Arts & Culture


Tue October 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

‘Triple-threat Icon’ Barry Gibb Thrills MTSU with Unique Performance-lecture

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.

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Mon October 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Names of 54 African-American Soldiers Added to Civil War Monument

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.

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Fri October 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Professor Emeritus Directs Talk on Scriptures Nov. 3 in Murfreesboro

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.”

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Wed October 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Survivors Tell of Horror, Hope at MTSU Holocaust Studies Conference

Dr. Nelly Toll

Holocaust survivors who were forced to spend their childhood years in hiding shared some of their wisdom with middle school and high school students Tuesday, Oct. 15, at MTSU.

Dr. Nelly Toll and John Koenigsberg told how they were spirited away from their birth families and placed with other families as Nazi Germany sought to exterminate Jews throughout occupied Europe.

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission conducted the gathering as part of the university’s Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, which continues through Friday, Oct. 18.

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Wed October 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Award-winning pianist Mac Frampton Returns for Free Oct. 18 Concert at MTSU

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.

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