Arts & Culture

8:09am

Mon June 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

Young or Old, All Americans Share Same First Amendment Rights

Ken Paulson

by Ken Paulson

There’s no height requirement for exercising your free speech rights.

There’s no figurative “You must be this tall” sign to qualify for First Amendment protection. Nor is there an age requirement.

As our nation prepares to celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July, it’s a good time to remember that even our youngest Americans are citizens as well. Just as government is barred from limiting adults’ free speech, public schools should have very little latitude in limiting the freedom of speech of young people.

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8:46am

Thu June 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

Once comes to Nashville September 16-21

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from September 16-21.

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8:35am

Thu June 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

No Kidding: 36 Youngsters Experience First MTSU Goat Camp

Goat Bracing Technique

The back of their MTSU blue T-shirts read: BYOG (Bring Yer Own Goat).

Thirty-six youth from across the state brought their own goats and learned more about preparing them for competition at the first Goat Camp Tuesday, June 24, in the MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center.

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8:21am

Fri June 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bang on a Can to Present Marathon/Webcast June 22nd

On Sunday, June 22, from 2pm to 10pm, Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, FREE for the public at Brookfield Place Winter Garden (220 Vesey Street), presented by River To River® Festival, Arts Brookfield, and Bang on a Can. The Marathon is part of the opening weekend of the 13th River To River Festival, kicking off the 11-day celebration of free music, dance, film, and arts events.

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12:49pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Overflow MTSU Crowd Hears How Pilot Overcame Obstacles to Join Blue Angels

A standing-room-only crowd of about 300 people, many of them under 18, heard U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brandon Cordill express why he never let obstacles curtail his career dream.

Cordill, a Hemet, California, native, stood before them Friday, June 13, in the MTSU Business and Aerospace Building’s State Farm Lecture Hall as a pilot with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. The Blue Angels will fly in the annual Great Tennessee Air Show June 14-15 in Smyrna, Tennessee, with MTSU serving as one of the sponsors.

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