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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 …

Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard and MIT graduate and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world, presented his lecture “China, the sleeping giant has awoken” to MTSU students Thursday afternoon in the Carson-Kennedy Nursing Building. Wang discussed growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution. To escape being deported to the poorest parts of the country, he …

Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 is the singer’s first official venture into pop music. The 13-track release shows no hint of her country roots, with synthesizer melodies and a deeper sound to her normally high-pitched voice. The first single to be released was “Shake it Off,” the most upbeat song on the album.  The song …

Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert packed Mercy Lounge during the Nashville stop on her “Heart on My Sleeve” Tour Tuesday night. The heartfelt concert began with a performance by Jillette Johnson. Johnson, a bluesy singer-songwriter, played songs from her debut album, Water in a Whale, as well as new songs that she has only played on this tour. …

Wednesday, October 29   8:00 p.m.   Ryan Coleman’s Writers Night @ Aura Lounge/Level III   9:00 p.m.   Rubblebucket @ High Watt   First Aid Kit @ The Ryman   9:30 p.m.   The Wooten Brothers @ Third & Lindsley       Friday, October 31   7:30 p.m.   Sugar Lime Blue @ …

“Freedom Sings” celebrated its 16th anniversary at The Bluebird Cafe Tuesday night with songs of “truth, justice and equality” in honor of a legendary journalist who devoted his entire career to protecting the First Amendment. That man was John Seigenthaler. Seigenthaler, a leading advocate of free speech and long-time editor of The Tennessean, died July …