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Story and photo by Delaney Dickey / Contributing Writer The seats of T. Earl Hinton Music Hall at Middle Tennessee State University quickly filled Thursday night with people young and old in preparation to see jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein. Since 1989, Bernstein has been part of the jazz music industry both in New York and …

Story and photo by William Green / Contributing Writer NPR music critic Ann Powers highlighted the unique connection between popular music and eroticism in America in a talk Monday afternoon at the MTSU Center for Popular Music. In her latest book, “Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music,” Powers …

Photo by Andrew Oppmann Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer MTSU alumna Laura Rogers was honored Saturday for receiving her first Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Rogers and her sister, Lydia Slagle, make up the duo The Secret Sisters and were nominated for their album “You Don’t Own Me Anymore.” The Secret Sisters …

Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer Ann Powers, National Public Radio’s music critic and correspondent, will make an appearance at the Center for Popular Music on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus on Monday, Jan. 29. Ann Powers “is one of the leading popular music and popular culture critics working today in any medium,” says …

Photo by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines Kamasi Washington is one of the greatest forces in contemporary jazz music. In 2015, the saxophonist released a massive album titled “The Epic,” which spanned three hours and featured a personnel of over 30 musicians. This year, he released a more succinct, but no less powerful EP titled …

Photo courtesy of AMP Entertainment Story by Jeffrey Jenkins / Contributing Writer  There’s few things in this world that brings people together the way music does. The melodies, harmonies, and lyrics within music present the opportunity for people to engage in levels of emotion and comradery that is hard to achieve anywhere else. This sensation …