• September 2017
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The Most Impressive Jack Daniel’s Collection Around

Walking into Bob and Betty Spence’s back building is like walking into a Jack Daniel’s museum. Unopened bottles of single-barrel whiskey line the walls, unique and rare bottles signed by master distillers fill glass cases, even the furniture is made from refurbished whiskey barrels. The Spences have collected memorabilia from around the globe via auctions, […]

Bridging Cultures: Upcoming Festival of Chinese Arts Features Abigail Washburn, Dragon Dance, Lots of Music and Art

The Center for Chinese Music and Culture at Middle Tennessee State University will host a six-week festival highlighting Chinese music, dance and visual art beginning Jan. 30. The 3,200-square-foot center opened in March 2016 after the university received a $1 million donation from the Confucius Institute, a worldwide effort affiliated with the Ministry of Education […]

Amelia’s Closet: Hope Restored

“Calling is where your burden and talent collide,” recites Jody Powers, founding Executive Director of Amelia’s Closet, quoting Rebecca Lyons after having just recently read one of her books. This quote has personally resonated with Jody because “even though I don’t have an educational background in any of this—experiences from the past and the talents […]

New Year, New Elections: A Look at the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s Race

The race to the governor’s mansion may be the most closely watched election for Tennessee in 2018. State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was first to file his candidacy for the gubernatorial election on Jan. 5, 2017. In the year since Green’s announcement, nine more candidates have stepped into the race; Green withdrew his candidacy after […]

’Boro Business Buzz: Party Fowl, Dallas and Jane, Title Boxing, Bubba Gandy, Love Thai Sushi

Party Fowl softly landed in Murfreesboro the day after Christmas. Marking the second location for the Nashville-based poultry shop, the restaurant at 127 SE Broad St.—the building that previously housed Brew U, Fairways, Coach’s Grill, Puerto Vallerta and other establishments—opened for real on New Year’s Day. Party Fowl specializes in Nashville Hot Chicken, beer and […]

The Dragonfly: Living on the 1953 Art Bus

Imagine traveling the country in a bus that has a Volkswagen van for a topper. Imagine traveling the country with the idea of bringing art to everyone. That is what one family of four is doing. Heather Platen told me that her family has been all over the country on the bus, known as the […]

UFC Gym Trains Members for Life, Not Just for the Octagon

As we enter 2018, what are you asking for this year? A better job, bigger house, new car, to pay off debt, be happier or live a healthier lifestyle? Murfreesboro’s UFC Gym, part of an international network of fitness facilities bearing the name of the popular mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship league, can definitely point […]

The Hollow Roots, The Hollow Roots

The Hollow Roots may seem like an unknown name on the local scene, but the band has been around for approximately six years. The group consists of Zach Chadwick (guitar/vocals), Colten Delgado (guitar), Tyler Stonell (bass) and Billy Kitterman (drums), who all met in MTSU’s recording industry program. Until mid-2017, they were known as The […]

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