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Dr. Troy Robertson’s composition performed by Florida State singers

Landon Pool / Reporter

March 22, 2013

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Dr. Troy Robertson, the Director of Choirs at Tarleton State University, had his original work gain high-profile exposure when it was performed at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas. The F...

Tarleton Jazz Festival will feature Dave Matthews Band saxophonist during guest concert

Landon Pool / Reporter

March 20, 2013

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This year's Tarleton State University Jazz Festival, presented by the Department of Fine Arts, will feature Jeff Coffin in the guest artist concert.  Coffin is the saxophonist with the Dave Matthew's Band. Coffin is also a three...

Choirs to perform “The King of Instruments and the Human Instrument” on Thursday night

Landon Pool / Reporter

March 6, 2013

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The Department of Fine Arts presents the Tarleton State Universtiy Chamber Choir and the Select Women's Ensemble in concert, performing "The King of Instruments and the Human Instrument" on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in t...

Award-winning former poet laureate Marilyn Nelson to read from her new book Faster than Light

Landon Pool / Reporter

March 5, 2013

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On Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 116, Former poet laureate of Connecticut from 2001-2006, Frost Medalist, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Marilyn Nelson will be reading from her n...

Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker vistis TSU

Amanda DeBusk / Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

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On the afternoon of Feb. 26, students and faculty of Tarleton State University had the honor of Mr. Michael Barker's presence on campus. Barker is Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, along with his partner T...

Best little musical at Tarleton

Chelsea Bradley / News Editor

February 26, 2013

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Whether it's a musical, children's show, or a one act play, Tarleton State University Theatre has never disappointed me. I had the pleasure of being welcomed into a dress rehearsal for the upcoming "Best Little Whorehouse in Texa...

Tarleton Jazz Bands: A tribute to Stan Kenton

Amanda DeBusk / Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

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Tarleton's Jazz Ensemble once again gave a riveting performance on the evening of Feb. 21 in a concert featuring the music of Stan Kenton, a favorite jazz musician of Director Greg Ball's childhood. Both Jazz Ensembles I and II ...

Jazz ensembles I & II perform Stan Kenton tribute Thursday night

Landon Pool / Reporter

February 20, 2013

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The Tarleton State University Jazz Ensembles I and II will put on a tribute performance, featuring music by jazz great Stan Kenton (1911-1979). Stan Kenton was a mid-twentieth century pianist, composer and arranger who led an innovat...

SWAT to host Dueling Pianos & Dinner

Bethany Brooks / Staff Writer

February 19, 2013

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The Office of Student Activities invites students and faculty to "Dueling Pianos & Dinner" on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms. 176 Keys Fun Dueling Pianos will provide the entertainment and ...

TSU Spanish trip documentary presentation

Amanda DeBusk / Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

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In 2012, a group of Tarleton students studied in Spain and France, all while filming a documentary of their time abroad titled 'Tarleton Goes Basque.' On Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., a free presentation of the film will be hel...

Weekly recitals by music department students

Amanda DeBusk / Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

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Nearly every week of the semester, students of Tarleton State University's music department participate in student recitals in which different instrumentalists and vocalists perform. These students are expected to prepare and perfor...

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