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Soups for Smiles funds dental health
Soups for Smiles funds dental health

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.

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WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM to broadcast 'Mountain Tough' benefit concert
WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM to broadcast 'Mountain Tough' benefit concert

Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.

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

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

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

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

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Concert benefits Special Kids
Concert benefits Special Kids

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.

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

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

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Wine Around the Square to benefit Power of Pink
Wine Around the Square to benefit Power of Pink

What could be better than having fun with friends at a progressive wine tasting while helping other people at the same time?

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Angela's Angels are walking for a cure
Angela's Angels are walking for a cure

"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."

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Newk's Eatery calls for cyclists' help funding a cure for ovarian cancer
Newk's Eatery calls for cyclists' help funding a cure for ovarian cancer

Community-wide sign up open for Spin Cycle Fundraiser in September.

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Carr questions Black fundraiser
Carr questions Black fundraiser

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.

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

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

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Special Kids sells out race

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).

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

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

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

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

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Benefit planned in memory of Hawkins
Benefit planned in memory of Hawkins

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.

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Democrats urge involvement, sincerity at fundraiser
Democrats urge involvement, sincerity at fundraiser

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.

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

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

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'Rockin 4 Rescue' goes to the dogs (and cats)
'Rockin 4 Rescue' goes to the dogs (and cats)

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.

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'REFIT for a Reason' benefits Salvation Army
'REFIT for a Reason' benefits Salvation Army

"We wanted to give back," REFIT instructor Lacey Garrett said simply.

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'REFIT for a Reason' - to help the Salvation Army
'REFIT for a Reason' - to help the Salvation Army

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.

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

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

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

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

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Bonnaroo releases daily artist lineup
Bonnaroo releases daily artist lineup

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

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Main Street's JazzFest announces artists
Main Street's JazzFest announces artists
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Gospel concert at Center of Hope Christian Church Feb. 6

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.

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Yonder Mountain String Band return to Music City
Yonder Mountain String Band return to Music City

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

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

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

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

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

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Bonnaroo releases date for BLAM
Bonnaroo releases date for BLAM

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

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

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

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

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

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Whittle speaks to help raise funds For 'Way of Hope'

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.

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

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

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

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

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Baillie & The Boys concert scheduled Sept. 5

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.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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Americanafest adds next round of artists to lineup
Americanafest adds next round of artists to lineup

The American Music Association has added over 70 new names to their current cast for the upcoming Americanafest.

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

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

Photos by Jim Davis, Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

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‘Saddle Up’ July 31 and Rutherford County’s happiest cowpokes a hand
‘Saddle Up’ July 31 and Rutherford County’s happiest cowpokes a hand

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AdamsPlace introduces unique music program for dementia patients

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

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The Avett Brothers to headline Americana Music Association festival
The Avett Brothers to headline Americana Music Association festival

The Americana Music Association has detailed plans for its 15th Annual Festival and Conference. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Main Street Summer concerts begin June 6

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

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Taste of Hope at Avenue on Sept. 6
Taste of Hope at Avenue on Sept. 6

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic’s annual fundraising event, the Taste of Stones River has a new name – the Taste of Hope.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JazzFest hits the square again this weekend!

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Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra concert May 5

The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra will hold a spring concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hinton Music Hall.

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

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

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

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

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Music continues in downtown venues for Jazz After Dark
Music continues in downtown venues for Jazz After Dark

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.

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Bonnaroo confirms late night acts
Bonnaroo confirms late night acts

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

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

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

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Community and school choirs present Mozart Requiem
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The Moving Picture Boys screen Shovels & Rope documentary at Nashville Film Festival
The Moving Picture Boys screen Shovels & Rope documentary at Nashville Film Festival

The Nashville Film Festival is set to take place April 17-26 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Green Hills Stadium 16 and Downtown Nashville.

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

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

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

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

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YEAH! Brings commercial music caps to Middle Tennessee students

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Juvenile charged in connection with hay bale fire
Juvenile charged in connection with hay bale fire

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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Steinway Artist Conner giving free concert April 1 at MTSU
Steinway Artist Conner giving free concert April 1 at MTSU

 

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.

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

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

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

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

 

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Carlee’s Big SMA Shoot Out returns March 29
Carlee’s Big SMA Shoot Out returns March 29

 

Event raises funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research

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United Way sets record fundraising campaign for 2013

 

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.

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

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

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United Way Announces Record Investment

 

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.

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

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

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200 Students set to perform in this year’s Festival Choir
200 Students set to perform in this year’s Festival Choir

 

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.

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Shovels & Rope, Hurrary for The Riff Raff perform for sold out Cannery crowd
Shovels & Rope, Hurrary for The Riff Raff perform for sold out Cannery crowd

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.

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

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

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Local karate school raising funds for Heaven Sent Adoption Agency
Local karate school raising funds for Heaven Sent Adoption Agency

Bill Taylor is holding a fundraiser for the Heaven Sent Adoption Agency. 

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

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

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Appreciating Freedom in America event at 3 Brothers on Feb. 25
Appreciating Freedom in America event at 3 Brothers on Feb. 25

 

Dr. Ming Wang will speak at 3 Brothers Brewhouse about appreciating freedom in America on Tuesday Feb 25.

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'Echoes from a Cathedral' to feature classical works

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

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Gospel group to sing at Trinity United Methodist

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

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Wanna hear The WannaBeatles?
Wanna hear The WannaBeatles?

Gladeville music minister rocks with Fab Four sound-alikes

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'An Oriental Monsoon' blows into town Thursday
'An Oriental Monsoon' blows into town Thursday

The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.

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

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

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MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area
MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area

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.

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Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'
Springhouse Theatre to present 'Pride and Prejudice'

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: American flicks help teach foreign students

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.

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Tankards wrap up 1st season of reality show

Murfreesboro family stars in hit series

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Out Front On Main to present musical

Out Front On Main Inc. will present “Evil Dead: The Musical” beginning Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Bonnaroo partners with Nashville airport for arts program

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

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International flutist to perform at MTSU

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

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WOODY: Fascination with cooking shows is baffling

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.

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MTSU alumnus brings cooking skills to 'The Taste'

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.

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Borovino coming to Murfreesboro

The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center will host the Third Annual Borovino wine tasting event on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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

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

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Library plans 'Downton Abbey' tea party

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.

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Unleash your inner rock star at music camp

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

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WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’
WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’

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.

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

MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future

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PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Breaking Bad' binge watching made finale not so bad

“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.

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Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself
Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself

People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.

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Student-soldier featured in next 'MTSU On the Record'

Efforts to assist students who are military veterans will be the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

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MTSU alumnus launches reality show

Calling himself a “coachepreneur,” Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Micheal Burt is a leadership coach of the highest order — bold, demanding and encouraging.

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Shrek to take center stage
Shrek to take center stage

The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will stage the popular “Shrek the Musical” beginning Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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

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

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LOGUE: Memories remain for film stars

Of all the actors who have joined the real stars in the heavens this year, two hold special places in my heart.

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LOGUE: Reality TV continues to get out of hand

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.

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VINSON: Music led to learning about Mandela

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.

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Symphony to perform holiday classics
Symphony to perform holiday classics

'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season

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Sinatra holiday review opens Friday

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

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

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

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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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Talented songwriter made it big in Music City

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

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BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire
BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire

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.

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Longtime banker returns to Wilson Bank

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Plot thickens with DC Comics

I have never been a huge fan of comic books, but movies based on them have always been interesting to me.

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Dancers bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to town
Dancers bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to town

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.

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

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

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Celebrate holidays with 'The Homecoming'
Celebrate holidays with 'The Homecoming'

Murfreesboro theater to present Christmas play

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movies on Thanksgiving remain family tradition

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.

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

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

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

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

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Part II: Remembering JFK
Part II: Remembering JFK

Former agent reflects on Oswald family

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Whittle brings Canalou to light in new book

Call it a seven-year itch. Actually, it goes back longer than that for Dan Whittle.

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PART I: Remembering JFK
PART I: Remembering JFK

Secret Service agent reflects on assassination

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Mayor has great way with words

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.

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Family of George Jones creates MTSU scholarship

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

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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

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

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

Henson helps new artists find their way

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'Fall Festival of Magic' returns with diverse lineup

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.

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MTSU concert offers salute to veterans

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

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Musician recalls Lascassas school performance
Musician recalls Lascassas school performance

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

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First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans
First Stewarts Creek play honors veterans

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.

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Bradley Academy students to showcase acting talents

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Enjoy spooky good time with these flicks

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.

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

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

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Author gives intimate tale behind brother’s murder

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.

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Pair enjoys horror video game fever
Pair enjoys horror video game fever

Gaming duo vanquishes goblins in October

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Bee Gees founding member coming to MTSU

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

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Top 5 television comedy shows to watch
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'Aida' coming to Murfreesboro
'Aida' coming to Murfreesboro

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.

