Trent Wayne is the country king this showcase season

Trent Wayne is the country king this showcase season

After a night of music on Belmont’s main lawn, Mississippi native Trent Wayne took home the crown at the 2021 Country Showcase. Wayne shared the showcase stage with fellow student performers Faith Alexa, Gloria Anderson and Gracee Shriver, and each artist performed three original songs for a crowd of students, […]

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Preview the artists and boot-tappin’ tunes coming to the Country Showcase stage

Preview the artists and boot-tappin’ tunes coming to the Country Showcase stage

The stage is set, and four student artists will soon tune up their guitars, put on their Broadway best, and celebrate the craft of country music. Belmont’s Curb College will host its annual Country Showcase on the lawn Saturday, featuring student lineup Trent Wayne, Gloria Anderson, Gracee Shriver and Faith […]

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Student and alumni films shine on the silver screen at Nashville Film Festival, hosted on campus Monday

Student and alumni films shine on the silver screen at Nashville Film Festival, hosted on campus Monday

Belmont welcomed the 52nd Nashville Film Festival to campus and saw some familiar faces on the red carpet. The Johnson theaters, the second venue of four in the traveling festival, played host to filmmakers and fans alike. Part of the program — NashFilm’s “NextGen Mixtape” — showcased 10 short films […]

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REVIEW: Despite a few missteps, Belmont’s ‘Little Women’ brings life, light and family to the Troutt stage

REVIEW: Despite a few missteps, Belmont’s ‘Little Women’ brings life, light and family to the Troutt stage

Belmont’s production of “Little Women” is a celebration of a classic but makes a few, unignorable mistakes.  The story follows the March sisters and has left audiences captivated for many years. Whether in novel, play, musical or movie, the Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy March are a strong group of […]

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Preview the Nashville Film Festival 2021 coming to campus Monday, showcasing Belmont student documentary and more

Preview the Nashville Film Festival 2021 coming to campus Monday, showcasing Belmont student documentary and more

A current events documentary about 2020 filmed and produced by Belmont students will hit the silver screen when the Nashville Film Festival makes its way to campus Monday. “How Did We Get Here? Nashville Surviving 2020” is the 32-minute piece produced by a team of eight students, one of several […]

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Get hyped on or off the court with the Bruins’ game day songs

Get hyped on or off the court with the Bruins’ game day songs

Whether you’re repping it out in the gym, getting ready to rock an exam or on your way to a party, the Bruins have got your back with a Spotify hype song playlist curated by Belmont’s student-athletes. From Lil Baby and Shakira to Red Hot Chili Peppers and the soundtrack […]

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‘Let’s look eye to eye and talk about it’: Ephraim Urevbu’s exhibition illustrates untold stories of American injustice

‘Let’s look eye to eye and talk about it’: Ephraim Urevbu’s exhibition illustrates untold stories of American injustice

Through his powerful gallery show, “The Naked Truth: an American Story through White, Red, and Blue,” Nigerian-born, Memphis-based artist Ephraim Urevbu extended a call to action to Belmont’s community. “The Naked Truth” is Urevbu’s 55-piece exhibition addressing the deep-rooted racism in America’s history and the racism that still persists today. […]

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From ‘Little Women’ to ‘Percy Jackson,’ here are the upcoming stage productions from Belmont theater and dance

From ‘Little Women’ to ‘Percy Jackson,’ here are the upcoming stage productions from Belmont theater and dance

Belmont’s thespians will take the stage at long last in the first full, in-person theater and dance program since the onset of COVID-19. Unlike last year, Belmont’s performing arts programs will be able to commence once again with live performances and full audiences. The full program includes historical dramas, satirical […]

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An islander in America, ‘Landlocked’ artist speaks on reaching for his Palauan roots

An islander in America, ‘Landlocked’ artist speaks on reaching for his Palauan roots

For Jerry Bedor Phillips, art is the bridge that connects him back to his island origins. On display at the Leu Center for the Visual Arts’ Gallery 121 through Sept. 24, the artist’s “Landlocked” exhibition offers a glimpse into the life, history and culture of his family homeland — Palau, […]

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Belmont’s ‘Bonnaroo U’ students mourn the loss of a learning experience after music festival canceled

Belmont’s ‘Bonnaroo U’ students mourn the loss of a learning experience after music festival canceled

After hearing the news that the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was a no-go for yet another year, Dr. Sarita Stewart and Dr. Ken Spring’s Wednesday class meeting looked more like a support group. With the festival grounds soaked and unusable due to flooding from Hurricane Ida, event organizers announced […]

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RV! parks in winner’s circle at Battle of the Belmont Bands

RV! parks in winner’s circle at Battle of the Belmont Bands

Belmont indie-pop group RV! took home the prize Saturday after a night of high-energy performances at Battle of the Bands. Four Belmont bands performed for a cheering crowd in Freedom Plaza, with students pressed against the stage swinging glow sticks and bopping beach balls. The ’70s-themed showcase marked the first […]

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Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

This spring, set your dials for the Belmont theater department’s Old Time Radio Hour. Inspired by performances of the past century, the Belmont theater department has reproduced classic radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s for an audio-only streaming series under the direction of theater professor Paul Gatrell.  The current […]

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