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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre starts 32nd Season with Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town” tonight

 

“On the Town” runs at the Roxy from September 17th-October 4th

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – “New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town!” This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre embarks on its 32nd season of live entertainment with the 70th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s legendary musical about three sailors who manage to find love and incredible adventures in the Big Apple while on a 24-hour leave.

“On the Town” docks at the corner of Franklin and First Street, September 17th – October 4th, 2014.

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Austin Peay State University Acuff Chairs of Excellence to receive visit from several renowned musicians this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today.

The composer’s friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Modern performances of the work are simply faint echoes of the how the piece was originally conceived.

Charles Neidich

Charles Neidich

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre says “Grease” is the Word, July 11th – August 16th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Dust off your leather jacket, pull on your bobby-socks and hand-jive the night away with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959! The hit musical “Grease” returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre, July 11th – August 16th.

Christopher Herr and Ashley Harris star as head “Greaser” Danny Zuko and girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski, two teenagers trying to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such favorites as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “We Go Together” and many more!

Christopher Herr and Ashley Harris star in the Roxy Regional Theatre production of "Grease".

Christopher Herr and Ashley Harris star in the Roxy Regional Theatre production of “Grease”.

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Austin Peay State University Botanical Garden showcases area’s rare and endangered plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A few years ago, three tall, flowering cherry trees grew on the western side of Austin Peay State University’s Sundquist Science Complex. They provided a nice, welcoming entry into the building, but in 2007, Tennessee suffered from a record-setting drought.

Temperatures reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit that summer, and by the fall, the 20-foot tall trees were dead.

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

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Rivers and Spires Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Clarksville Civitan gives you chance to win $10,000

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – You could possibly walk away with $10,000 at this year’s Rivers and Spires Festival. It’s easy, and anyone 18-and-over can enter for free!

The 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival is the playground for this fun pick to win game, sponsored by the Clarksville Civitan Club. All over the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, where the Festival will call itself home from April 24th-26th, yard signs will be placed randomly with sponsor’s names and numbers.

Rivers and Spires Festival

Rivers and Spires Festival

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Austin Peay State University Football spends time at Fort Campbell’s Challenge Course

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUFort Campbell, KY – The Austin Peay State University football team has worked hard this spring, there can be no doubt. The Govs have hit the weight room hard and shown remarkable improvement under strength coach Nick Honzik, and the up-tempo offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Josh Richards has been met with enthusiasm throughout the Govs first 11 practices.

Austin Peay Governors Football at Fort Campbell's Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football at Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre’s Les Misérables is a show you should not miss

 

Roxy Regional TheatreLes Miserables at the RoxyClarksville, TN – the Roxy regional theaters currently staging their production of the Victor Hugo Classic Les Misérables. Called Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with its powerful affirmation of the human spirit. The Musical is running through May 10th.

Will Sevier stars as the noble Jean Valjean, who has been released after 19 years of unjust imprisonment in pre-revolutionary France, only to find nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Breaking his parole in hopes of starting a new life, he initiates a life-long struggle for redemption during which he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (played by Donald Groves), who refuses to believe criminals can change their ways.

The Master of the House

The Master of the House

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53rd Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival at Austin Peay State University to be headlined by Jazz great Gregoire Maret

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – At 92, Toots Thielemans is considered the world’s greatest jazz harmonica musician, having played with luminaries such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

In 2012, Thielemans made a guest appearance on 37-year-old Gregoire Maret’s self-titled debut solo album, and most music critics saw this as a passing of the baton to a new master of the jazz harmonica.

Gregoire Maret to perform at the 53rd Annual Jazz Festival at APSU.

Gregoire Maret to perform at the 53rd Annual Jazz Festival at APSU.

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“Les Miserables” takes Stage at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, March 28th – May 10th

 

Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 29th, to Launch Seven-Week Run

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Miserables” has captured the hearts of audiences around the country, and its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made this adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic an international smash-hit.

This spring, Boublil and Schonberg’s popular masterpiece takes the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre, March 28th – May 10th.

A grand opening celebration with the cast on Saturday, March 29th, launches the seven-week run of “Les Miserables”. Following that evening’s 8:00pm performance, audience members will be invited onstage to socialize with the cast over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50.00 (including the show).

(L to R) Will Sevier and Donald Groves star in "Les Miserables" at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

(L to R) Will Sevier and Donald Groves star in “Les Miserables” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Austin Peay State University official statement on APSU President Tim Hall accepting presidency at Mercy College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall announced today that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His nearly seven-year tenure at APSU, which marked a period of tremendous growth and national prominence for the University, will come to an end later this spring.

“Lee and I will be departing Austin Peay at the end of the spring semester as I assume the position of president of Mercy College in New York,” Hall wrote in an email message to the campus community today. “We do so with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new challenges, but with a measure of sadness that we will be leaving a place where we have enjoyed some of the happiest years of our lives.”

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

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