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High Hopes at Rivers and Spires Festival Opening, However Bad Weather Looms for Today


The Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The first day of the 2011 Rivers and Spires festival opened with simply amazing weather. Sunny and Clear with warm temperatures. Crowds gathered to enjoy the afternoon kickoff which featured musical performances by local favorites, along with other musical talents. The Festival runs through Saturday evening.

On the Public Square Stage, the Roxy Regional Theatre opened with a preview of the Civil War Musical, which promises to be an outstanding show to see at the Franklin Street Theatre. They were followed by the urban musical duo of The Bucket Boys,  who use a collection of everyday items such as trashcans, pots, pans and street signs to crash and bang out thunderous grooves, extraordinary cadences and hip-hop, funky dance beats. The amazing Mr. Speed, a KISS cover band closed out the evening with rousing concert at the Public Square stage. The group has one goal to give the fans a realistic KISS experience. In this they totally succeeded.

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Better Choice of Living brought the sound of Motown to Clarksville


Better Choice of LivingThe non-profit Better Choice of Living  (BCOL)  held a fund raising concert at Austin Peay State University on Friday September 24th. “Upholding the Legacy of Mowtown” featured Norman Carter and James “J.W.” Witherspoon backed up by the BCOL band.

Fleming was the baritone lead for the popular Delfonics and spun out tunes made popular by the Temptations.  Witherspoon, known as “Dr. Feel Good,” has performed at clubs in Detroit — Motown’s home — as well as with such blues notables as Sam and Dave, Johnny “Guitar” Watson and Bobby Blue Bland.

The BCOL Band

The BCOL Band

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