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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STORIFY: Bareilles packs house

STORIFY: Bareilles packs house

Share “ Nashville! Are you ready?! I’m workin on no sleep and no rehearsals. This could be epic. (see also: rough around the edges.) can’t wait!! Sara Bareilles Sun, Apr 15 2012 11:46:50 ReplyRetweet The general-admission only show had ticket-holders lining up outside the Maddox Atrium for the best seats. […]

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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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