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Dead & Company Head Back to Tennessee, Jed

Though Phil Lesh elected to not participate in the tour, three of the original Grateful Dead members made a Middle Tennessee stop recently with the latest incarnation of the group, The Dead & Company. This ensemble includes John Mayer, the singer/songwriter responsible for the early-aughts popular tunes “Waiting on the World to Change” and “Your […]

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Blue Raiders Get a Win in the Rain at Florida Atlantic; Final Home Game for the Season Set for Nov. 21

The Blue Raiders had more than one foe to face last Saturday in Boca Raton when they faced off against FAU. Torrential rains poured down on both teams for most of the first quarter, and came and went through the rest of the game. However, it didn’t do much to slow the MT offense. “The […]


Vinyl Fever: Liquid Smoke’s Weekly Wax on the Square Series

Ask any vinyl collector where they found a particular record, and, chances are, they’ll also tell you the story behind it, from the record store where it was purchased on to intricate details like who they were with or how much it cost. That’s one of the common threads among the hosts and founders of […]


Small Town Big World: Scott Walker’s Street Photography Series Explores Hidden Stories of Homelessness

Many in Murfreesboro know Scott Walker as the president of WGNS, Rutherford County’s “Good Neighbor Station” (coming to your radio at 1450 AM, and 100.5 FM). Though on the side Walker is gaining some attention as a photographer, blogger and, to a lot of folks who do not have many others in their life to […]


Reform of Local Probation System Is Long Overdue

People familiar with Rutherford County’s judicial system say a federal lawsuit against the county and company handling probation services here is “long overdue.” If you ask local lawyers their opinions of PCC, none of them use bright and shiny descriptive words, although some say we’ve gotten what we asked for. One attorney told me his […]

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Miller’s Grocery: Head to Christiana for Grandma’s Cooking, and Dessert Too

Right outside of Murfreesboro, going down Highway 231 towards Shelbyville, there’s a little town named Christiana. There’s nothing particularly special about the town—it’s full of farm land and residential neighborhoods. But there is one hidden place that everyone who lives in the area should visit at least once . . . maybe twice. Or 45 […]


Rutherford County Creators Welcome Public into Their Home Studios for Annual Art Studio Tour

The Stones River Craft Association invites fine craft and art lovers to the 23rd annual Art Studio Tour, slated for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21–22. The tour, established in 1993, will include 10 Rutherford County studio venues this year, each demonstrating iron, pottery, stained glass, woodwork, fine jewelry, home accessories and other methods of production. […]

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Hoo Doo Men @ Bunganut Pig, Tues, 11/17

The Hoo Doo Men, Bill Steber and Sammy Baker, will bring their vintage juke joint blues to the Bunganut Pig on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The members of the guitar and drums duo, both well seasoned in the Middle Tennessee independent music scene, celebrate the fuzzy, screamin’ blues of the Mississippi Delta in the style’s early […]