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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Story by Mary Claire Bennett / Contributing Writer More than a week after the death of 26-year-old rapper Mac Miller, fans and friends work to reconcile the loss through provocative dialogue about substance abuse and mental health. Miller, known for his transparency in discussing such issues, has left behind no shortage …

Photo and story by Trianne Newbrey / Contributing Writer On Friday, friends, fans and family gathered in the small, comfy confines of Nashville concert venue East Room to celebrate Nordista Freeze’s 22nd birthday. The “Happy Birthday Nordista Freeze Birthday Bash” hosted four local Tennessee bands: Future Crib, The Broomestix, Freeze and Spaceface. Freeze is a …

Photo courtesy of Matthew Murphy Story by Caryn Tramel / Contributing Writer  “School of Rock: The Musical” is a hilarious, high-energy production from start to finish. This production was a part of Broadway at TPAC, presented in part with HCA Tristar Health. Once again, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center did not disappoint with the start …

Photo courtesy of Flickr It has been quite a year for Hollywood since last year’s Emmy Awards. Just 18 days after last year’s Emmys, the New York Times broke the story of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, marking the start of the #MeToo movement, not only in Hollywood but society as a whole. …

Photo courtesy of Ryman Auditorium Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer Tori Kelly has come out of hiding with the release of her new gospel album, ”Hiding Place.” Three years after the last release of her pop album “Unbreakable Smile,” Kelly switches it up and takes us to church with her amazing vocal range and …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson/ Contributing Writer On Friday evening, “America’s Got Talent” breakout star Piff the Magic Dragon performed in MTSU’s Tucker Theater. Piff the Magic Dragon, whose real name is John Van der Put, rose to fame after appearing on Season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where he received a golden …