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The Pour House Café: Leonard Writes a Song


Larry DunlapSaturday afternoon was slow at the café. Most people were out working in their yards or shopping. The few people there were at the round table known affectionately as the “Liar’s Table.” 

As I walked in the door I was greeted by the faithful locals at the table. 

“Hey, Preacher, what’s that following you?” 

The man asking the question was my 300 pound friend, Jelly. Alfred Whitmore was his real name but at 300 pounds you can figure out why they called him Jelly. Plus, he didn’t like the name, Alfred. «Read the rest of this article»

Art X-Po Lineup!


Ice House CafeThe Art X-Po and Icehouse Cafe present art openings the first Thursday of every month from 5-8PM during Clarksville’s Downtown Artwalk.

Oct 5- Jesse Shaw’s American Printmaker: Demons

Oct 21- Jesse Shaw’s The Dirty South.  This will serve as the artists Senior APSU exhibit and will be held on Saturday from 7-10PM. «Read the rest of this article»

Local art scene not a hoax!


Ice House CafeMiddle Tennessee is a very veristile place to be.  Universities and miliary presence bring a vast variety of people and cultures together.

 We all celebrate our culture and lives through human expression.  One of the purest forms of this is our art.  There is an event held here in Clarksville once a month to allow us all to express and share our art.  This event is The UPtown Artists’ Swap, held the last Saturday evening of every month from 7-10PM.  This event is hosted by The Icehouse Cafe (118 University Ave, between Cafe 541 and Burrito Bungalo).  In addition to hosting the event, the cafe graciously donates it’s wall space every month for Art X-Po, which showcases group and solo exhibitions of the region’s most premier artists.  All events at the cafe are all ages, free, and open to the public! «Read the rest of this article»

Video: Independent media in a time of war


Indymedia Center LogoPart scathing critique, part call to action, “Independent Media In A Time Of War” is a hard-hitting new documentary by the Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center ( This film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. «Read the rest of this article»

Honor or expectation?


School DeskHaving just read a Leaf Chronicle story on the recent accreditation of the Clarksville Montgomery School System by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, apparently the second such district to be so “honored,” I am appalled that until now the system has apparently not met the most basic academic standards for accreditation. I am equally appalled that, according to this story, most of the state’s other school districts are seemingly too inadequate, too substandard, to be accredited. «Read the rest of this article»

The Roxy Regional Theatre Needs Your Help


The Roxy Regional TheatreSince 1983, Clarksvillians have called the Roxy Regional Theatre, their hometown theatre. This season, more than 45,000 area residents have been touched by the live performances at the Roxy Some 25,000 students have attended their morning performances while others have taken advantage of their pay-what-you-can preview showings which allow everyone, regardless of economic backgrounds, the opportunity to enjoy live theatre. Some have joined one of their Saturday afternoon matinees which are targeted towards senior citizens and parents with children looking for wholesome family activities. Many others have enjoyed one of the 212 scheduled evening events in either their Mainstage or the smaller Otherspace theatre this season. «Read the rest of this article»

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Launches Free Classical Music Podcast – The Concert


The ConcertBoston, September 14, 2006 — Starting today, everyone who visits the website of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be able to download free classical music and share it with anyone, anywhere.

The Concert”, is the museum’s new classical music podcast, features unreleased live performances by master musicians and talented young artists recorded from the museum’s Sunday Concert Series, the nation’s longest-running museum music series. Today, the museum posts the first in a series of 45-minute podcasts, including music by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Chopin for solo piano, orchestra, string quartet, and voice. A new podcast will be posted on the 1st and 15th of every month, and users will be able to subscribe to receive free, automatic updates delivered directly to their computers or mp3 players. «Read the rest of this article»

APSU to host Novelist Jennifer Finney Boylan


Cover for She's Not there by Jennifer  Finney, BoylanClarksville, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will sponsor a reading featuring a best-selling author.

Jennifer Finney Boylan will be reading her memoir, “She’s Not There,”

Boylan is a novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and teacher. She is a professor of English at Colby College. Currently, she is working on a new nonfiction work about growing up in a haunted house, which she hopes to release in 2007.

Novelist Jennifer Finney Boylan to speak at APSU

When: Thursday, September 21st 2006 at 8pm
Where: APSU Kimbrough Building’s Gentry Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public

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Video: The Average American


The Average AmericanThis documentary interviews approximately 100 Americans selected in a totally random manner. The topics discussed include religion, politics, race relations, our government, and what it means to be an American in general. Are your views mainstream? Do you find yourself in agreement with the average American? Take a few minutes to find out! «Read the rest of this article»

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