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Watch: John Johns, guitar

Dec. 2, 2009—Watch video of a September 10, 2009, performance by John Johns on guitar, part of the Blair Signature Series.

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Composer and artist DBR appointed visiting professor at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music

Jun. 19, 2009—Nationally hailed composer, performer, violinist, bandleader and Vanderbilt alumnus Daniel Bernard Roumain (known professionally as DBR) has been appointed visiting associate professor of composition for the 2009-2010 academic year at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.

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Video: “Cornpone and the Cold War: Reassessing the Musical Li’l Abner”

May. 22, 2009—Watch a talk by Jim Lovensheimer, Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature, Blair School of Music.

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Leading contemporary Christian music critic to lecture at Vanderbilt

Apr. 1, 2009—Rock critic/biblical scholar Mark Allan Powell will speak on how the Bible is used in popular contemporary Christian songs during a visit to a Vanderbilt University class on The Bible and Music.

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East African music and its preservation focus of Blair/Heard Library event

Feb. 4, 2009—"Blair in Africa: Researching and Collecting African Music," featuring a performance by prominent Ugandan musician Centurio Balikoowa, takes place Feb. 12 at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.

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Mandolin professor Butch Baldassari dies

Jan. 12, 2009—Butch Baldassari, a Blair School of Music professor who created a cottage industry around his love of mandolin music, died Saturday at a Nashville hospice. He was 56.

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Blair School of Music announces new endowed chair

Dec. 30, 2008—Cornelia Heard, professor of music and chair of the strings department of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, has been named the holder of the newly created Valere Blair Potter Chair. The chair is endowed through a gift to the university by the grandchildren of Valere Blair Potter.

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Video: Blair presents The Vanderbilt Orchestra and Wind Symphony

Nov. 10, 2008—Watch video of an Oct. 24 by the Vanderbilt Orchestra.

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Video: A Dulcimer Afternoon

Oct. 22, 2008—Watch video of a performance at the Blair School of Music.

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VUCast: News from Vanderbilt’s news network for week of July 14

Jul. 14, 2008—Tips to tone up your upper body and hear from some of the first inductees in the Vandy Athletics Hall of Fame! (6:21)

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Video: Little-Known Gems of the Piano Repertoire

Jul. 7, 2008—Watch video of members of The Blair Piano Faculty performing in Ingram Hall on March 15, 2008, as part of the Spring Concert Series at Blair School of Music.

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Video: THE APPALACHIAN CELEBRATION – A Place for the Humanities

Jun. 9, 2008—Watch video of the April 12 performance of The Pa's Fiddle Project Concert, part of a series of special events in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Vanderbilt University's Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. The Pa's Fiddle Project features songs from the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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