Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Canadian rock band Arkells busted open Live on the Green 2017, Lightning 100’s free outdoor concert series at Public Square Park, with an exuberant spirit. The five-man band set a high bar for the following acts, American rap artist Michael Franti & Spearhead and Alabama-native 6-piece soul band St. …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor With an acclaimed title like Music City, U.S.A., Middle Tennessee attracts thousands of aspiring musicians on the daily, some great and some not-so-good. But every now and then, a diamond arises from the rough. Marisa McKaye, a 12-year-old local to Franklin, recently represented what it means to be …

Photo courtesy of Hollywood Life On May 22, Rachel Lindsay appeared as the first black lead in all of ABC’s “The Bachelor”/“The Bachelorette” franchise, a long-awaited departure from the show’s highly criticized precedent. And as of last night, she’s found true love with contestant Bryan as she presented him her heart, a chance to take her …

Country music superstar Brett Eldredge dropped his newest album “Brett Eldredge” at midnight last night, and the self-titled album perfectly blends the met expectations for what an album should contain with a taste of something fans didn’t quite know they needed. Since its release, the country album has already managed to claim the #1 all …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor For the first time since its grand opening in October, I dined at Murfreesboro’s one and only restaurant specializing in the peculiar southern classic known as chicken salad. The very moment of my Chicken Salad Chick entrance, I couldn’t help but notice the bold pops of color fluid …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor The night began with aspiring little mermaids, decked out in Ariel costumes and contagious smiles, storming the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the opening performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” But young girls only accounted for about half of Tuesday night’s audience; the other half was comprised of …