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VINSON: Standing in the rain at Parkland

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: These websites are worth visiting

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.

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

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

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Award-winning pianist set to perform at MTSU
Award-winning pianist set to perform at MTSU

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.

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Roadkill Ghost Choir hit Mercy Lounge during fall tour

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

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Rutherford's Got Talent to showcase local performers

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.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ returns with strong season opener

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.

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

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

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CityTV wins national awards for programming

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.

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Country artist changes his beat

Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach

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

Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game

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Americana celebrated with weekend festivities

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

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LOGUE: Emmy snubs underscore disconnect with viewers

The only parts of televised entertainment awards shows that entice me to watch are the In Memoriam packages.

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Grammy nominated Sarah Jarosz slated for 3rd & Lindsley show

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

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Laughs abound with 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' launch

Last week, I set my DVR to record Fox’s newest police sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” starring Andy Samberg as an experiment.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Entertainment options abound this fall

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.

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Live on the Green wraps up season with area artists

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

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Fall lineup means busy DVR

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.

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FANN: Students show professionalism with 'Les Miserables'

I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.

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'Les Miserables' coming to Tucker Theatre
'Les Miserables' coming to Tucker Theatre

MTSU students to present Broadway classic

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Keeping up with Young
Keeping up with Young

Murfreesboro's country star releases new album

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WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage
WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Seussical the Musical' takes the stage

The stories of Dr. Seuss will spring to life again this weekend with three performances of “Seussical the Musical” at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Moviegoing experience needs overhaul

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.

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Gear-grinding fireball leaves audiences feeling mangled

“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.

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Frightened Rabbit returns to Nashville next week

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

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Cult classics resonant with audiences

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.

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Manager takes director's chair
Manager takes director's chair

Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts

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Sondheim comes to town
Sondheim comes to town

The Stephen Sondheim musical revue is coming to the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts in September.

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Rhythm Kitchen ready to party in Woodbury

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

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

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

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WEEKEND PLANNER: AdamsPlace to host Chefin It Up

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: New flick is no stick in the mud

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.”

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

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

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Chris Young released from hospital

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

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Proposed drive-in theater gets green light

The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.

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Music in the Middle downsizes

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

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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Cast makes 'Parks and Recreation'

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.

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MTSU Center for Popular Music welcomes collection of Sinatra classic’s writer
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Some sequels are better than originals

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.

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BURRISS: 'Sharknado' shows draw of creature features
BURRISS: 'Sharknado' shows draw of creature features

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.

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'Alice in Wonderland' opens this weekend

Family theater takes on a literal meaning when The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland" this weekend.

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INSIDE MTSU: Professor offering new animation class
INSIDE MTSU: Professor offering new animation class

The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.

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Cool music festivals lead into fall months

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

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Extra work pays dividends
Extra work pays dividends

Recently, I was selected as an extra for the upcoming season premier of "Nashville."

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Original stars reunite for espionage romp

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.

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MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
MTSU stars in Urban's latest video
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Costuming challenge takes dedication
Costuming challenge takes dedication

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.

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Murfreesboro Little Theatre wraps up 50th season

Murfreesboro Little Theatre is wrapping up its 50th anniversary season with “Anniversary Waltz.”

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Payne is always a joy

Lately, I’ve been penning articles about my favorite filmmakers, those directors who constantly make movies that are engaging and highly enjoyable to watch.

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MTSU alumnus makes industry debut
MTSU alumnus makes industry debut

Shepard presents revolution in instruments

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'The Heat' brings laughs with zesty zingers
'The Heat' brings laughs with zesty zingers

“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.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days Winners
Uncle Dave Macon Days Winners

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

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PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Tombstone' still amazes
PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Tombstone' still amazes

Since the beginning of cinema, the film world has been fascinated by tales of the old Wild West.

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

Music merges in the middle this fall

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

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

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New ESPN documentary reaches for Summitt

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.

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

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

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Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves
Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves

Restaurant owner to appear on TV show

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WHITTLE: Commercials are often quite distressing

Being a lifelong-addicted newspaper reader, I believe in commercial advertising of merchandise and services.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Add Broadway to your bucket list

I am becoming a victim of too much information.

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Baron set to record Down at Brown's

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

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Banjo boy of the Glade
Banjo boy of the Glade

Williams picks on strings with gusto

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Travel abroad without leaving your seat

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.

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Mayors featured in 'Murfreesboro Storytellers'

The July edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers" on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.

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VINSON: Gandolfini breathed life into fictional gangster

The first time I recall being aware of actor James Gandolfini was back in 1993, in “True Romance.” 

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Local sports coverage at all-time high

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. 

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WOODY: Put 'country' back into country music

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

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Chappelle shows maturity to faithful fans
Chappelle shows maturity to faithful fans

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.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Fincher is perfectionist on silver screen

David Fincher is one of the best directors working today. His films include “Se7en,” “The Social Network,” and “Fight Club,” to name a few.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

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

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Left-behind actors face apocalypse in riotous flick

"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. 

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A night at the drive-in
A night at the drive-in

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.

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

Music legends wow thousands at festival

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Johnson consistently makes detailed films
Some directors are hit and miss, others are not. A director whose work I feel is consistently great is Rian Johnson.
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BURRISS: 'Happy Birthday' embroiled in unhappy fight
Every once in a while we need to step back from doom and gloom, coups and catastrophes, floods, fires and famines, and deal with something really, really important.
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PART II: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
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New funds help Center for Popular Music share history
Grants from the Grammy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the MTSU to preserve, digitize and put online more of America’s music.
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Television is no longer wasteland
Lately, I have been watching more television than movies and been pleased with what is on the air.
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MLT cast shines throughout 'The Tempest'
Local actors showcase exceptional talent
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WEEKEND PLANNER: 'Rent' opens Friday in Murfreesboro
The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents the rock musical “Rent,” beginning Friday, June 14.
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Southern Manners runs down Bonnaroo
Southern Manners runs down Bonnaroo
The Post's Bonnaroo team talks music
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Cultures invade for Folkfest
Cultures invade for Folkfest
Dancers converge in Murfreesboro
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PART I: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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McBride mixes early influences on latest album
McBride mixes early influences on latest album
Somewhere in the middle of Americana and classic soul is where you find Tom McBride, a Boston native who has called Nashville home for the past few years.
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Johnny Cash stamp unveiled
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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Biz Journal: Nashville Symphony reports $11.7 million loss in 2012
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
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WHITTLE: Sumner, Faircloth families shared Great Depression
To the nation, J.D. Sumner was the legendary “voice” of gospel. To Dwight Faircloth, he was a lifelong friend.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Flick examines strange life of Liberace
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.
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Secret Garden Party channels British drama
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.
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VINSON: Manzarek opened doors of rock
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear “Light My Fire” on 105.9 FM.
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Luella bring blues to 3rd and Lindsley
Luella and The Sun have quietly become one of the premiere acts in Nashville and are set to perform at 3rd and Lindsley on June 1.
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Dispatch returns with live album on horizon
A decade is a long hiatus for many, but when it comes to making music, Dispatch member Brad Corrigan admits it may be how you keep a band together.
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Local actors romp through Shakespeare this weekend
Local actors romp through Shakespeare this weekend
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.
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Wartrace MusicFest to feature diverse lineup
The ninth annual Wartrace MusicFest, set for Saturday, June 8, will feature a lineup of musical talent that will include an award-winning teenage blues band and a rising rock trio.
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YEAH! gets ready to rock
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities brings three weeks of camp to the Middle Tennessee community of students and musicians this summer, starting in June.
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Murfreesboro staple releases new album
Murfreesboro staple releases new album
The Features open up about 20-year history
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Radio Hall of Fame inducts 2nd class
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movies make perfect summer getaways
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.
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Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
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WOODY: Reality TV not exactly Masterpiece Theater
Every time I think the glut of TV reality shows can’t get any quirkier, I change the channel and discover I was wrong.
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Gowow to debut new EP at Murfreesboro show
Gowow to debut new EP at Murfreesboro show
If you’ve been hanging around Murfreesboro in the last decade, you could have run into Jonathon Gower behind a piano, singing at your favorite soiree or even at your dinner table at Five Senses.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Kubrick made best horror film ever
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.
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Road to stardom leads to pulpit
Road to stardom leads to pulpit
The scene happens over and over again on a regular basis.
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'Evil Dead' rises again
'Evil Dead' rises again
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.
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Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Charlie Daniels Scholarship established at MTSU
Music industry majors at Middle Tennessee State University now have a chance for financial assistance that pays homage to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
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VINSON: ‘The Possum’ has gone to heaven
Regarding George Jones being referred to as “The Possum,” I couldn’t find anything definitive and reliable about how that particular moniker originated.
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No regrets for Craig Campbell
Country singer cherishes family life in Eagleville
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Cruise plays spaceman in sci-fi mindbender
Cruise plays spaceman in sci-fi mindbender
Imagine his surprise when a decades-old NASA space pod crashes, and out pops that same beautiful, exotic-looking woman.
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Celebrating JazzFest is easy as A-B-C
Celebrating JazzFest is easy as A-B-C
Main Street's 17th annual JazzFest is this weekend, and organizers say it will be the best one yet.
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Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
Salvation Army, MTSU partner to teach kids music
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Vanderbilt patients collaborate with Music Row superstars
Heartfelt songs penned by a group of patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are being released May 14.
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The Possum takes final bow with storied career
The funeral service of country music legend, George Jones, will take place Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and is open to the public.
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Bluegrass legend makes local appearance for benefit
Bluegrass legend makes local appearance for benefit
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School.
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New reality series features ‘Boro business owner
New reality series features ‘Boro business owner

Murfreesboro’s Brooklyn Tankard is celebrating the success of her new business.

