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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Positive reviews give Torres indie cred

Positive reviews give Torres indie cred

When December graduate Mackenzie Scott rebranded herself as Torres and released her first single, “Honey,” last month, the feedback was anything but slow. In its first day out, the self-released song had 10,000 hits, a number which doubled in 48 hours. This heavy traffic was in part caused by independent […]

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Nashville native drives to make hometown proud

Nashville native drives to make hometown proud

Making the town that shaped his childhood and supported his dream proud was always the inspiration for Greg Bates and the direction of his music. In 2012, that inspiration turned into debut success for the 2010 Belmont alum. The Nashville broke onto the country music scene when his first single […]

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Beat ‘n’ Track: Aubrey Wollett

Beat ‘n’ Track: Aubrey Wollett

Straight from the pages of her elementary school diaries, Tampa, Fla. native Aubrey Wollett wanted to one day move to Nashville to be a famous singer. Although she was willing and ready to start her college career at Belmont after graduating from high school, Wollett’s journey to campus took a […]

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Beat ‘n’ Track: Skeleton at the Feast

Beat ‘n’ Track: Skeleton at the Feast

The Beat N’ Track plays on this month with senior audio engineering technology major Levi Gordon. Growing up in a Pittsburgh suburb, Gordon struggled to find which crowd he fit in with, attending private school yet growing up in a low-income area. After years of being seen as too privileged […]

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Q&A: Artists must build brand through social media

Q&A: Artists must build brand through social media

So, your artist Facebook page only has 15 fans? Many budding artists meet the same problem: Gaining Facebook fans and expanding your audience is not easy. Social media professional Phil Cobucci of BAM!, a social business firm, has some advice on giving exposure to your site and product. Vision staff […]

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Braddock’s message goes beyond words

Braddock’s message goes beyond words

In each of her 14 paintings on display at the Leu Art Gallery, local artist Jane Braddock uses color and design to make three simple words stand out. Those words – liberated while living – are not only the title of her series at the Leu Art Gallery, but also […]

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Logan finds rock-country niche at Belmont

Logan finds rock-country niche at Belmont

Belmont transfer student Kim Logan and her husky, opera-trained voice brought a spark to the Curb Event Center crowd as she glided across the stage during the Rock Showcase. “[Logan] was very electrifying, the band can really rock,” said Erin Berry, who was near the front of the Curb Event […]

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Theater department cuts loose in new show

Theater department cuts loose in new show

As the chaos that comes with the end of a semester nears, Belmont’s musical theater department may have picked the perfect time to open their fall musical, “Footloose.” The show will play in the Massey Performing Arts Center Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 and 18 […]

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Kraft coaches ‘Nashville’ on dialects

Kraft coaches ‘Nashville’ on dialects

When ABC’s “Nashville” began filming its pilot, show creator Callie Khouri knew her show needed one thing to sound realistic – a bit of a Southern twang. That’s when Belmont theatre adjunct professor Nettie Kraft stepped in as the program’s dialect coach. “I got a phone call from the producer, […]

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