Never have I ever … undergone acupuncture

Never have I ever … undergone acupuncture

I don’t have a fear of needles. I have a rational distrust of needles penetrating my skin. And that rational distrust has at times made me weep at the doctor’s office like a three-year-old. I’m 21. So, when I saw an ad for Seven Directions Community Acupuncture in Nashville’s Edgehill […]

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Christmas at Belmont: a classic Nashville tradition

Christmas at Belmont: a classic Nashville tradition

The Belmont University School of Music and Nashville Public Television will produce Christmas at Belmont at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This year, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera singer Denyce Graves will host the popular holiday concert. Broadcast on PBS, Christmas at Belmont will feature diverse […]

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The Row Kitchen & Pub: a Music City icon-to-be

The Row Kitchen & Pub: a Music City icon-to-be

Nashville locals know to avoid glittery, gimmicky tourist traps downtown when looking for quality cuisine. But recently-opened restaurant The Row Kitchen & Pub just might bridge the gap between outstanding food and country music culture. “We’re trying to pay homage to singers and songwriters in Nashville with our cuisine and […]

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The Apache Relay builds momentum

The Apache Relay builds momentum

The Apache Relay’s sound is difficult to define. There are screaming fiddle solos, but it doesn’t sound like bluegrass. It’s grounded with driving percussion and electric guitar riffs, but acoustic instruments like the mandolin lighten the sound without softening the momentum. “We’re a rock ‘n’ roll band,” violinist Kellen Wenrich […]

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Teen group creates art, builds community

Teen group creates art, builds community

“I got that strive, now. Feel me?” he said with a smile. Rakeem Gray is a different person now than he was a year ago. As a junior at Johnson High School, a Nashville alternative school for students with behavioral issues, the 18-year-old limited himself with his own apathy. He […]

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CouchSurfing links travelers around globe

CouchSurfing links travelers around globe

You’re 19, in a foreign country, and standing on the doorstep of someone you don’t know. As soon as you ring the doorbell, that someone becomes your friend, tour guide and host for the next few days. All you can hope is that you accurately interpreted their online persona as […]

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Hillsboro art walk turns storefronts into galleries

Hillsboro art walk turns storefronts into galleries

Floral paintings hang in A Village of Flowers. Little girls are crafting in Sweet CeCe’s. “DJ Just Greg” is mixing electronica tracks in front of Fire Finch, alongside a cakestress giving away cake pops. It’s a scene that returns, always with creative differences, on the first Thursday of every month […]

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Nursing major preps for national pageant

Nursing major preps for national pageant

Natalie Newbill builds her beauty from the inside out. Relaxed, but not sloppy. Poised, but never pretentious. She’s calm and collected, and there’s a controlled spirit about her that most college students couldn’t maintain with such a packed schedule. After all, Newbill balances her course load as a nursing major […]

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Yes, the name is Diarrhea Planet

Yes, the name is Diarrhea Planet

Four screaming guitars, a loyal following of rowdy fans and a name that is anything but typical. Diarrhea Planet, or, as it’s known to the more faint of heart, D.P., is a band comprised of six best friends who’ve all attended Belmont at some point. Casey Weissbuch plays drums, Mike […]

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Former student loses brother, sees his story inspire nation

Former student loses brother, sees his story inspire nation

Former Belmont student Ally Breedlove found her brother Ben’s “This is my story” videos just hours after he died on Christmas night. “I had no idea the video existed,” she said. “I got on Facebook and it was already everywhere. It already had almost 100,000 views.” Strange, she said, because […]

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VIDEO: Spring Back Recycling breaks down mattresses, builds up lives

VIDEO: Spring Back Recycling breaks down mattresses, builds up lives

When Ron Harness was released from his three-and-a-half month jail term in October 2010, he didn’t know what to do with himself. “I was facing the street originally,” Harness said. Once released, Harness said his self-esteem took a major hit, as he reevaluated whom he was and what he was […]

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Freshman recognized for nonprofit work

Freshman recognized for nonprofit work

Kelsey Kinsel sees experience as a catalyst for action. “Throughout history, if you look at anybody who has really impacted the world, it all starts from something that they personally experience,” she said. For Kinsel, now a freshman at Belmont, that experience happened in her sophomore year of high school, […]

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