03/21/2013 12:24 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will kick off a year of
centennial celebrations as well as celebrate the First Amendment with a free concert
at 5 p.m. Thursday featuring the Nashville-based recording group Freedom Sings.
The event is open to all LSU students and will feature jambalaya and refreshments.
The event is sponsored by John Q. and Nancy Barnidge, as well as Manship Media.
Freedom Sings, a program of the First Amendment Center, is a critically acclaimed,
multimedia experience with an all-star cast of musicians, now in its 11th year of
touring the country. The presentation features music that has been banned or censored
or has sounded a call for social change, and it invites audiences to experience the
First Amendment in a new way. This entertaining, irreverent and inspiring program
is packed with live music and showcases hit songwriters, engaging performers and Grammy
Freedom Sings recognizes the full spectrum of political views, an approach praised
by journalists, including nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, who wrote in
his column that the program is “fun … scrupulously well-balanced” and appealing to
“all political perspectives.”
For more information on the event, contact Emily Wascom with the Manship School at 225-578-2187 or email@example.com.
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013