PHOTOS: Best of the Best honors Curb

PHOTOS: Best of the Best honors Curb

Belmont’s annual Best of the Best showcase took place in the Curb Event Center on Sat., April 14. A special thanks was given to music industry icon and Belmont trustee emeritus Mike Curb, who received the 2012 Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence during the show. Urban/Pop Showcase winner Tre […]

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Romance with a little physics comes to Black Box

Romance with a little physics comes to Black Box

While some romantic plays require previous historical or artistic knowledge, few require an understanding of quantum physics. Luckily, that understanding comes secondary in Penny Penniston’s romantic comedy “Now, Then, and Again,” which will be presented at Belmont’s Black Box Theatre from April 13-22. “People should come give this show a […]

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‘Hunger Games’ enters classrooms

‘Hunger Games’ enters classrooms

With three massively successful books and an even more lucrative film, ‘The Hunger Games’ series is now heading into college classrooms, including ones at Belmont. After including the popular series into their own classes, English professors Sue Trout, Dr. Marcia McDonald and Dr. Cynthia Cox will hold a panel about […]

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Four with ties to Belmont vie for ‘Voice’ title

Four with ties to Belmont vie for ‘Voice’ title

Four students and alumni with Belmont ties are competing on the hit reality television show “The Voice.” Hailey Steele, of The LiNE, Nicolle Galyon, Katrina Parker and Tony Vincent all won slots on the NBC show in both the blind auditions and the subsequent battle rounds. Greg Pillon, Belmont’s director […]

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Doolittle dishes during convo

Doolittle dishes during convo

Belmont alumna Melinda Doolittle has come a long way since her days as Bruiser, the Belmont Bruins mascot. In fact, she’s far exceeded her own dreams. After finishing third on the sixth season of American Idol, Doolittle never dreamed she would be returning to Belmont as a celebrity like she […]

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Diverse Rites of Spring lineup set

Diverse Rites of Spring lineup set

Variety seems to be the key word this year at Rites of Spring. Vanderbilt University will play host to an annual music festival known for booking rising talent on April 20-21. This year, the talent will span several genres and will include acts ranging from headliner Wiz Khalifa to country […]

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Oratorio’s ‘Mass for Peace’ set for Monday

Oratorio’s ‘Mass for Peace’ set for Monday

Let us have peace. This common war statement is woven throughout Belmont’s Oratorio Chorus performance set for Mon, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Concert Hall. The 200 member-plus choir will be performing “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. “When I discovered the […]

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Best of the Best: Where are they now?

Best of the Best: Where are they now?

Many Belmont students dream of writing that next big hit, hearing their song on the radio and making it in the music industry with their name in lights. For four performers every year, the Best of the Best Showcase gives a little taste of what that career could be like. […]

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Musical path goes from gym to studio

Musical path goes from gym to studio

Walking out of the Curb Event Center, students generally leave a Belmont basketball game with a win, a loss, or with time spent just showing school pride. But at a recent February game, freshman Erika Eenigenburg, whose stage name is Erika Raen, walked away with a unique opportunity. “I looked […]

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(echolove) members, music a work in progress

(echolove) members, music a work in progress

Delicate piano melodies, guitar strums, easygoing vocals, and a catchy pop/rock sound generate through the computer’s speakers; the soothing sounds come from “Nomad Heart,” (echolove)’s first full-length album, set to release in early April. “I think of ‘Nomad Heart’ as a search for satisfaction, fulfillment and meaning in life, and […]

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A place for picks, strings

A place for picks, strings

Music students hear many instruments throughout the practice rooms at Belmont University, but the once-distinctive strum of the guitar has become silent. With the size of the guitar department at Belmont expanding and Belmont Heights Baptist Church under renovation, guitar students and faculty have been relocated to a house on […]

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At Edley’s, barbecue’s smokin’

At Edley’s, barbecue’s smokin’

Blues music plays, chairs skid across the floors, people chat and the spatulas hit the skillets at the newest barbecue joint in the 12 South area. Edley’s, with its big open windows and rustic wood exterior, invites hungry customers to relax and enjoy slow-roasted Memphis-style barbecue and homemade sides. But […]

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