Arts & Culture

2:56pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Wanda Jackson to Guide Next Generation of Rockers at MTSU

Wanda Jackson will headline Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp at MTSU July 23-28

Pioneer rockabilly artist Wanda Jackson, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an “Early Influence” in 2009, will headline the 10th anniversary edition of the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp at MTSU July 23-28.

Known as the “Queen of Rockabilly,” Jackson toured with Elvis Presley, featured then-session guitarist Buck Owens on her early singles and included then-unknown Roy Clark as part of her band, The Party Timers. Her hits include “Let’s Have a Party,” “Right or Wrong” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.”

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2:45pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Unveils His New Musical in Nashville

Comedy legend and film icon, Jerry Lewis, pulled back the curtain on Wednesday on his theatrical production of “The Nutty Professor” Musical, which has arrived in Nashville for its pre-Broadway World Premiere at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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9:45am

Fri July 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Faculty, Students, Alums Work ‘Miracles’ With Film

Lucy Turner, portraying Millie, in a scene from “The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill.”

The latest independent film from Dr. Bob Pondillo, a professor of electronic media communication at MTSU, has been chosen as an official selection by several film festivals across the nation.

“The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill” was screened at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival in Philadelphia, Penn., on June 22 and at the Litchfield Hills Film Festival in Torrington, Conn., on June 30.

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

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9:40am

Fri July 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tennessee Arts Academy Set to Debut!

The Tennessee Arts Academy, the nation's premier summer professional development institute for arts education, will officially open on July 8, 2012. Three hundred K-12 public and private school teachers from across the state have been chosen to attend the weeklong session. A program of the Tennessee Department of Education, the Academy has been held annually since 1987 on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  

 

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7:58am

Tue July 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

2nd Annual Whitworth Buchanan Middle School STAR Performance Camp

Murfreesboro, TN- The second annual STAR camp will be held at WBMS on July 23-27 for rising 6th -8th graders from ANY school or county in the state. There will be 5 days filled with singing, music, rhythm and stage training from several prominent guest clinicians, Ms. Amy Fausnaught, and Ms. Vera Warrick. Express yourself through performance and learn how to connect with your audience and capture the spotlight. Learn how to audition or just be comfortable in a group! Registration starts at 8:00 on Monday, July 23, $125. The day(s) will begin at 8:00 and end at 3:00.

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