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Gateway Chamber Ensemble uses Community Concert Series performance to kickoff release of new CD


The Clarksville Community Concert Association held the fourth of their planned five concerts in their 2009-2010 Concert series with a performance by the Gateway Chamber Ensemble at Austin Peay State University on Monday evening. The Community Concert Series is co-sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts,  and brings in world class performers to give concerts in our city.

World Class is a description which easily fits the Gateway Chamber Ensemble, which is based around Austin Peay State University’s outstanding performing faculty and supplemented with the area’s leading professional musicians. Members of the ensemble include Lisa Vanarsdel-flute, Jeanette Zyko-oboe, Mingzhe Wang-clarinet, Brian Horner-saxophone, Dawn Hartley-basson, Francis Massinon-horn, Emily Hanna Crane-violin, Shu-Zheng Yang-viola, Michael Samis-cello, Timothy Pearson-bass, and the group is conducted by Gregory Wolynec. They perform milestone works of  chamber music both from the past and from the present.

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Audit finds former Wrestling Coach at Kenwood High School improperly withheld school funds


A former wrestling coach at Clarksville’s Kenwood High School lost or misappropriated money from fundraisers and equipment sales, an investigation by the state Comptroller’s Division of Municipal Audit has found.

The former coach sold students “player packages” with sweatshirts, gym bags and other items. However, some students complained that they did not receive all of the promised items. School officials eventually had to refund more than $1,000 to students for undelivered items.

Because the former coach didn’t maintain adequate records, auditors were unable to determine how much money was actually collected, how much was spent for school purposes and how much was missing. «Read the rest of this article»

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