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Jamie Hince, left, and Alison Mosshart, right, of The Kills perform at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, May 30, 2014. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Assistant A&E Editor The Kills kicked off their 2014 tour at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom to a sold out crowd last weekend. The night began with an opening set by Oklahoma rock band Nuns. The group played tracks off their recently released debut album, “Opportunities.” Since the group is relatively unknown, …

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 …