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Dylan Skye Aycock and John Connor Coulston contributed to this report A mile away from campus, tucked behind local businesses and busy intersections, is Murfreesboro Little Theatre, a non-profit “playhouse” that dates back more than 100 years. The cabin, adorned with a cherry red door and outlined with orange trim, once occupied a 1960s theatre, …

It’s all a secret, or, at least, that’s what the coordinators of Sofar Sounds hope for each month. On a warm night last fall, I pulled up to the home of an address I received in an email for a secret live show. My guest and I entered with zero precedents, our names on a list …

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 …

With a focus on personal growth and optimism, Rylund Exum is a local rapper who steers clear from modern stereotypes of mainstream rap music. Inspired by artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Kendrick Lamar, Exum’s music tightropes between playful and inspiring, boastful and poignant, all the time keeping a soulful swagger. His tracks “Hello Universe” and …

By Morgan Massengill, MTSU Sidelines Contributing Writer Downtown now has a few more pianos, another place to imbibe and a venue that has expanded from Music City to the ‘Boro. The Big Bang, a dueling piano bar, opened its doors in the heart of downtown Murfreesboro last month with hopes to make a big impression. A month …

In a town as old as Murfreesboro, tales of entities and paranormal activity are recurrent, and most inhabitants of the town can recall an unexplainable encounter or at least know someone who has. Stories of hauntings have become so plentiful that ghost hunting societies have set up shop around town to examine these paranormal events …