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Actor and author Hill Harper spoke in the Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night as MTSU’s Black History Month keynote speaker. Harper, who starred in CBS’s CSI: NY and USA Network’s Covert Affairs, came off as charismatic, smart, funny and extremely wise. His message was potent and deep, yet light with some well-timed humor and crowd involvement. …

MTSU has announced a lecture series through VSA Tennessee, a state organization that strives to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in and learn through artistic activities. The series will include lectures from Guy Gilchrist, co-creator of the cartoon Muppet Babies and cartoonist for the classic comic strip Nancy, as well as actor, author and teacher Estelle Condra …

By Caroline Morris // Contributing Writer Tracy E. Laird, author of the book Austin City Limits: A History, spoke Wednesday evening at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music. Austin City Limits is a televised concert series that has aired on PBS stations around the country for the past 40 years. Laird wrote the book to convey the purpose and …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration. Harper is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the university’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Harper is best known for …

Author Tracey Laird is set to speak on her recently published book Austin City Limits: A History in the Center for Popular Music on Wednesday. The lecture is expected to discuss the history of the longest running music show on TV, it’s impact on popular culture over the last 40 years, including the annual Austin City …

By Jamie A. Cooley// Staff Writer The documentary Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music was shown in the Student Union Theater to kick off MTSU’s 2015 Black History Month. The film is based around the roots of African-Americans’ ancestral past and learning to preserve the customs and traditions of African slaves …