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  • February 2016
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Woodsviking Takes Over Shop on the Square; Development Continues on Medical Center Parkway with Rooms to Go, Fountains and More

Woodsviking, owned by Shawn Templeton and Aaron Dabney, has taken over the space at 15 S. Public Square, Murfreesboro, the former home of Tip Top Barbershop. Woodsviking manufactures beard balm and oil products, and now has a barbershop of its own. A sign on the door of the shop assures customers that Nancy Hall, long-time […]


Cherub Gears up for NYE Show, Reflects on Murfreesboro Origins

Of all the musicians who’ve emerged from Murfreesboro to chase success, none are as fun-loving and wild as the electro-pop duo Cherub. The team of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber is in the midst of a continuous rise brought on by the pair’s viral hit “Doses & Mimosas,” which currently boasts 46 million streams on […]


Middle Tennessee New Year’s Eve Music Roundup: Styx, Moon Taxi, Widespread Panic, The Leonard Brothers and More

With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season in full force, it’s time to solidify New Year’s Eve plans, and, luckily for those of us in the Nashville area, there are many options to choose from this year. From rock and country acts to Americana and big band music, Middle Tennessee will boast an array […]


Find Unique Gifts During December Boro Art Crawl

The Boro Art Crawl on Friday, Dec. 9, is the perfect place to find unique gifts for friends and family, as well as wonderful art. The Crawl will take place in and around the Historic Downtown Murfreesboro Square. Organizers encourage art fans to venture beyond the inner ring of the square to take in the […]


What a Tangled Web Cope, Arnold and Other Local Prevaricating Officials Have Woven

A federal judge threw the old monkey wrench into former County Attorney Jim Cope’s plea bargain on insider trading charges when she found he just makes too much money to get off with a $55,000 fine. In a recent sentencing hearing for Cope, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger said she was troubled by the […]


Thai Me Up and Lao Me Down: Murfreesboro Diners Go Wild Over Pad Thai’s Spicy Selections

Upon entering Pad Thai Cafe, a small eatery located in a shopping center on Church Street, a lovely, smoky, spicy, fresh vegetable aroma from the wok greets diners. The establishment, owned by Nakhonkham Chanthabandith—or simply Tommy to his American friends and customers—serves all of the Thai and Lao favorites like curries, pad Thai, pho and […]


Christmas Light Displays Shine on Homes Across Murfreesboro

While some homeowners were eager to begin stringing Christmas lights prior to Thanksgiving, others could be seen hanging lights and positioning inflatable Santas, snowmen and an occasional reindeer the week after in anticipation of the Christmas holiday. For some homeowners, boxes of string lights and other decorations will eventually be stored away until this time […]


It Must Be Christmas: Chris Young Talks New Holiday Album

The holiday season always brings a fresh batch of Christmas tunes from your favorite artists, with 2016 being no different. This year brings yuletide offerings from Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Jimmy Buffett and, most notably, Murfreesboro’s favorite son, Chris Young. The country star has been riding high this year off of his late 2015 release […]