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Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song” available now

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Throughout her career, Austin Peay State University professor of music, Dr. Sharon Mabry, has championed the music of contemporary composers. Her latest release, “Modern American Art Song,” continues that theme, focusing on five sets of songs by four contemporary American composers.

Mabry’s album features works by Kenton Coe, Brian Peterson, Persis Behar and George Mabry, with several of the works written specifically for Mabry and this release.

APSU's Dr. Sharon Mabry's new album "Modern American Art Song"

APSU’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song”

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Zone 3 Press set to release “Museum of Distance,” a debut collection from Ashley Seitz Kramer

 

Zone 3 PressClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press is proud to announce “Museum of Distance,” the first collection of works from poet Ashley Seitz Kramer.

The winner of the 2014 Zone 3 Press First Book Award, Kramer’s work is wide in scope. Linking images and observations, “Museum of Distance” offers a new view on daily reality.

Ashley Seitz Kramer collection of work "Museum of Distance" to be released through Zone 3 Press.

Ashley Seitz Kramer collection of work “Museum of Distance” to be released through Zone 3 Press.

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Spend this Saturday at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Looking for a cool way to spend this coming Saturday, July 25th?  Join us at our cookout and box social for “The Music Man”!

Hamburgers and hot dogs, courtesy of Edward’s Steakhouse, will be on the grill at 6:30pm, accompanied by sides from Whitt’s BBQ.  For those of you who have been eyeing the weather forecasts for the upcoming weekend, never fear … indoor dining will be available, so you can beat the heat in our air-conditioned lobby.

"The Music Man" now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“The Music Man” now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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APSU professor Edward Chester publish’s “Lifetime Work”, identifies state plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In January 1967, while The Rolling Stones performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and a blizzard dropped 23 inches of snow across Chicago, a young Austin Peay State University botany professor began a project that would take him nearly 50 years to complete.

Dr. Edward Chester, his suit then smelling of chalkboard dust and his dark hair pomaded in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, sat at his desk that winter to write a comprehensive guide identifying all of Tennessee’s 2,878 vascular plants.

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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APSU students learn from award winning American slavery scholar Ed Baptist

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished on December 6th, 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was ratified by three-fourth of the states. But while all remaining slaves became officially free on that day, the ripples from the United States’ violent history continue to be felt to this day.

Austin Peay State University students recently had an opportunity to converse with one of the preeminent experts on the history of slavery in the United States when they participated in an online question and answer session with journalist, and Cornell University history professor, Ed Baptist.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Ed Baptist.

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Ed Baptist.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to have Army Historian John J. O’Brien speak about History of Fort Campbell May 4th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – LTC John J. O’Brien, USA (Ret.) will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library’s annual meeting on Monday, May 4th at noon.

O’Brien is currently Fort Campbell Post Historian and has recently written a book entitled A History of Fort Campbell, which will be the topic of his discussion.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

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Austin Peay State University professors Antonio Thompson, Christos Frentzos complete work on two-volume study of American military history

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The discussion of American military history can be approached in a seemingly endless variety of ways. With so many tactical, political and societal viewpoints to be considered, even the most educated scholars or enthusiastic students can become lost in a sea of information.

But what if the focus was narrowed to the people, places and events at the core of these historic conflicts?

(L to R) Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Christos Frentzos. (APSU Student Assistant Taylor Slifko)

(L to R) Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Christos Frentzos. (APSU Student Assistant Taylor Slifko)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for September 4th, 2014

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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CPSC reports Children’s Water Bottles being recalled by BRITA Due to Laceration Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that BRITA is recalling Children’s Water Bottles because the lid can break causing a laceration hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Dora the Explorer®, Hello Kitty®, SpongeBob Square Pants®, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Water Bottles being recalled by BRITA.

Dora the Explorer®, Hello Kitty®, SpongeBob Square Pants®, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Water Bottles being recalled by BRITA.

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VIZIO recalls around 245,000 39-inch and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that 39 and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions are being recalled by VIZIO due to risk of tip over and possible impact injury to the consumer.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

VIZIO recalls 39 and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions being recalled because the units might tip over.

VIZIO recalls 39 and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions being recalled because the units might tip over.

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