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Widespread influence
Widespread influence
Panic sets in with show at Fontanel
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Billy Dean throws annual barn party in Liberty
Billy Dean throws annual barn party in Liberty
“Billy’s Birthday Bash” is set for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty community of DeKalb County.
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Bonnaroo releases artists additions to lineup
Bonnaroo releases artists additions to lineup
Empire of the Sun tops a list that also features Delta Rae and two additions to the Rock N’ Soul Dance Party Superjam.
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Fred Thompson to speak at Sheriff's Shrimp Boil
Former presidential candidate Sen. Fred Thompson will discuss his role as an attorney with the “Watergate Committee.”
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VINSON: Sly and the Family Stone are piece of rock history
VINSON: Sly and the Family Stone are piece of rock history
Let’s board the Magic Carpet, fly back in time a few decades, and hang out with a group that, I think, is often overlooked as being one of the more influential acts in rock ‘n’ roll history
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March for Babies comes in May
March for Babies comes in May
In 2012, more than 2,500 premature babies were born at MTMC alone.
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Local girls raise awareness for nonprofits
Local girls raise awareness for nonprofits
Two local girls are the faces of events that will help children far and wide.
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Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, MTSU offer concerts
Classical music flows through Murfreesboro this week.
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Music legend to headline Uncle Dave
Music legend to headline Uncle Dave
Members of the Uncle Dave Macon Days committee announced this year’s Heritage Award winner as Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White.
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Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
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Annual event benefits Autism Speaks
Annual event benefits Autism Speaks
The fourth annual, “Kickin’ it for a Cause” event benefiting Autism Speaks will take place April 20 at Stones River Country Club.
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JazzFest needs volunteers
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Futurebirds plan album release show
Futurebirds plan album release show
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BURRISS: Singer opened doors for many
On Oct. 7, 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by the Metropolitan Opera.
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Head of arts center leaves director's chair
Head of arts center leaves director's chair
Cimono steps down from top spot
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Stones River Chamber Players close ‘faculty favorites’ season with free April 8 concert
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Star's family life recorded in pictures
Star's family life recorded in pictures
Stuart to sign copies of new book
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Epic flicks can be epic stories
Many times a great director and great story produce some excellent films that captivate audiences for decades.
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MTSU to present popular Sondheim musical
MTSU to present popular Sondheim musical
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.
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Prize-winning pianist Robert McDonald visits MTSU
Prize-winning pianist Robert McDonald visits MTSU
The classes, which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 6, will be open to the public, too.
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Bonnaroo announces comedy lineup
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.
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'Catch The Experience' at The Factory
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.
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Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
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INSIDE MTSU: Celebrate spring with the arts
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.
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Central Magnet named finalist for NBC grant
Central Magnet School’s theater program has qualified as one of 30 national finalists for NBC’s “SMASH” Make a Musical contest but needs votes to win the top prize.
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United We Style to showcase latest fashions
Tangerine’s second annual fashion show fundraiser benefiting The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set for 6:30 Saturday, April 13.
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Music springs eternal with new albums
Music springs eternal with new albums
Though Old Man Winter may have come back into the weather pattern this past week, there are plenty of new releases from the music world in the forecast for spring.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Why I hate 'Girls'
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.
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Relay to raise funds for Stones River group
Run, bike and paddle at the Stones River Relay on Saturday, April 6, at the Arts Center of Cannon County near Woodbury.
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Special Olympics fundraiser slated for Tuesday
Special Olympics fundraiser slated for Tuesday
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.
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Allman lets it all hang out
Allman lets it all hang out
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Gangster movies echo changes in Hollywood
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.
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Central Magnet students to present 'The Secret Garden'
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.
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Cello trio’s 3 Midstate concerts commemorate composer
Cello trio’s 3 Midstate concerts commemorate composer
Three university cello professors have joined talents to commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.
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Young musicians, public welcome at MTSU High School Honor Clarinet Choir events
Some of Tennessee’s finest young high school clarinetists will participate in the 11th annual MTSU High School Honor Clarinet Choir on Saturday at MTSU.
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VINSON: No quacks is the genius of 'Duck Dynasty'
To say "Duck Dynasty" is popular would be a gross understatement.
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Library, MTSU celebrating American music
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.
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Drunk driver accused of hitting pedestrians
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.
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Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
Doris Dollars campaign to benefit local nonprofit
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Soundtrack should complement movie
Creating a movie soundtrack is a tough task, I'd imagine. Out of thousands of songs, how does one pick the perfect 10 or 12 to compliment a film?
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Shoe store fights breast cancer
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
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Rites of Spring returns with NEEDTOBREATH, area talent
The annual music fest, Rites of Spring, will return this year during the weekend of April 19-20 on Alumni Lawn at Vanderbilt University.
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Award-winning musicians to headline MTSU conference
Award-winning musicians to headline MTSU conference
Two award-winning musicians who have performed with several well-loved bands will perform this weekend at MTSU in Murfreesboro during an annual saxophone conference.
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INSIDE MTSU: Students to make films in Italy
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.
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Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
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Artist returns to MTSU for film screening Tuesday
Artist returns to MTSU for film screening Tuesday
Wayne White is proud to say that MTSU is where his art and his life began to bloom.
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Bald in the Boro slated for Friday
Murfreesboro’s third annual Bald in the Boro event is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Top 5 most overrated movies
It may take a few years, but eventually the public figures out that some best picture winners or box-office smashes were highly overrated.
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Orchestra to perform well-known symphonies
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "The Music of Heaven and Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church.
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JazzFest schedule, lineup released
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 3-4 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
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'Flashdance' opens March 19 in Nashville
"Flashdance The Musical" is the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation.
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'Jesus Christ Superstar' opens this week
Based on the strength of rehearsals, the Center for the Arts decided to open "Jesus Christ Superstar" a week earlier than originally scheduled.
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Backstage Bash to benefit local theater
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.
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MTSU student group to sell African crafts for March 7 fundraiser
MTSU student group to sell African crafts for March 7 fundraiser
Authentic African craftwork will be available this week in a sale to benefit an MTSU student organization.
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Clardy builds schools by day, guitars by night
Clardy builds schools by day, guitars by night
Donating handmade guitar to benefit Vanderbilt children's hospital
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City Schools celebrates Music in our Schools Month
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to enjoy the music and harmony of the MCS Festival Choir.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Oscars deliver few surprises
Admittedly, I only watched about 45 actual minutes of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, but what I saw I generally liked.
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SWANN: Nostalgia brings up early audio memories
It seems the way people listen to music changes every day.
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Professor to share encyclopedic of reggae
An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music Thursday.
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MT Idol returns with live talent
On Feb. 27, the student contestants will perform before a panel of judges in a free public event at 8 p.m. inside the Student Union Ballroom.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Winter days bring fireside nights
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Winter days bring fireside nights
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.
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Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Smyrna
Living gospel music history will be on stage Sunday, March 3, when the Chuck Wagon Gang will appear in concert at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna.
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VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
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.”
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Flip, twirl and jump for 'Traces'
Flip, twirl and jump for 'Traces'
Energetic show comes to TPAC
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MTSU to host Tennessee soloist event Wednesday
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
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Arts Center celebrates Beatles this week
Arts Center celebrates Beatles this week
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents the music of The Beatles on Friday, Feb. 22, in celebration of the music that forever changed rock ‘n’ roll history.
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Living in Style expo slated for Saturday
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Sports films offer endless enjoyment
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.
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LETTER: Hollywood crosses line of decency
The media once again crossed the line of decency on Feb. 16.
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McCartney, Petty lead Bonnaroo list
Music icons to perform at festival
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McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
Pop icon to perform at festival
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Linebaugh Library, MTSU set to celebrate America's music
Linebaugh Library, MTSU set to celebrate America's music
The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.
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Toot's to hold annual 3-Point Play benefit
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.
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Knoxville's Rhythm N' Blooms releases lineup for April festival
Rhythm N’ Blooms has recently announced the lineup for their April festival that will take place across several venues in Knoxville.
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Miss Daisy drives into Center for the Arts this weekend
Miss Daisy drives into the Center for the Arts this weekend for a two-week stand.
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Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
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'Little Mermaid' extends stay in Woodbury
'Little Mermaid' extends stay in Woodbury
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."
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Tom Petty, Kings of Leon top Hangout Fest lineup
The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce its highly anticipated 2013 lineup.
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An Affair Of The Art gets superstar preview
An Affair Of The Art gets superstar preview
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.
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MTSU alumni score at Grammys
MTSU alumni score at Grammys
Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Josh Kear brought home his third country song of the year honor Sunday at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for Carrie Underwood’s hit single “Blown Away.”
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: WSIX changes morning lineup
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
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Lamplighter's Theatre to present story of love
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.”
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Tickets for 'The Lion King' go on sale Friday
Tickets for 'The Lion King' go on sale Friday
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Seven Psychopaths' delivers on point
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.
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Fiction Family reunites for new album
Fiction Family reunites for new album
Collaborations have their place in the overall framework of the music landscape. Such is the case with Fiction Family.
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Lady Raiders turn from blue to pink Sunday
The Lady Raiders look to increase their winning streak as they honor those who are fighting breast cancer during their matchup against Troy.
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Travel beneath the sea with Ariel this weekend
Travel beneath the sea with Ariel this weekend
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."
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Former first lady’s favorite tunes focus of concerts
Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady in two free public concerts.
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Music in the Wild slated for this weekend
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
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Local girl pledges to go 'Bald in the Boro'
Local girl pledges to go 'Bald in the Boro'
Youngster raises money for cancer research
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Nashville Children's Choir sets free Murfreesboro concert
The Nashville Children's Choir will perform a free concert at Murfreesboro's First United Methodist Church at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17.
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Shovels and Rope play their song all night long
Shovels and Rope play their song all night long
Shovels & Rope could quite possibly be one of the best-kept secrets of the previous year, but the secret will soon be out the door.
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Stevens makes comedy music at the Mill
Stevens makes comedy music at the Mill
Longtime personality to perform Saturday
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Sometimes movies just as good as book
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.
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WMOT celebrates Black History Month with abolitionist music
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
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Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Performing the music beloved by a gender bending, 17th century Swedish queen sounds like quite a challenge, but the acclaimed musical ensemble Armonia Celeste is ready to meet it.
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Businesses embrace new technology
Businesses embrace new technology
Companies turn to social media
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Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
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Tickets available for annual Rutherford Heart Ball
Tickets available for annual Rutherford Heart Ball
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.
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Bahamas brings southern drawl and more to Nashville
Bahamas brings southern drawl and more to Nashville
The music of Bahamas is definitely a getaway in its own right.
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Still time to make United Way Celebration
Reservations and payments for the annual event are required by Friday, Feb. 15.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Cast defines this list of favorite films
My top five favorite films with an ensemble cast encompass a variety of genres.
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Flute Festival at MTSU to feature guest-artist recital
Flute Festival at MTSU to feature guest-artist recital
The 13th annual MTSU Flute Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Murfreesboro
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VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
These days, as is the case with many others, I very seldom go to a theater to watch a movie on the big screen.
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Catch them while you can
Catch them while you can
Driving down the road last week, a live cut of “Nashville to Kentucky” shuffled through my iPod, and it immediately made me reminisce about the first time I heard it.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Awards season has arrived
A friend encouraged me to watch the Golden Globe Awards last week, and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcomes of my viewing.
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MTSU names new chair for recording industry department
MTSU names new chair for recording industry department
MTSU professor Beverly Keel, an award-winning music journalist and former recording industry executive, has been named chair of the department of recording industry.
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TPAC stages '50 Shades of Grey' parody
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
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Comic books revisited in 'Kavalier and Clay' adventure
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.
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Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Guilty pleasures are better than nothing
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.
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Go rest high on yonder mountain
It is a fair estimate to claim the amount of artists surfacing over the past several years playing string music or Americana has moved as fast as a Tennessee season.
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Beloved musical makes impressive big-screen splash
Beloved musical makes impressive big-screen splash
By now, if you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve probably heard the buzz about Anne Hathaway’s hair-raising performance.
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Center for the Arts to stage 'Footloose'
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."
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MTSU alumna publishes first novel
MTSU alumna publishes first novel
Inspired by the guidance she received while in school, one Middle Tennessee State University alumna has published her first novel, “The Baker’s Man."
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New Tarantino film not for the squeamish
New Tarantino film not for the squeamish
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.
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Casting call extended for musical
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.
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Award ceremonies pay tribute in song
Award ceremonies pay tribute in song
Last week, the Kennedy Center honored musicians Buddy Guy and Led Zeppelin, two longtime veterans of the game whose work can stand up against any other group or artist to this day.
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Residents invited to take the plunge Saturday
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.
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2012 was great for music fans
2012 was great for music fans
The closing of 2012 has brought music fans with plenty of gifts to end the year.
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Company gives new meaning to house call
Company gives new meaning to house call
Mobile diagnostics brings X-ray to patient
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Batman sees perfect end to trilogy
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.
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Butler stars in scrambled soccer-themed flick
Butler stars in scrambled soccer-themed flick
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.
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Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
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Plan for New Year's now
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Why people avoid the movie theater
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.
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Stunning tale of survival offers much to ponder
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.
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Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
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Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
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Players to present Christmas classic
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.
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Help local theatre raise money for the arts
Help local theatre raise money for the arts
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movie relives Hilter's last days
Growing up, my father, Tommy Bragg, was in the Air National Guard where he was fortunate to retire as a colonel.
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Record shop brings nostalgia back
Record shop brings nostalgia back
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
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Tolkien creates fairy tales for all ages
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.
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Hood recalls past in latest album
Hood recalls past in latest album
With his third solo album, Patterson Hood summons up a period when he was at a low and pins it against the new stage that he is in now in life.
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Spunky tale puts edgy twist on familiar characters
Spunky tale puts edgy twist on familiar characters
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.
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Youth learn business of art at conference
Youth learn business of art at conference
Foundation teaches kids about success
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Every time we say goodbye
Every time we say goodbye
Local jazz legend remembered
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PICKIN' ON FILM: These great movies are worth watching
Now that winterlike temperatures are keeping many people from enjoying the outdoors, here are five great movies to watch indoors.
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LOGUE: Hollywood should forget 'Casablanca' sequel
LOGUE: Hollywood should forget 'Casablanca' sequel
How can any rational human being suggest a sequel to “Casablanca?”
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Football team repels invaders in misguided remake
The bad news: We’ve been invaded. The good news: Kids are taking America back.
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Rotary Club to hold annual breakfast
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.
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WHITTLE: Spelling bee buzzed with excitement
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.
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‘Movember’ returns to raise awareness
If you’ve seen men donning mustaches around Murfreesboro, have no fear. “Movember” has arrived, my friends.
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Celebration to raise funds for Project Reach Out
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.
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Cheekwood holiday festivities begin Friday
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
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Craig is sensational in latest Bond flick
Craig is sensational in latest Bond flick
Daniel Craig makes his third appearance as 007, the dapper British MI6 officer with a license to kill in the latest Bond flick, "Skyfall."
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MTSU Can Jam to benefit local food banks
An upcoming concert at Middle Tennessee State University will be more than a feast for the ears — it’ll also provide a good meal for hungry students and community neighbors in need.
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WOODY: Leave Charlie Brown alone
WOODY: Leave Charlie Brown alone
Just when you thought the politically correct police couldn’t possibly get any nuttier, they proved us wrong.
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VINSON: Rolling Stones still rocking 50 years later
VINSON: Rolling Stones still rocking 50 years later
For this week’s column, I had to make a difficult choice between two high-profile subjects: David Petraeus and the Rolling Stones.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
Sugar Plum Fairy to visit Smyrna in holiday classic
The sparkling magic of the season comes to life in Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s enchanting version of "The Nutcracker."
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Isbell puts Heart of Dixie on the map
Barr Weissman’s documentary explores the Drive-By Truckers at a tumultuous time when their existence was somewhat reminiscent of the characters about which they write.
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La Vergne Senior Center luncheon slated for Friday
The La Vergne Senior Center is holding a spaghetti lunch fundraiser Friday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Themes clash darkly 'In Bruges'
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.
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Washington stars as pilot in terrific new drama
After what was obviously a wild night, a hung-over Whip Whitaker rouses from his stupor.
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Celebrity Spelling Bee close to meeting fundraiser goal
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.
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Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Country star sings for the holidays
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Dead fans should be grateful in November
Deadheads unite, for November is the month of 30 Days of The Dead.
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MOVIE: Hostage drama based on true 1979 story
Ben Affleck stars as Tony Mendez in Argo a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures in association with GK Films.
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New class makes playing piano a pleasure
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
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Arts Center plans trip to Neverland
Arts Center plans trip to Neverland
Peter Pan flies into the Arts Center of Cannon County this month for children of all ages to enjoy.
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Album still sounds young after 40 years
Album still sounds young after 40 years
Some albums never get old. When speaking on this subject, Neil Young’s 1972 classic, “Harvest,” is always one that comes to mind.
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Murfreesboro performers to offer singular sensation
That singular sensation is coming to The Center for the Arts starting Friday, Nov. 2, in Murfreesboro.
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Black Fox Elementary celebrates Spirit Week
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.
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'Sinister' is unsettlingly scary
'Sinister' is unsettlingly scary
If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween jolt here’s a scary-movie treat that’ll do the trick.
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Evening of Swing to showcase local talent
Friends of Music will host the sixth annual Evening of Swing Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
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La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
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.
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East goes west to record new double disc album
Making a record can be a difficult task, but for Nashville’s Anderson East the notion was one that took time and well-thought exercise.
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Jazz Artist Series opens 14th season this week
Pianist Andy LaVerne, who’s worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of jazz, will launch the 14th season of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
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Magic returns to Murfreesboro
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.
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COMMUNITY MATTERS: Season for giving is quickly approaching
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: New waxing salon to open
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.
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STARRS to shine at trailride
STARRS to shine at trailride
Southern STARRS will hold its 12th annual benefit trail ride fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Long C Trails in Westmoreland, Tenn.
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Music is a family tradition
Music is a family tradition
Ancestors continue spreading country tunes worldwide
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Music abounds this fall in midstate
It’s difficult to believe, but we’re kicking off the fourth quarter, and it brings with it another mix of music choices to the midstate.
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Mind bender could become new sci-fi classic
Imagine a future America in which mobsters use time travel to zap anyone on their hit list back 30 years to 2044.
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Register now for annual Special Kids race
Registration is now open for the second annual Special Kids race to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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Clay expressions to be featured at art gallery
The Todd Art Gallery will present “Forms of Expression: A Survey in Contemporary Clay” from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1.
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MTSU honored for piano collection
MTSU’s School of Music status as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world has cemented its international reputation for excellence.
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Siegel High clubs to hold Fall Marketplace fundraiser
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.
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Group captures hearts during Smyrna serenade
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
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YEAH holding Zombie Prom for Halloween
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.
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WMOT fundraiser seeks supporters of public radio
WMOT fundraiser seeks supporters of public radio
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.
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St. Rose to honor grandparents Saturday
St. Rose to honor grandparents Saturday
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.
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Laughs abound in world of college singing groups
Laughs abound in world of college singing groups
Fans of “Glee” and popular singing competitions will dig this high-spirited, youthful comedy romp.
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Sounds for the Halloween season
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
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Whitehorse set to play The Basement
Whitehorse set to play The Basement
The husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, is set to play The Basement on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Nashville.
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Grand Slam Fish Fry slated for Monday
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.
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Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
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Greene finds silver lining with new project
It hasn’t been too many moons since Jackie Greene broke onto the music scene and radio waves with the single, “Honey I Been Thinking About You,” in 2005, but since then, he’s come a long way.
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Kubrick’s demands turned into cinematic genius
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.
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If talk show hosts were drugs
If talk show hosts were drugs
Only the creative mind of Billy Wilder could praise someone by comparing him to not one, but two drugs.
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October Scarefest is waiting in the dark for you
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.
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Gere stars as corrupt billionaire in web of lies
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.
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Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Parkway Baptist dedication to be star-studded event
Country music stars Connie Smith and Marty Stuart are scheduled to present a “Country Gospel Concert” as part of a dedication of a new sanctuary for Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church the night of Sunday, Oct. 14.
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'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
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.
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Comedic showcase to examine racial stereotypes
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."
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Haunting history in Murfreesboro
Haunting history in Murfreesboro

