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More than 2,000 fans of the John Green novel “The Fault in Our Stars” filled Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium Thursday evening to see a sneak peak of the much anticipated film adaptation, as well as participate in a Q&A session with the actors and author. For those who haven’t read Green’s latest novel, the book …

The artwork for Jeremy Robertson & the Class Action's "Wait & See" EP. (FILE)

With this year’s worth while mainstream releases being few and far between, now’s the time to add some local, independent flair to your music library. Here are some of the latest releases from local artists: Daniel Young—“Unexpected”   Daniel Young’s debut release came about after the producer wanted to try his hand at electronic dance …

Stephen Colbert discussing David Letterman's retirement from "The Late Show" on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Assistant A&E Editor Fresh off the heels of Jimmy Fallon’s ascension to “The Tonight Show” throne, “The Late Show” host David Letterman announced that he would be leaving the late night talk show in 2015 after 22 years as host. As soon as Letterman announced his retirement, speculation ran wild as …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird visited his alma mater Wednesday to share the keys to a successful career in the music industry. Laird, who has written with music heavyweights such as Carrie Underwood, Ne-Yo and Kacey Musgraves, insists that a love for music and a diverse attitude are necessary in the music industry. “I …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

By Natalie Shipley // Staff Writer Considered “MTSU’s most famous alumnus,” it has been more than 10 years since award-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird attended the university. “I don’t know how accurate that is, but, hey, if that’s what it is for now, I feel honored,” Laird said during a break in a performance …

By Dylan Aycock, MTSU Sidelines Staff Writer Opening the door and looking inside, the sight of vintage hats, old-fashioned cameras and polished typewriters are reminiscent of a familiar place. The sound of creaking, wooden floors and a rustic aroma are soon replaced with friendly laughter and welcoming voices. After a few nostalgic moments, it becomes …