center for the Arts will play host to Jack & Diane on Friday night with special guest is Lisa Shaffer & Heathen Ridge.
“Queen of the Blues” Marion James to headline Boro Blues Fest
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.
The fun and educational tasting series, “The Art of” will begin its second year on Thursday, Oct. 20, with “The Art of Jack Daniel’s.”
Country music legend to perform classic hits and new music off his just-released album
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s annual “Fest de Ville Gala” in October.
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.
Festivals and conferences ready to take Nashville’s center stage with acts like Justin Townes Earles, Those Darlins and Gregg Allman
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.
Punk legends the Misfits have scheduled a fall tour that includes a stop in Murfreesboro at Gilligan’s on Oct.12.
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.
Sharon Van Etten has traveled down many avenues
Student-run radio looks to fill void
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.
Grammy-winner David Holt honored with Uncle Dave Heritage Award
A decade of magic in Manchester
10 years of musical memories
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.
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.
Backstage Bash promises dancing in the streets
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.
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.
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.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival released the initial lineup this past week for its 10th anniversary.
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.
YEAH and the folks that bring you Nashville’s “Best New Music Camp for Kids,” the Tennessee Teens Rock and Roll Camp, present their first Rock Block Showcase of 2011.
After an enduring battle with pancreatic cancer, Charlie Louvin passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in Wartrace, Tenn.
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.
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.
Professor John Hill and MT alumnus Michael Latterell both received Grammy nominations.
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.
Southern-tinged sounds from Murfreesboro’s Glossary were among those heard at the fifth annual Next Big Nashville, an independent music conference.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra is set to open its 2010-11 season, celebrating Middle Tennessee’s musicians, with a musical tour through New York City.
The 33rd annual Uncle Dave Macon Days are set to honor Norman and Nancy Blake with the 2010 Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award.
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.
The concert is free and guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and bottled water to help Feed America First benefit flood victims and needy families.
Jazz will sizzle as cool front moves in.
Thirty-six pieces of original art will be on display, representing more than 30 local artists.
The Statler Brothers pen book on career
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.
"Beyond the Wall of Sleep," a short film by a group of Murfreesboro filmmakers, has been accepted as an official selection of the 2009 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.
Joey Martin Feek and Rory Fink, finalists on CMT's “Can You Duet,” release CD
Writer has penned hits for Garth Brooks, Sara Evans
More than 80,000 music fans will converge on Middle Tennessee roadways this week for the seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester.
Uncle Dave collection first brought national attention
The inaugural Charity Shoot to benefit the Nashville Area American Cancer Society was a big success.
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.
Murfreesboro had an unexpected voice in the CNN/YouTube debate Monday night.
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.
The coming-of-age movie filmed in Shelbyville three summers ago that launched the acting career of a Murfreesboro native is heading to DVD.
Brenda Lewis attended 2003 Academy Awards