"Freedom Sings," a critically acclaimed multi-media experience featuring an all-star cast of Nashville-based musicians, will perform at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Monday, Sept. 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the UTD Activity Center.
The performance, which will include live music, video and graphics and feature hit songwriters and Grammy Award-winners, will detail the story of nearly three centuries of banned or censored music in America, inviting audience members to take a fresh look at the First Amendment.
"Freedom Sings" is part of the First Amendment Center, a group that works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education. The center has offices at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and in Arlington, Va., is an operating program of the Freedom Forum and is associated with the Newseum. The center’s affiliation with Vanderbilt is through the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.
The event is co-sponsored by UTD’s Alumni Fund Student Grant Program, The UTD Mercury, Radio UTD, the UTD Student Union and the university’s Student Union and Activities Advisory Board.
For additional information, or for related class materials, please contact Jay Miller, student media adviser, at 972-883-2290 or [email protected].