Being “Wicked” for a good cause

Being “Wicked” for a good cause

“Wicked” is back in Nashville, but it’s bringing something new with it: a connection to an anti-bully campaign. For the past four years, the production has partnered with BullyBust, a program that not only tries to combat bullying, but promotes active intervening. The website proudly proclaims the building of Upstanders, […]

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REVIEW: ‘About Last Night’ is an all-around solid record

REVIEW: ‘About Last Night’ is an all-around solid record

Sleeper Agent’s new record eliminates the awkward moment of talking “About Last Night.” The female fronted six piece from Bowling Green, KY, has seen a rapid rate of success since its 2011 debut. From playing the Coachella fairgrounds to a spot on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the band has […]

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REVIEW: ‘Divergent’ satisfies but doesn’t impress

REVIEW: ‘Divergent’ satisfies but doesn’t impress

In dystopian Chicago, everything works together like a well-oiled machine – unless you make the mistake of standing out. Unless you’re Divergent. Directed by Neil Burger, “Divergent” is based on the book of the same title by Veronica Roth and features a world where everyone is divided into five factions: […]

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PHOTOS: Singin’ in the Rain brings classic comedy to stage

PHOTOS: Singin’ in the Rain brings classic comedy to stage

Belmont’s musical theatre program will be performing Singin’ in the Rain, the musical comedy based on the 1952 MGM classic musical, starting tonight through March 30 in the Trout Theater. Tickets are free for students.

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Connecting beyond the music: Relationships build industry ties

Connecting beyond the music: Relationships build industry ties

 As May quickly approaches, seniors look towards the future. Shedding their student lives, these young adults will enter the workforce or journey to grad school. For many, especially music business majors, the hard part has just begun. According to the Curb College, roughly 34 percent of music majors will begin […]

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‘Trojan Women’ highlights movement and romance

‘Trojan Women’ highlights movement and romance

Charles Mee’s writing appears again in the Black Box Theatre for the second time this month as the theater and dance department perform “Trojan Women: A Love Story.” The post-apocalyptic play, set in a modern version of Troy that has been destroyed with no hope of recovery,  focuses on war, […]

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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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