REVIEW: ‘Urinetown’ was truly unhinged in the best way possible, bringing energy and music back to the Belmont stage

REVIEW: ‘Urinetown’ was truly unhinged in the best way possible, bringing energy and music back to the Belmont stage

Belmont’s musical theater department transported audiences from Nashville to the fictional city of Urinetown, where citizens have to pay to pee. The satirical musical opened on Nov. 10 at the Troutt Theater, Belmont’s first musical with a full live audience since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Belmont’s cast delivered […]

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Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sophomore songwriter Sully Bright captured the Christain Showcase title, as well as the hearts of the audience Saturday night. Hosted in the Curb Event Center, with a live audience for the first time since COVID-19, Christian Showcase invited the Belmont community to come together through music. Artists and audience alike […]

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Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Three Belmont artists are tuning up for an evening of music, worship and praise in a showcase that honors the university’s connection to faith. “The other artists I’m performing with are super talented so that’s something I’m really excited about,” said Sully Bright, one of the three singer-songwriters in the […]

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Star alum Brad Paisley talks college days and COVID days in a night of songs and stories

Star alum Brad Paisley talks college days and COVID days in a night of songs and stories

In his time at Belmont, Brad Paisley skipped classes, pulled all-nighters in the studio and graduated with a 2.3 GPA — but that’s all you need, he said. The country hitmaker and 1995 Belmont alumnus visited his alma mater Thursday for a night of conversation and acoustic interludes, hosted by […]

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The National Museum of African American Music welcomes Belmont students during inauguration week

The National Museum of African American Music welcomes Belmont students during inauguration week

VNN’s Jordan Shatto spoke with staff members the National Museum of African American Music, and Belmont students to learn about the ongoing relationship between the organizations. — This video was posted by Jordan Shatto.

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Nashville’s newest museum explores the impact of Black music in America, including a gospel exhibit funded by former Belmont president

Nashville’s newest museum explores the impact of Black music in America, including a gospel exhibit funded by former Belmont president

Alive with sights, sounds and history, the National Museum of African American Music shines a light on the often-overlooked influence of Black music in America. The museum opened Jan. 17, 2021 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — at Fifth and Broadway, the center of Nashville’s bustling downtown. Through six […]

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Sophomores’ upcoming indie action-comedy is a ‘Jump Street’-inspired college romp

Sophomores’ upcoming indie action-comedy is a ‘Jump Street’-inspired college romp

Nick Jackson and Josh Jordan hardly knew each other when they devised a plan to create their own film.  But the classmates are now co-stars, and since spring, they’ve been working on their own buddy-cop film — “Skip Street,” an action-comedy the duo is writing, producing and acting in together. […]

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Belmont’s Kaylee Franzen, the voice behind Aster, on her ‘Alter Ego’ TV journey

Belmont’s Kaylee Franzen, the voice behind Aster, on her ‘Alter Ego’ TV journey

Decked out from head to toe in a motion capture suit, Kaylee Franzen opened her mouth to make her TV singing debut, and her vocals soared from a teal-skinned, magenta-haired avatar displayed a screen away. Psychology junior Franzen — or Aster, as she is known on Fox’s “Alter Ego” singing […]

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REVIEW: Belmont students shine in every role at NCT’s ‘The Lightning Thief’

REVIEW: Belmont students shine in every role at NCT’s ‘The Lightning Thief’

Mount Olympus is here in Nashville — but only for a limited time. The regional debut of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” under the direction of Ernie Nolan was a hit at the Nashville Children’s Theatre Friday, and the all-Belmont cast received a standing ovation from an excited […]

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Fall fun is in the air at the 12 South Pumpkin Patch

Fall fun is in the air at the 12 South Pumpkin Patch

With temperatures dropping and spooky season at its height, the 12 South Pumpkin Patch in Belmont’s backyard is in full swing, and there’s something there for everyone this season. “We have names for different pumpkins, like snowballs, the jacks and bumpin’ uglins” said Taylor Vroon, a Belmont student who works […]

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Songwriting senior Jules Paymer will open for Jake Wesley Rogers at one-night-only Nashville show

Songwriting senior Jules Paymer will open for Jake Wesley Rogers at one-night-only Nashville show

Jules Paymer was driving to get a haircut when the phone call came. It was an unassuming number from New York. When Paymer picked up, the manager for international indie-pop sensation Jake Wesley Rogers answered to relay some major news. Paymer had won the contest to be Rogers’ opening act at […]

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PREVIEW: An all-Belmont cast will bring legends and lyrics to life in Nashville debut of “The Lightning Thief”

PREVIEW: An all-Belmont cast will bring legends and lyrics to life in Nashville debut of “The Lightning Thief”

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is set to make its regional premiere at Nashville Children’s Theatre, featuring a cast from Belmont’s own musical theater department. The show, which opens Friday, is the story of “a young man who finds out that he is the son of a Greek […]

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