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Lori Kissinger Very Special Arts

Photo submitted by Lori Kissinger A young man with severe autism can barely speak in conversation, yet he takes the stage confidently to sing along with Josh Turner at the Grand Ole Opry. A dance group comprised of students with Down syndrome performs at an MTSU football game. Mentally disabled students teach their peers with …

Nathan Massengill Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon

Story by Matthew Burnette // Contributing Writer | Photos by Michael Patton // Staff Photographer Captain America, a Ghostbuster and Green Arrow. Though usually only together in an intense fever dream, these were only some of the characters seen wandering the halls during the fifth annual Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon at the Clarion Inn …

Brandon Ingram // Contributing writer The annual Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival featuring visual artists, painters, sculptors and filmmakers will kick off on Nov. 7, five days prior to the film festival at the Celebrity Center in Nashville. The festival will include the work of MTSU’s Photography Department as well as that of MTSU’s professors Bob …

Ariel Klontz // Contributing writer Cars crawl at low speed on the streets surrounding the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Joggers run along the sidewalks, dodging casual strollers and street shoppers, families and businessmen. This is a typical day on the square in downtown Murfreesboro. But on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. it will become so …

Yoanna Kirkova // Contributing writer An art exhibit titled “You Had to Be There” opened in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery on Thursday. The exhibit includes artists from around the country and features a comedic theme, curated by Thomas Sturgill and Melissa Newman, professors at MTSU’s Art Department. “I think for Thomas and Melissa, art can …

Celebrated Nashville-based photographer David McClister’s work has been seen in any number of places, from a magazine’s glossy pages to album covers and soon on the walls of a legendary local nightclub. The photographer, who began his career as a filmmaker and music video director, will debut The Bluebird Cafe Series on Sunday afternoon at …