Arts & Culture

With a $120,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, MTSU will help higher education faculty improve their students’ understanding of diverse cultures.

The interdisciplinary program “will explore the historical roots of religious intolerance and conflict in the South along with successful examples of religious pluralism in Tennessee communities,” according to the grant proposal.

MTSU will join forces with Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee, to implement the program.

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is pleased to announce the Music Placement in Media panels series during the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival. These in-depth panels take you inside the music opportunities in film, TV, ads, trailers and games. Seating is limited with each panel expected to sell out.

A new MTSU student organization is planning a second health fair for refugees in need of nutritional education and assistance.

Advocates for Community Engagement, or ACE, will stage the fair with help from Community Servants, a nonprofit, faith-based organization, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, at 124 Jeb Stuart Drive in the Wherry Housing District in Smyrna.

Nashville Ballet company dancer Sadie Bo (Harris) Sommer, who has performed with the organization since 2001, announced she will retire at the end of the current performance season. Sommer will dance in her final main stage performance as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a three-day run April 24-26 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements.