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Storing and Brewing Great Coffee

Storage • Buy no more coffee than the amount you’ll use in a week to 10 days. Also, make sure that the coffee that you are purchasing is at least 24 to 48 hours out of the roaster. This gives it time to release CO2 from the roasting process. This is called “degassing” or “off-gassing.” […]

Dead Soldiers

Dead Soldiers @ The Boro, Wednesday 2/18

Dead Soldiers, hailing from Memphis, will make a Murfreesboro stop on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Boro Bar and Grill. The band combines elements of bluegrass, country and rock, and beautifully blends acoustic strings (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, etc.), with a rock band vibe and nice group harmonies (and even some occasional trumpet) for a Tennessee […]


Unbeatable: Murfreesboro Woman, Photographer’s Series Offer Encouragement to Domestic Violence Victims

“He held a knife to my throat . . . he broke my jaw, he threw a pipe at me, he bruised my ribs, he threw a vacuum cleaner at me,” said Sarah Augusta Jones, visibly shaken as she recounted experiences from her past relationship. “He is a real controlling, psychotic guy.” Jones was 14 […]


On the Road Again: Adventures on the Streets with Rhoda

It’s a harshly windy January morning. The Murfreesboro homeless community is gathering under the Old Fort Park pavilion for breakfast hosted by a local church. Today, I am gathering information about the most experienced drifter in town. She seems to be missing. While investigating, my cameraman plans to film our findings for a documentary. People […]


Murfreesboro Recording Artist Terry McClain, ‘The Realside,’ Finishes a Very Prolific 2014

Singer/songwriter Terry McClain played his first show at The Boro Bar and Grill in Murfreesboro in 1992. After 12 years in New York living with and investing in his band, Guiltless Cult, McClain returned to Murfreesboro in 2012 with warm nostalgia for the Boro’s talent-rich music scene and, as he describes it, its “limitless creative […]


Blue Essence: Move to the Groove With the MT Majorettes

An MTSU student organization says it wants to add to the Blue Raider game experience, and it has some heads turning. Basketball fans may have noticed the group of young ladies moving in fluid synchronization at games in the Murphy Center. The group, called Blue Essence, dresses in matching blue sequins and white boots, and […]

Linear Downfall

Your Pie Offers After-hours Show Feb. 14

Murfreesboro pizza joint Your Pie will be hosting an after-hours show on Saturday, Feb. 14, with performances by local experimental bands Linear Downfall and Crayons and Antidotes. Linear Downfall just finished a tour in support of their third self-released album Fragmental Hippocampus and plan to release a new album this year. Your Pie is located […]

Marc with Brent

Wednesday Night Jam Sessions Coming to Main Street Music

Main Street Music, located at 527 W. Main St., will now be home to a Wednesday night jam session held each week beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. The event, called “The Jam,” will be hosted by Marc Williams, who formerly played bass with local rock band Last Straw and toured with country artist […]

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