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Second Harvest

Murfreesboro Businesses Teaming With Second Harvest to Take Action Against Hunger

Every September marks Hunger Action Month, a national campaign promoted by Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. A Feeding America food bank serves everywhere in the country, according to Taylor Loyal, Rutherford County Development Manager with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee—the food bank responsible for supplying meals to […]


Never to See the Light of Day

Not every movie gets made, even after the labors of love have been poured upon them. An honorable mention goes to American Movie, which I have previously recommended. Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013) is directed by Frank Pavich. After the successes of El Topo and Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky set his sights toward the stars for his […]

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MTSU Gallery to Host Photography of Steve McCurry

MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs from Steve McCurry through Oct. 20 McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. He has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His colorful body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions […]


The Community Pulse: Everybody Drum Some Invites Murfreesboro Out to Sept. 22 Group Rhythm Event

The Murfreesboro Pulse and Everybody Drum Some partnered on a Make Music Day/Summer Solstice Community Rhythm Event in June. Organizers and participants enjoyed it so much, they plan to do it again. This time, anyone who would like to participate in a group drumming session can come to the brick area at the east side […]


Blue Raider to Blue Sky: MTSU Animation Alum Contributes to Ice Age, Peanuts and More

As MTSU’s semester gets underway, students are already making the animation lab on the first floor of the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building their home away from home. The classroom’s filled with aspiring creators glued to their Mac screens, tinkering with their respective projects, all while passersby look in through the room’s four large […]

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Mr. Jambourine Man: MTSU Grad Kickstarts New Guitar Accessory

Recent MTSU alum Hunter Marlowe’s interest in music and innovation is making it easier for musicians to unify two beloved instruments: the acoustic guitar and the tambourine. Marlowe, who graduated last spring with a degree in audio production and a minor in entrepreneurship, is a singer/songwriter and inventor of the Jambourine, a small sound hole […]


Business Buzz: Hair Artist to Move to Front Street, Moxie Owner Dies

Glenn Merchant, the owner and operator of Moxie Art Supply on Vine Street in Murfreesboro, passed away on August 21. The 53-year-old artist touched many lives in the Murfreesboro art and business community. Friends and customers decorated ‎the sidewalk outside of Moxie in honor of Glenn. “Thanks for coloring this world,” one tribute read. “Glenn […]


War Dogs

2016 is officially the year of missed opportunities for cinema. From lackluster sequels to sequels that were good with bad marketing strategies to new, original ideas that simply can’t deliver the message they are trying to convey. War Dogs had a great chance to be a scathing story on the early days of the messy […]