Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel and Barry Gibb in MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
Music icon Barry Gibb easily traced the genealogy of the Bee Gees classic “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” for more than 900 fans and friends at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre Monday night.
Poignantly recalling his and his late brothers’ love for country music from their Australian childhood, the singer-songwriter-producer gently began picking out a Hank Locklin country classic on his acoustic guitar while talking with Beverly Keel, chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry.
24th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops. Let Soldiers in War, Be Citizens in Peace
Credit Library of Congress
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The names of 54 African-American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War had their names added to a war memorial at the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia over the weekend.
The soldiers were members of the United States Colored Troops regiments that fought for the Union during the conflict.
Jo Ann Williams McClellan, President of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, says that as far as she knows Maury is the first county in the state to add the names of African-American soldiers to its Civil War memorial.
An MTSU professor emeritus will lead a community discussion on scriptures in three major world religions.
Dr. Ron Messier, former director of the MTSU University Honors Program, will serve as moderator for “God’s Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, 2605 Veals Road.
“I have seen a preview of what each speaker will present,” said Messier. “All I can say is the audience will hear some very powerful statements about scripture.”
Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Hinton Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
A recipient of master’s and doctoral degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory and the winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Frampton established himself early as a classical pianist. After 30 years and more than 3,000 concerts worldwide, Frampton’s performance style also draws heavily from the pop arena.