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Joyce Cummings’ Paintings Showcased at Murfree Art Gallery

The MTSU Department of Art’s Todd Art Gallery announces an opening of artwork from community artist Joyce Cummings at the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s office, Friday, Jan. 30, from 3–4 p.m. Cummings’ art, along with art from MTSU students, will remain on display through mid-March. Cummings has resided in Murfreesboro since 2004. She states as […]

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Tennessee Valley Winds to Present Free Feb. 5 Concert

The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of Richard Saucedo on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. This concert is presented as a part of the Wind Band Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus, after retiring from the William H. Duke Center […]

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The Wizard of Oz at Center for the Arts

It’s a well-known story: a little girl gets picked up by a cyclone and is transported from her dreary Kansas town into a Technicolor dreamscape, where she must battle an evil witch to return home. First penned by L. Frank Baum in 1900, The Wizard of Oz has since become, with the help of the […]

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Kuntry Livin’: Bedford County’s Big Smo is “Risin’ Like Biscuits”

Big Smo’s career as an entertainer is not a new one. He has been creating and performing music since he was a youngster, he says, and has hustled his way through the years to become a popular character among Middle Tennessee independent hip-hop circles. But his rise to the national stage has materialized rather recently, […]

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A Trip to Margueritaville: A Day in the Life of a Murfreesboro Panhandler

With her legs shaking and her hands clutching a cardboard sign that reads Homeless. Anything helps, ahh. Please help, Marguerita is not easy to ignore. Although her wrinkled face and slouching stature draw attention, just about every driver whizzes past the intersection of Memorial and Broad in Murfreesboro in attempt to escape her gaze. It’s […]

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Singer/Songwriter Alex Guthrie to Hit Mayday Brewery on Jan. 30

Alex Guthrie’s transition to folk singer all started with one moment: the moment he happened to be watching a Travelers Insurance commercial that had a soundtrack of a Ray LaMontagne song. “It was a spiritual awakening,” Guthrie said during a phone interview with the Pulse. “I am actually looking at one of his posters now. […]

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The Fastest Freshman in the Country, Taylor Cuneo, Represented Central Magnet in National 5k Meet

Taylor Cuneo, a freshman at Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School, competed in the 5k at the Nike Cross Nationals, held Dec. 6 in Portland, Ore., and placed eighth overall among high school girls. The race included high schoolers from all over the country, and Cuneo’s time of 17:41 actually made her the fastest freshman on the […]

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At Peace in Heavy Traffic: Traffic Officer Claudia Russell is in the Zone at MTCS Entrance

Anyone who has driven down Memorial Boulevard while parents have been dropping off or picking up their kids at Middle Tennessee Christian School over the past two decades has encountered Claudia Russell. Ms. Russell has served as the traffic officer there since 1993, and she conveys a sense of ultimate relaxation and peace as her […]