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Center for Popular Music hosts Shelby Bottom Duo

MTSU rang with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement Oct. 4 when the Shelby Bottom Duo brought its multimedia musical history of activist Joe Hill to campus for a free public multimedia event.

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College alum is MTSU Distinguished Alumnus

Nashville native Eddie Gossage, who is in his 21st year as the only president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, said he “was kind of surprised” when informed he is this year’s MTSU Distinguished Alumnus recipient.

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“The Songwriters” rolls out nationwide in January

“The Songwriters,” a weekly TV show featuring conversations with songwriters from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, will begin a national roll out in January 2018 on PBS.

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Crowd shares memories of Professor Tom Jimison

Family, friends, former and current students and colleagues gathered outside the Baldwin Photographic Gallery in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to celebrate the life and work of Professor Tom Jimison, who passed away on Sept. 14 after a long illness.

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Recording Industry again ranked among Billboard’s top

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is once again ranked in Billboard magazine’s “15 Best Music Business Schools in 2017.”

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WMOT-FM Roots Radio celebrates first birthday at Americana Festival

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 threw its first birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 16, in downtown Nashville during the 2017 Americana Music Festival and Conference.

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Seigenthaler Chair launches First Amendment Encyclopedia

The College’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment on Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

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Akins releases sixth piano album since 2007

Joseph Akins released a new CD/album on Sept. 12, his sixth instrumental album since 2007. The album, entitled “Into The Flow” and available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, reached No. 9 on the Billboard New Age Album chart the week of Oct. 7.

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Vietnam War coverage topic of Seigenthaler discussion

On Sept. 8, an hour-long screening of The Vietnam War, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, preceded a panel discussion and Q&A on the impact of journalism and war coverage during the Vietnam War.

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Journalism alumna Rogers is new GM of WKRN

Tracey Rogers, a veteran of Nashville television, has been named VP and general manager of WKRN, the market’s Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate.

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Popular Music preserves Marvin Hedrick bluegrass and country collection

The Center for Popular Music recently completed the Marvin Hedrick Collection project as well as launched its dedicated website.

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“Freedom Sings” lights up Tucker Theater

MTSU kicked off the academic year with an performance of “Freedom Sings” on Aug. 27, a show that brings music and history together to celebrate the First Amendment.

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