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Chill With a Chinchilla, Snuggle With a Snake at Nashville Exotic Pet Expo, April 29–30

The Nashville Exotic Pet Expo will take over the Nashville Fairgrounds on April 29 and 30 and will feature pets from geckos to cockatoos to tarantulas. The event, spread over two of the Nashville Fairground buildings, will include vendors, demonstrations, talks and lots of animals. The Middle Tennessee Exotic Pet Club produces the event twice […]


Thai Town: Have Some Curry or Pad Thai at One of a Dozen Area Restaurants or at April 29 Thai-Lao Food Fair

The borders between cultures have blurred. People from all over the world now call Murfreesboro home, and for many, there’s no better introduction to another land than by way of the food. Ingredients from across the globe can be found right here in Rutherford County, making possible a melting pot on anyone’s stovetop. The fine […]


Boro Art Crawl Is Back, April 14 Event Features Work from Bill Barnes, Carol Berning and Many Others

The April Boro Art Crawl will take place on Friday, April 14, from 6–9 p.m. in and around the city’s Public Square. Murfreesboro’s Art Committee and the Center for the Arts are co-sponsoring student art contests. Art from students competing in the Murfreesboro City Schools competition will have their art showing during the Crawl in […]

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Root Road, Come Alive

Fans of The Beatles and soulful pop will dig Root Road, a local three-piece with a Christian background and positive messages. The band consists of brothers John, Anthony and Nathanael Gilkes, who all moved to Murfreesboro from Ohio in 2008. They’ve cut a couple releases including the full-lengths I Am Here and Masterpiece, a three-track […]

Thunderfrog. Photo by Jade Carter

Century 21 Music and More Offers Special Releases, Live Music for Record Store Day

To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, Century 21 Music and More in Murfreesboro will be hosting a special event complete with official releases, live music and giveaways on Saturday, April 22. Officially declared in 2007, Record Store Day is an annual event held on one Saturday every April to bring attention to the culture […]

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Boro Fondo Biking and Music Fest Returns April 20–22

Springtime in the ’Boro brings many things: stormy weather, blooming trees (and consequently allergies), JazzFest and graduation ceremonies. In the midst of it all is one of Murfreesboro’s most music-centric and bicycle-friendly festivals, Boro Fondo, held April 20–22. Now celebrating its fifth year, Boro Fondo is a three-day event that combines aspects of the local […]

MTSU sophomore Conner McCabe, left, comforts junior Megan Castleberry as senior Hannah Ewing looks on in horror while the three rehearse a scene from the April 6-9 MTSU Theatre production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” McCabe and Castleberry portray Stanley and Stella Kowalski, respectively, while Ewing portrays Blanche DuBois. Tickets are available now at (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

MTSU Theatre Takes Audiences Along on A Streetcar Named Desire April 6–9

The cast and crew of MTSU Theatre’s final spring 2017 production don’t mind that some audiences may be unfamiliar with the strangeness of kin that permeates the classic A Streetcar Named Desire, to be presented April 6–9 in Tucker Theatre. “The crazy thing is that college students, they don’t know this play. They didn’t grow […]

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’Boro Business Buzz: Shangri-La; Veda’s Flowers; Taco John’s, PhatKaps, O’Possum’s

Christa Fly and Timothy Hopkins have transformed the bar space at 1208 S. Lowry St. in Smyrna (the former site of Willie’s Wet Spot). Now known as Shangri-La, the freshly renovated and painted establishment provides a comfortable place to relax and have a drink, and Shangri-La will always be offering a fresh, homemade sangria, according […]