Arts & Culture

2:38pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU’s Walker Library Offers Music from Visiting Chinese Performer April 22

Xiaojunhuo

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.

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1:34pm

Mon April 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU's Aging Health and Development Class to Host Easter Egg Hunt

Some MTSU students will try to make Good Friday an even better Friday for some local youngsters and their elders.

The 26 students of Stephanie Bush’s Aging Health and Development Class will host an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Stones River Manor, a senior citizen living community at 205 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.

Bush, an instructor in the Department of Human Sciences, said about 200 people attended last year’s event, and seeing the youngsters have so much fun delighted the manor’s residents.

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2:31pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Marketers Mix Music With Generosity in April 18 Charity Rockfest

MTSU marketing majors are putting their music where their mouths are.

They are sponsoring “Rockin’ for the First Noelle,” a battle-of-the-bands benefit for the First Noelle Foundation. The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Bonhoeffer’s, 610 Dill Lane in Murfreesboro.

Competing musical acts include Caller 15, Michael McQuaid, Dear Salem, Amanda June, The Beasleys and Mary Howell.

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10:32am

Fri April 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Professor’s Murder Mystery Novel to be Revealed on Campus April 12

Author Jack Turner

More than two years after his passing, an MTSU professor is still making his mark on the literary world.

“The Sheriff of Hell’s Murder Case,” the third novel in a Cumberland Mountains-based trilogy by Dr. Jack Justin Turner, will be revealed and celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Phillips Bookstore in the Student Union. A printable campus map with parking instructions is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.

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1:20pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Gruhn Launches Guitar Discussion Series at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music April 8

George Gruhn

George Gruhn, renowned expert on vintage guitars, will make a stop at MTSU Tuesday, April 8, to kick off a special series of discussions on "The American Guitar" in a free public event at the university's Center for Popular Music. 

Gruhn, who owns Nashville's Gruhn Guitars, a mecca for musicians and collectors worldwide, will speak on "American Fretted Instruments: History and Development" beginning at 4 p.m. in the center's reading room, located in Room 140 of the Bragg Mass Communication Building on campus. 

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