TowerMix rebrands as online campus hub

TowerMix rebrands as online campus hub

With a new relaunch, music business website TowerMix is trying to become Belmont’s hub for entertainment news, networking and events. The organizers of the website owned by Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business want it to be a place any Belmont student interested in the entertainment industry can […]

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Beltones win a capella quarterfinals

Beltones win a capella quarterfinals

Four years after their formation, the Beltones at Belmont were in an unfamiliar situation last weekend. Near the end of the International Collegiate A Capella Association quarterfinal at Duke University Saturday, the student-led group thought they had a chance to do well in only their second year in the competition. […]

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Lonely Biscuits nominated for MTVu’s Woodie Awards

Lonely Biscuits nominated for MTVu’s Woodie Awards

Belmont-based band The Lonely Biscuits have been nominated for a MTVu award that comes with a chance to play at South by Southwest next month. The group, made up of Grady Weinrich, Sam Gidley, John Paterini and Nick Byrd, are finalists for the first-ever College Artist Woodie, one of MTVu’s annual Woodie […]

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PHOTOS: Country Showcase has crowd feeling ‘Old school country vibes’

PHOTOS: Country Showcase has crowd feeling ‘Old school country vibes’

Country Showcase 2013 in the Curb Event Center. Performers included Eddie Saenz, Josh Mirenda, Mignon Grabois, as well as Williams & Co. Eddie Saenz kicked of the showcase with a set that was said to take the audience back home with him. A surprise home video was the highlight of […]

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Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Even though Americana band Acklen has strong Belmont University roots, the four-piece group is they never intentionally named themselves after the school’s former landowner. But when members Casey Benefield, Kyle Burnside, Brent Layman and Jason Kollar were looking for a one-word name which could rise to the top of a […]

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Sound the trumpet

Sound the trumpet

Belmont freshman Emmanuel Echem may be soft spoken but manages to be heard campuswide when he practices his trumpet.

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Freshmen’s ‘Les Mis’ flash mob goes viral

Freshmen’s ‘Les Mis’ flash mob goes viral

When freshmen Natalie Bell and Robert Nichols were ready to start a carefully-planned flash mob of a “Les Miserables” hit at the Caf Wednesday night, they found their performance wasn’t exactly a secret. “Right when we started, it got really quiet,” Bell said. “And the phones came out.” Once someone […]

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Exhibition celebrates Belmont’s art faculty

Exhibition celebrates Belmont’s art faculty

With its latest exhibition, Leu Art Gallery does more than present fine art – it offers an exclusive glimpse into the work of Belmont’s art department faculty. Full-time professors Jim Meaders, Teresa VanHatten-Granath, John Watson, Dan Johnson and David Ribar show a survey of art, aesthetics and media in “Present […]

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Timing works in Pinkerton’s favor

Timing works in Pinkerton’s favor

The irony of Sam Pinkerton’s track “I Will Never Fall In Love with You” is that fans are doing just the opposite. The Florida native moved to Nashville a little over a year ago to pursue her music career and has already made a name for herself at Belmont. Pinkerton, […]

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Beat N’ Track: David Smith

Beat N’ Track: David Smith

David Smith is not your typical college senior. The 24-year-old had a slew of other experiences and possible career paths before he decided to come to Belmont. After obtaining skills in construction work, plumbing, and pool table and dartboard installation, Smith found possibilities at Belmont during his downtime from selling […]

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Mirenda balances budding musical career

Mirenda balances budding musical career

Since his freshman year, music hasn’t always been senior Josh Mirenda’s calling card. During his time at Belmont, the exercise science major has been one of the charter player of the school’s lacrosse club while a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Student Government Association. But behind that resume is […]

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Freshman’s ‘Wendy’s Rap’ goes viral, makes ‘Today’

Freshman’s ‘Wendy’s Rap’ goes viral, makes ‘Today’

Friday morning was supposed to be a morning to sleep in for freshman Blake Mankin. But that all changed when his roommate woke him up to tell him that his YouTube video was being featured on NBC’s “Today” show. The week before, Mankin and some of his fellow Maddox Hall […]

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