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Climb the Walls: Kids Rock, Everyone Rocks at The Ascent, Murfreesboro’s Indoor Climbing Facility

If you have seen one of the many black-and-green stickers around Murfreesboro promoting The Ascent, or have heard a friend enthusiastically talking about making it to the top of the climbing wall and have not yet experienced The Ascent for yourself, gym owner/operator Jeff Hess and his team of climbing enthusiasts want the community to […]


Cirque du Soleil Brings Avatar-inspired Show to Nashville This August

Open your eyes and jump inside the vast and enthralling world of Pandora. To the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, Toruk—The First Flight, it’s not just a performance, it’s an experience. The production, inspired by director James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, will bring the breathtaking world of Pandora to life with a four-night […]


Boro Business Buzz: Skeeter Pushes Bunganut Pig out of Shopping Center; Encore Bridal Owner Closing Shop

Bunganut Pig, which has been in operation under various owners in Murfreesboro for 18 years, abruptly closed its doors on July 18. “We hope to find a new location and reopen in the near future,” Bunganut Pig owners Mark and Amy Goodson posted on a sign on the locked door of the business. “We would […]


Bird Song Studio: Taylor-Made and Right Next Door

A beautifully arranged evening atop a small hill just 15 minutes outside of Murfreesboro recently attracted a quaint congregation of around 30 folks. There, they witnessed a gently surrealistic concert composed of 24 picked strings, good timing, and the delicate planning of publicist and local folk-country singer/songwriter Robyn Taylor, as she provided the grit, the […]


Fin Fusion: Church Street Sushi House Fuses Colorful Fruits, Delicious Flavors in Stellar Sushi Rolls

Ask where one can find the best sushi in Murfreesboro, and Fin Fusion almost always earns a spot in the conversation and, quite often, captures the honor of being the diner’s hands-down favorite sushi establishment in town. While many of the other restaurants serving sushi in the area have a thorough selection of other items—from […]

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Roots of a Rebellion on A Brother’s Instinct, Aug. 18 Show, Bonnaroo and More

With a new album and a string of tour dates lined up, Roots of Rebellion is cementing its status as the fastest rising reggae act in Tennessee. The six-piece Nashville group is currently riding a wave of momentum that’s included spots at festivals across the country, rave responses to their groovy sophomore full-length, A Brother’s […]

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Summer Olympics Time in Rio—USA!

The Train Daddy is back with the pain, daddy. Choo-choo! As always, I bring sports news, life lessons and politically incorrect talk to you, the loyal reader. Last issue we went with the patriotic theme as we celebrated Independence Day. Let’s stay on the patriotic theme with the 2016 Olympics. USA! USA! USA! The month […]

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Boro Art Crawl Returns Aug. 12, Center for the Arts Displays Work by Tracy Yarbrough

The Boro Art Crawl will be the cool place to be on a warm August night. On Friday, Aug. 12, the Crawl will feature more than 40 artists in almost 30 different locations near downtown Murfreesboro from 6–9 p.m. VNTG, located next to Simply Pure Sweets on Walnut Street, will feature the work of painter […]

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