Arts & Culture


Mon November 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Renowned Trumpeter Wendholt Opens MTSU’s 15th Jazz Artist Series Nov. 7

Jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt kicks off MTSU Jazz Series

Renowned jazz trumpeter Scott Wendholt will join MTSU's Jazz Ensemble 1 and jazz faculty members Thursday, Nov. 7, to kick off the 2013-14 MTSU Jazz Artist Series in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

Tickets for the Nov. 7 concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $10 for the general public. Admission is free for MTSU students, faculty and staff with a valid ID. Discounts for area music students and educators also are available.

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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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