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John Elefante to Headline Sogno Project Benefit at Tucker Theatre

Classic rock and country music will fill Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre as part of The Sogno Project’s (pronounced Sewn-Yo) second annual benefit concert on Thursday, Sept. 3. Murfreesboro resident and MTSU alumna Kelly Lee Culbreth started The Sogno Project two years ago with a mission to raise money for the community while bringing […]

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The Alley: New Steakhouse on Main Offers Fantastic Meals, from Salad to Dessert

The Alley on Main took over the space vacated by Roosters months ago, and I still hadn’t been there, so I decided that it was time I went. It’s touted to be a steakhouse, and my friends had told me it was excellent and had good lunch specials, with all the food being made in […]


Painting With a Passion: John Smith Shares His ‘Suddenly’ Moment

Two canvases─both bare and tightly bound by cellophane─set in Murfreesboro resident John Smith’s home office, the first of the pack used by his daughter, who painted a portrait of the family dog, Savannah. Today, no one’s home and Smith, whose artistic background solely includes helping with his children’s art projects, sits down at his L-shaped […]


Beat the Heat With a Sweet Treat at These Cool Local Shops

Where’s your favorite place to stop in for ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, custard or whatever your favorite frozen snack might happen to be? Check out a few of these Murfreesboro area shops when you need something cold and sweet. Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness Location: 2018 Medical Center Pkwy. Hours: Mon.–Thurs. and Sun. 12–9 […]

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Cash Cab Host Ben Bailey to Perform at MTSU in September

Stand-up comedian and Cash Cab host Ben Bailey is set to perform at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre on Friday, Sept. 4, as a part of the university’s Week of Welcome. The Bowling Green, Ken., native is known for his time on Discovery Channel’s game show Cash Cab, on which unsuspecting taxi passengers answered trivia questions for […]

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Michael Jacobs, Resisting Shadows

Michael Jacobs is an acclaimed Native American singer-songwriter whose music emphasizes positivity, self-fulfillment and changing the world for the better. His latest full-length release, Resisting Shadows, displays these qualities to their fullest. Jacobs, who recently moved to Murfreesboro, blends traditional acoustic stylings with Americana and Native American influences for a well-rounded, straightforward singer-songwriter release. This […]

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Hick-hop Duo The Lacs to Play TEMPT

Music fans who prefer their rap with a twang will be pleased to hear that “hick-hop” duo The Lacs will be playing TEMPT later this month. The Georgia natives’ notable songs include “Keep It Redneck” and “Country Boy Fresh,” which have over 10 million views on YouTube combined. The duo will perform on Thursday, Aug. […]

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Mize and the Drive, Sat. 8/15 @ Mayday Brewery

Murfreesboro’s own Mize and the Drive will bring their rock/soul roots to Mayday Brewery on Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Since 2009, the group’s maintained a relatively strong local following and have performed at many regional festivals, including Manchester’s pre-Bonnaroo party, known as Music Tree Fest, in 2014. With their sophomore album in […]

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