Six students pose on stage while rehearsing a scene.

Murray State to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Global Languages & Theatre Arts presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with performances Nov. 15–18. The show will be presented in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Shows run Nov. 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The […]

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The Jazz Band sits together in a room holding their instruments.

Murray State jazz students to present Duke Ellington concert Nov. 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899–1974) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. Ellington composed more than 3,000 pieces of music in his life and kept his famous orchestra together for more than 50 years, […]

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The Jazz Orchestra poses for a group photo on a stage while holding their instruments.

Murray State to host fourth annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Oct. 26, the walls of Lovett Auditorium will resonate with sounds of the big band era during the fourth annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance, which features the University’s Jazz Band and award-winning Jazz Orchestra. The event will take place Oct. 26 on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. The […]

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The storytellers, from left to right, include Callie Whitmore of Owensboro, Kentucky; Matt Anderson of Imperial, Missouri; and Cory Storm of Owensboro, Kentucky. They look down upon God Arumburu (Nathan Hensley of Johnson City, Tennessee) as he tries to encourage Mouse (Kynlee Mohler of Dover, Tennessee) in her time of need.

Murray State to present production of ‘Tale of the Mouse’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts at Murray State University will present its annual children’s production of “Tale of the Mouse,” written by Anita Gustafson. This first production of Murray State’s 2018–2019 theatre season will be presented to area preschool, elementary and middle school children Sept. 25–28 with a public viewing Saturday, Sept. […]

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Emma Whitt performs on stage.

Murray State student Emma Whitt performs in national Classical Singer Vocal Competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Emma Whitt has always felt at home on a stage, performing and sharing her passion for music with others. It is that same love for song that led the Murray State University senior to the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in Boston from May 24–27. Whitt is a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, studying vocal performance in […]

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The Town & Gown Band and Chorale, respectively, sit and stand on stage in Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State to hold Freedom Fest concert 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 Wednesday, 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 the public and […]

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A crowd of people sits on lawn chairs and blankets outside Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place June 5

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert June 5 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 90-member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Dr. Todd E. Hill and is comprised of various community members, including Murray State students and alumni. Attendees are encouraged to […]

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The Jazz Orchestra performing on stage with their instruments.

Murray State to host Swing into Spring Concert with four ensembles

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hosting the free Swing into Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. The performance featuring two big bands and two small groups will also be broadcast on Murray State’s NPR station WKMS (91.3 FM). The concert aims to recreate the feeling of jazz in remote locations in […]

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Three cast members pose with Dungeons and Dragons props during rehearsal for "She Kills Monsters."

Murray State to open ‘She Kills Monsters’ production

MURRAY, Ky. — “She Kills Monsters” is making its way to the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Murray State University’s campus April 26–29 to provide a fantasy romp with heart. Combining real personal tragedies with the fantastical world of role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen is both wilding amusing and deeply touching. “She Kills Monsters” opens April 26 at […]

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A group of students (three pictured) perform on the steps of Lovett Auditorium during All Campus Sing.

Murray State to celebrate 60th annual All Campus Sing on April 11

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is celebrating the 60th annual All Campus Sing on April 11, hosted on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, with a pre-show at 3 p.m. and the main event beginning at 3:30 p.m. All Campus Sing, which is organized by the University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, is one of the most anticipated campus events at Murray […]

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