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By Jordan Trice/ Contributing writer Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records After a four-year absence since his 2012 album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” pop sensation Bruno Mars is back at it again with “24K Magic.” Mars, one of the best-selling artists of all time, has accomplished many feats during his career, including winning four Grammys, topping the Forbes 30 …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor/ Assistant News Editor The Murfreesboro Muslim Youth group held a Muslim meet-and-greet in Murfreesboro’s Public Square Friday night to promote love within the community. Members of MMY gathered at 4:30 p.m. to hand out cards, balloons, candy and general greetings to Murfreesboro residents. MMY members also provided a banner for people …

Photo by Emily Neal/ Staff Writer MTSU students and faculty filled the Student Union ballroom Thursday night to hear Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr., tell the story of his son’s death in Ferguson, Mo., from a father’s perspective. On Aug. 9, 2014, Brown said he had just gotten off from work and …

Photos courtesy of  Goth Babe, Love Lies Bleeding and Snake Cheney Thanks to Middle Tennessee State University’s prestigious recording industry program and Nashville’s lucrative music industry opportunities, Murfreesboro is home to a diverse, expansive alternative music scene. From that comes some great punk, indie pop, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, emo and more. Below is a list, …

Photo courtesy of  Oaklands Park By Marcus Maddox/ Contributing writer Acorn Festival, a new music event, will be held in Murfreesboro this Saturday. The festival features a range of indie rock, folk and Americana music. Locally and nationally known artists will showcase their talent at Murfreesboro’s Oakland Park grounds. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and Oakland …

Photo courtesy of VANISH Films Story by Zachery Wright / Contributing Writer MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment hosted a viewing Wednesday evening of “Do Not Resist,” a new documentary from director Craig Atkinson about the militarization of police in the United States. “Do Not Resist” is a Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary, …