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Adams, TN – If you’re looking for the perfect fall Family event why not try out a free event this week at Port Royal State Historic Park.
For the 5th year in a row Port Royal State Historic Park will be hosting its largely attended and popular “Port Royal by Lantern”.
Springfield, TN– In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’s 1912 appearance in Nashville, The Robertson County Players present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.” The show features a cast of over 60 actors, singers and dancers plus a full orchestra, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed. It’s not often you’ll get a chance to see a full-scale musical extravaganza that will rival anything at TPAC or for that matter Broadway itself.
Clarksville, TN – With a few days left until Christmas the lines at the checkout are long, traffic is worse, and its hard to get a sincere “Merry Christmas” from those that push past you on their way to the next store. It is not too late, though, to save that holiday spirit.
“Christmas Down Home”, created by David Alford and Paul Carrol Binkley will be at the APSU Music/Mass Communications Concert Hall for the last stop on their holiday tour.
Enjoy an evening together with loved ones to set the tone for the Christmas weekend and let your heart be filled with cherished traditional holiday songs such as “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “I Wonder As I Wander,” and “Sweet Little Jesus Boy.” Performed by accomplished Nashville actors and musicians, this production promises to be a heartwarming trip down memory lane infusing hints of Appalachia with honest family stories of togetherness and unity. «Read the rest of this article»
Adams, TN – If you’re looking for a free event that the whole family can attend, then you won’t want to miss the moonlit Port Royal by Lantern tour next weekend!
On Friday October 21st ,and Saturday October 22nd at 6:00pm, tours will step into Port Royal’s past, with guided groups leaving every twenty minutes until 9:00pm.
Each stop along the way will be 8-10 minutes long, for a total of an hour long tour. The tour will be held across the Red River on the newly opened trail section of the park.
Adams, TN – When there is a chill in the air and the full moon illuminates everything it touches, then you know its time for SPIRIT. There’s something about this time of year that huddles people together. They gather under worn out quilts, ’round an open bonfire, or near a single candle flickering in the dark to whisper of things they don’t understand.One such event that entertains that very idea is held, where else? In Adams, TN the home of the Bell Witch!
SPIRIT: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch opens next weekend in Adams,Tn. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN– The Clarksville Writers conference welcomed a new voice to the event this year. Sarah Blackman is the director of the Creative Writing for the Fine Arts Center in Greenville,South Carolina. At the Center she instructs writers on personal projects that they are working on and helps them see beyond the “writers block”
Writers who sat in on Blackman’s lecture got more than they were expecting. What started out as a workshop with all the best intentions of being “writing past plot” evolved into something more.Over a literary discussion on Joy Williams collection of stories: ‘Honored Guest’ you were faced with the dark, uncomfortable thought: «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County farmers have prided themselves in the raising and selling of Dark Fired Tobacco for generations. In 1890 this county ranked the 6th largest tobacco raising county in the country, selling over 9 million lbs of tobacco.
Our county along with Robertson County and parts of adjoining counties in Kentucky were once part of The Eastern Dark Fired Tobacco region, or also known as the Black Patch.
The tobacco crop raised here was highly desired by the European Market, The Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and the Regi Companies. (1.Beach)The American Tobacco Company (ATC) was formed here and took part in determining the prices of this tobacco as well as its distribution.
When the ATC began fixing prices on purchased dark fired tobacco, farmers in south-central Kentucky counties and adjoining middle Tennessee counties were no longer able to turn a profit from their tobacco. So on September 24th, 1904 just about harvesting time, these farmers formed an alliance called Dark Tobacco District Planters’ Protective Association of Kentucky and Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Located in downtown Clarksville is Posh Boutique this store sales clothes for men and women of varying sizes. It offers big name brands such as Hudson and I hear they have a huge sales back room with markdowns of 50-70% off. This store location has a big turn around rate so you can often find current styles of the season for less!
A new Christmas tradition is beginning in downtown Springfield,Tn. Come share a “Christmas Down Home” on December 11, 12, 18 and 19. Audiences will be reminded what life was like in a small Southern town before malls were on every street corner and when Christmas was not just about receiving presents.
“Christmas Down Home” is an evening of music and storytelling in true Southern tradition. It will be presented at Burdett’s Tea Shop in Springfield’s historic downtown by an accomplished group of professional performers. In past years, you may have enjoyed the Southern Christmas Sampler presented by Mockingbird Theatre and Tennessee Repertory Theatre in Nashville.If so you will be familiar with some of the pieces that will be included in Christmas Down Home. You will fondly recall Gloria Houston’s “The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree” and Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” performed by David Alford and Paul Carrol Binkley. «Read the rest of this article»
“It’s a Wonderful Life A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry performed in the style of an old time radio performance, complete with live sound effects and classic radio style music and jingles. It’s just the kind of good, clean family entertainment that Connie Smith, and Danny Atchley are bringing to the community of Springfield,TN via The Robertson County Players!
Great attention to detail has been made when putting together this production. The year is 1946. Radio announcer Freddy Filmore (played by Steve Smith) is bringing together his all-star cast for a Christmas Eve live radio performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
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