Segue 61: Accelerating Music Business School

Jul 28, 2017



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) Years ago, careers in the music business began by working for free, making coffee and waiting for an opportunity to open up. Then over the past two to three decades, music business programs proliferated at colleges and universities, providing training, internships and a faster track up the career ladder. Now as the industry grows faster paced and even more competitive, new kinds of professional training are taking shape.


Sherman Holmes: Survivor

Jul 27, 2017


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) The Richmond Sessions came out on July 21, marking the solo debut recording of Sherman Holmes, at mere 77 years of age.


From the late 1970s until 2015, The Holmes Brothers were one of the most beloved and eclectic groups working in the overlapping terrain between gospel, blues, soul and country. They recorded for Alligator and Rounder Records and played leading festivals all over the world.


Bluegrass Nominations Mix Fresh With Familiar

Jul 26, 2017

The International Bluegrass Music Association revealed its 2017 awards nominees and new hall of famers on Wednesday morning in Nashville. The names among the top prospects have long and illustrious history on the IBMA Awards stage.

Nashville, Tenn. – The Nashville-based singer/saxophonist will appear in the prestigious Second Annual Jazz Vocal Competition at Montreux Festival in Switzerland.

Nashville, Tenn. – "Teen Angel" takes the stage once again at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, July 9-11.

Murfreesboro, TN – Some MTSU students are earning credit hours this summer by watching situation comedy reruns.

Murfreesboro, TN – Singer/songwriter Julia Rich, who has just released a new single, updates listeners on her career and talks about the upcoming jazz festival.

Murfreesboro, TN – Vibraphonist Stefon Harris talks about working with the greats and his new CD "Evolution."

Murfreesboro, TN – New York pianist Bill Charlap's new CD rethinks the Broadway tunes of classical composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein. Charlap's piano lines move easily the bounce of "Cool," the Cuban cadences of "America," and the brush-stroked "Glitter to Be Gay." His solo on "Somewhere" links Bernstein's intersection of the classics, American popular song, and jazz.

Murfreesboro, TN – This amazing local songstress is performing a string of local dates, plans to release a new album soon, and recently changed her address.

Tullahoma, TN – America's involvement in Iraq seems to highlight the point that, sadly, war is often accompanied by "war crimes." That fact is also illustrated in a new book by local historian Dr. Michael Bradley. But, as Shawn Jacobs reports, the "when" and "where" of these events may surprise you.

Murfreesboro, TN – The new 21-thousand square foot, four million dollar home of MTSU's Honors College opened recently.

Murfreesboro, TN – Jazz Pianist Mark Levine recently stopped in Nashville to conduct a workshop and jam.



Tenn. transgender reaction to Trump military ban

Jul 28, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  “Outraged" is the word the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition uses to describe their reaction to President Trump ban on transgender individuals in the military.

The Coalition says it has roughly 2,000 members statewide, including a number of current and former members of the armed forces.

Marisa Richmond is a former TTPC president

“This has nothing to do with ability, or loyalty, or patriotism. This has to do simply with a label and it’s blatant discrimination.”

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  After rising for several months there was a bit of a hiccup in the Tennessee Business Barometer this past month.

Middle Tennessee State and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce conduct the survey of business leaders quarterly.

It's summer! Old-timey tent revival time in Tennessee

Jul 28, 2017
William Green

GREENVILLE, Tenn. (MARSHALL)  --  They aren’t as popular as they used to be, but occasionally you do still come across an old-timey tent revival here in Tennessee. 

On a recent summer evening a small congregation in Greenville, Tennessee, gathered under a tent to listen to pastor Shannon Sizemore deliver the first sermon in a week-long revival. Sizemore, despite his inexperience in a revival setting, seemed confident and excited.

MTSU Jazz Network News

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MTSU Jazz Network's Weekday Program Schedule

Sep 2, 2016

MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.


Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

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Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan invites people and organizations to host discussions on October 4

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is inviting organizations, businesses, and individuals to participate in a community engagement initiative called On the Table.

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