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Acuff Circle to honor longtime performer Marge Lillard at Jazz in June event

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Jazz in June, The Acuff Circle of Excellence’s annual celebration of the arts with jazz, food and wine, will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, June 17th, at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery. The public is invited to attend.

At this event, longtime Clarksvillian Marge Lillard will be honored for her contributions on the stage as an actor and dancer. She’ll receive the Full Circle Award, presented annually to a living Tennessean who has had a consequential impact on arts and culture in Montgomery County over many years of direct involvement through innovative work, philanthropy or leadership. The recipient is selected by the Acuff Circle of Excellence Advisory Board.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle's Jazz in June.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle’s Jazz in June.

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Austin Peay State University supporter Don Jenkins receives Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor’s Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Don Jenkins, president and CEO of Jenkins & Wynne Ford-Lincoln-Honda, was presented with the Tennessee Board of Regents 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy earlier this month in recognition of his years of service to Austin Peay State University.

“Mr. Jenkins is a true friend and supporter of this University,” John Morgan, TBR Chancellor, said during the annual APSU Foundation Dinner on June 2nd.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Sandy Jenkins, Don Jenkins and TBR Chancellor John Morgan celebrate Don Jenkins receiving the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Sandy Jenkins, Don Jenkins and TBR Chancellor John Morgan celebrate Don Jenkins receiving the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Acuff Circle of Excellence to honor Joe W. Giles with Ovation Award at Customs House Museum, March 1st

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Joe W. Giles, an Austin Peay State University alumnus and founder of the Tennessee Arts Academy, the nation’s flagship professional development program for teachers of the arts, will be honored March 1st with the George Mabry Ovation Award.

The award is one of eight to be given by the Acuff Circle of Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions in the arts to the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. The annual ceremony will be Sunday, March 1st, from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and a reception that follows. «Read the rest of this article»

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Acuff Circle of Excellence awards first scholarship for fine arts at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Michael Mason, an Austin Peay State University theatre major, was recently awarded the first Acuff Circle of Excellence endowed scholarship in the fine arts at APSU.

The Acuff Circle of Excellence, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay Foundation, serves as a patron society of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Its purpose is to advance the importance of arts and culture at Austin Peay and in the community.

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APSU art patrons and artists celebrate at Acuff Circle of Excellence event at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Patrons of the arts at Austin Peay State University joined creators of art at a festive celebration at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room in downtown Clarksville last week.

The annual Soiree on Franklin, in its fifth year and sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors, featured representations of all of APSU’s arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. This year’s theme, “Coming Home to the Arts,” was chosen to tie into the University’s Homecoming Week.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

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Austin Peay State University Art to be showcased at Acuff Circle’s Soiree on Franklin, October 28th

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The arts at Austin Peay State University will be on display and celebrated at the annual Soiree on Franklin the afternoon of October 28th.

The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors and is open to members of the Circle and the public. This year’s celebration, “Coming Home to the Arts,” will feature representations of all of APSU’s arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts.

Circle board members Marydith Weakley Young and Beverly Riggins Parker and Ken Shipley, APSU professor of art, watch APSU students create new works of art. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Circle board members Marydith Weakley Young and Beverly Riggins Parker and Ken Shipley, APSU professor of art, watch APSU students create new works of art. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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APSU professor Sharon Mabry to speak at Woodward Library Society event April 21st

 

Woodward Library Society Clarksville, TN –  Dr. Sharon Mabry may be a nationally renowned singer and performer, but the Austin Peay State University professor of music is also a gifted storyteller. Have you heard her tell the one about her concert in Boston, when the hotel gave away her reservation?

“Finally the (concierge) says, ‘well OK, I found a place for you to go,’” Mabry said. “We followed him through this beautiful lobby, we followed him out the back door, down an alley way into this strange place, knocked on a door that looked like a speakeasy. There was this long hallway with bare bulbs everywhere. It ended up, we stayed in these little cubicles for the night. These cells. There was no television. There was just a bed. It was clean but that’s about all you can say.”

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

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APSU Library gets support from Woodward Library Society

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2005, the Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library had around 185,000 visitors a year. Today, with a renovated lobby, new computers and study areas, a writing center and a Starbucks coffee shop, the yearly door count is around 653,000.

“Eight years ago, we had 185,000 for the whole year, and now we’re going to see 100,000 students come in this month,” Joe Weber, director of the library, said.

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

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