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Customs House Museum receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a project entitled “Celebrating the Legacy and Future of African American Arts.”

Central to the project is the opportunity for the Clarksville community to visit one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African American artists over the last three centuries.

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Patients who trust the Medical Profession are more likely to take their High Blood Pressure Medicine according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationArlington, VA – Patients with high blood pressure who had more trust in the medical profession were more likely to take their high blood pressure medicine than those with less trust, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2017.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that patients who had higher levels of trust took their blood pressure medicine 93 percent of the time versus 82 percent of the time for those who had lower levels of trust.

Patients who had higher levels of trust took their blood pressure medicine more often than those who had lower levels of trust. (American Heart Association)

Patients who had higher levels of trust took their blood pressure medicine more often than those who had lower levels of trust. (American Heart Association)

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APSU professor Christopher Bailey joins vocal group Tenore on North American tour

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University associate professor of theatre and dance Christopher Bailey had the opportunity to tour North America as a member of the award-winning vocal group Tenore, this past January.

Bailey joined as a reserve member of the four-man group for the January leg of its “The Impossible Dream” tour, performing in seven western states, as well as Canada. Bailey was featured on dates at, among others, venues in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Edmonton, Alberta.

APSU's Christopher Bailey

APSU’s Christopher Bailey

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“Buried Child” opens at APSU Trahern Theatre February 8th

 

“Buried Child” to be performed by APSU Department of Theatre and Dance

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Buried Child” opens Wednesday, February 8th at Austin Peay State University. In this performance, APSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will explore what it looks like when the American Dream fails.

The curtain rises at 7:30pm for performances on February 8th-11th, with an additional showing February 12th at 2:00pm. All performances take place in the Trahern Theatre, with admission ranging from $10.00 for general public to $5.00 for students, seniors and military.

APSU Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Buried Child” on February 8th-12th

APSU Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Buried Child” on February 8th-12th

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Nashville band Hotstop to perform at Clarksville’s Wicked Good Sandwiches

 

Wicked Good SandwichesClarksville, TN – On Friday, November 18th, 2016, the Nashville-based high energy rock band Hotstop will be performing at Wicked Good Sandwiches in Clarksville, TN. The Hollywood Kills and Vedra will also perform.

Formed in January 2013, Hotstop is Bryn William (vocals), Drü Marshall (drums), and the Wlodyka brothers (guitars), Waldemar and Derek Max.

Hotstop plays at Wicked Good Sandwiches Friday, November 18th.

Hotstop plays at Wicked Good Sandwiches Friday, November 18th.

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NASA and FEMA conducts Asteroid Impacting Earth Simulation Exercise

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – What would we do if we discovered a large asteroid on course to impact Earth? While highly unlikely, that was the high-consequence scenario discussed by attendees at an October 25th NASA-FEMA tabletop exercise in El Segundo, California.

The third in a series of exercises hosted jointly by NASA and FEMA — the Federal Emergency Management Agency — the simulation was designed to strengthen the collaboration between the two agencies, which have Administration direction to lead the U.S. response.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Artist’s concept of a near-Earth object. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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National Gas Average Shows Steady Decline on the Week according to AAA

 

AAATampa, FL – The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 16 days, for a total savings of 4 cents per gallon. The national average currently sits at $2.22 per gallon, which is two cents less than one week ago, one cent more than one month ago and 1 cent more year-over-year.

The National average is down 17 cents per gallon versus the 2016 peak price reached in June ($2.39).

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American Heart Association recognizes role of Patient/Provider Relationships in managing Heart Failure on World Heart Day

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – A doctor she’d never met walked into Cathy Aumack-Bandy’s hospital room in January 2013 and told her husband that she had severe heart failure and should get her affairs in order. She initially thought he was in the wrong room. Her next thought was that she needed to switch doctors.

“He never even addressed me,” said Aumack-Bandy, a former psychologist from Ruskin, Florida. “Prior to this heart failure diagnosis, I had been a healthy 54-year-old. Now, it felt like he was sending me home to die.”

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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NASA’s Terra Satellite captured images of Blue Cut Fire in California

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On August 16th, 2016, at around 10:30am, a brush fire ignited in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles, just to the west of Interstate 15. Within a matter of hours, extreme temperatures, high winds and low humidity allowed the fire to spread rapidly, burning through brush left tinder-dry by years of drought.

By August 17th, the fire had expanded dramatically, and firefighters continue to battle to save homes and evacuate residents.

The MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the destructive Blue Cut wildfire east of Los Angeles midday on Aug. 17. (NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL-Caltech, MISR Team)

The MISR instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft captured this image of the destructive Blue Cut wildfire east of Los Angeles midday on Aug. 17. (NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL-Caltech, MISR Team)

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NASA Study creates first ever Map of Underground Water Pollution along United States Coast

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Coastal waters and near-shore groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the continental United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers of water between the oceans and land, finds a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University, Columbus, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

The study, published online August 4th in the journal Science, offers the first-ever map of the underground flows that connect fresh groundwater beneath the continental United States and seawater in the surrounding oceans. The map highlights areas most vulnerable to degraded water quality from these flows now and in the future.

Hydrogeologists from The Ohio State University used seepage meters to measure underwater groundwater flows. (The Ohio State University)

Hydrogeologists from The Ohio State University used seepage meters to measure underwater groundwater flows. (The Ohio State University)

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