The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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Jasmine Wilkerson (left) and Alex Hackbarth (middle) are pictured with Dr. Ben Littlepage (right), coordinator for Murray State’s postsecondary education administration program, at the SACSA Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 6–10. ** On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the department of history at Murray State will host its eighth annual ROOTS Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. There is no admission charge but attendees are asked to bring canned […]

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Students practice a number from Murray State's production of "Crazy for You."

“Crazy for You” musical to open at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The musical “Crazy for You” is tapping its way into the Johnson Theatre at Murray State University to demonstrate the ability art has to transform and unite a community. “Crazy for You” opens Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building on Murray State’s campus. Evening performances […]

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An official photo of Anthony Clark Evans.

Former Murray State music student takes center stage in world of opera

MURRAY, Ky. — Anthony Clark Evans wasn’t nervous. As he stood on the stage of the Performing Arts Hall at Murray State University with all eyes on him, Evans took a deep breath — a single long exhale — and began to sing. On Oct. 18, Evans performed two musical selections for Murray State students in Dr. […]

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A student plays the saxophone.

Murray State University to host fall jazz concert Nov. 7

MURRAY, Ky. — On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the award-winning Jazz Orchestra at Murray State University, along with the University’s Jazz Band, will present the Fall Campus Concert. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium and is free to the public. Throughout the concert, the Jazz Orchestra will play a versatile repertoire, including selections from Count Basie’s version […]

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The orchestra performs on the stage of Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State University Information: Week of Oct. 16–20

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Oct. 16–20. ** On Friday, Oct. 20, the string unit of Murray State’s department of music will host the 71st Annual Quad State String Festival, a long-standing musical tradition in Murray, under the supervision of Dr. Sue-Jean Park, […]

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Murray State to host Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Oct. 27, the walls of Lovett Auditorium at Murray State University will resonate with sounds of the big band era during the third annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance featuring the award-winning Murray State University Jazz Orchestra directed by Todd E. Hill, professor of music and director of jazz studies. This year, […]

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A close-up photo of the gates at Murray State University.

Murray State University’s department of global languages and theatre arts opens season with “The Praying Mantis”

MURRAY, Ky. — As theatre season commences at Murray State University, the department of global languages and theatre arts opens with a production of “The Praying Mantis” by Alejandro Sieveking on Sept. 20. Translated from “La Mantis Religiosa” by Charles Philip Thomas and directed by Daryl W. Phillipy, this darkly comedic Chilean tale of family […]

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Racers past, present and future gather for Owensboro event

Racer Nation recently converged on the Owensboro riverfront for a special event held on June 16. The blue and gold was in full force as attendees were joined by President Bob Davies, Murray State staff and Dunker while enjoying live music from Murray’s very own MurrVegas All Stars.

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Murray State University to hold Freedom Fest concert on July 4

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band, Town & Gown Chorale and Governor’s Scholars Program Chorus will host a concert on Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. inside Lovett Auditorium on the Murray State campus. As part of this year’s Freedom Fest in Murray, the free concert is open to […]

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