Arts & Culture

3:14pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Enjoy Family-Friendly ‘American Tall Tales’ at MTSU Sept. 24-28

MTSU theatre students Erin Davidson, left, Dominic Gillette and Harley Walker pretend to see a bear — or maybe it's just a grownup demanding they come down from the attic and take their baths — during rehearsals for "American Tall Tales," an award-winning original production with performances set Sept. 24-28 in the university's Tucker Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://www.showclix.com/event/3870861, and performances are being scheduled at area schools, too. (MTSU photo by Darby Campbell)

They’ve shared American folk stories with children around the world for the last decade, and now MTSU students are bringing their original production of “American Tall Tales” back home to Tucker Theatre Sept. 24-28.

"American Tall Tales" features student- and faculty-written tunes and tales about incredible characters like Pecos Bill, John Henry, Slue-Foot Sue, Annie Christmas and Johnny Appleseed. The show focuses on family fun with 7:30 p.m. performances set Sept. 24-27 at MTSU and a 2 p.m. matinee planned for Sept. 28.

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2:20pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mozart’s Magic Flute in New Production Merging Performers with Animation

Dusseldorf Magic Flute

One of the world’s most successful stage works receives a new magical interpretation in a production by director Barrie Kosky and British theater company 1927, in which performers interact with an animated film.  After rave reviews in Los Angeles and Berlin, “The Magic Flute” premieres at Duesseldorf’s Opera House on September 13, 2014 for performances through June 5, 2015. 

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1:38pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

‘The Places Called Home’ Beckons MTSU Writers Corps in Sept. 11 Reading

Matthew Brown

The members of MTSU’s Writers Corps will share their writings with the public in a special Sept. 11 event.

Participants in the creative writing program for military veterans and their families will read a collection of their works titled “The Places Called Home” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Reveille Joe’s, 113 N. Maple St. in Murfreesboro.

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1:35pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Don’t Miss Folk Scholar Stephen Wade’s Musical Mission to MTSU Sept. 24-25

Stephen Wade To Visit MTSU

Renowned folk scholar Stephen Wade is bringing the music, stories and photos of Depression-era Southern field workers to MTSU in a special Sept. 24-25 campus visit that features free public concerts and chats.

The largest event, “A Concert and Conversation with Stephen Wade,” is set Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in Room S102 of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building as part of the university’s Tom T. Hall Writers Series.

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12:51pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Nashville Ballet & Belmont University Partner for Free Ballet Performance

Ferdinand the Bull by Martin O'Connor

On Saturday, September 20, Nashville Ballet and the Belmont University School of Music will host a FREE performance of Ferdinand the Bull, a children’s ballet from Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Education program. The performance takes place at Belmont University’s Massey Performing Arts Center at 2:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but guests are encouraged to pre-register, as seating is limited. FREE tickets can be reserved in advance at www.NashvilleBallet.com/Ferdinand.

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