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Published on February 20th, 2012 | by TLV News


Music of the South Symposium (3/1-3/3)

The 2012 Music of the South Symposium celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s MA Program in Southern Studies and recognizes the rich tradition of music research explored by students in the program.

On Friday, March 2nd, the Center hosts a variety of panels and lectures on music research. The Symposium kicks off with a panel discussion, “40 Years of Living Blues.” This is followed by a discussion of New Media produced by the Center and then a series of films by Dr. Bill Ferris, Eric Feldman, and local musician Tyler Keith. A reception for students, faculty, alumni and friends of the Southern Studies MA Program will start at 5 pm at Barnard Observatory, featuring music by Warren Black, Jake Fussell, Steve Cheseborough, and others.

On Saturday, March 3rd, the Center hosts a day of lectures, academic readings, and film screenings focusing on such topics as Gospel music, Elvis Presley, and Thacker Mountain Radio. The conference concludes with a concert at the Lyric Theater at 8 pm. Among the music acts performing will be Tyler Keith, Tim Lee 3, Tommy Bryan Ledford Band, Jay Lang & The Devil’s Due, Caroline Herring, and others.

All lectures, panel discussions and films are free and open to the public.
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