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Our review of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

 

The Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre is now showing Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. I attended the opening nights show and here is my review of the production.

I walked into the theatre and was immediately transported through time to the late 1950’s by this incredible Amber Wallace set. I have never been disappointed with any Roxy set, but my favorites are all Amber Wallace’s creations. Her best work in my opinion, was the sets that she did for last years Miss Saigon and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

This show covers Buddy Holly’s life from his rise to success in 1957 to his death in the 1959 plane crash which also took the lives of Rock and Roll legends Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson who was also know as the Big Bopper. This plane crash was immortalized in the Don Mclean song American Pie. «Read the rest of this article»

 

TAP Statewide Progressive Network Meeting on July 22

 

Tennessee Alliance for ProgressTAP will hold a statewide progressive network meeting on Saturday, July 22nd, from 10 am to 4 pm, to take place at the Hendersonville home of Herman and Patsy Lawson.  This meeting is a follow-up to the day-long conversation that took place at the Compass III Conference. The goal of the meeting is build a powerful progressive majority based on the idea that “we’re all in this together”.

All progressive individuals and organizations are urged to attend. Details and a registration form are at http://www.tennesseeallianceforprogress.org/. «Read the rest of this article»

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TAP Circle of Harmony House Concert/Salon with Roy Futureman Wooten of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

 

Circle of HarmonyTennessee Alliance for Progress and Interplay-TN are co-sponsoring a Circle of Harmony House Concert/Salon this Saturday night, July 15, from 6:00pm to 10:30 pm featuring Roy “Futureman” Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

This cutting-edge event melding art and activism will take place at Futureman’s studio in Bellevue. «Read the rest of this article»

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State-Wide Early Voting Conference Call with Governor Phil Bredesen!

 

Democratic Party LogoWhen: Friday, July 14th at Noon – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  534 Madison Street, The green building on the corner of University Blvd. and Madison St.

Everyone will participate in an Early Voting Conference Call with Gov. Bredesen, after the conference call, we will all caravan to early vote at the Election Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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RJ Corman Railroad should pay to refurbish their bridge

 

RJ Corman train and logoThe State of Tennessee has been asked in the name of the residents of Clarksville, Montgomery County and Stewart County Tennessee to issue a grant for the refurbishment of the RJ Corman Railroad bridge. This bridge passes over Riverside Drive in Clarksville before it crosses the Cumberland River on it’s journey to the TVA’s Cumberland City Power Plant in Stewart County. Both the railroad and the bridge are privately owned and operated by the RJ Corman Railroad Group LLC, a for profit company. «Read the rest of this article»

 

The UPtown Artists’ Swap

 

Ice House CafeThe UPtown Artists’ Swap is held at The Icehouse Cafe, 118 University ave on the last Saturday evening of every month at 7PM. This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. All artists are encouraged to bring arts and crafts to buy, sell, and trade! The cafe provides tables, which are available to the artists on a first come, first serve basis. The next Swap will be held on July 29th.

For more information, please contact Brandt at (931) 220-4532. The Swap also seeks to book acoustic musicians to perform at these events (also contact Brandt to get booked).

 


‘We the People’ group art exhibition

 

Ice House Cafe‘We the People’ is currently occupying The Icehouse Cafe at 118 University Ave. Please stop in during their summertime hours of 11AM-3PM Mon-Sat to view the exhibit which includes social and political art from fourteen regional artists! While the show has no specific political agenda, it is an open forum in which the artists are free to express themselves.

The opening reception for ‘We the People’ was held at on Thursday evening, July 6th. Chris Lugo, Green Party candidate for Senate (see more at http://www.chris4senate.com/), was on hand to speak to the audience. Of his many motivations for running, Chris’s main objective, as he told the audience, was ‘to run for peace.’ A voter registration drive was also held at the event.

 

Letter to Editor about recent Op-Ed on Estate Tax

 

IRS logoLetter to the Leaf Chronicle sent Sunday July 9, 2006:

In “Estate Tax Hurts Black Americans” (Leaf Chronicle July 9), Mr. Deroy Murdock quotes a study that showed that 90% of black business owners “believed” the estate tax hindered long term growth prospects. What people ‘believe’ is irrelevant in the tax code, however, it is a convenient way to spin the issue. «Read the rest of this article»

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America raped and pillaged, while we are sleeping

 

EPA logoThere have been many monumental defeats for our air, water and land recently. Most polls show that Americans are pro-environment. Instead of finding cleaner forms of energy or trying to reduce our gluttonous use, we allow our land and oceans to be handed over to the care of corporations.

I hate how they give such handsome names to these sinister laws. Who would guess that the ‘Clear Skies Act’ allows companies to increase pollution? It lessens the standards in the Clean Air Act passed over 30 years ago. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Campaign advertising: Signs and Vehicles

 

Generic Political SignsDuring recent drives around Clarksville, I have been seeing short stretches of road with 20-30 campaign signs and often having two or more signs for a candidate on a single piece of property. I have a simple proposal to make.

Clarksville and Montgomery County should limit private property placement of these signs to one sign per political candidate per property. They may post signs for more than one candidate if they so choose. For signs placed on the public right of way, there should be no more than one sign for a individual candidate for every 500 feet of road. «Read the rest of this article»

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