Dog lovers and running aficionados are gearing up for a rite of spring that gets tongues and tails wagging each year on the MTSU campus.
The ninth annual See Spot Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at MTSU’s Peck Hall. The event is an effort to raise funds to build a home for a Rutherford County family through Habitat for Humanity.
MTSU Dance Theatre will celebrate a fresh new season with its Spring Dance Concert, scheduled for Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26, in the university’s Tucker Theatre.
Performances are set at 7:30 each evening. General-admission tickets for the Spring Dance Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students and MTSU staff. MTSU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.
Anne MacFie, a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will present a lunchtime concert at MTSU's Center for Popular Music at noon Friday, April 25.
The free public event inside the university's Bragg Mass Communication Building will feature MacFie's versions of the traditional ballads and stories she learned from her Appalachian foothills neighbors. She has also worked with and learned from artists such as Lily May Ledford, Jean Ritchie and Almeda Riddle.
The gentle, poignant tones of Chinese music will greet patrons of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library soon.
Xiaojun Huo, who is first chair of erhu in the folk music division of the China Opera and Dance Theater, will share her talents from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the library’s first-floor atrium.
The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument which sometimes is called a “southern fiddle,” or, in the Western world, a “Chinese violin.” Its origin can be traced to instruments introduced into China sometime in the 10th century.