Arts & Culture

8:23am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Innovative Educator to Headline MTSU’s Retention Summit on Feb. 25

An educator hailed by Time Magazine as one of the “10 Best College Presidents” in the country will headline an upcoming Black History Month event at MTSU.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III will be a featured speaker at the Retention Summit, a discussion of how to stem college dropouts among African-Americans.

Hrabowski’s presentation is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the second floor ballroom of the Student Union Building. The summit is free and open to the public.

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8:19am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Theatre Traces Family Ties in ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’

MTSU students will take audiences to the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara, in County Galway when Tucker Theatre lifts the curtain on “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Directed by Professor Kyle Kennedy, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” features a cast of four, including Nashville actress Kelly Lapczynski, an MTSU alumna, as guest artist. 

“The Beauty Queen” performances at MTSU are scheduled Feb. 27-March 2 at 7:30 each evening. One matinee performance is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

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9:58am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Ultimate Family Experience Flies Into TPAC for a Limited Engagement, March 1-3

Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony® Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! Families and fans have their chance to ‘fly’ into the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for this magical production March 1-3.

Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org, by calling (615) 782-4040, or visiting the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.

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9:48am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Center for Popular Music Awaarded Grant to Present ‘A Celebration of America's Music'

America's Popular Music

The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.

The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.

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9:36am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Reggae Expert to Comment on Music for Live Webcast

Dr. Mike Alleyne

An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music later this month.

Dr. Mike Alleyne, a professor in the Department of Recording Industry and author of “The Encyclopedia of Reggae,” will join a panel discussion on the genre at the State of Reggae Music Reception Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event, which will be hosted by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR), will take place in the studios of CPRLive in Brooklyn, N.Y., and will air live on CPRLive from 6 to 10 p.m. EST.

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