REVIEW: Second half of album redeems ‘Love Wars Baby’

REVIEW: Second half of album redeems ‘Love Wars Baby’

The age of the indie phenomenon is upon us now more than ever. With the underground scene slowly making its way onto the iPhones and Spotify playlists of high school kids and college students alike, underground music is digging its way out of the tunnel whether it wants to or […]

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Nature of love explored in ‘Big Love’

Nature of love explored in ‘Big Love’

Weddings and chaos tend to go hand-and-hand. The theatre and dance department amplify that mayhem in its newest performance “Big Love.” “Big Love” is the story of 50 girls betrothed to their 50 cousins by contract. Not wanting to get married, they flee from Greece and arrive at an Italian […]

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Harlem, USA Tour Brings Sleeper Agent to Exit/In

Harlem, USA Tour Brings Sleeper Agent to Exit/In

 Combative. That is the word that Sleeper Agent’s rocking lady-singer Alex Kandel used to describe their sound, and nothing could be closer to the truth. Rolling Stone magazine described their music as “fizzy and combustible as a can of shook soda.” This Kentucky-grown, garage-pop/rock band plays at Exit/In tonight as […]

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REVIEW: The Wild’ punk roots and banjo twang produce solid record

REVIEW: The Wild’ punk roots and banjo twang produce solid record

Atlanta’s quintet, The Wild, has been ripping through the southeast, and beyond. In just a few months, the group has released its newest LP, “Dreams are Maps,” and embarked on a tour throughout the greater southern and western United States with emo revivalists You Blew It! The Wild’s third release […]

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The Wild put on high energy show dashed with southern comfort

The Wild put on high energy show dashed with southern comfort

It can be difficult in this day and age to make the banjo look cool, however, Atlanta’s The Wild seem to have no problem doing so. With a healthy mix of shredding banjos and guitar, spastic drumming, and harmonizing vocals, The Wild delivers a high energy and incredibly entertaining live […]

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Christmas lights: A visit with ‘Saint Nick’

Christmas lights: A visit with ‘Saint Nick’

Sitting at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has evolved into a miniature Las Vegas of the south during the holiday season. Local businesses pack the roadside along Highway 441, or as the locals call it, the Parkway, competing for the attention of tourists. Much like […]

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REVIEW: ‘Catching Fire’: ‘The girl on fire’ does it again

REVIEW: ‘Catching Fire’: ‘The girl on fire’ does it again

Katniss may have survived the Hunger Games, but the real games have just begun. “Catching Fire,” directed by Francis Lawrence, is the latest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, and it starts right where “The Hunger Games” left off. Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, […]

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REVIEW: ‘One Chance’ inspires bullying victims to chase their dreams

REVIEW: ‘One Chance’ inspires bullying victims to chase their dreams

Paul Potts’s biggest dream is to become an opera singer. His entire life he has lived, dreamed and breathed opera – from the posters on his walls to the music continually sounding in his ears. In Potts’s mind, life is an opera, and his opera’s climax is just over the […]

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The Cookery: a kitchen for the soul

The Cookery: a kitchen for the soul

On the side of a busy 12 South near campus lies a restaurant in a small cement building called The Cookery. It is a non-profit restaurant, culinary school and church all in one. The Cookery opened its doors to the public September of this year and is located at 1827 […]

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Varied techniques and unique concepts top Annual Student Art Show

Varied techniques and unique concepts top Annual Student Art Show

Wednesday morning, inside the Leu Visual Arts Center, an awards ceremony was held for the Annual Student Art Show. Around 90 students entered their work into the show showing off different skills. There were categories for photography, sculptures, digital images and more, and they were judged by faculty members. “Their […]

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Hope in a hopeless situation: Actors Bridge and Belmont theater team up for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Hope in a hopeless situation: Actors Bridge and Belmont theater team up for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

The historical story of a hopeful girl in a hopeless situation is lighting up the stage of the Blackbox Theater. Actors’ Bridge has partnered with Belmont’s theater department to produce “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which debuts tonight. The show hopes to bring the audience back in time to show […]

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Belmont travels over the river and ‘Into the Woods’

Belmont travels over the river and ‘Into the Woods’

In Belmont’s neck of the woods, ‘happily ever after’ is only the beginning. As Lapine and Sondheim’s dark, twisted journey “Into the Woods” draws nearer, the musical theatre department is setting the stage for storybook-ready enchantment, riddled with an edge that sheds a new light—or darkness, rather—on the concept of […]

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