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Photo and story by Ahmad Thomas / Contributing Writer Operating as the setting of a semi-autobiographical comedy, Brighton Beach is home to a Polish-Jewish family and a young Eugene Morris Jerome. Set in the era just before America’s involvement in World War II from the perspective of a 15-year-old, the changing world is seen through …

Photo by Krystal Loritts / Contributing Writer The comic opera, “Pirates of Penzance,” is the latest production to be featured on the Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts’ stage. And because of its captivating storyline, originally created by Sir Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenck Gilbert, fans-a-plenty continue to nestle their way inside to catch a glimpse …

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 …

Photo by Rachael Anne Keisling / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts latest play “Ragtime The Musical” tells the story of three varying ethnicities whose families oppose one another because of the era in which they live. The segregated families, who often blurt racial slurs toward one another, lead the audience down their journey …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro.com Story by Meredith White / Contributing Writer Based on Amanda Brown’s novel and the 2001 romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts spun “Legally Blonde” into a musical, and they did it well despite minor technical issues. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” documented the transition of lead character Elle …

Photo courtesy of Nashville Pride Story by Meredith White / Contributing Writer Recognized as National LGBT Pride Month, June’s thirty days are filled with events that will honor and celebrate. Various events are scheduled throughout the month, everything from pageants to a night spent at the ballpark. There truly is a little something planned for …