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Experience “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Set in the romantic past of New Orleans Blanche DuBois’s neurotic and genteel pretensions are no match for the brutish realities of her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

StreetcarNamedDesireThe Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

To fully understand the intricacies of this masterpiece play, in this writers opinion you just have to come from the south. Otherwise it is all too easy to miss the subtle interplay of these delicious personalities as they intertwine in a tapestry that is as old as, well the south.

You have Blanche DuBois the socialite (Alicia Kelly); the submissive wife Stella (Chase Kamata);  Stanley the abuser (Justin Barnum); the dotting son Harold  (Brenden Cataldo);  among others. The acting was tight, performers seamlessly melding into their roles as if they had been born to them.

Blanche DuBois played by Alicia Kelly (Photo by Tom Thayer)

Blanche DuBois played by Alicia Kelly (Photo by Tom Thayer)

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You Can Make Yeast Rolls!

 

Yeast rollsThanksgiving is nearly here and then Christmas will sneak up on us before we have a chance to turn around. If you are like me, you cook quite a bit during the holidays. One of the things that takes a lot of time and effort is yeast rolls. I am going to show you a way to make old fashioned yeast rolls, freeze the dough, and have them all ready to defrost and rise on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

It is very handy to have these rolls in the freezer. You can pull them out whenever you want to make a meal special. «Read the rest of this article»


F&M Bank selected for a second year to BusinessTN’s Hot100 list

 

F&M BankF&M Bank has been named for the second year in a row to the list of Hot100 companies to watch in Tennessee by BusinessTN magazine.

The 103-year old F&M ranks as one of the state’s top 15 independent banks. With assets exceeding $750 million, F&M Bank operates offices in Montgomery, Rutherford, Wilson, Sumner, Putnam, Robertson and Stewart counties. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Basketball: Govs add size with November signees

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University gained much-needed size during Wednesday’s first day of the November recruiting period.

APSU signed 6-9, 225-pound center Matt Hasse (pronounced Hass-ee), of Napierville (Ill.) High School; 6-7, 215-pound forward/center Joe Harms, of Belleville (lll.) Althoff; 6-6, 230-pound forward Will Triggs, of Edwardsville (Ill.) High School, and 6-5, 180-pound guard Thomas Greer, of West Carroll (Atwood) High School. All four prep players will be a part of the 2010-11 recruiting class.

Hasse and Harms immediately will offer APSU something it has been somewhat lacking in recent times, legitimate low-post play. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU is now 10,000 students strong; celebration planned for Nov. 16

 

apsu10kIt had always been forecast that one day, Austin Peay State University will reach an enrollment of 10,000 students.

That day has come. And a celebration is in the works.

Now that Fall II 2009 figures from the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell are complete, APSU’s enrollment is more than 10,000 students for the Fall 2009 semester.

To reveal the final enrollment head count and celebrate the milestone, the University has planned a public announcement and celebration with the theme “10,000. I was there” at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16 in the Morgan University Center plaza. In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside to the MUC lobby. «Read the rest of this article»

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Department seeks public comments on use of fire sprinklers in residences

 

Public input would be for analysis, report to General Assembly

ressprinklerNashville – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is seeking written public comments relating to the cost and effectiveness of sprinkler equipment in one-family and two-family dwellings in areas where residential sprinklers are in use.

In conjunction with its administrative role implementing Governor Phil Bredesen’s Future Clean Energy Act of 2009 and at the direction of the General Assembly, the Department is conducting an analysis regarding the cost and effectiveness of sprinkler equipment in one-family and two-family dwellings in areas where residential sprinklers are in use and will report the results of such analysis to the General Assembly on or before May 1, 2010.

In accordance with Chapter 529 of the Public Acts of 2009, the Department is specifically requesting written input from any interested parties. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Coaches, New Records?

 

sec_logoThe SEC has been a coaching carousel in the past few seasons. Out of the twelve members, nine have replaced their head coaches in the past four years. A popular option for replacing coaches is to hire a former SEC coach who all ready understands the special pressures of heading a southern football program. This has worked especially well for Alabama but has given South Carolina and Ole Miss mixed results. This year, three schools have chosen to reach outside the conference, or even to candidates with no head coaching experience. Going in to the final stretch of the season, how are these non-traditional hires working out? «Read the rest of this article»

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