Ornithologist Don Miller will be presenting “Birding in Northeast Tennessee: Quite an Earful,” the second event in the 2014-15 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series at Tusculum College on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
The performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach and will feature 14 events throughout the academic year. Acts, Arts, Academic is supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of his wife Agnes Ault Miller, Arts Outreach, Hearts for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Don Miller’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre (lower level side entrance of the Annie Hogan Byrd building).
As a child, Miller’s family shared their fascination of birds with him, and after college, his interest was rekindled by friends and associates in both Blacksburg, Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee. He will share this passion not only by specifying the birds of Northeast Tennessee but by giving instruction on how to learn the language of the regional birds and how to locate them by ear.
Miller worked with Tusculum College for more than eight years before assuming the position as Director of Greeneville-Greene County Public Library and its branch, the T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in 2000. He is a member of the Greeneville chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, serving as president for many years. He has contributed to the seasonal reports of “The Migrant,” participated in the North American Breeding Bird Survey and is currently authoring a book that focuses on the birds of Greene County and surrounding areas.
The schedule for the remainder of the 2014-15 academic year includes the following events:
Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of “The Addams Family” musical comedy will be Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 20-23. All performances will be at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium except the Sunday shows, which will be at 2 p.m.
The Tusculum College Band Christmas Concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. There is free admission to the concert
The holiday events continue with Tusculum College Community Chorus’ annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. This year’s performance, which is free and open to the public, will be “Gaudete! A Christmas Concert.”
Central Ballet Theatre returns to the stage in January with “Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. All the performances will be in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.
“Lincoln at Gettysburg” with Chris Small of the Lincoln Project will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Behan Arena Theatre. The cost is $6 per person.
“Kaleidoscope of Indian Classical Dance,” featuring Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak classical dance, will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.
The Tusculum College Band Winter Concert will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.
Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of the musical comedy, “How to Eat Like a Child,” will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 5-7 in the Behan Arena Theatre. Sunday matinees will be presented at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 8.
“Back on Broadway,” dazzling production numbers performed by the next generation of Broadway stars, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.
“5 x 10,” five 10-minute plays by Tusculum students under the direction of English professor Wayne Thomas, will be presented at 7 p.m. on April 17-18 and 24-25 with Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Admission for the plays, to be presented in the Behan Arena Theatre, is $6 per person.
The Tusculum College Band Spring Concert will be Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The series will conclude with the Tusculum College Community Chorus Spring Concert on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.
Unless otherwise noted, admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 years of age and older) and $5 for children 12 and under.
For more information on these events, please contact Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620423-798-1620 or visit its website at http://arts.tusculum.edu.
Written by Stephanie Turner, junior journalism major from Shelbyville, Tenn.