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By John Coulston Staff writer Rock legend Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees graced the Tucker Theatre stage tonight plucking strings on his acoustic guitar and keeping his decades-old music alive. “A couple years back, John [Merchant] asked me if I would do it, and I thought what a fantastic thing to be able do, …

Ryan Kenney performs at MTSU's Tucker Theatre in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The performance was a part of the first MTSU vs. Belmont Battle of the Bands. (MTSU Sidelines / Cat Murphy)

The first annual MTSU vs. Belmont University Battle of the Bands was held Wednesday night at Tucker Theatre. The event, which was sponsored by Music With A Purpose and Raider Entertainment, put two bands from each school against each other to see which act would win a $500 prize, as well as bragging rights for …

Two-Tone Art Gallery owner Todd Wilson sits in the gallery's space at 113 West Lytle Street in Murfreesboro Tenn. Wilson opened teh gallery to showcase local artists' works. (Matt Masters/MTSU Sidelines)

By Claire Osburn, MTSU Sidelines A&E Editor Mufreesboro’s newest art gallery, Two-Tone, will host the annual fall MTSU student art show. The gallery on West Lytle Street will feature student artwork from Oct. 16-22 from 6-8 p.m. The MTSU Student Art Alliance is coordinating the event. “It is a juried show, so we pick an …

Moon Taxi performs at MTSU's Student Union Ballroom in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (MTSU Sidelines / Brett Turner)

There are two positive outcomes that can come with seeing a band perform live. Some performances reaffirm your love for a group, while some make you love them even more. The latter is what I experienced after seeing Nashville rock act Moon Taxi perform Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom. Going in, I was …

The album artwork for Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer No, you aren’t mistaken — Justin Timberlake has released his second album this year. While we had to wait almost seven years for The 20/20 Experience, we get its follow-up after only six months. While 2 of 2 serves as a sister album to the aforementioned release, it offers …

Students enter the "Tunnel of Love" educational fair at MTSU's James Union Building to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (MTSU SIdelines / John Connor Coulston)

MTSU students had the opportunity to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections at the annual “Tunnel of Love” educational fair held on September 19 in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event, which was cosponsored by MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance, Student Health Services and Nashville CARES, sought to educate the students on sexually transmitted …