For your reading pleasure

For your reading pleasure

With all assignments given to college students every semester, it’s hard to find time to read books just for the sake of enjoyment. But if you find yourself with some down time during your busy college life, here are some noteworthy books to check out suggested by Belmont faculty and […]

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Songwriters share room, sometimes a stage

Songwriters share room, sometimes a stage

Musicians. Songwriting majors. Belmont juniors. These roommates have a lot in common, but don’t let their similarities fool you. Although each has a style of music that falls under the folk-alternative genre, both Mackenzie Scott and Natalie Royal have their own individual styles. Scott and Royal met in their first-year […]

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Hillsboro art walk turns storefronts into galleries

Hillsboro art walk turns storefronts into galleries

Floral paintings hang in A Village of Flowers. Little girls are crafting in Sweet CeCe’s. “DJ Just Greg” is mixing electronica tracks in front of Fire Finch, alongside a cakestress giving away cake pops. It’s a scene that returns, always with creative differences, on the first Thursday of every month […]

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Keeping it personal: Freshman trades in label deal

Keeping it personal: Freshman trades in label deal

A black Sharpie marks a mail-order CD with his name—a name originally known just on his MySpace page. That’s where Belmont freshman Chase Coy’s story begins. As mellow as his self-described “deeply personal music,” Coy, 21, slouched in a wooden chair and began to describe how his unique path started […]

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Sara Bareilles set for April show at Curb

Sara Bareilles set for April show at Curb

Singer-songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles is coming to Belmont for a Curb Event Center concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. “…and Belmont students, faculty and staff can receive an exclusive discount,” according to Belmont’s Student FYI blog. Tickets will be available starting Monday at 10 a.m. online and at […]

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‘House of Bernarda Alba,’ with all-female cast, opens Friday

‘House of Bernarda Alba,’ with all-female cast, opens Friday

The House of Bernarda Alba doesn’t fit the typical “girls night out” stereotype, but you won’t see any males in this show. The production, directed by Jessika Malone and assistant director Rebekah Reimer, will be playing Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays starting Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 […]

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PHOTOS: Showcase adds a little country ‘twang’ to the stage

PHOTOS: Showcase adds a little country ‘twang’ to the stage

  Twang, rhinestones, and cowboy boots all made an appearance at 2012 Country Showcase, but the main highlight of the night was the performers. Matt Enik, Kaileigh Bullard, Nate Montgomery and Tristen Smith stirred the Curb Event Center with their high energy performances Saturday night. Competition between the acts was […]

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Commercial showcase brings alumni home

Commercial showcase brings alumni home

Homecoming 2012 arrived early for numerous Belmont alumni as they took the stage with some of Belmont’s finest current music students at the annual Commercial Music Showcase. Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the showcase in Massey Concert Hall and the Belmont School of Music shared this milestone with many […]

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Senior’s Bonnie and Clyde musical opens this week

Senior’s Bonnie and Clyde musical opens this week

Robbers, murders, gangsters. These qualities make Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow an unlikely cast for a student’s first musical composition. While senior Chris Rayis recognizes their evildoings, he is more intrigued by the beauty of hope in humans; the power of redemption. Rayis, a composition major at Belmont, will premiere […]

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VIDEO: Belmont bands rock at Music City Roots

VIDEO: Belmont bands rock at Music City Roots

In the barn behind the famous Loveless Café, successful or up-and-coming Belmont bands performed live and on air for Lightning 100 Wednesday night. The barn’s church pews and foldable chairs were filled and the crowd in the back chatted while the bands performed both old and brand new songs, thankful […]

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Beat-n-Track: Emily Reid

Beat-n-Track: Emily Reid

A wave of gray matter clears her mind. She’s intense, but also disengaged. If the time is right, a song will flow from Belmont singer/songwriter Emily Reid in a matter of 60 minutes, or even less. The senior music business major has traveled more than 2,500 miles from her home […]

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Sister act wows with a capella anthem

Sister act wows with a capella anthem

As the scoreboard buzzes at zero before a Belmont Bruins basketball game, three small girls walk onto the Curb Event Center court between two rows of towering athletes. Leaning into one microphone, they begin to harmonize. Their voices combine like only the most experienced groups can do for the first […]

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