Arts & Culture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOLLETT)  --  Country Music icon Loretta Lynn was one of the first female artists to talk openly about birth control and female empowerment. And while this coal miner’s daughter was born during the great depression, she continues to inspire fans.

Lynn gave a concert at the historic Ryman auditorium in early October, 2014. She welcomed the boisterous audience with the story of the first time she appeared on the Ryman stage. 





BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Attending a live musical performance with thousands of other fans in a large concert hall, arena or even an outdoor stadium is an amazing experience.

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced that six more Metro Nashville Public Schools have been selected to participate in Disney Musicals in Schools, an extracurricular program that complements classroom learning goals. The additional schools are Andrew Jackson, Gower, Hickman, and Old Center Elementary Schools; and William Henry Oliver and Wright Middle Schools.

Work by MTSU art students is part of a new “”Fall/Winter Exhibition” open weekdays through Friday, Jan. 2, at the Murfree Art Gallery, located in the Rutherford County Office Building just off the Murfreesboro Public Square.

The MTSU Department of Art is continuing its community collaboration with the Murfree Gallery, which opened last year in the lobby and antechamber of the property assessor’s office on the second floor of the County Office Building, 319 N. Maple St.

A special pair of MTSU alumni will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 13, to celebrate with an estimated 1,799 students receiving their degrees in two fall 2014 commencement ceremonies inside Murphy Center.

Shane McFarland, the new mayor of Murfreesboro, is the guest speaker for the university’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Dec. 13. 

Ken Strickland, NBC News vice president and Washington, D.C., bureau chief, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony.