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By Emily Stubbs Contributing writer Noteworthy singer-songwriters performed to a packed crowd at the legendary Bluebird Cafe Tuesday night for Freedom Sings. Freedom Sings is an entertaining, yet educational multimedia program of the First Amendment Center and, according to its website, “features music that has been banned or censored or has sounded a call for …

By Claire Osburn A&E Editor Let’s face it, no one wants to show up at a party this Halloween weekend with the same $50 costume as everyone else. Instead of risking a fashion faux pas, hit up your nearest vintage or craft store to make your own. While in the past do-it-yourself projects may have …

By Maranda Faris Assistant Features Editor NBC’s new show “Dracula” is a poorly attempted revamp of “True Blood” on its best day. The series mimics others of its genre with its sexually explicit elements and targeting viewers who have never read the original novel. The show does involve Dracula’s resurrection from the grave at the …

By Noel S. Heath Assistant A&E Editor Inspired by a novel on his summer reading list, a music education major from Columbia composed a completely original concert music ensemble in just two days. “Perils of the Pearl” has since been premiered by the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and was well received. “It’s not every day that …

The historic Sam Davis Home in Smyrna held its annual ghost tours this past weekend. Included in the $5 admission were a hayride around the premises, a Halloween themed tour of the mansion and a cornucopia of ghost tales. After waiting in line in the barely tolerable cold, the tour started with a haunted hayride. …

By Ross Wilson Contributing writer “The Counselor,” directed by Ridley Scott, written by the great American author Cormac McCarthy and featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz looked to be one of the best films of this year. Sadly, the movie fell below expectations, but …