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The Charles H. Templeton Sr. Ragtime Music Festival (Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30) consisted of a blend of major concerts, mini-concerts, seminars, interviews with the performers, and tours of the Templeton Museum. The festival, the first of its kind in Mississippi, was launched as a means of enhancing the research in the area of ragtime music, increasing the awareness of the Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum housed in the MSU Library and introducing people to the sounds of Ragtime being performed by world-renowned ragtime musicians.

Festival performers included many of the worlds leading ragtime performers including: Jeff Barnhart, Mimi Blais, Neville Dickie, Sue Keller, Virginia Tichenor, and Richard Zimmerman. Additionally, seminars will be led by Tracy Doyle, David Jasen, and David Reffkin. Musicologist and Templeton Ragtime Festival Coordinator, David Jasen, led tours of the Templeton Museum and David Reffkin interviewed each of the performers during one-on-one interviews as well as panel discussions.

For more information visit the festival website at

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