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‘Tiffany by Design’ celebrates artistry, craftmanship of Louis Comfort Tiffany

 

Daytrips and Weekenders. As the summer months and the vacation/travel season approaches, we offer you, our readers, ideas for day trips and weekend excursions to places and events that can be done in a day, or maxed out over a weekend. Time and the high cost of gas fuel our efforts to find local or regional entertainment and activities. This column will appear each Thursday through Labor Day.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ exhibition “Tiffany by Design” , which opened in May, continues to attract crowds interested in the art and artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The exhibition features Upper-Level Galleries. This exhibition, which showcases 40 beautifully crafted Tiffany glass lamps, celebrates the craftsmanship of the colorful leaded glass lamps produced by Tiffany Studios between 1900 and 1918. Tiffany by Design will continue through Aug. 24, 2008. «Read the rest of this article»


David Sirota reading, reception in Nashville

 

David Sirota, author of the acclaimed book The Uprising, will hold a reading, question and answer session and a book-signing/reception at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville on June 26 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Alliance for Progress.

The private reception which starts at 8 p.m., will have music, food, wine and beer and David Sirota of course.  You can reserve a place at the reception by going to www.tennesseeallianceforprogress.org and make a $20 donation to TAP. 

The Uprising examines the re-emergence of populist politics on both the Right and Left in America. The book, published by Crown, was released on May 27th. The Uprising is all new, firsthand investigative reporting from across the country, showing how populism has become a dominant political force in both national and local politics.

Sirota, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, takes us far from the media spotlight into the trenches where real change is happening – from the headquarters of the most powerful third party in America to the bowels of the U.S. Senate; from the auditorium of an ExxonMobil shareholder meeting to the quasi-military staging area of a vigilante force on the Mexican border. «Read the rest of this article»


Mixed Martial Arts: More than just a fad

 

The ring where the fights are to be heldCritics of mixed martial arts fighting might say that Fort Campbell and Clarksville are not ready for this type of event! Well, try telling that to the 600 plus spectators that showed up at Froggy’s Fight Night on the Fort Campbell army base in Kentucky for a invitational tournament held by the Scientific Street Fighting (SSF) Submission Academy.

Mixed martial arts or MMA is a style of fighting that combines a wide variety of fighting techniques; a mixture of Martial Arts traditions, boxing, and wrestling. The sport was made popular in the early 1990’s by the Gracie family of Brazil, who organized some of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts in the country. Its popularity had already reached legendary proportions throughout Japan, Europe and the Pacific regions of the world under the name “Vale – Tudos”, or “Anything Goes”. «Read the rest of this article»




Florim USA donation to fund scholarships

 
Austin Peay State University recently received a financial gift from Florim USA to be used for scholarships. Florim USA has committed to fund annual scholarships in memory of its founder, Ing Giovanni Lucchese. The scholarships are for students majoring in marketing, computer science and chemistry.
Pictured (from left) are Aaron Taylor, APSU computer science student; Tim Swaw, Florim USA human resources manager; Dr. Bruce Myers, APSU computer science chair; APSU President Tim Hall; Dr. William Rayburn, director of the APSU School of Business; Giancarlo Adani, Florim USA vice president of operations; and Alex Silkowski, APSU marketing student. Not photographed is Kimberly Anderson, APSU chemistry student.





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