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MLT Presents Free Outdoor Showing of King Lear through May 28

Outdoors and free of charge, Murfreesboro Little Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear for its annual Backyard Bard production opening May 12 for three weekends. Oh, how the mighty has fallen! King Lear tracks the title character’s decent into insanity as the result of his overbearing ego. With more conspiracy, bloodshed, lust, eye gouging and […]

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’Boro Business Buzz: Kitchen Fresh, EscapePoint, Jack’s Place, Bonilla’s, Reed & Embry

After many months of preparation and perfection, Milano II owner Jack Barakat (pictured right, center) has opened the building next to his primary restaurant as Jack’s Place, an intimate bar serving wine, mixed drinks and appetizers. Though the two establishments have separate entrances, customers can flow from one space to the other inside, as the […]


Renaissance Fest Back for Another May

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is back. Every May the village of Covington Glen, nestled in the Medieval hills betwixt Murfreesboro and Franklin, hosts the event, drawing fairies, pirates, knights and ladies from near and far. The festival opens from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May, plus Memorial Day.   Festivities include jousting, […]


Try Some Fresh Strawberries on Toasted Baguette with Goat Cheese and Balsamic

Strawberries . . . the sweet little red fruit we all know and love. Here in the South, strawberries indicate the start of a wonderful spring season. Locally there are numerous berry patches where you can pick the freshest strawberries money can buy. Rutherford County boasts at least three, with many more in surrounding counties. […]

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Bubba Sparxxx and Struggle Jennings – Sat, 5/20 @ TEMPT

“I didn’t choose to rhyme, rhymin’ chose me,” raps Southern rap pioneer Bubba Sparxxx, who’s been doing his thing for 20 years now. The Georgia product scored a gold record with 2001’s Dark Days, Bright Nights, and created the top-selling Ms. New Booty product. After some time out of the spotlight, Sparxxx is back, and […]

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Pattypalooza Brings Music and BBQ to Lascassas May 27

Plan a short drive to Lascassas for this year’s Pattypalooza, a full day of music and barbecue, on Saturday, May 27. The rain-or-shine event features festival favorites, including Music City Dixieland Band, Snakehips, Power Play, Doc-In-A-Box, Salty Dawgs and hit songwriter Walter Egan (“Magnet and Steel”), as well as newcomers Smoke Screen, the Deplorables and […]

Maybe April

Maybe April, Maybe April

Within the past couple years, Nashville-based trio Maybe April has opened for artists such as Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz, as well as performed at Franklin’s Pilgrimage Music Festival. Now, after five years of creating music together, the group is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut EP. Maybe April consists of Katy Bishop, Kristen […]


From India With Love: Pastor John Spurgeon Has Found Purpose in Ministering to the Inmates of Rutherford County

John Spurgeon sees the worst of Murfreesboro. He has spent time with those involved in abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, violence, families far beyond dysfunctional, theft, disorderly and dangerous behavior, and crime and bad situations of various types. Spurgeon serves as the Prison Ministry Director for New Vision Baptist Church and the chaplain at both the […]