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Photo courtesy of Brooke Kelly Photography Story by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Best known as The Tennessean’s country music and celebrities reporter, Cindy Watts, 38, has been writing for nearly 20 years. But stumbling upon a career in music journalism wasn’t something she intentionally set out to do. Nonetheless, Watts has excelled in the …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame welcomed MTSU professor Leon Alligood to the Class of 2017  Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro for his contributions to the field of journalism. He was among four honored in the induction ceremony. Alligood is a …

Photo courtesy of Stephen Leon Alligood Stephen Leon Alligood, an MTSU professor and former reporter for The Tennessean, will be inducted, along with three other journalists, into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame during its fifth annual ceremony. TJHOF is an independently operated organization that has partnered with MTSU to recognize outstanding individuals in the …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News  MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel was recently named among the eight 2016 honorees for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Academy for Women of Achievement. This is the 25th anniversary for the academy which honors women who serve as role models for other women, according to a YWCA news …

Photo by John Partipilo / The Tennessean MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Sturdy fans had plenty from which to choose beyond headlining Dead & Company on the closing Sunday of the 15th annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, from a bluegrass supergroup to experimental rockers to old-school funk and soul. Bluegrass SuperJam stays steadfast Imagine having to compete with Sunday’s …

Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service MANCHESTER, Tenn. — With concert times delayed more than an hour by storm warnings Saturday night, Bonnaroo crowds roared back to the venues with seemingly even more enthusiasm than usual, as hip-hop, heavy metal and the annual SuperJam packed houses into the wee hours of the …