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By Noel S. Heath Assistant A&E Editor Inspired by a novel on his summer reading list, a music education major from Columbia composed a completely original concert music ensemble in just two days. “Perils of the Pearl” has since been premiered by the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and was well received. “It’s not every day that …

October 31 is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with a playlist of our favorite Halloween tracks. Our playlist of playful and scary tunes is the perfect soundtrack for trick-or-treating or hanging out in graveyard – whichever you prefer: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson No better way to start off a Halloween playlist …

By John Coulston Staff writer Rock legend Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees graced the Tucker Theatre stage tonight plucking strings on his acoustic guitar and keeping his decades-old music alive. “A couple years back, John [Merchant] asked me if I would do it, and I thought what a fantastic thing to be able do, …

From left to right: The album artwork for Paul McCartney's "New," Katy Perry's "Prism" and Pearl Jam's " Lightning Bolt." (FILE/Edited by John Connor Coulston)

Paul McCartney – New Paul McCartney is a legend that needs no introduction. On his 16th solo release, he combines reflective tracks with tracks inspired by his current life. Paired with production by Mark Ronson and Beatles’ producer George Martin’s son, Giles, New is exactly what a 2013 Paul McCartney album should sound like. McCartney uses a little bit of everything that has …

Ryan Kenney performs at MTSU's Tucker Theatre in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The performance was a part of the first MTSU vs. Belmont Battle of the Bands. (MTSU Sidelines / Cat Murphy)

The first annual MTSU vs. Belmont University Battle of the Bands was held Wednesday night at Tucker Theatre. The event, which was sponsored by Music With A Purpose and Raider Entertainment, put two bands from each school against each other to see which act would win a $500 prize, as well as bragging rights for …

The album artwork for Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" (FILE)

By Brad Belemjian& John Connor Coulston // Staff Writers Cage the Elephant – Melophobia Cage the Elephant’s third album takes several listens to sink in. While its predecessor bled ’90s alternative, Melophobia combines sounds from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s into an ambitious full length. Even though it isn’t as accessible as their previous work, …