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Story and Photos by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Sunday, September 15, Nashville’s Plaza Mariachi hosted the largest Latino/Hispanic celebration in Tennessee. The event celebrated the independence of Mexico, along with the independence of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There were two stages available to the attendees. One stage was inside the Plaza …

Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Stage director Will Perkins wants you to forget everything you think you know about opera. “It’s not just people in powder wigs on stage making big sounds … There is beauty, politics, love, hate and things that really are going on in the world around us …

Photo Courtesy of mtsuarts.com Story by Meraleigh Queener / Contributing Writer In the wealth of scattering clumsiness and comedic chaos, MTSU’s Theatre Arts Department opened “Noises Off!,” capturing a play-within-a-play with the audience taking on the role of the audience. “Noises Off” began Thursday night and ran through Sunday at Tucker Theatre. This delightful theatre piece introduced …

Photo courtesy of Rick Malkin / Nashville Shakespeare Festival Story by Maria de Guzman / Contributing Writer Friends. Romans. Countrymen. Lend this play your eyes and ears. Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Julius Caesar” made its Murfreesboro debut at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre on Thursday night. Running for three nights only through Feb. 2, this production …

Photo Courtesy of Spark Theatre Company Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Empowering. Out of several separate interviews, the word that recurred the most was “empowering” when talking about “The Vagina Monologues.” “The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler in 1996, is an episodic play composed of 200 interviews of women and their experience …

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 …