Beat ‘n’ Track: Friends of Lola

Beat ‘n’ Track: Friends of Lola

The Beat ‘N Track takes its last spin of the semester with commercial voice major Cyrena Wages. From Memphis to New York City to Nashville, Wages, along with her brother Houston Wages and her boyfriend Gabe Rabben, have come together to form a new project known as, Friends of Lola […]

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Phillips rocks Curb Event Center

Phillips rocks Curb Event Center

As a laid-back 22-year-old wearing TOMS shoes, a pair of dark jeans and a plaid shirt, Phillip Phillips could have been mistaken by just another student at Belmont when he hit the stage on Sunday. Yet, at 6:15 pm, when the doors of the Curb Event Center opened, you could […]

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Paramore at Grimey’s for Record Store Day

Paramore at Grimey’s for Record Store Day

What do you do when magazines are reporting on the impending doom of the goods you are sell, when corporate versions of your company are failing and going bankrupt all around you and when all hope seems lost? You plan a party. More than 700 independent record stores did exactly […]

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Phillip Phillips ready for Belmont show

Phillip Phillips ready for Belmont show

When American Idol winner Phillip Phillips hits the stage at the Curb Event Center on Sunday, he wants to see the crowd up and out of their seats. “I’m in a good mood this week, a good dancing mood. I hope Belmont is not scared to dance,” he said. Phillips, an acoustically-based […]

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Belmont song makes top 3 in national competition

Belmont song makes top 3 in national competition

A lot of Belmont students can write a song, but few can say the song they wrote was inspiring enough to place in a national competition for change. Belmont freshmen Chris Jobe, Emmanuel Echem, Ryan Blihovde and Parker Van Der Hyde wrote and recorded a song in January which did […]

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Behind the scenes of the Best of the Best performance

Behind the scenes of the Best of the Best performance

During the Best of the Best showcase, an emphasis is almost always placed on the actual performance. But for the students who put this program together, the real show starts the moment the equipment is unloaded. The above video focuses on Best of the Best soundchecks featuring Christian showcase winners […]

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Best of the Best brings literal blast to stage

Best of the Best brings literal blast to stage

Many who attended the Best of the Best Showcase Saturday night at the Curb Event Center could easily say they had a blast. Literally. Fire blades and a performance by rocker Kim Logan – and her bold outfit – opened a night to remember for a full house at the […]

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Best of the Best receives modern update, maintains roots

Best of the Best receives modern update, maintains roots

People always say ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’ But according to Best of the Best producer Christiana Sudano, a fresher, more modern update can’t hurt. On Saturday starting at 7 p.m., the yearlong showcase series comes to a close when the Best of the Best showcase returns to […]

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ASCAP writers ready for Best of Best appearance

ASCAP writers ready for Best of Best appearance

As the Best of the Best Showcase opens its doors Saturday evening, the main acts will always be the winners of the four showcases throughout the year. But don’t think those artists will be the only ones performing in the Curb Event Center that night. Four additional singer-songwriters who won […]

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Beltones earn bid to a capella finals

Beltones earn bid to a capella finals

UPDATE: The Belmont Beltones won the wild card round and will be attending the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella national championship next weekend. The Belmont Beltones may not be the oldest a capella group around, but they have quickly become one of the most notable. The five-year-old group is […]

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Griffith honors grandparents through Glen and Effie jewelry line

Griffith honors grandparents through Glen and Effie jewelry line

Matchboxes, compact mirrors, pocket watches, old costume jewelry and vintage pins make up Brooke Griffith’s jewelry line, Glen and Effie. The junior art education major has formal art training, but she also has an aptitude for creating unusual art, both of which make a combination that she takes to another […]

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‘Idol’ puts two with Belmont ties through televised auditions

‘Idol’ puts two with Belmont ties through televised auditions

Since “American Idol”’s television debut in 2002, aspiring artists have dreamed of receiving a “golden ticket” and starting down the path to win the title. Like former Belmont students and finalists Kimberly Locke before them, recent Belmont alumnus Griffin Peterson and senior Rachel Hale both went through season 12 auditions […]

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