Shadow Chasers holding Halloween walks

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Play hide 'n' seek in a cornfield near you
Shuck-N-Shake turns grain into grins
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Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
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Normandy concert a time to give back
Normandy concert a time to give back
There’s much that runs through the blood of musicians, and the question of whether many do it for the money or the love is always one to consider.
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Baseball drama hits sweet spot
Baseball drama hits sweet spot
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.
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Vinyl captures very best music has to offer
All the way back in 1811 a movement began in England which lent its name to people who are accused of being opposed to technological developments: Luddites.
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Hollywood doesn't shun disabled like society
Hollywood doesn't shun disabled like society
The woman entered the conference room prepared to make a contribution to the committee meeting.
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MTSU performers open season in ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’
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.”
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MTSU alumnus named chair of prestigious film program
Clinton is an award-winning film composer who has built a reputation for scoring diverse films including the Austin Powers’ movies, Mortal Kombat, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, among others.
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Americana reigns in statewide showcases
Americana reigns in statewide showcases
Last week was inevitably one to remember for roots music fans. On Sept. 12, the Americana Music Association kicked off their festivities with an awards show like no other.
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Prohibition saga packs a strong punch
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.
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'Hunger Games' proves book usually better than movie
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.
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Golf tournament to benefit children during holidays
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.
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MTSU alumni bring 'Thursday Night Lights' to life
MTSU alumni bring 'Thursday Night Lights' to life
Each week, a group of former MTSU students help bring the biggest high school games in the area to the public.
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A New Orleans tradition kicks off Live on the Green
A New Orleans tradition kicks off Live on the Green
Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series kicked off Thursday, Sept. 6.
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SoundLand releases lineup for 2012 festival
SoundLand Music Festival is less than a month away and it's gearing up for the biggest year ever.
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Shatner sets Nashville date
Shatner sets Nashville date
Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show, "SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT" to Nashville.
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Holy Cross Episcopal Church presents Festival on Cason
Holy Cross Episcopal Church presents Festival on Cason
The neighborhood and community are invited to Holy Cross’ Festival on Cason from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the church on Cason Lane.
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 Chris Young sets Ryman date
Chris Young sets Ryman date
While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage.
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Ingenuity resonates at Americana festival
Ingenuity resonates at Americana festival
The 13th Americana Music Festival is scheduled to jumpstart next week across five venues in Nashville with more than 100 performers.
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Routine run becomes deadly pursuit
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.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Local art supply owner's work on display
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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Mothers educate others with Autism Speaks
Mothers educate others with Autism Speaks
The 5th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place Saturday in Nashville.
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Traditional Chinese art and music combine in Sept. 7 concert at MTSU
“Echoes of Nature,” a concert combining traditional Chinese art and music, will feature Haiqiong Deng on the instruments zheng and qin and artist Dr. Nan Liu on Friday, Sept. 7, at MTSU.
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Wisconsin governor to make Murfreesboro appearance
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Hilarious flick holds special spot in top picks
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.”
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Election parody unifies with bipartisan humor
Election parody unifies with bipartisan humor
Politics sure can be polarizing, but laughter has the power to bring people together.
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Muddy Roots show strength in third installment
Muddy Roots show strength in third installment
Music and its culture are in the blood of Jason Galaz, a shirt designer by day, who trades in his craft of screen-printing and artwork services for the love of music.
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Children's music festival to benefit nonprofit
The Lead Belly "Blues for Blue" Children's Music Festival fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club and the Lead Belly Foundation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the grounds of the Boys and Girls Club in Murfreesboro.
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Fall colors usher in bevy of music
Fall colors usher in bevy of music
The dog days of summer are drawing nearer to a close and with that come a bevy of music shows in the midstate area.
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Renner takes reins in lates spy-thriller franchise
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.
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Siegel band to hold annual fundraiser
The Siegel High School Band holds its 10th annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the high school cafeteria in Murfreesboro.
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Lamplighter's kicks off new season
Lamplighter's kicks off new season
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
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Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
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New comedy repeatedly hits low target
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movie brings us closer to humanity
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."
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LIVING WELL: A tale of two Christians
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.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Music can be found in stars
Humanity returned to Mars last week, and I was reminded that it was Pythagoras who linked music and the cosmos through the concept of music of the spheres.
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Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
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MTSU welcomes community with fall concert series
To celebrate the new academic year at Middle Tennessee State University, the School of Music is bringing new and returning concert-series performances to the Wright Music Building this fall.
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Aug. 25 MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game to jumpstart season, scholarships
Aug. 25 MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game to jumpstart season, scholarships
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.
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Nashville ranked top music hub
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
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Dancing impressive in latest 'Step Up'
Dancing impressive in latest 'Step Up'
“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.”
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PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Chinatown' is amazing
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.
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Murfreesboro City Hall celebrates history
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."
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VAUGHN: Arts Center of Cannon County is countywide effort
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.
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Literary detectives always overcome evil
I was hooked on Nancy Drew from the first page. She was 16 and everything I aspired to be: rich, attractive and smart.
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Barbecue's best prepares for McMinnville festival
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.
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Check it out now, the funk soul sister
Check it out now, the funk soul sister
Everyone loves free music. And when it is good free music then that makes the deal even more enticing.
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Supercharged saga ends grand trilogy
It opens with a funeral, ends with a burial, and fills the nearly three hours in between ramping up to an apocalyptic nightmare.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Producer got start in front of camera
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.
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Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Concert slated for next week
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TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
Project culminates seven-year effort.
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HUDGINS: Enjoy arts for good cause
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
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Glossary embarks on late summer tour
Glossary embarks on late summer tour
If you’ve been wondering what Murfreesboro’s most diligent band has been up to recently, then look no further.
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Stuck in the mud but loving it
Stuck in the mud but loving it
Ivy Bluff Mud Bog a Saturday night delight
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Wisconsin band prepped, ready to play 3 Brothers
Wisconsin band prepped, ready to play 3 Brothers
Nick Whetro, Icarus Himself bring electro-rock to town
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WHITTLE: Today's female stars find Wells blazed global trails
WHITTLE: Today's female stars find Wells blazed global trails
Muriel Deason meant to be a "house wife," instead she became "Kitty Wells."
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Murfreesboro theatre looks to exciting summer
Murfreesboro Little Theatre has got all kinds of intriguing events coming up for the next few months.
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Uncle Dave Macon Days shines during rain
Uncle Dave Macon Days shines during rain
Despite the rain, the show went on and this year’s champions were crowned over the weekend at the 35th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
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Premiere 6 goes digital
Premiere 6 goes digital
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
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Jackson to guide next generation of rockers
Jackson to guide next generation of rockers
At 10th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
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Link in the Chain
Link in the Chain
Old Crow Medicine Show proves to be popular link in the Americana chain
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'Stars' rise at Whitworth-Buchanan
Whitworth Buchanan Middle School’s second annual STAR camp will be held July 23-27 for rising sixth-eighth graders from any school or county in the state.
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HUDGINS: Start plannning for college now
With college tuitions on the rise, Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro is offering a workshop to help students and parents prepare for education costs.
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Waitress reaches national stage
Waitress reaches national stage
Rhoads competes in Hooters swimsuit pageant
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MUSIC: Pilots fly at Friday Night Live
The second episode of Main Street Murfreesboro’s monthly concert series, Friday Night Live, is set for tomorrow night with a performance from the Stones River Pilots.
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More than 100 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation
More than 100 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation
