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Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …

By Mike Reed // Staff Writer | Photo courtesy of MTV Saturday night I was trapped between worlds. I had crashed the cast party for “THe Shadow Box.” MTSU theatre parties are, by tradition, diverse, so no one really minds crashers. Theatre parties get a little wild, and the majors share a common bond that many departments don’t. They work closely together …

Story by Doug Stults //  Entertainment Editor Prince puts the semen back in seminal on Lovesexy, recalling the sultry rumblings of Dirty Minds and all the tracks released prior to his ascension from royalty to funk rock deity on 1999. Making it a point never to repeat himself from a purely sonic standpoint, the purple chieftain …

Prince Sign 'O' The Times

Story by D. Brian Conley // News Editor When I first walked into the theatre to see Sign ‘o’ the Times, Prince’s new movie, I felt something may have been wrong. While I had the pick of the litter searing wise, five people crowding a movie theatre is not one of your better omens to the …

MTSU 1982 NCAA Tournament

Story by Don Harris // Staff Writer | Photo by Jack Ross // Staff Photographer NASHVILLE — “Maybe we were looked at as a sacrificial lamb,” Blue Raider head coach Stan “Ramrod” Simpson said of Middle Tennessee. “That lamb turned into a raging bull tonight.” The raging bull—Middle Tennessee State University’s Blue Raiders—snarled, snorted and …

David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World

By David Pearcy // Staff Writer David Bowie’s second American tour starts today and will reach Nashville Friday night. To fully appreciate what he will be doing now it helps to know something of his past accomplishments. This album, The Man Who Sold The World, was originally released on Mercury Records in 1969. At the time …