“Tracing Tennessee’s Musical Roots”:BaroqueFiddling Project II at the Loveless Barn – Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.: Loveless Barn, 8400 Highway 100, Nashville – Music City Baroque offers a continuing exploration of popular classical and fiddle music and dance from the birth of our country to the pre-Civil War era. Works celebrate such historical figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, General Marquis de Lafayette, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, and Ole Bull, as well as one of Nashville’s most celebrated composers of the e
Remembrances of legendary CBS newsman and long-time 60 Minutes co-host Mike Wallace were still pouring in after his death over the weekend. Wallace died at age 93.
Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and 60 Minutes executive producer, said of the famously hard-nosed interviewer that "He loved the fact that if he showed up for an interview, it made people nervous."
Former first lady Nancy Reagan called him "an old school journalist and one of the most astute people I've met."
The MTSU Police Department will offer a free pepper-spray and self-defense class forwomen as part of the Rape Aggression Defense System on April 12 and 19 in the Police Department Annex on East Main Street.
The class is open to MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. It’s scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. each session, and participants must attend each class session. Each student will receive a free class manual.
The Police Department Annex, also known as the College Heights Building on campus, is located at 1601 E. Main St.
Messages of hope, healing and awareness will wave in the breeze as MTSU’s June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students presents The Clothesline Project April 9 and 10 on the Keathley University Center knoll.
The annual visual display, set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, bears witness to violence against women with T-shirts emblazoned with the words of a survivor or someone who cares about her. It is always free and open to the public.
Nashville Ballet announced its performance line-up today for the 2012-2013 season, which includes a new contemporary work featuring Nashville music and the return of several classic story ballets showcasing the versatility of Nashville Ballet dancers.
Nashville Basll“This performance roster offers audiences a variety of stories, contemporary works and children’s ballets, which illustrates how talented our dancers are in spinning tales with their bodies and switching between such different styles of dance,” Nashville Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Paul Vasterling said.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- The recent Supreme Court arguments regarding the health care lawsuits have sparked numerous calls for a more open court, specifically real-time, or at a minimum, delayed video coverage. But there is apparently some misunderstanding about what anyone actually can, and can’t do relative to news about the court.
Saying it is "outraged" by reports of Syrian troops firing into a refugee camp across the border in Turkey, the U.S. State Department this afternoon said it strongly condemns the latest actions by the regime of President Bashar Assad and that things are getting worse in that country — not better, as had been hoped for when the regime agreed to a plan for a cease-fire that is supposed to begin Tuesday.
"Based on what we're seeing today, we are not hopeful" about the prospects for a cease-fire, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland added.
Which tax preparation service is best? That's what writer Joel Stein hoped to find out when he took his 2011 income data to different firms — including an H&R Block office, seen here in a file photo from last year's tax season.
In 2012, the federal tax return deadline is Tuesday, April 17 — so if you haven't already filed your income tax return, you have about one week left to shop around for different options to finish your taxes, or request an extension.
A Syrian soldier who defected and joined the Free Syrian Army sits at an outpost near the village of Janudieh. Some defectors say the military is committing atrocities, but that the rebels are fighting back with their own brutality.
Since the uprising began in Syria last year, there have been a lot of stories about soldiers who have defected from the army to join the rebels. This rebel group is loosely known as the Free Syrian Army, and it's starting to look more and more like an insurgency.
Not all soldiers who leave the army, however, decide to join these rebels. Those who simply escape the army altogether offer a rare glimpse into a military they say is committing unspeakable atrocities and a rebel force that's fighting back with its own brutality.