Upcoming Recitals

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Ensemble Concert
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4:00 pm
Symphony Orchestra;
Featuring guest conductor Florin Totan and UT Piano Professor David Brunell performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Guest Recital
Friday, Oct. 6 at 6:00 pm
Takako Hayase, piano;
Music Hall.


Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.




Calling All Student Artists: Show off your talent at the UT Libraries

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The University of Tennessee Libraries invites all student artists to submit their work to the Student Art in the Library juried exhibition.

The exhibit is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Only 2-dimensional works, such as drawing, graphic design, printmaking, photography, ceramics or painting, are featured. Artists are encouraged to submit older pieces or to create something specifically for the library. Each artist can submit up to three pieces for the exhibit.

For submission details, please click here to visit the Student Art in the Library web page.

The deadline for submissions is November 7, 2006. The jury will then begin the selection process. The new exhibit will be installed in December and will remain on view through Spring Semester 2007.




Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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Since 1982, he last week of September has been designated as “Banned Books Week.” The annual event reminds Americans not to take our precious democratic freedom for granted.

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) helps compile a list of the most challenged books–titles where there has been an attempt to remove or restrict the work from a school or library.

Books that appear on The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books list include children’s favorites such as the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine, and Where’s Waldo by Martin Hanford. Classic books are also on the list, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Click here for the list of challenged books from the ALA.

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites all students, faculty and staff to celebrate their freedom this week by reading a banned or challenged book. Visit the library’s banned books display in Reference, Room 135 Hodges Library, or click here for the list of books featured in the display.

The American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the ALA; the American Society of Journalists and Authors; the Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores sponsor Banned Books Week every year. The Library of Congress Center for the Book endorses the observance.




The International Sweethearts of Rhythm at Lawson McGhee Public Library

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international.jpg October 3 The International Sweethearts of Rhythm broke all kinds of
barriers as the most famous all-girl big band of the 1940s. They did the unthinkable by traveling through the Jim Crow South as a racially mixed group. They proved that women can play jazz as well as men–and in some cases, better. They paved the way for today’s wonderful women players. In 1986, a documentary telling the story of the Sweethearts was released and it has become a jazz classic. We will be screening The International
Sweethearts of Rhythm on October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Arts @ the Library Room. This special screening is done with permission of the filmmakers, Jezebel Productions.

WHERE: On the Mezzanine at Lawson McGhee Library
WHEN: Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Free and open to the public. Free parking at Locust Street Garage.

For more information, please contact Nelda Hill at 215-8729.




CGVLibrary: A Link to Global Agricultural Knowledge

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Want to gain access to research on topics like agriculture, hunger, poverty, and the environment all from one search engine? Now you can. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Virtual Library, also known as CGVLibrary, is a valuable new resource that allows you to discover new resources, go directly to thousands of full text publications, and stay current on CGIAR research.






Pre-Knoxville Jazz Festival Workshop

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On September 24th at 3:00 pm, join Donald Brown for “The Art of Improvising.” Bring your instruments or just yourself. Learn more about improvisation and the history of jazz in this hands-on/listening workshop. The workshop will be held at the East Tennessee Historical Center.

For more information contact the Knox County Public Library at 215-8750




David Van Vactor Memorial Concert

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vanvactor.jpg David Van Vactor Memorial Concert
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4:00 pm
David Van Vactor was the Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for over 25 years and he also founded the UT School of Music in 1947. This memorial concert will feature the UT Symphony Orchestra, School of Music Faculty, and more;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.




Sheryl Howard at Lawson McGhee Public Library

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jazzy.jpg September 26: Sheryl Howard is another gifted jazz singer Knoxville
audiences don’t get to hear often enough. She was a founding member of the vocal jazz ensemble, Just In Time and became known for her vocal improvisations. She is the music director at Trinity United Methodist Church, and in addition to directing, she composes and arranges a lot of the music the choirs sing. She will be joined by on September 26 Russ Fuquay on guitar and special guest, Joshua Howard on bass.

WHERE: On the Mezzanine at Lawson McGhee Library
WHEN: Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Free and open to the public. Free parking at Locust Street Garage.

For more information, please contact Nelda Hill at 215-8729.