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John Robinson // Contributing writer Forty years ago this October, comedian George Carlin introduced us to a groundbreaking comedy series, one as American as apple pie: “Saturday Night Live.” While the stage and players have changed throughout the years, the mission has always been the same: Make ’em laugh. In honor of the milestone, I …

Sara Snoddy // Contributing writer Fans of his Full House days might be a bit surprised by John Stamos’ newest role as the suave restaurateur, Jimmy Martino, in Fox’s newest comedy-hopeful, Grandfathered. Jimmy has it all, but he’d “give it all up just like that for a family.” Or at least it’s worked as a …

Yoanna Kirkova // Contributing writer An art exhibit titled “You Had to Be There” opened in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery on Thursday. The exhibit includes artists from around the country and features a comedic theme, curated by Thomas Sturgill and Melissa Newman, professors at MTSU’s Art Department. “I think for Thomas and Melissa, art can …

Sara Snoddy  // Contributing writer The word “quaint” describes the stage at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts, and that is certainly what set designer Shane Lowry and director Bill Stewart want to project. The initial sequence of Harvey takes place in the old Dowd family mansion. The cozy set, dressed as a personal home library, holds …

Lacey Kanipe// Contributing writer Emmy Award-winning TV personality, comedian and former Cash Cab host Ben Bailey performed at MTSU on Friday night and raised laughs as well as many other random noises throughout the show. His routine was satirical and downright hilarious. Bailey began by picking at Southern culture and how different it is from his daily …

Robert Plant performs with the Sensational Space Shifters at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (MTSU Seigenthaler News Service / Gregory French)

Leading up to festival-closing headliner Billy Joel, Bonnaroo 2015’s final day and evening featured acts both young and old, from New Orleans folk to local rock heroes to a late-night TV bandleader-comedian to certifiable rock legend. Robert Plant Robert Plant brought his latest band, the Sensational Space Shifters, to Bonnaroo’s Which Stage Sunday night, and …