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Expedition Aims to Find Evidence of Bigfoot; Team Leader Says Creature May Possess Ability to Disappear

Cameron Parrish, a Murfreesboro resident, explorer and adventure enthusiast, will lead an excursion into the dark woods of Kentucky this fall with the mission of locating evidence of Bigfoot. Set for Oct. 16–18, Parrish and his diverse and talented team aim to find and cast a footprint of the legendary beast, or perhaps collect even […]


A Scary Business: Chapman’s Auburntown Asylum is Back

It’s October. That means that Halloween, one of the best times of the year, is stealthily creeping in this direction. Horror fans seeking an advance adrenaline rush can find it just outside of Murfreesboro at Auburntown Asylum, open every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31. A journey up Highway 96 will be worth your time […]


Biking Everest: Murfreesboro Man Completes Insane One-Day Vertical Climb Cycling Challenge

Taking a peek inside the workshop of Murfreesboro Outdoor and Bicycle, among the many workers and visitors is Whitney Stanbrough, 29. While the hard-working, friendly technician may seem like just another bike enthusiast, he’s recently done something no other Tennessean has: ride the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest in one ride. Whitney is the first […]

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Meat and Sports: For Chicken Tenders, Ribs, Burgers, Pizzas and More, Head to Sam’s Sports Grill

Aside from the occasional hockey game, I don’t enjoy watching sports. I really don’t enjoy watching sports on TV or in person. But, I also realize that I am in the minority on this and that many of my friends and loved ones do enjoy sports, including my husband. As a compromise, I will go […]


Rhythm Awareness: Murfreesboro Drummer Brings Together Community with Everybody Drum Some

Cars zoom past West Main Street as locals walk by carrying a bountiful supply of fruits, vegetables, breads and fresh cut flowers purchased at downtown Murfreesboro’s Saturday morning farmers’ market. It’s a few minutes past 10:30 a.m. and Ross Lester, founder of Everybody Drum Some, is leading a weekly drum circle, smiling at people passing […]


Flashback Arcade Brings Classic Games, Good Times, Pac-Man Fever to Murfreesboro

Growing up, I frequented an arcade at the Old Hickory Mall in Jackson, Tenn., just a short drive from my hometown. My mom would give me a few bucks and let me play Galaga, Cruis’n World, Whac-a-Mole and skee-ball to my heart’s content (at least until I ran out of quarters). Sadly, that arcade shut […]

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Tennessee Rapper Illuminate Shines on Debut EP Polymath

As Nate Brownfield’s fingers eagerly hovered over his desktop mouse, a glimmer of pure, childlike excitement flashed in his eyes. Although he may be a bit anxious, he is confident that hitting the play button on his debut EP, Polymath (out on 10/9 via iTunes and Spotify), will etch a lasting first impression. The release is […]


R&B Artist J. Buck will Debut New EP at Mayday Show

Hailing from Memphis, local R&B and soul artist J. Buck will perform at Mayday Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 17, to celebrate the release of his debut EP, The J. Buck Experience. The former MTSU student, Josh Buck, previously performed as the lead vocalist in the neo-soul trio Mocha Latte before embarking on a solo career. […]