Arts & Culture

2:42pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU-Created Documentary Part of PBS ‘Pa’s Fiddle’ Package

Dr. Dale Cockrell, director of MTSU's Center for Popular Music and co-producer of "Pa's Fiddle: American Music," poses for a photo before filming begins for the PBS special at the Loveless Barn. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

ublic-television supporters and Little House on the Prairie enthusiasts nationwide can own a piece of musical history with MTSU’s imprint beginning Sunday, June 3.

That’s when Nashville Public Television, NPT, and more than 175 other Public Broadcasting Service member stations will begin airing “Pa’s Fiddle: The Music of America” and offering DVDs and CDs of the old-time music performances as June pledge-drive member gifts.

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9:32am

Thu May 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Governor’s School for the Arts Slated June 3-29 at MTSU

Nearly 250 rising high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee will be attending the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts June 3 until June 29 at Middle Tennessee State University.

Program concentrations will include dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking and theatre. Participants will be arriving Sunday morning, June 3, registering and checking into campus dormitories.

One of the featured highlights will be a Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. performance by internationally acclaimed ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. The public is invited and tickets are $30.

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12:49pm

Wed May 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tough Topics for Tiny Tots Mark Palmore's Children's Tales

One of Elaine Palmore's Brand New Children's Books

Elaine Mitchell Palmore, director of MTSU’s Child Development Center, will sign copies of her children’s books, “The Dragon Who Lives at Our House” and “Big Changes in the Crow Family,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Barnes and Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy. in Murfreesboro.

Published by Fresh Fables and illustrated by Norris Hall, Palmore’s tales explain difficult adult situations in an entertaining, age-appropriate way. “Dragon” was a finalist in the Health: Addiction and Recovery category of the Best Books 2011 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

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8:29am

Mon May 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

Children’s Ballet Introduces Music, Dance, Audience Participation

Nashville Ballet to Present the Family Ballet The PrinFrogcess and the

Nashville Ballet showcases portions of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty and the popular children’s book Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan in its performance of Princesses and Frogs for children and families May 12-20, at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet.

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8:11am

Mon May 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill to Debut at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre

"The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill," the latest independent film from Dr. Bob Pondillo and a crew of MTSU students and alumni, will have a red-carpet premiere at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre.

The 23-minute film, which has been two years in the making, won the “Best Achievement-Short Screenplay” award at the 2010 SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach, Cal.

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