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Center For Popular Music


Photo and story by / Logan DeLoye Contributing Writer On March 15, Dan Margolies, 49, professor of history at Virginia Wesleyan University, spoke at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music about his knowledge of the old-time music culture in the train-hopping, punk south. Margolies opened his speech with a performance on his banjo, to display a …

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 …

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 …

Daniel Baumli // Contributing writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music is home to an enormous body of music and related materials that are accessible to students and authors for research and studying. An integral piece of the center’s work is the restoration of sound recordings in all forms of media. The man responsible …

Lacey Kanipe // Contributing writer Lamont Dozier, dubbed the #1 songwriter in America, will receive an honor from the Center for Popular Music this Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Keathley University Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Dozier is part of the renowned songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland and has written …

  With MTSU’s recent Constitution and Civil Rights events on campus, it’s only fitting that renowned singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie discussed free speech, inspiration and songwriting with recording industry students on Sept. 17. Sainte-Marie, 74, was awarded the Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award by the Americana Music Association in Nashville on Sept. 16. Much of …