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Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons performs at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. (MTSU Sidelines / Emily West)

By Claire Osburn | Assistant A&E editor Months of speculation can finally be put to rest because the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup is officially here. The bands at this year’s ‘Roo, scheduled for June 13-16 in Manchester, were announced early Tuesday afternoon. The lineup unveiling was done via an hour-long video, streamed live on the bonnaroo365 …

Santa Train

Story by Emily West // Community News Editor | Photos by Matt Masters // Photography Editor Brenda Grizzle stood at the tracks in her khaki jacket and straight leg jeans. The day was warming, but a thick chill hung in the air. Through her clear-framed glasses, the retired farmer turned part-time seamstress watched her grandchildren, River …

Christmas Cookies by OakleyOriginals

Story by Jane Horne // Arts & Entertainment Editor | Photo by OakleyOriginals // Flickr It’s the end of the semester, cash is running low and finals are on the horizon when you suddenly remember that you need a way to tell your closest friends you care before you leave for the holidays. It’s already …

Elvis Presley Christmas

Story by Kelsey Griffith // Staff Writer It’s the time of year for Christmas trees, icicle lights and gift giving. Although caroling is not as popular as it once was, the holiday songs have not been forgotten. This playlist of unforgettable Christmas classics will make even scrooges sing along. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Ella …

Santa Brownies Christmas by Steven Depolo

Story by Jessica Kryza // Contributing Writer | Photo by Steven Depolo // via Flickr The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it. On top of making plans for travel and gift giving, you’re probably anxiously waiting parties and gatherings that include any tasty goody you can imagine. If you’re throwing the holiday …

Even though the new Mumford & Sons album is new and much awaited, the band found a way to maintain its sound with Babel,keeping listeners hanging on to every last note. Mumford & Sons gave its audiences a small glimpse of Babel, releasing its first single “I Will Wait” in early August, and performing several …