Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Neil Diamond and Carole King are only a few of the creative masters to be discussed by three MTSU professors in conjunction with an exhibit at Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Public Library.
“A Fine Romance,” a tribute to Jewish composers and their contributions to American music, is slated for viewing March 9-April 20 at Linebaugh, which is located at 105 W. Vine St.
The nationally touring display tells the history of Jewish songwriters from 1910 to 1965 with images from Broadway musicals, classic films, posters and personal collections.
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Thurya Abdulla says spending the past six months at MTSU and Murfreesboro has been a “great opportunity.”
Abdulla, who received her doctorate in mathematics from Imperial College at the University of London and teaches at the University of Bahrain, has utilized her Fulbright opportunity with the MTSU Department ofMathematical Sciences.
"Fantasy of China" is a concert of songs, dances, instruments, calligraphy, T’ai Chi, Martial Arts, and Chinese Operas that will take place on Friday, February 24th at 7:30 pm in the Hinton Music Hall of th Wright Music building on the MTSU campus. the performers include students and faculty from MTSU, faculty from Vanderbilt University, dancers from the Nashville Dance Troupe, students from the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra and students from Homer Pittard Campus School. This event is free and open to the public.
Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to the Tennessee Room inside MTSU’s James Union Building on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
The 7 p.m. performance, organized by MTSU Student Programming, is free and open to the public.
Nicholas is best known for his role as Kevin Myers in the original “American Pie” teen-film trilogy and its first two sequels. He’s also had roles in “Rookie of the Year” and “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.”
The Confucius Institute at MTSU will sponsor two Chinese New Year performances by entertainers from China’s Hubei University to celebrate the “Year of the Dragon” on Monday, Feb. 20, in Murfreesboro.
At 12:00 p.m., the Hubei University Dragon Dance Troupe will perform in the quadrangle in front of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library. In the dance, people carry the dragon costume around on poles, emulating the creature’s undulating movements to symbolize power and dignity.
Three agencies are teaming up to celebrate “Our People” Month during the City of Murfreesboro’s bicentennial year with a special community-heritage lecture, “We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro,” on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The free public lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, located at 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro two blocks north of Broad Street.
It’s sponsored by The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center.
"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades," an all-ages exhibit featuring real wedding dresses, vintage photographs, antique china and the stories behind their owners, is open for its final weekend at Oaklands Historic House Museum through Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The exhibit, presented in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Human Sciences, is the first of its kind to take place at Oaklands, but organizers say they doubt it will be the last.
The Department of Jazz Studies in MTSU’s School of Music will present two consecutive concerts featuring two of the genre’s best-known and loved jazz drummers, Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson, Feb. 16 and 17.
Soph will appear with the MTSU Jazz Faculty as part of the “MTSU Jazz Artist Series” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Jackson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I. Both performances will be held in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building and are open to the public.