Anne MacFie, a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will present a lunchtime concert at MTSU's Center for Popular Music at noon Friday, April 25.
The free public event inside the university's Bragg Mass Communication Building will feature MacFie's versions of the traditional ballads and stories she learned from her Appalachian foothills neighbors. She has also worked with and learned from artists such as Lily May Ledford, Jean Ritchie and Almeda Riddle.
The gentle, poignant tones of Chinese music will greet patrons of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library soon.
Xiaojun Huo, who is first chair of erhu in the folk music division of the China Opera and Dance Theater, will share her talents from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the library’s first-floor atrium.
The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument which sometimes is called a “southern fiddle,” or, in the Western world, a “Chinese violin.” Its origin can be traced to instruments introduced into China sometime in the 10th century.
Some MTSU students will try to make Good Friday an even better Friday for some local youngsters and their elders.
The 26 students of Stephanie Bush’s Aging Health and Development Class will host an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Stones River Manor, a senior citizen living community at 205 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.
Bush, an instructor in the Department of Human Sciences, said about 200 people attended last year’s event, and seeing the youngsters have so much fun delighted the manor’s residents.
MTSU marketing majors are putting their music where their mouths are.
They are sponsoring “Rockin’ for the First Noelle,” a battle-of-the-bands benefit for the First Noelle Foundation. The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Bonhoeffer’s, 610 Dill Lane in Murfreesboro.
Competing musical acts include Caller 15, Michael McQuaid, Dear Salem, Amanda June, The Beasleys and Mary Howell.
— More than two years after his passing, an MTSU professor is still making his mark on the literary world.
“The Sheriff of Hell’s Murder Case,” the third novel in a Cumberland Mountains-based trilogy by Dr. Jack Justin Turner, will be revealed and celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Phillips Bookstore in the Student Union. A printable campus map with parking instructions is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.