Arts & Culture


Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Lecturers Explain Jewish Songwriters’ Legacies

Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Neil Diamond and Carole King are only a few of the creative masters to be discussed by three MTSU professors in conjunction with an exhibit at Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Public Library.

“A Fine Romance,” a tribute to Jewish composers and their contributions to American music, is slated for viewing March 9-April 20 at Linebaugh, which is located at 105 W. Vine St.

The nationally touring display tells the history of Jewish songwriters from 1910 to 1965 with images from Broadway musicals, classic films, posters and personal collections.

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Mon February 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Visiting Fulbright Scholar talks about Bahrain life, culture Feb. 28 at MTSU

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Thurya Abdulla says spending the past six months at MTSU and Murfreesboro has been a “great opportunity.”

Abdulla, who received her doctorate in mathematics from Imperial College at the University of London and teaches at the University of Bahrain, has utilized her Fulbright opportunity with the MTSU Department ofMathematical Sciences.

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Fri February 24, 2012
Arts & Culture

Fantasy of China Concert Tonight on the MTSU Campus

"Fantasy of China" is a  concert of songs, dances, instruments, calligraphy, T’ai Chi, Martial Arts, and Chinese Operas that will take place on Friday, February 24th at 7:30 pm in the Hinton Music Hall of th Wright Music building on the MTSU campus.  the performers include students and faculty from MTSU, faculty from Vanderbilt University, dancers from the Nashville Dance Troupe, students from the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra and students from Homer Pittard Campus School.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Thu February 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Thomas Nicholas Comes to MTSU February 28th

Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to the Tennessee Room inside MTSU’s James Union Building on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The 7 p.m. performance, organized by MTSU Student Programming, is free and open to the public.

Nicholas is best known for his role as Kevin Myers in the original “American Pie” teen-film trilogy and its first two sequels. He’s also had roles in “Rookie of the Year” and “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.”

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Fri February 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Poet Laureate Marvin Bell to Present Reading at MTSU

Marvin Bell To Visit MTSU

Marvin Bell, Iowa’s first poet laureate and the author of more than 16 volumes of poetry, will make a special visit to MTSU for a poetry reading on Monday, Feb. 20.

The free public event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Cantrell Hall inside the University’s Tom Jackson Building.

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