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Clarksville’s El Toro De Don Jose Mexican Restaurant celebrates Cinco De Mayo tonight, May 5th, 2015

 

El Toro De Don Jose Mexican RestaurantClarksville, TN – Today is Cinco De Mayo, a Mexican holiday that has been widely adopted by people in the United States. The holiday marks the 1862 battle of Puebla, during which Mexican troops defeated the French army in an underdog victory that is now regarded as a symbol of Mexican national unity.

El Toro De Don Jose Mexican Restaurant is celebrating Cinco De Mayo Tuesday night, May 5th, 2015 with music, dancing and drink specials.

The staff of El Toro De Don Jose Mexican Restaurant are ready to serve you tonight.

The staff of El Toro De Don Jose Mexican Restaurant are ready to serve you tonight.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival provided fun and entertainment for everyone

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 13th annual Rivers and Spires Festival concluded Saturday, April 18th with beautiful weather, great music, wonderful food and entertainment for everyone.

Speaking of food, there were freshly dipped corn dogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes, hotdogs, brats, gyros along with plenty of iced tea and lemonade. The gyros was particularly good. Everything was reasonably priced.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

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Rivers and Spires Festival Road Closures

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 13th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival in downtown Clarksville, April 16th-18th, is free and open to the public. The Festival features five stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, marketplace, food vendors and activities for all ages.

Road closures for this week have been announced for the Rivers and Spires Festival in downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival begins Thursday, April 16th

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s award winning Rivers and Spires Festival returns April 16th-19th with a packed three day schedule of free entertainment for everyone.

Long considered Clarksville’s largest event, the Festival has an estimated 40,000 in attendance annually. Festival goers enjoy expertly combined dynamic music, artistic exhibits, thrilling competitions, and intriguing vendor booths.

A young girl enjoys one of the Inflatables at the Rivers and Spires Festival

A young girl enjoys one of the Inflatables at the Rivers and Spires Festival

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Austin Peay State University’s Watauga Arts Academy looking for high school students interested in the arts

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Watauga Arts Academy, hosted by Austin Peay State University, is a summer program offering high school students the opportunity to participate in a collaborative and creative “think tank” for visual arts, music, dance and theatre.

Watauga is a two-week residential arts camp for students in grades 9-12, with this year’s camp taking place June 14th-27th.

APSU's Watauga Arts Academy

APSU’s Watauga Arts Academy

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Clarksville Arts and Heritage invites Organizations to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

 

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville on April 28th

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council invites organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community to apply for an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant.

Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and administered by the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council (AHDC) in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC).

ABC grants offer financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical theatre, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature, interdisciplinary and folk arts.

Organizations Invited to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

Organizations Invited to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

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13th annual Rivers and Spires Festival to be held April 16th-18th

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s award winning Rivers and Spires Festival returns with a packed three day schedule of FREE entertainment for everyone April 16th-18th.

Long considered Clarksville’s largest event, the Festival has an estimated 40,000 in attendance annually. Festival goers enjoy expertly combined dynamic music, artistic exhibits, thrilling competitions, and intriguing vendor booths.

For its thirteenth appearance, the Rivers and Spires Festival has again set the stakes high with multiple well known musical headliners, 11 concentrated areas of interest, the return of fan favorites and a host of fresh ideas.

Rivers and Spires Festival

Rivers and Spires Festival

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If you haven’t been in my classroom then you haven’t met the Lone Stranger

 

Clarksville, TN – Teaching music is an amazing adventure on a daily basis. You never know what is going to come out of a child’s imagination—or mouth! Any teacher will tell you that whatever a child thinks, he or she says aloud without any qualms whatsoever. Children’s minds are always imagining and they are testing out the world around them.

For instance, it is not unusual for kindergarten children to have a totally different idea of any word in the English language from the one you have. Take the day when I was playing the “William Tell Overture” and a little boy yelled out, “Listen! It’s the Lone Stranger!”

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There are three keys to improving literacy of Tennessee children

 

educationClarksville, TN – The absolute essential for success in school and in life is the ability to read. Literacy is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity.

In Tennessee, currently one-fifth (twenty per cent) of adults do not have a high school diploma. I suspect that many of these people also have difficulty reading, whether from a learning disability or from not being able to attend school on a regular basis.

How can we prevent this problem? I think the following three changes could make a huge difference in the lives of our children and their success rate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Listening to music can change your outlook on the world

 
King David with his harp

King David with his harp

Clarksville, TN – Music therapy has been used throughout the ages to help people rise from despair. Greek philosophers used music therapy in ancient times. In Biblical times, King Saul was comforted by David’s playing the harp. Music therapy is taught in universities throughout the world in modern times.

The American Music Therapy Association, Inc. states that music therapy can promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, help express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, and promote physical rehabilitation.

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