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Austin Peay State University’s Christopher Burawa invited to serve on Tennessee Art Commission panel


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Christopher Burawa, director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, was recently invited to serve on the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2014 Citizen Advisory Panel in Nashville, TN.

The panelists, who are nominated, meet once a year to offer advice on program planning and to review grant applications. In addition, they serve as year-round resources to the Tennessee Arts Commission staff as advocates for the arts in their communities.

Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence director Christopher Burawa.

Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence director Christopher Burawa.

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APSU Community School of the Arts summer session registration now open


Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts is gearing up for a busy summer of creative arts classes and camps for children and adults in the Clarksville community.

For more than two decades, the CSA has provided top-notch music, art, drama, creative writing and dance lessons. This summer, the CSA will offer programs from June 3rd through August 2nd.

Registration is now open. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University begins Three-Year Bachelor’s degrees, 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s programs in Spring 2013


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, students at Austin Peay State University will be able to earn their degrees faster so they can seek employment sooner after graduation.

That’s because APSU has launched the new Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree, as well as the 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s program. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts begins new session of classes on October 8th


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Community School of the Arts is about to begin a new session of creative arts courses this fall, offering classes to the public in subjects such as ceramics, creative writing, theater and dance.

For more than two decades, the CSA has provided music, art and dance lessons for children and adults throughout Clarksville, and the new fall session is set to begin October 8th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Youth Summer Trip to Washington DC


LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is preparing to take 50 middle and high school students on a chartered bus to Washington DC from June 22nd to June 26th.

The purpose of this trip is to provide our youth with an opportunity to journey through our past and see history in the making through an historical and relevant tour of the Capitol.

LEAP Trip to Washington DC

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Deja vu? Roxy recreates radio broadcast of H.G. Well’s “War of the Worlds”


Mass hysteria. Alien invasion.  The radio broadcast that terrorized a nation.

The 1938 Mercury Theatre broadcast of H.G. Well’s classic sci-fi thriller, The War of the Worlds, will be recreated tonight and Saturday night, (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), at 8 p.m.  in “the other space” at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Admission is $10.

Pop Watch Blog says:

“Seventy years ago today (Oct 30, 1938), a 21-year-old Orson Welles, along with his Mercury Theater players, gathered at New York City’s CBS studios to perform a one-hour radio play—an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Panic would ensue—though much of it was probably blown a wee bit out of proportion by newspapermen unhappy with radio’s increasing dominance—and mass media would never be the same. It’s easy to say that we were a younger, more naive society in 1938 and it was cake for Welles to convince six million listeners than Martians really were invading Earth, starting with Grover’s Mill, NJ.” «Read the rest of this article»


New adaptation of “Iph…” to play APSU


Iph…, a new adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis by Irish playwright Colin Teevan,will be staged at Austin Peay State University October 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Agamemnon, the great warrior general, leads the Greek army to war in Troy.  On their journey, they arrive at the island of Aulis to rest and prepare for the battle.  However, the wind ceases to blow, paralyzing their ships and trapping them on the island.  The goddess Artemis, angered by the Greeks’ lack of respect, has punished the entire army and demands from Agamemnon a sacrifice – his daughter, Iphigeneia.  Now Agamemnon must decide between his love for his family and his duty to his country, while his wife, Klytaemnestra, must battle for the life of her daughter.  Caught between these two powerful forces stands the innocent, good-hearted Iphigeneia – a young girl faced with making the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good of her people. «Read the rest of this article»


Roxy revs up for 26th season of theatre


John McDonald (l) and Tom Thayer in front of the Roxy Regional Theatre

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s 26th Season will enrich all the senses!

Although the 2008-09 season opens September 19, the annual gala is slated from September 20. The first play to hit the stage: The Robber Bridegroom, book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry, music by Robert Waldman, adapted from the novella by Eudora Welty.

One of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical, this unusual tale of the Natchez Trace has a distinctive sound all its own. The Robber Bridegroom is the story of the courting of Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country, by Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods. The proceedings go awry, thanks to an unconventional case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund’s demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have the recipe for a rollicking country romp. Play dates are September 19, through October11. «Read the rest of this article»


‘Fostered Ideal’ to play in theotherspace


Bradley Vile from the Roxy Regional Theatre has written and is currently directing a one-act piece entitled Fostered Ideal, which will be presented in theotherspace on August 15-16 at 6 p.m.

The play concerns the Foster family and their perpetual struggle to maintain the ideal family image throughout the last five decades. They ravenously defend their obligatory family relationships despite their total lack of communication or recognition of love.

The play features (pictured at left) Bryan Davis as the Son, Harmony Livingston as the Mom, Brendan Cataldo as the Dad, and Beth Koperwhats as the Daughter.

theotherspace at the Roxy is a smaller theater dedicated to presenting alternative plays and staged readings of new anddeveloping oworks, and has hosted some superior works in development .


Tuesdays with Morrie: a stunning memoir tugs heartstrings on Roxy stage


A minimalist production of Tuesdays with Morrie opened this week at the Roxy Regional Theater with breathtaking performances by its two stars: Jay Doolittle and Joe Sonenshein. The finely woven connection between both men manifests itself as a tour-de-force performance of Broadway caliber.

Morrie (Jay Doolittle at left) with Mitch (Joe Sonenshein) in the Roxy Regional theatre production of Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie.

Doolittle as the aged professor Morrie Schwartz and Sonenshein as student/author Mitch Albom loom larger than life even as they navigate the simplest truths of living, dying and what it means to love. The play is based on real-life Albom’s memoir of the same title. This is adaptation of another medium at its finest and our actors capitalize on that. «Read the rest of this article»


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