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.
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‘Boro’s musical heritage is on display in July
‘Boro’s musical heritage is on display in July
Nashville may be known as Music City, USA, but Murfreesboro will lay claim to the name as the yearlong Bicentennial Celebration honors our musical heritage this month.
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Both hands point north for MidDay Farm Report
Both hands point north for MidDay Farm Report
The sounds of Ray Wylie Hubbard can spark many notions in the mind. But when playing it in preparation for a family’s final barn dance, it, along with a few other factors helped ignite the MidDay Farm Report, a new rural rock ‘n’ roll group from Middle Tennessee.
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High-spirited musical saturated with hair band tunes
“Rock of Ages” wastes no time in cueing the audience it’s a musical set in the 1980s.
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Governor’s School for the Arts finale concerts Thursday
Finale events for the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts will be held Thursday, June 28, starting with an art exhibit at 10 a.m. in Andrew L. Todd Hall at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Uncle Dave set to honor legendary pickers
Uncle Dave set to honor legendary pickers
Crowe, Snider to receive awards
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Kubrick inspired love of movies
Although I love many movies, my all time favorite is "Barry Lyndon."
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Local church installs custom-built organ
St. Paul's Episcopal Church's music offering will reach new heights this summer when it finishes installing a custom-built organ highlighted by 1,447 pipes.
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Town Mountain set to perform at Station Inn
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Chenoweth postpones TPAC performance
Chenoweth postpones TPAC performance
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth’s performance has been rescheduled due to illness.
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INSIDE MTSU: Strike up a tune, learn more about ‘Little House’
You heard Pa’s fiddle all through your childhood, whether on the TV version of “Little House on the Prairie” or in your head as you read Laura Ingalls Wilders’ classic tales – or they were read to you
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Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Festival continues to adapt with times
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Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
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Star-packed pregnancy comedy fails to deliver
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.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Cable pundits not celebrities
What happens when reporters become as famous as the people they cover?
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Several websites offer limitless film facts
For those of you wanting to learn more about the film industry, check out these great websites.
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New MTSU grant will create online guide to Tennessee music
Was that song about Tennessee?
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International Folkfest celebrates diversity
International Folkfest celebrates diversity
Dancers from around the world to perform in Rutherford County
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Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Music icon takes final bow
Music icon takes final bow
Americans, particularly Southerners, lost one of the last living bridges to our cultural past when seven-time Grammy award-winning folk musician Arthel “Doc” Watson passed away last week near his home in rural North Carolina.
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'Men in Black' franchise takes time-travel twist
'Men in Black' franchise takes time-travel twist
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Tarantino captures audience through unique approach
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.
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La Vergne holds host of family friendly events
La Vergne holds host of family friendly events
The city of La Vergne kicks off a host of summer activities starting this Saturday with “Music in the Park.”
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Manchester readies for Bonnaroo crowd
As the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival returns to Manchester for the 2012 event, the tight-knit town is already taking steps to warmly welcome the more than 100,000 visitors.
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Americana Music Association releases nominees for honors ceremony
The Americana Music Association recently announced nominees for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Aliens attack in classic board game spin-off
Aliens attack in classic board game spin-off
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Making a movie takes real effort
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.
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Colton comes home
Colton comes home
American Idol contestant Colton Dixon returned to his hometown of Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at World Outreach Church. (TMP/T. Swann)
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Parton song deemed 'historically significant'
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
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Fiddling father gets his due
Fiddling father gets his due
Series turns spotlight on Pa Ingalls
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Beale Street blues floods muddy Mississippi
Beale Street blues floods muddy Mississippi
During the first weekend of May, an estimated 100,000 people were found at the Tom Lee Park situated in downtown Memphis.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Dreams come true in New Orleans
I got to fulfill a decade-long dream of mine: working on a movie set.
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Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Festival loses luster among some music enthusiasts
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Celebrate this Memorial Day with local restaurant
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.
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Murfreesboro man sentenced in drug-trafficking case
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.
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Music fest brings needed income to Gulf Coast
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
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Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
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Southern girls ready to rock
The role of the woman in the musical landscape has never been better than it is today.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Unraveling 'Citizen Kane'
In 1998, the American Film Institute released “100 Years…100 Movies,” a definitive list of 100 of the best American-made films.
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Film offers frightfully fresh twist on horror cliches
Film offers frightfully fresh twist on horror cliches
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.
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Music fans head to Alabama to 'Hang Out'
Music fans head to Alabama to 'Hang Out'
Thousands of music lovers head south this weekend to hear some well-known and up-and-coming bands perform live under the sun.
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Sing us a song, Mr. Piano Man
Nashville piano man Chip Greene has been on the road for weeks but is now back home and is set to perform at Just Love Coffee in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Analyze films through new perspective
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.
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Making a joyful noise
Making a joyful noise
Coming home to fill Auburntown with gospel sound
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WINE GUYS: Problems with claret go back to source
The Murfreesboro Post's experts answer readers' questions about a variety of wine-related topics.
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Helm remembered among all walks of life
Words fell during the past weeks in remembrance and celebration for the life of Levon Helm.
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Modern makeover hilarious tribute to holy trio
Modern makeover hilarious tribute to holy trio
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.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movies are form of art
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.
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Kyle Andrews is more than meets the eye
Kyle Andrews is more than meets the eye
Andrews has amassed more than 1 million views on YouTube, participated in the world’s largest balloon fight for a music video and has a checklist full of more items to complete.
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MOVIE: Roberts hams it up in new spin on old fairytale
MOVIE: Roberts hams it up in new spin on old fairytale
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.
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Docs, films about music screened at film fest
The Nashville Film Festival is showcasing several music-related films over the next few days as it kicks off today and runs until Thursday, April 26.
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HUDGINS: Record Store Day prompts new phone app
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Spring into good music with upcoming festivals
Spring has arrived in full force and is bringing welcoming temperatures to the midstate.
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MOVIE: Blockbuster movie details freaky future
MOVIE: Blockbuster movie details freaky future
Fan of author Suzanne Collins’ smash 2008 novel “The Hunger Games” scarfed down the movie over its box-office-busting, $152 million opening weekend.
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Welcome to ‘musical’ city
Welcome to ‘musical’ city
TPAC unveils new season
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Symphony to end 2012 season with bang
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Dolly spins her classics for Cracker Barrel
Dolly spins her classics for Cracker Barrel
Effervescent country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is so excited about what’s swirling around her that you might think she’s off her rocker.
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Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Record Store Day celebrates five years
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Rites of Spring is top draw
As festival season draws nearer, Murfreesboro is a great place to be as it is in driving distance to several musical festivals.
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RAIN: A tribute to The Beatles returns to TPAC
Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Nashville for eight performances.
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Young guns for greatness
Young guns for greatness
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
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FOOD: Drink wine with merry heart at Beachaven
FOOD: Drink wine with merry heart at Beachaven
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Beachaven Winery is one of Tennessee’s 32 wineries.
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Bonnaroo announces more artists for 2012
Rounding out these additions is Danzig Legacy – a collaboration of sorts by hard rocker Glenn Danzig.
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Local nonprofits unite for ‘The Hunger Games’
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.
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Weekend Planner: Students go for 'Baroque'
Weekend Planner: Students go for 'Baroque'
Winners of the 2012 BachFest Student Music Competition perform Sunday in two public concerts Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
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Reverend Horton Heat ready to get psychobilly
Reverend Horton Heat ready to get psychobilly
Murfreesboro has stepped up to provide another grand showcase
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Hangout Music Fest adds more artists to line-up
Adding even more talent to already impressive line-up, The Hangout Music Fest has announced the inclusion of six more performers to their 2012 roster, ranging from rising indie stars to veteran performers.
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Tennessee ranks third in national poll
Tennessee ranks as the third most favorable state, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey results.
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SPORTS: Hype heating up over Wrestlemania lineup
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.
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MOVIE: Action-adventure drama keeps audience guessing
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.”
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Jazz it up in May with Everyday Magic
