People come in all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds, histories and talents. For some Union students, their choice in musical instruments is as distinctive as they are. For Christian Wallen, junior chemistry major, a passion for the bagpipes is as ingrained in his personal history as the instrument is in Scotland. [more]
Arts schedule: Through Jan. 2 — Dale Chihuly, glass artist. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. Hours vary by day; see www.fristcenter.org. Admission: $10 adults, $7 college students with ID. Through Oct. 31 — Chihuly at Cheekwood (Nashville). Hours vary by day; see www.cheekwood.org. Admission: $15 adults, $12 college students with ID. [more]
Scratch Track, the performers behind Barefoots Joe’s first concert of the semester, were seemingly well-received by students as they achieved the nearly impossible on Sept. 18. Students were on their feet and clapping to the rhythm of the beat. [more]
Keith and Kristyn Getty have written numerous songs and are an important part of the modern hymns movement, which encourages churches to use songs with meaningful lyrics in worship. The “Cardinal & Cream” spoke with Keith Getty ahead of the Gettys’ Sept. 22 concert at Union. [more]
The West Tennessee Regional Art Center is home to many art pieces — sunlight streams in windows, bouncing off white walls, metal picture frames and highly-glossed paintings. Wooden statues from distant countries and ages past stand guard and metal artwork hangs from the ceiling.
• Sept. 11 — Casey Jones Old-Time and Bluegrass Music Festival. Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, Jackson. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5.
• Through Sept. 12 — The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. Hours vary by day; see www.fristcenter.org. Admission: $10 adults, $7 college students with ID. [more]