Photo Courtesy of Al Jazeera Story by Aaliyah Johnson/Contributing Writer The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by comedian Lil Duval, was a night filled with nostalgia, comedy and raw talent. The show featured opportunities for rappers to get their voices heard by the public with the BET Cypher, which included artists Kash Doll, IDK, …

Photo Courtesy of TheWrap Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor With the release of Todd Phillips’ “Joker” film this upcoming weekend, Sidelines found it pertinent to address the controversy surrounding the movie in addition to the measures that theater chains are taking to avoid potential danger ahead of our review on Friday. The media landscape in …

Photos and Story by Veronica Prigmore/Contributing Writer Music lovers from across the country visited Music City for the 20th annual Americana Festival. The six-day event adds a twist to traditional festivals. With over 50 music venues across Nashville’s Metro area, there is never a dull moment. From Sept. 10 through Sept. 15th, fans attended showcases, …

Story and Photos by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Sunday, September 15, Nashville’s Plaza Mariachi hosted the largest Latino/Hispanic celebration in Tennessee. The event celebrated the independence of Mexico, along with the independence of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There were two stages available to the attendees. One stage was inside the Plaza …

Photo Courtesy of Udiscovermusic Story by Savannah Odeneal/Contributing Writer The Lumineers, an American Folk-Rock band, dropped their third album Friday. The band has  previously released two albums– “The Lumineers” in 2012 and “Cleopatra” in 2016– to stunning acclaim. The Lumineers performed at Tennessee’s very own music festival, Bonnaroo, this past summer where they played a …

Photo Courtesy of Loshak PR Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer Students packed into Tucker Theatre on Friday in anticipation for a night full of laughter–and they were not disappointed.  Chris Distefano, comedian and star of MTV and MTV2’s “Guy Code” and “Girl Code,” brought the laughs and held the audience’s attention with every joke he …