Jazz it up in May with Everyday Magic
The two-day Main Street JazzFest will return May 4 to the Square in downtown Murfreesboro for its 16th installment.
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VINSON: Hoover changes course of American history
“We must never forget our history,” said J. Edgar Hoover.
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Murfreesboro: Then and Now
Murfreesboro: Then and Now
New book tells city’s history through photos
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Trapper Haskins crafts new EP of aged favorites
Trapper Haskins crafts new EP of aged favorites
Stumble upon some South Cumberland soul from artist Trapper Haskins & The Bitter Swill.
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Navy SEALs in movie-military hybrid
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.
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Music City Roots releases new album
Music City Roots is embarking upon new territory with the release of their new album, Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One.
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‘American Pie’ star brings band, new film previews to MTSU
Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to MTSU on Tuesday.
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Uncle Dave is smiling
Uncle Dave is smiling
Annual event names award winners
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‘The Vow’ is fuzzy, date-night memory mush
“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.
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New Van Etten album reveals maturity
The closing song of Sharon Van Etten’s previous album, Epic, is one that showcases subject matter of a damaged soul – one that is broken and in need of repair.
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Sleigh Bells ring for Rites
Sleigh Bells ring for Rites
Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring music festival has announced plans for its 2012 showcase and is set to take place on April 20-21 on Alumni Lawn on the campus.
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Disease is ‘more than skin deep’
Disease is ‘more than skin deep’
MTSU alumna to turn experience into film
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Have you Yazoo’d?
Have you Yazoo’d?
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
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Bonnaroo reveals initial lineup for festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
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MTSU Grammy nominations ‘show depth, breadth’
MTSU faculty and alumni are once again in illustrious company for their roles in musical performances nominated for the 54th Grammy Awards, which will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 12.
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High-flying yarn of WWII heroes misses its mark
High-flying yarn of WWII heroes misses its mark
The Tuskegee Airmenwere American’s first African-American military aviators.
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Truckers ain’t never gonna change
Tomorrow night, the Drive-By Truckers will start a two-night stand at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom.
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Dueling divas hit false note in newest comedy
Dueling divas hit false note in newest comedy
Dolly Parton and hip-hopper-turned-actress Queen Latifa tussle for the musical direction of their church choir in 'Joyful Noise.'
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Songwriter carries torch for country-soul
Songwriter carries torch for country-soul
Nashville artist preps for upcoming album release
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Local eateries serve up affordable dishes
Most people who have driven through Murfreesboro know that we are community filled with a variety of restaurants.
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The power of love
Southern author looks to history for inspiration
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Meat-and-three with a twist
Meat-and-three with a twist
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
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MTSU students produce country star’s show for network
MTSU students produce country star’s show for network
America’s music made, recorded at MTSU
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WINE GUYS: Good wine can be wallet friendly
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.
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For the love of music
For the love of music
There is always a grand impression left behind when one can take note of a band that plays music just for the love of it. And one of those groups is Star & Micey.
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Damon follows animal instincts in family film
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.
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Life is just so easy for Lord T & Eloise
Life is just so easy for Lord T & Eloise
It’s not everyday one comes in contact with a group like Lord T & Eloise.
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Symphony to honor student-musicians
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.
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MTSU group makes debut with baroque tunes, instruments
“Ensemble 1720,” a newly formed MTSU School of Music faculty period-instrument group, will make its debut Friday in the university’s Hinton Music Hall inside the Wright Music Building.
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Options abound for music fans in winter months
Options abound for music fans in winter months
The post-holiday music cycle is kicking off nicely at the start of the New Year to say the least.
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'Rock for a Cause' to benefit MTSU's Project Help
'Rock for a Cause' to benefit MTSU's Project Help
Nashville music venue The Exit/In will hold “Rock for a Cause,” a five-band indie rock and art show this Friday.
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'Only in America'
'Only in America'
Larry the Cable Guy continues to ‘Git-R-Done’
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MTSU is key player in ‘Pa’s Fiddle’ PBS special
Music City all-stars are bringing Charles “Pa” Ingalls’ old-time fiddle music and songs alive for a PBS special.
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Walnut House owner  offers more than music
Walnut House owner offers more than music
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
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What’s old is cool again
Vinyl shows staying power in new age of music
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Opening night of 'Guys and Dolls' set for Friday
Opening night of 'Guys and Dolls' set for Friday
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.
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‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’
Out Front On Main Inc. will kick off 2012 Alan Ball style with his stellar southern comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.”
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Johnny Guitar’s to become Musical Institute
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
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No time for losers, Warren is a champion
No time for losers, Warren is a champion
MTSU alumnus wins competition for role as Queen drummer
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Keeping a Nashville music tradition alive
‘Music City Roots’ affordable night of great fun for entire family
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Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
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VINSON: Treasured memory - song lost in translation
VINSON: Treasured memory - song lost in translation
It was decades ago, and I was an active-duty soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hanau, West Germany.
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Muppets make a merry comeback
Muppets make a merry comeback
Can a new generation of moviegoers weaned on computer-effect razzmatazz cozy up to characters made out of old-school felt and foam?
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Tennessee Valley Winds set for community concert
Tennessee Valley Winds set for community concert
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform its annual winter concert Tuesday, Dec 13 at Patterson Park Community Center.
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Rhythm Kitchen cooks up mix of bluesy rock with soul
Rhythm Kitchen cooks up mix of bluesy rock with soul
In the short span of less than a year, Murfreesboro’s Rhythm Kitchen has become one of the hottest bands on the local scene.
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What’s your favorite Christmas classic?
Here are 20 TV and movie must-haves ‘yule’ love
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Moustache Movember to hold final fundraiser Friday
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
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MOVIE: Sandler doubly dumb in comedic catastrophe
MOVIE: Sandler doubly dumb in comedic catastrophe
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.
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Changing trends make music for the ages
Top albums of 2011
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Nashville Chamber Singers to serenade 'Boro
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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MTSU dance students to perform this week
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.
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HUDGINS: Dollar General has sights on Lascassas Pike
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Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
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MTSU to celebrate centennial book release
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.
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Prepping your holiday playlist
Prepping your holiday playlist
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
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MTSU School of Music releases classical album
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.
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INSIDE MTSU: Arts soar to new level
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Eagle selected for All-American Band
Eagle selected for All-American Band
Brittany Parker as its newest choice
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Americana awards to premiere on PBS
Americana awards to premiere on PBS
The Americana Music Association’s music festival and honors awards are set to premiere nationwide Nov. 19 in a special episode on PBS stations.
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It’s a Darlins world
It’s a Darlins world
Jessi Darlin and her band rocked Gilligan’s Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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Romp smears Shakespeare
Romp smears Shakespeare
Was one of the most significant literary figures of all time a sham?
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MTSU puts on 'Underwear: The Musical'
MTSU puts on 'Underwear: The Musical'
MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance is ready to escort audiences into outer space with “Underwear: The Musical."
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Get to know Harrison B
Get to know Harrison B
Jordan Baron enlists Murfreesboro players for new project
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Bands cash in on covers
Bands cash in on covers
Local rock outfits blanket Square with familiar tunes
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It’s a hard, knock life for this little orphan
It’s a hard, knock life for this little orphan
The Center for the Arts presents "Annie," beginning Nov. 3 at 7:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. Sundays.
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Put some red dirt in your country
Put some red dirt in your country
Jason Boland and the Stragglers release new album and plan for show at Exit/In
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Blackfoot Gypsies embrace American music
Blackfoot Gypsies embrace American music
Spoken word master Gil Scott Heron stated it right when he said, “the Blues has (sic) always been totally American,” in his “Bicentennial Blues” serenade.
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MOVIE: Campaign newcomer learns dirty tricks big-league politics
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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Now that’s Americana
Now that’s Americana
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Changing of guard in music biz
Changing of guard in music biz
More options in digital and streaming
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Americana shows vigor with festival, awards
Newcomers and veterans join together for 10th anniversary celebration
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Film music composer Clinton is MTSU recording industry artist-in-residence
