Arts & Culture


Fri April 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Professor’s Murder Mystery Novel to be Revealed on Campus April 12

Author Jack Turner

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

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Mon April 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Gruhn Launches Guitar Discussion Series at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music April 8

George Gruhn

George Gruhn, renowned expert on vintage guitars, will make a stop at MTSU Tuesday, April 8, to kick off a special series of discussions on "The American Guitar" in a free public event at the university's Center for Popular Music. 

Gruhn, who owns Nashville's Gruhn Guitars, a mecca for musicians and collectors worldwide, will speak on "American Fretted Instruments: History and Development" beginning at 4 p.m. in the center's reading room, located in Room 140 of the Bragg Mass Communication Building on campus. 

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Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

1000 Year Old Artifacts Found at Sounds Construction Site

Aerial view of the Sulpher Dell construction site.
Credit City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Archeologists digging at the construction site for Nashville's new minor league baseball stadium have unearthed artifacts believed to be nearly a 1000 years old.

Middle Tennessee State University Archaeologist Kevin Smith says fire pits and broken pieces of ceramic pans were uncovered at Sulphur Dell. They suggest the area once held a large workshop where mineral water was boiled to collect salt, a valuable trading commodity.

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Wed April 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Announces 2014/15 Pops and Jazz Series

We're thrilled to share the news with you about the Nashville Symphony's newly announced 2014/15 FirstBank Pops Series, along with our 2014/15 Jazz Series. We invite you to join us for a star-studded year of music at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 


With a lineup including The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Bernadette Peters and much more, the FirstBank Pops Series promises exciting music from start to finish, all featuring the dynamic sound of the Nashville Symphony!


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Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Inaugural LGBT Conference at MTSU Puts Spotlight on Diversity April 10-12

Elizabeth Burch

The first statewide collegiate conference of its kind in Tennessee will be the standout feature of this year’s SpringOut! Pride Week at MTSU.

Student organizations from more than 30 colleges and universities along with corporate and community leaders are invited to attend the inaugural LGBT+ College Conference on campus April 10-12. The theme is “The Advocate in You!”

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