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APSU Community School of the Arts offers new Classes for Fall 2014

 

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – This summer, a record number of students signed up for classes at Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts (CSA), so the more than 20-year-old program is expanding its offerings for the Fall 2014 Session.

“We’re introducing some new stuff this fall,” Matthew Burns, CSA coordinator said. “We now have French classes for all ages – elementary school through adult. The class is more conversational, so you’re not here conjugating verbs.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Veteran’s Day Parade Through the Photographers Eyes

 

Veterans DayClarksville, TN – When I woke up this morning, I had forgotten that the Veteran’s Day parade was being held today. You see, I teach beginning digital photography for the Community School of the Arts (CSA) on Saturday mornings, and as I was nearing Austin Peay, I saw that 8th Street and College Streets were blocked and still didn’t realize what was going on. I had to detour to get to my class and so did all of my students.

When we got to the classroom we discussed the parade and what a fabulous learning experience it would be for the class. Everyone grabbed their cameras and to the parade we went. All we had to do was walk outside the classroom and we were at the parade with a perfect spot to watch.

2012 Veterans Day Parade.

2012 Veterans Day Parade.

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RENT Rocks the Stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre, July 10 – August 21

 

RentThe Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will rock the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s Center for Arts and Education, beginning Friday, July 10, at 8pm.

Jonathan Larson’s rock musical is the joyous, breathtaking and inspiring story of a group of New York City East Village artists struggling to find their voices and find love in today’s tough times, broaching controversial themes like homelessness, AIDS and drug addiction with compassion.

Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT stars Justin Barnum as Roger, Chase Kamata as Mimi, Matthew Burns as Mark, De’Lon Grant as Tom Collins, Taylor Hilt Mitchell as Angel, Alicia Kelly as Maureen, Kami Smith as Joanne and Brendan Cataldo as Benny. Amanda Bailey, Chad Parsons, Humberto Figueroa, Skye Mangrum, John Moser, Anesha Ross and Hannah Carmona round out the cast. «Read the rest of this article»

 


The Andrews Brothers swing at the Roxy

 

42-15971528The Roxy Regional Theatre brings us The Andrews Brothers, a new play by Roger Bean.  Mistaken identities, madcap comedy and the greatest music of the 1940’s fill this hilarious new musical. Three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of a lifetime when a certain singing trio of siblings fail to arrive at the USO gig. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, ”Slow Boat to China”, “Shoo Shoo Boy”, “Stuff Like That There”, and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” are but a few of the favorites in this valentine to the heroes of World War II.

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS runs June 12,13,17,18,19,20*,24,25,26,27

During the Vietnam era I watched Bob Hope on TV bringing entertainment tours to the troops in Vietnam.  Bob Hope showed how important laughter was as it worked its magic on the most stressed-out Americans.  If laughter could work on them, it could work on anyone.

Before the seriousness of life eventually swallowed them, my parents loved to laugh.  They grew up in hard times of the depression when it was impossible to laugh but imperative.  The saying, “Laugh or die” may have grounded itself in those times.  When TV found its way into our house in the 60’s, many early TV shows were focused on humor:  Jackie Gleason and I Love Lucy are two we used to watch.  It takes great talent to be able to do something perfectly and then do it clumsily.  Old movies showed extraordinary talent:  singing, dancing, and acting with a main course of romance laid on a table of humor.  Something for everybody.  Bob Hope packed all this up and went to the soldiers with it. «Read the rest of this article»

 

The Andrews Bothers swings onto the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre

 
The Andrews Brothers

The Andrews Brothers

As part of its 26th season of presenting professional live theatre in historic downtown Clarksville, the Roxy Regional Theatre opens the new 1940′s musical THE ANDREWS BROTHERS on Friday, June 12, at 8pm.

Mistaken identities, madcap comedy and the greatest music of the 1940′s fill this hilarious new musical.  Three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of a lifetime when a certain singing trio of siblings fail to arrive at the USO gig.

Starring Bryan Zoppi as Lawrence, Brendan Cataldo as Max, Matthew Burns as Patrick and Alicia Kelly as Peggy, THE ANDREWS BROTHERS features such songs as “Rosie the Riveter,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar,” “I Want to Be Loved,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and numerous others.

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS runs June 12 thru June 27, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday, June 20.  Tickets are $20 ($15 for ages 13 and under) and can be purchased online,  or by calling (931) 645-7699 during regular box office hours (9am-2pm, weekdays).

 



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