Film composer George S. Clinton, the man behind the music of “Mortal Kombat,” “The Santa Clause 2” and the “Austin Powers” film series, will share his expertise with MTSU Oct. 19-20.
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Rock 'n’ Roll to save the soul
Rock 'n’ Roll to save the soul
Glossary makes record of hope in down times
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Take off for 'New York, New York'
Stones River Chamber Players debut 2011-12 MTSU season Oct. 3
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Nashville Unleashed returns to Murfreesboro
Nashville Unleashed returns to Murfreesboro
The Center for the Arts will play host to Jack & Diane on Friday night with special guest is Lisa Shaffer & Heathen Ridge.
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MTSU Center for Popular Music celebrates '1911: The Year in Song'
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'Boro’s premiere fall Blues festival returns
'Boro’s premiere fall Blues festival returns
“Queen of the Blues” Marion James to headline Boro Blues Fest
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MTSU recital features electronic music, bassoon, dance and speech
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Carter's Chord player finds love, proposal at MTSU
Becky Robertson of the band known as Carter's Chord is now engaged to producer/musician Jeremiah Scott, per a recent announcement from the happy couple.
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TPAC presents 'Art of Jack Daniels'
TPAC presents 'Art of Jack Daniels'
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.”
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Ronnie Milsap to headline Music City Festival & BBQ championship
Country music legend to perform classic hits and new music off his just-released album
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Kristin Chenoweth to perform at TPAC’s 2011 Fest de Ville Gala
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s annual “Fest de Ville Gala” in October.
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Gospel showcase graces Arts Center of Cannon County
Gospel showcase graces Arts Center of Cannon County
Noemi Iglesia de Dios is one of the many acts who will perform at I'm Believin' Friday, Sept. 2 at The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury.
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Music City amps up
Music City amps up
Festivals and conferences ready to take Nashville’s center stage with acts like Justin Townes Earles, Those Darlins and Gregg Allman
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Songwriter to be saluted as 'poet and prophet'
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Foster will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Sept. 10.
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Blue Tick Music: The Misfits to play 'Boro show
Punk legends the Misfits have scheduled a fall tour that includes a stop in Murfreesboro at Gilligan’s on Oct.12.
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Nashville's Live on the Green announces season line up
Live On the Green, a free, public concert series held at Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse, will launch its third season on Sept. 8.
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Former Murfreesboro songstress finds success
Former Murfreesboro songstress finds success
Sharon Van Etten has traveled down many avenues
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U2 makes triumphant return to Music City
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As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
Student-run radio looks to fill void
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Simon & Garfunkle tribute band slated for Out Front run
Scarborough Fair makes its triumphant return to the ‘Boro on the last leg of its incredible Reunion Tour that has played to packed houses around the globe.
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Modern day teller of tales
Modern day teller of tales
Grammy-winner David Holt honored with Uncle Dave Heritage Award
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Destively Bonnaroo
A decade of magic in Manchester
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Bonnaroo 2011
10 years of musical memories
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Country Music Hall of Fame announces summer concert series
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LHS Choraliers win big in St. Louis
Honor escort planned
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Photo Gallery: The Features/The Bohannons
The Features shared the stage with The Bohannons on Friday, April 8 at The Walnut House in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mixing in some new tunes with the classics, The Features closed down the venue after the midnight hour.
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Support RuCo's youth symphony with salsa
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Alabama native son releases new album with a Nashville appearance
With a spring tour beginning on April 8, Jason Isbell will hit a few dates in the Southeast before stopping in Nashville, Tenn. on April 16.
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Those Darlins drop second full length album
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Not your average FUNdraiser
Backstage Bash promises dancing in the streets
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JazzFest finalizes dates, lineup
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MTSU Jazz Festival welcomes guest composer
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Beale Street Music Festival reveals lineup
The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its lineup for this year and will take place at Tom Lee Park on April 29 through May 1.
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The Features trade music in support of a cause
On Thursday, March 3 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn., musicians and fashion designers joined together for I’m Still Beautiful – an event to raise money and awareness for young adults battling cancer.
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Nashville Philharmonic offers free concerts in March
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World-renowned banjo player Béla Fleck to lecture at MTSU
Grammy-winning, genre-bending musician Béla Fleck will play MTSU’s Windham Lecture Series in Liberal Arts into its second decade when the renowned banjoist serves as guest speaker on Tuesday, March 15, in Tucker Theatre.
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Bonnaroo lands all-star lineup for 10th year
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival released the initial lineup this past week for its 10th anniversary.
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Trent Dabbs gets back to roots on new album
Known for his work on the Ten out of Tenn project and success with several songs featured on hit television shows, Nashville’s Trent Dabbs is stepping outside of this shadow with his sixth full-length album, Southerner.
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YEAH's debuts new music camp for kids
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.
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Music Blog: Country Music legend passes
After an enduring battle with pancreatic cancer, Charlie Louvin passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in Wartrace, Tenn.
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Tristen eager for new album and tour
Tristen eager for new album and tour
With a new album on the way plans are also in the works for a winter tour that will land Tristen on the West Coast after hitting The Basement in Nashville.
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Chris Cagle 'Saddles Up' for benefit concert
The one-night-only show, Chris Cagle Unbridled: Celebrating 20 Years of Saddle Up!, benefits Middle Tennessee's oldest and largest recreational therapeutic horseback riding program.
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Popular music and its effect on society
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MTSU alum, prof honored with Grammy nod
Professor John Hill and MT alumnus Michael Latterell both received Grammy nominations.
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Anderson East sets out on new music journey
Anderson East sets out on new music journey
With a first look at Anderson East, the golden locks can be misleading. He could easily be confused with typical stereotypes, but when you hear the voice it’s hard not to believe that he is the real deal.
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Murfreesboro rocks ‘Next Big Nashville’
Murfreesboro rocks ‘Next Big Nashville’
Southern-tinged sounds from Murfreesboro’s Glossary were among those heard at the fifth annual Next Big Nashville, an independent music conference.
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There's no place like New York
There's no place like New York
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.
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Heritage Award winners have played with best
Heritage Award winners have played with best
The 33rd annual Uncle Dave Macon Days are set to honor Norman and Nancy Blake with the 2010 Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award.
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Best albums of 2010, so far
We are at the midpoint of the year and it’s time to look back at some of the top albums from the past six months.
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Night of Praise to benefit flood victims
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.
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JazzFest weather expected to be mostly clear
Jazz will sizzle as cool front moves in.
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Art in Bloom to be held at AdamsPlace
Thirty-six pieces of original art will be on display, representing more than 30 local artists.
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Random Memories
The Statler Brothers pen book on career
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MTSU benefit concert helps blind band
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Stones River Chamber Players to give free concert
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MTSU prof engineers Grammy-nominates album
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YEAH center celebrates opening today
Taylor Gibbs, 17, said it would take more than words to describe what the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities after school hangout and educational center for kids means to her.
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Local horror film accepted into film festival
"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.
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Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp teaches girls to rock
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MTSU makes Vince Gill honorary professor
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Country stars add to Hall of Fame treasures
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Bell Buckle couple’s harmony push them to the top
Joey Martin Feek and Rory Fink, finalists on CMT's “Can You Duet,” release CD
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MT freshman gets rare class from cellist Yo-Yo Ma
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Boro-based band loves to turn on the heat
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MUSIC: Songwriter’s Night to feature Billy Montana
Writer has penned hits for Garth Brooks, Sara Evans
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'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
More than 80,000 music fans will converge on Middle Tennessee roadways this week for the seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester.
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Award-winning music label got humble start
Award-winning music label got humble start

Uncle Dave collection first brought national attention

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Charity shoot a success
Charity shoot a success
The inaugural Charity Shoot to benefit the Nashville Area American Cancer Society was a big success.
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Generation for Creation talent show winners announced
Generation for Creation talent show winners announced
Monica Johnson, director of Generation for Creation, a nonprofit visual and performing arts program based in Murfreesboro, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Children’s Benefit Talent Show.
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Red State breakout
Murfreesboro had an unexpected voice in the CNN/YouTube debate Monday night.
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Officials announce grants for arts
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.
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Local film set for a July 3 DVD release
The coming-of-age movie filmed in Shelbyville three summers ago that launched the acting career of a Murfreesboro native is heading to DVD.
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Oscar broadcast lifts teacher back to red carpet
Oscar broadcast lifts teacher back to red carpet
Brenda Lewis attended 2003 Academy Awards
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