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City fields 14 ‘representatives’ to Vegas for shopping center convention


Clarksvegas. Clarksville to Vegas. Fourteen people traveling on the city’s dime. Make that dollars. Just how many people does it take to represent Clarksville as Tennessee’s Top Spot? And whose money is it anyway? Oh yes, taxpayer money.

A 14-member city delegation headed by Mayor Johny Piper is heading to Las Vegas May 18-21 to represent the city at RECon, a real estate trade fair (read “convention”) sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers that attracts an estimated 50,000 visitors each year. According to the RECon website, the convention “has been renamed and branded as ReCon, emphasizing the R-E-tail, R-eal E-state, Con-gress, Con-vention, Con-ference, aspects of the program.”

The last convention attended by Clarksville officials was in Atlanta, Georgia, which saw the Clarksville delegation ill-prepared (or rather, not prepared at all) to professionally market itself. Things have changed, have run the gamut from no kill to overkill. «Read the rest of this article»

Artists, photographers showcased in DAC First Thursday Artwalk


Downtown Clarksville will be overflowing with artistic activity on May 1st for the First Thursday Artwalk. The Downtown Artists Co-Op will kick off the festivities with a reception for Claudia Balthrop’s one person show in the DAC gallery at 96 Franklin St. from 5-8 p.m today. It is free and open to the public. The show will run through May 28th with Claudia presenting her Gallery Talk to the public from 6-8 p.m. on May 15th.

Carlton by Claudia Balthrop

Claudia is an amazing water colorist with local, regional and national recognition. She has a degree in Art Education and taught art in public schools for 18 years. She continued her art education with post graduate work at the University of Tenn; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Savanna College of Art and Design; and numerous workshops by well-known artists. She was vice president of the board of directors of the Oak Ridge Museum of Art, served as chairperson for education and as a jurist for numerous art shows. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community School for the Arts offers youth concerts and recitals


The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University will present a day of recitals and concerts involving local youth on Saturday, May 3 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The student recitals will showcase violinists, pianists, guitarists and other instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages. The recitals are free and open to the public.

The first performance will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature violinists and pianists from the studios of Elizabeth Langford and Carolyn Bunger.

Pianists under the direction of Sylvia Carver will perform at 10:30 a.m. Saxophone and piano students of Chris Gee, Simone Rothemel and Jared Wilson will perform at noon. Seth Gangwer and Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos’s violin students will perform at 1:30 p.m. Piano, cello and guitar students of Stacie Robbins, Ron de la Vega and Jerald Sparks will perform at 3 p.m. Students of Ryan Seay, Mingzhe Wang and Nora Lewis will perform at 4:30 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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