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Salon 615: The Home (and Heart) of the Blues in Printers Alley

 

Sandee Gertz - Author/WriterNashville, TN – As you know by now from my columns, Printers Alley, where I live and write is literally the “home of the blues” as the famed Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar is situated right in the heart of the bustling historic district of downtown off Church Street. And though there are a few regulars here who are declared (or claim) to be the “mayor of the alley,” only one man is king of the blues in these parts: Gil Gann, “the man.”

If you’ve walked through the alley only once, you’ve likely seen him in his signature performing regalia of top hat and black cotton matching shirt and pants—either putting out the signs for the club, sitting on the café chairs outside grabbing a smoke, or where he weaves his daily magic “on da porch” as they call the famed stage at Bourbon.

Gil Gann performing in Nashville.

Gil Gann performing in Nashville.

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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence’s Jazz in June event to honor local music legend Solie Fott

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Solie Fott, Austin Peay State University professor emeritus of music, considers himself to be just a fiddle player, but that’s a bit of an understatement.

Throughout his sideline career as a Nashville sessions string player, he has performed with some of the top names in modern music history, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Arnold.

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Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County to host Legends of Clarksvegas March 8th, 2014

 

Legends of ClarksvegasClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 8th, 2014 the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County brings back Legends of Clarksvegas.

It will be held at the Valor Hall Conference and Event Center in Oak Grove, KY. Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.

Kenny James returns as Buddy Holly at this year's Legends of Clarksvegas.

Kenny James returns as Buddy Holly at this year’s Legends of Clarksvegas.

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

 

Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.

“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium brings back Lasers and Music

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Back by popular demand! The Golden Pond Planetarium in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will once again feature Laser Light Music Nights beginning May 24th, 2013.

Experience Laser Light Music Night shows every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Additional shows will be Saturdays at 8:00pm on June 1st and 29th, July 13th and 27th, and August 10th and 24th. All seats are $7.00.

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image. (Land Between the Lakes)

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Legends of Clarksvegas returns to benefit the Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society

 

Legends of ClarksvegasClarksville, TN – On Saturday March 9th the Legends of Clarksvegas will rock the Wilma Rudolph Events Center at Liberty Park to benefit animals and the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County.

The Legends of Clarksvegas features some of the best professional impersonators in the business. Come see Shawn Barker as “Johnny Cash”, Lance Lipinsky as “Jerry Lee Lewis”, Freddy B as “Elvis Presley”, and Steve Bobbitt as “Rod Stewart” along with special guests, the EAS Showband, the official tribute band for Graceland. Local Attorney Kevin Kennedy will be acting at the Emcee for the evening.

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The Gene Belt story: “I will not be outdone”

 
Gene Belt

Gene Belt

Clarksville, TN – This is the true story about a man who loved his music, and wasn’t going to let anything stop him from playing it.  Even after a life-changing accident that could have killed him and cost  him the fingers of his left hand.

This is the story of a simple country preacher who taught himself to play the guitar so he could play in church.

The story of a man who, through tragedy,  would never play his beloved guitar again, but looked at the piano, and said, “I can do this.”

With only six fingers.

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Lisa Matassa Soars On New EP, The Intimate Collection, “Somebody’s Baby”

 

Lisa MatassaNashville, TN – Lisa Matassa soars on her new EP, the intimate collection, “Somebody’s Baby”, and the December 4th release hits all the right notes for fans of edgy, rockin’ Country.  With a voice that blends the soulfulness of Southern Gospel with a bit of “city polish” and a dose of Country/Rock flair, this EP is by far her best project yet.

Lisa Matassa's "Somebody's Baby"

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A Good Time was had at the Taste of Shiloh Saturday

 

Palmyra, TN - The Taste of Shiloh event opened Saturday, August 25th, 2012, at the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall with an overwhelming display of pinwheel appetizers, chicken stuffing with giblet gravy, barbecue, enchiladas, and double ricotta lasagna entrees, followed by gingerbread berry shortcake, caramel pie, and double chocolate cookies for dessert.

Two long counters were filled with too many foods to list.

There was plenty of good food and fun at the "Taste of Shiloh".

There was plenty of good food and fun at the “Taste of Shiloh”.

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Eighth Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2012: Renaissance Woman Alice Randall Describes Ada’s Rules

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Harvard-educated Alice Randall is as close to being a Renaissance woman as you’re going to meet on the streets of Nashville. Writer-in-residence for Vanderbilt University, she is the author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell and her latest book, Ada’s Rules. The first African-American woman to write a number one country song, she also wrote a video of the year, worked on multiple Johnny Cash videos, and produced a pilot for a prime time drama on CBS (featuring ex-wives of country stars).

Ada’s Rules hits head on what Alice Randall feels is the dominant civil rights issue of the first quarter of the 21st century—health disparity, specifically the issue of being overweight that leads to diabetes in one in four African-American women over 55. Diabetes leads to many women suffering amputation and/or kidney failure. Alice Randall is on a crusade to help women recognize this problem and find ways to overcome it.

Alice Randall at the 2012 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Alice Randall at the 2012 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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