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Backdoor Playhouse premieres a killer show

What happens when a bunch of thespians listen to true-crime podcasts? They make an infamous story of serial murders into a killer musical. The Backdoor Playhouse is working with playwright Jason Spraggins and composer Matt Glickstien to join the Backdoor Playhouse to premiere their original work Crawlspace: A True-Crime Musical […]

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Midnights

Bee Goodman October 31, 2022 Taylor Swift’s Midnights Strikes Big  With the release of her newest album “Midnights,” Taylor Swift has once again taken the world by storm. Just when you think Swift defined her identity as a star and established a sound recognizable to all, she appears out of […]

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24th U.S. Poet Laureate Performs at Backdoor Playhouse

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the current United States poet laureate, Ada Limón, performed a poetry reading at the Backdoor Playhouse.  The event drew a crowd of an estimated 155 people to the theater where Lemón recited 13 poems from her newest book, “The Hurting Kind,” with subjects ranging from love, […]

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Women’s Center Art Gallery

Tech’s Women’s Center hosted their first women’s art gallery on Sept. 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring the artwork of Anna Grayson, a metals major from Gallatin, Tennessee.   The Women’s Center, located in Roaden University Center room 339, hosts a series of events throughout the year and […]

Four members of the Backdoor Improv Troupe stand shoulder to shoulder as they reherse.
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Practice, Even the Improv Troupe Needs It

In the hopes of bringing laughter, the Backdoor Improv Troupe is rehearsing for their spring semester season in the Jere Whitson Building every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Backdoor Improv Troupe was established in November 2020 by its current president Briley Barnett, a junior communications major at Tech. […]

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A gift to poetry and America

The Inauguration of the 46th President took place on January 20, 2021.  Amanda Gorman, age 22, made headlines as she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” in front of millions from the steps of the U.S. Capitol.  “Like much of America, I was mesmerized. My feelings caught up in […]

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Virtual concert brings music to the world

On Saturday, January 23, 2021 Dr. Scott Hagarty from the school of music held a Virtual Faculty Recital. Hagarty performed music for unaccompanied trumpet as well as trumpet and electronic accompaniment.  He was joined, and accompanied by Dr. Michael Adduci for the world premiere of Neil Flory’s newly composed piece, […]

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“The Voice” watch party at 7 p.m.

The Jake Hoot “Voice” watch party is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the Eblen Center. Doors to the center open at 6:30 p.m.   The public is invited to view the show and vote to advance Jake to the next round.   Hoot is a 2013 graduate of Tennessee Tech, […]