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  • February 2016
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Blazefest: Bash at Blackman to Raise Funds for New JROTC Building

Parents, members and supporters of the Blackman High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program will present the first ever Blazefest on Friday, May 6, as a kick-off for a fundraising campaign to build the program its own building. Currently, the group’s “drill is three days a week, outside, sometimes in 20-degree weather,” says […]


Amtgard: This Is How We Role—Shire of Emerald Academy Offers Escape From the Mundane Life

A frost giant rampages through Old Fort Park on a Saturday afternoon. With fierce roars he shambles forward, swinging his club and knocking down structures. All that stands between him and total destruction is a small band of fighters; they circle ’round him, their swords ineffective against the sturdy giant until they are able to […]


A Polished New Pub: Station Grill Offers a Tribute to Murfreesboro With Delicious Menu Items

Restaurant and bar industry veteran Curt Minton has opened his own place, Station Grill, located in the All Things Possible shopping center at the intersection of Northfield Boulevard and Lascassas Pike. Station Grill offers its patrons an assortment of burgers and pizzas, as well as Nathan’s all-beef hot dogs, available topped with chili, peppers, grilled onions, […]


Terell Stafford, Annie Sellick, Roland Barber to Play 2016 JazzFest

Soon the sounds of saxophones and trumpets will fill the air, as it’s almost time for the Main Street JazzFest to take over the Murfreesboro Public Square, May 6–7. The two-day event will draw professional and student jazz performers, including Terell Stafford, an acclaimed trumpet player and member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Now in […]

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Darius Johnson, KB, Other Blue Raiders Working Hard for a Shot in the NFL

On March 31, several Blue Raider football prospects traveled to Nashville for the Middle Tennessee State University pro day. Due to inclement weather, the pro day was moved to the campus of Tennessee State University, where players got the opportunity to perform in front of scouts representing teams from the NFL and CFL. No player […]

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Wick-It the Instigator Talks Mashups, Rock Roots Ahead of April 30 TEMPT Show

Wick-it the Instigator has been a staple of the Middle Tennessee DJ scene for over a decade and, in recent years, has taken the Internet by storm. Whether it’s his original production work or remixes of artists such as Johnny Cash, Dr. Dre, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and Nirvana, the Nashville producer bends genres not […]


WMTS Vinyl Fair Returns to Mayday April 9

Need to stock up on records for your vinyl collection? After a successful first year, MTSU’s student-run radio station, WMTS Murfreesboro, will host its second annual Vinyl Fair at Mayday Brewery on Saturday, April 9. The event will bring in record dealers from throughout the region and feature live music, food, brews and more. The […]

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Float-A-Boat Hosts May 7 Poker, Canoeing and Concert Event to Benefit Dog Rescue Group

Dust off your canoes and kayaks and start practicing your poker face to prepare for Float-A-Boat’s annual summer kickoff and fundraising event, “Paddlin’ for Paws,” on Saturday, May 7. Float-A-Boat, which is located on Blackman Boulevard in downtown Wartrace, Tenn., rents out paddleboats, tubes, canoes and fishing kayaks. Outdoor enthusiasts are shuttled along with their aquatic […]