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MySpace Can Be Risky Business

 

Myspace.com Logo“Can I get a myspace account? All my friends have one.”

It was only a matter of time before my grandchildren, girls ages 16 and 17, and a boy, 14, asked this question. “MySpace” has 67 million members posting photos, making mini-videos, browsing chat sites, posting poems or art, and connecting with friends.

My introduction to MySpace came through the MSNBC TV series on child predators who surf this highly popular site looking for vulnerable or curious teens. I watched the series with great interest, while asking the question “where were the parents when their teens were online?” “Did they ever check out where their kids are going online?” «Read the rest of this article»


Uncovered: The war on Iraq by Robert Greenwald

 

Uncovered the war on IraqRobert Greenwald better known for his documentaries “Outfoxed” and “Wal-mart: The high cost of low price”, also did a documentary on the Iraq War.

He describes the documentary as being an important film documenting exactly how the Bush administration hoodwinked the American people into supporting an unnecessary war. A war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continues today. «Read the rest of this article»


Federal Income Tax, is it a Fraud?

 

Freedom to Fascism PosterA few years back, I read an interesting book, “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin. It is a book that reads like an investigative novel, about the history of federal or nationalized banking systems that have been tried in the United States. It argues that the federal income tax is not needed because of the hidden ‘tax’ of inflation through manipulating the currency production.

I also read a book about Andrew Jackson and his campaign to end the national banking system at the time (he succeeded actually). I suppose for a while there it was the flavor of the month in my reading. «Read the rest of this article»




Our review of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

 

The Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre is now showing Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. I attended the opening nights show and here is my review of the production.

I walked into the theatre and was immediately transported through time to the late 1950’s by this incredible Amber Wallace set. I have never been disappointed with any Roxy set, but my favorites are all Amber Wallace’s creations. Her best work in my opinion, was the sets that she did for last years Miss Saigon and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

This show covers Buddy Holly’s life from his rise to success in 1957 to his death in the 1959 plane crash which also took the lives of Rock and Roll legends Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson who was also know as the Big Bopper. This plane crash was immortalized in the Don Mclean song American Pie. «Read the rest of this article»


The UPtown Artists’ Swap

 

Ice House CafeThe UPtown Artists’ Swap is held at The Icehouse Cafe, 118 University ave on the last Saturday evening of every month at 7PM. This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. All artists are encouraged to bring arts and crafts to buy, sell, and trade! The cafe provides tables, which are available to the artists on a first come, first serve basis. The next Swap will be held on July 29th.

For more information, please contact Brandt at (931) 220-4532. The Swap also seeks to book acoustic musicians to perform at these events (also contact Brandt to get booked).


‘We the People’ group art exhibition

 

Ice House Cafe‘We the People’ is currently occupying The Icehouse Cafe at 118 University Ave. Please stop in during their summertime hours of 11AM-3PM Mon-Sat to view the exhibit which includes social and political art from fourteen regional artists! While the show has no specific political agenda, it is an open forum in which the artists are free to express themselves.

The opening reception for ‘We the People’ was held at on Thursday evening, July 6th. Chris Lugo, Green Party candidate for Senate (see more at http://www.chris4senate.com/), was on hand to speak to the audience. Of his many motivations for running, Chris’s main objective, as he told the audience, was ‘to run for peace.’ A voter registration drive was also held at the event.


Political art show, at the Ice House Cafe

 

Ice House CafeThe Ice House Cafe located on University Boulevard between Michael’s Pizza and the Burrito Bungalow, is without asking for anyone’s approval, hanging political art on its walls. This is a dangerous thing in this day and age.

There will be a reception on Thursday, July 6, from 5 pm till it’s finished. «Read the rest of this article»




Clarksville, TN in the News of the Weird

 

Clarksville, TNClarksville, Tennessee made an appearance in Chuck Shephard’s News of the Weird column, a weekly syndicated newspaper column founded 1988 that is one of the most read weird-news features in the United States

In the June 25, 2006 edition of his column is the section, “Honesty Is the Best Policy?” which referenced the April arrest of one Jonifer Jackson age 20 in Clarksville for reckless endangerment. The humor is in his explanation for committing his offense. «Read the rest of this article»


Beachaven Vineyard and Winery: Jazz on the Lawn schedule

 

Beachaven Vineyard and WineryThe Beachaven concerts on the lawn start at 6:30 pm and continue until 9:30 pm. Because seating is first come first serve, it pays to arrive around 5pm for the best parking and viewing spots. Both admission and parking are free. As a sign of your appreciation it is encouraged that you purchase a bottle of Beachaven wine to enjoy as you listen to the music. They offer the concerts as a way to promote the winery. Jazz on the lawn is a great way for a family to spend a summer evening!

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My Review of The Graduate at the Roxy

 

The Roxy Regional TheatreThe Graduate is playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre. I went and saw it last Saturday night, here is my review of the performance.

Many of you have seen the movie which starred Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross. Many more have heard the song Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel which is based on snippets of music which appeared in the movie.

The song was not completed for the film; only snippets are heard as incidental music. When the film and the music became popular, Paul Simon put the snippets together into a complete song which rose to the top of the charts in 1968 knocking The Beatles’ White Album off the number one spot.

The movie was adapted into a play in the year 2000. The play was critically acclaimed during it’s run both in London’s West End and on Broadway. «Read the rest of this article»




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