Arts & Culture


Wed October 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Students Bring Expertise Behind the Scenes at ‘Freedom Sings’ Celebration

Freedom Sings

The experience MTSU students gain while working behind the scenes at events like the Newseum Institute’s “Freedom Sings” at Nashville’s Bluebird Café Tuesday night is much more than camera angles and lighting.

They also develop even more of the professionalism demanded by an industry that survives on speed, efficiency, ratings and the idiosyncrasies of the people in front of the lens.

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Tue October 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Scholar Discusses ‘America the Philosophical’ at MTSU Nov. 8

America the Philosophical

A scholar who asserts that Americans are the most philosophical people in the history of humanity will present his theory at MTSU.

Dr. Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., will be the guest speaker for MTSU’s inaugural Fall Philosophy Lyceum at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Room 164 of the College of Education Building.

His book “America the Philosophical” received front-page treatment in The New York Times Book Review on June 28, 2012.

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Tue October 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

‘Triple-threat Icon’ Barry Gibb Thrills MTSU with Unique Performance-lecture

Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel and Barry Gibb in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.

Music icon Barry Gibb easily traced the genealogy of the Bee Gees classic “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” for more than 900 fans and friends at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre Monday night.

Poignantly recalling his and his late brothers’ love for country music from their Australian childhood, the singer-songwriter-producer gently began picking out a Hank Locklin country classic on his acoustic guitar while talking with Beverly Keel, chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry.

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Mon October 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Names of 54 African-American Soldiers Added to Civil War Monument

24th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops. Let Soldiers in War, Be Citizens in Peace
Credit Library of Congress

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The names of 54 African-American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War had their names added to a war memorial at the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia over the weekend.

The soldiers were members of the United States Colored Troops regiments that fought for the Union during the conflict.

Jo Ann Williams McClellan, President of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, says that as far as she knows Maury is the first county in the state to add the names of African-American soldiers to its Civil War memorial.

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Fri October 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Professor Emeritus Directs Talk on Scriptures Nov. 3 in Murfreesboro

An MTSU professor emeritus will lead a community discussion on scriptures in three major world religions.

Dr. Ron Messier, former director of the MTSU University Honors Program, will serve as moderator for “God’s Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, 2605 Veals Road.

“I have seen a preview of what each speaker will present,” said Messier. “All I can say is the audience will hear some very powerful statements about scripture.”

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