Arts & Culture

8:22am

Fri February 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU and the Confucius Institute to Present Two Chinese New Year Performances

The Confucius Institute at MTSU will sponsor two Chinese New Year performances by entertainers from China’s Hubei University to celebrate the “Year of the Dragon” on Monday, Feb. 20, in Murfreesboro.

At 12:00 p.m., the Hubei University Dragon Dance Troupe will perform in the quadrangle in front of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library. In the dance, people carry the dragon costume around on poles, emulating the creature’s undulating movements to symbolize power and dignity.

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8:11am

Tue February 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro

Three agencies are teaming up to celebrate “Our People” Month during the City of Murfreesboro’s bicentennial year with a special community-heritage lecture, “We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro,” on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The free public lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, located at 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro two blocks north of Broad Street.

It’s sponsored by The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center.  

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9:07am

Mon February 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Partners with Oaklands Historic House Museum for Wedding Dresses Through the Decades

"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades," an all-ages exhibit featuring real wedding dresses, vintage photographs, antique china and the stories behind their owners, is open for its final weekend at Oaklands Historic House Museum through Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The exhibit, presented in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Human Sciences, is the first of its kind to take place at Oaklands, but organizers say they doubt it will be the last.

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8:54am

Mon February 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson to Perform at MTSU February 16 and 17

Ed Soph

The Department of Jazz Studies in MTSU’s School of Music will present two consecutive concerts featuring two of the genre’s best-known and loved jazz drummers, Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson, Feb. 16 and 17.

Soph will appear with the MTSU Jazz Faculty as part of the “MTSU Jazz Artist Series” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Jackson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I. Both performances will be held in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building and are open to the public.

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8:20am

Thu February 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Leonard Pitts To Appear as Part of Siegenthaler Speaker Series

Leonard Pitts Jr., who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will emphasize the importance of “Owning What You Know” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at MTSU.

Pitts, a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and author of three books, will speak at 2:20 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall in MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building as part of the Seigenthaler Speaker Series. The speaker series is sponsored by the Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies, which is housed in the College of Mass Communication.

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