Sleep, binge-watching and vacation are a few words that come to mind when one mentions the much anticipated week between midterms and finals, the week when all responsibilities tend to slip away and, with a little luck, the sun comes out after weeks of harsh, frigid temperatures. That week, of course, is Spring Break. But what if students …

Two young girls with pink matching backpacks walk out of Build-A-Bear Workshop and catch a glimpse of a familiar character roaming Opry Mills shopping center. The woman, wearing a teal sequined dress with a long, sheer train, flashes a welcoming grin in their direction. Their eyes widen, two smiles follow. “Elsa,” they say, in perfect unison. It’s a bustling day …

The house lights ease down, the stage lights slowly creep up and a cloud of smoke invades the stage, creating a barrier between the audience and the evening’s headlining act. Finally, a crisp, familiar voice escapes the speakers and drowns out the uproar of applause coming from the packed arena. Although it may appear to be a …

President Barack Obama is in Knoxville to speak at Pellissippi State Community College where he will unveil his new initiative to provide two years of community college tuition for free. The president landed in Air Force One at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base at noon today, along with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Jimmy …

Us and Them will perform Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 in MTSU's Tucker Theatre. The band is comprised primarily of MTSU faculty and students. (FILE/MTSU)

Pink Floyd tribute band Us and Them will perform the iconic 1973 album The Dark Side of The Moon at Tucker Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight. Us and Them includes Director of Recording Industry Dale Brown and recording industry professors Bill Crabtree and Cosette Collier. The show features performances by keyboard player John Nichols, Amy Harris-Brown and Candace Warner, along with graduate students James Ducey …

Two canvases ? both bare and tightly bound by cellophane ? lay in John Smith’s home office, the first of the pack used by his daughter who recently 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 …