Arts & Culture

Acclaimed photographer Harvey Stein is returning to MTSU's Baldwin Photographic Gallery with a new exhibit, "Harlem Street Portraits," that opens Tuesday, Jan. 20, for a monthlong run. 

Stein, who brought his photo collections from Mexico and Italy and from Coney Island to MTSU in 2007 and 2011, respectively, also plans a free Feb. 5 public lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of the Bragg Mass Communication Building on campus. 

Music journalist Barry Mazor will focus on Ralph Peer’s pioneering role in bringing the recording, marketing and publishing of blues, jazz, country, gospel and Latin music to the world in a special Monday, Jan. 26, lecture at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music.

The free public discussion is set for 4:30 p.m. in Room 160 of the College of Education Building on the MTSU campus. A searchable campus map of MTSU, complete with parking details, is available at

No recipes. No script. No holds barred. It's like nothing you've ever seen on stage before. You choose the challenges. He does the impossible. Food Network Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine is bringing his all-new live show to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Library and Archives is holding a free workshop about World War I and the 60,000 Tennesseans who served in The Great War.

The session will focus on Tennessee war hero Alvin C. York who earned the Medal of Valor and numerous other commendations. Tennessee Tech University history professor Michael Birdwell will lead the workshop.

Birdwell says much of what people think they know about York is probably wrong, including the fact that he captured all those German soldiers single-handedly.

While the aim of the wedding ceremony remains to form a lifelong union, the bride’s gown has been transformed into various styles over the years.

Many of those styles will be on display in “Wedding Dresses through the Decades,” an exhibit from Jan. 11 through March 8, at Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro.

The MTSU Department of Human Sciences is a partner in the fourth annual event, contributing dress forms and sign holders for more than 50 gowns representing styles from 1860 through 2014.