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  • KTSU Presents the 2nd Annual Gospel Brunch 2014

    KTSU Presents the 2nd Annual Gospel Brunch 2014

    In celebration of Gospel Heritage Month, KTSU 90.9FM presents the 2nd Annual Gospel Brunch on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1pm  – 4pm, at the Downtown Aquarium, located at 410 Bagby Street at Memorial Drive.  Gospel recording artists Beverly Crawford and Johnny B. Williams will perform live on stage.  Guests will be served a Cajun style […]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • KTSU Choice Artist of the Month:  Althea Rene

    KTSU Choice Artist of the Month: Althea Rene

    Althea Rene was born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan.  She began her musical journey at age four as a classical flautist.  She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk […]

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Getting to Know “The Maestro” Benjermin Butler

| August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They call him “The Maestro” because he brought an “Ocean of Soul” to Texas Southern University. Mr. Benjamin Butler of Texas Southern’s Music Department recently received the 2011 Champions Legacy Award from his alma mater. This distinguished honor is presented to individuals, who through their efforts while at the university, helped to create, foster and preserve the legacy of Tennessee State University.

When Benjamin Butler took over the Texas Southern University marching band years ago, his mandate was to “liven things up.” That he did, rechristening the band the Ocean of Soul and letting the band members loose with music and routines drawn from rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and pop, in addition to the traditional military marches. The result was a lively, unpredictable combination of Soul.

Benjamin Butler will be honored during the KTSU Choice Evening of Jazz this Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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  1. Mounica says:

    Hi Guys,Have been thinking of you a lot these past days and pnirayg for you. I’m so glad that you have at least had a few good days with friends, family, and especially with each other. I’m pnirayg with you as our Lord shows you how to make the days count, and they do, each one of them.

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