Star-studded event honors Curtain Call Award winner Brandon Fraley

Star-studded event honors Curtain Call Award winner Brandon Fraley

“Some people are watchers and some are doers, and some follow and some lead. Brandon Fraley is a doer. He steps up and he goes and gets what he wants,” Sandra Dudley said of her former student at a ceremony celebrating the artist Wednesday night. Brandon Fraley– who graduated from […]

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Grand Ole’ Opry’s Pete Fisher shares insights on modern music industry

Grand Ole’ Opry’s Pete Fisher shares insights on modern music industry

Reporter Lexi Brunk got to catch up with special guest Pete Fisher, the general manager and vice president of the Grand Ole’ Opry. Fisher came to Belmont University in December to speak at a Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Business convocation, sharing his wisdom and insight on the industry. […]

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CEMB kicks off spring semester convos with Hunter Hayes’s touring team

CEMB kicks off spring semester convos with Hunter Hayes’s touring team

If you’ve ever been to a live Hunter Hayes concert, you have Jillian Ferris, Nick Weir and Dan Wise to thank. This trio makes up a chunk of Hayes’s touring team. Belmont students got the chance to hear firsthand what it’s like to be on the road with a hit […]

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“Matilda” to show at TPAC Jan. 27-31

“Matilda” to show at TPAC Jan. 27-31

The classic story “Matilda,” written by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, is coming to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The story, originally told by Roald Dahl, tells the story of a girl who uses her power of telekinesis to fight back against bullies at school and […]

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Singer Louisa Wendorff ventures into new genre, finds success in year following 2015 mashup

Singer Louisa Wendorff ventures into new genre, finds success in year following 2015 mashup

Many Belmont University freshmen dream about playing the Curb Cafe. Louisa Wendorff was no different, but her path to playing the Curb was rather unusual. The former Belmont student was thrust into the spotlight overnight in the December of 2014 when Taylor Swift tweeted to more than 60 million followers […]

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Students showcase creative work in annual art show

Students showcase creative work in annual art show

From graphic design to 3-D sculpture to oil paintings, the annual student art show exhibits the varied creativity of Belmont students. Jurors chose from hundreds of pieces, selecting only the best, which showcased a wide range of skills and media types. One participant in the show, Christian St Clair, had […]

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Finals week: Top three places for a midnight snack

Finals week: Top three places for a midnight snack

Oh no. It is that time of the year again. Finals. Need a late night snack? No worries, these places have your back. Cookout is open until the late night hours offering hamburgers plus two sides and– to top it off, a milkshake– All of these items go for about […]

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Local artist teams up with Belmont for 125th anniversary mural

Local artist teams up with Belmont for 125th anniversary mural

A local artist, James Threalkill, is in the process of creating a celebratory mural with the help of Belmont University’s faculty, staff and students. The plan is to have students, faculty and anyone else at Belmont decorate styrofoam tiles to be arranged into a mosaic. Threalkill, a graduate of Vanderbilt, […]

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Tattoo Tuesday: Jess Andree

Tattoo Tuesday: Jess Andree

“Originally, I was gonna get the words ‘God gave me you’ on my wrist, and I was talking to my mom about how I wanted that when I was 15 years old but I wasn’t old enough to get a tattoo yet. She ended taking that idea and getting one […]

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First Friday returns: Host talks behind-the-scenes art of local monthly event

First Friday returns: Host talks behind-the-scenes art of local monthly event

Matt Baratz hosts the First Friday event at Local Honey for one main reason – the artistic look. “Back in 2014 when I was a freshman at Belmont, I just kind of approached them, told them I liked the property, the grungy looking vibe,” said Baratz. The name of the […]

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PHOTO PREVIEW: “Alice”

PHOTO PREVIEW: “Alice”

The Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Alice” at the Black Box Theater Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 19-21. A variation on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” “Alice” is a darker, more mature version of the classic and provides comic relief and a different spin on the fairy […]

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PHOTO PREVIEW: “The Cover of Life”

PHOTO PREVIEW: “The Cover of Life”

Belmont University department of theatre and dance will present “The Cover of Life” Nov. 12-14 and 19-21 at the Little Theater in the basement of Hail Hall. The play depicts the struggle among three sisters-in-law in rural Louisiana during World War II. A reporter for Life magazine is delegated to […]

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