Nashville Ballet announced at last night’s Ballet Ball 2013 Committee Kick-off Event, that it will collaborate with two nationally acclaimed, Nashville-based musicians – cerebral singer/songwriter Matthew Perryman Jonesand Americana music royalty Holly Williams– to create original works of art as part of its upcoming performance season and for its annual fundraising gala, Ballet Ball.
Tennessee students will depict a tragic and confusing moment in Tennessee history when MTSU Theatre and Dance opens its 2012-13 season Wednesday, Oct. 3, with George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard.”
Directed by Dr. Crosby Hunt with movement by Professor Kim Neal Nofsinger, “Elephant’s Graveyard” will feature a cast of 13 students from across the state in performances set Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 10-12 in the Studio Theatre inside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Auditorium.
President Sidney A. McPhee and Middle Tennessee State University are extending an invitation to the public to attend the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Student Union Building.
It will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, outside the main entrance with the revolving door and faces west toward the courtyard and College of Education Building. In the event of rain, the event will move inside to the ballroom.
Interior designer/author Cathy Whitlock, who chronicles in print and online how films get their distinctive — and award-winning — looks, plans a special lecture in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Whitlock’s lecture is co-sponsored by MTSU’s student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers/International Interior Design Association and the Department of Electronic Media Communication in the university’s College of Mass Communication. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum.
MTSU’s Department of Art is celebrating the fall 2012 semester with “Painting Painters Paint,” an exhibition of the collected works of 15 innovative current artists, in the Todd Art Gallery through Thursday, Sept. 20.
Art Professor Sisavanh Houghton, who envisioned the exhibit, and fellow professors Melissa Newman, Bob Durham and Charles Clary invited colleagues from across the Midsouth to participate.
The result is an outstanding collection of style, interpretation and process, according to gallery curator Eric Snyder.
Author and hip-hop music scholar Dr. Joseph Schloss will explain “How Leonard Bernstein Invented Hip-Hop” at a free public lecture at MTSU on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Room S-260 of the Business and Aerospace Building.
The 4:30 p.m. lecture’s complete title is “How Leonard Bernstein Invented Hip-Hop: Popular Culture, Genre Boundaries and the Mythologies of Hip-Hop Scholarship.”