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Tennessee State Museum presents “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage” through June 24th, 2016

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) have collaborated to present museum visitors and theater audiences with an exhibition that gives a snapshot of Tennessee’s rich African American musical heritage.

The exhibition, I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage, is free to the public and on view in the G Level Gallery in the lobby that connects the Tennessee State Museum and TPAC in the Polk Cultural Center.

I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

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Two Clarksville artists to perform at Insights into John Wesley Work III: A Celebration of Music and Meaning

 

John Wesley Work III Memorial FoundationNashville, TN – In honor and celebration of African American scholar, composer and musicologist John Wesley Work III, the John Wesley Work III Memorial Foundation in collaboration with The Nashville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Fisk University Music Discipline will sponsor a unique program titled Insights into John Wesley Work III: A Celebration of Music and Meaning Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 1:00pm at Fisk University in the Fisk Memorial Chapel, 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN.

This free event will be followed with light refreshments in the historic Victorian-style John Work House on the campus at 17th Avenue North & Meharry Boulevard. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fisk Jubilee Singers perform at APSU

 

The logo of the Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – In what was their first concert in Clarksville, TN during their entire 140 year history, the Fisk Jubilee Singers won the hearts of many.  The concert was held on Saturday night in the APSU Music/Mass Communications building to a standing room only crowd.

Just before their performance,  Gail Robinson-Oturu, President of the Clarksville Community Concert Association welcomed everyone to the concert, and recognized Fisk Alumni members, one of which was a past Jubilee member. Then she asked how many people were there to see the Fisk Jubilee singers for the first time, and over half of the room raised their hand.  Then she introduced Dr. Paul Kwami,  Musical Director of the Jubilee Singers who gave the audience a brief description of the music they would perform, songs from their African American  heritage.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers to perform at APSU

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – As part of the celebration for the 20-year anniversary of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (AACC) at Austin Peay State University, a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers will be at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 29th in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The concert is a collaboration between the AACC and the Clarksville Community Concert Association.

The public is invited to attend the performance. To purchase tickets, go to www.clarksvillemusic.org/.

Annual portrait of the Fisk Jubilee Singers with Paul Kwame, director, in front of the Fisk Chapel.

Annual portrait of the Fisk Jubilee Singers with Paul Kwame, director, in front of the Fisk Chapel.

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers to perform their first concert in Clarksville TN

 

The logo of the Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing as part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series on Saturday January 29th at 7:30pm.

This concert will be the Fisk Jubilee Singers first performance in Clarksville, TN during their 140 year history.The historic group has been touring the world since 1871 singing slave songs (what is now known as Negro spirituals). They have consistently broken racial barriers in the United states and Europe.

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African American Cultural Center at APSU to celebrate 20-year anniversary

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Nearly two decades ago, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center opened at Austin Peay State University, with the author of “Roots,” Alex Haley, speaking as part of opening ceremonies.

At that time, in early 1991, the African American Cultural Center (AACC) was the answer to the frequently expressed wish among many on campus to have a special place for African-American students and faculty to focus on their contributions to the culture and heritage in the U.S.

That is still the case today, 20 years later. Although the center was operational in 1991, it did not bear its official name until November 1992, when it was named in honor of Daniel, the first black student to enroll at the former Austin Peay State College when the institution was still an all-white school. For the college, the end of segregation ended in 1956 when Daniel applied to the graduate school and was admitted. He received a Master of Arts in Education in 1957.

APSU African American Cultural Center

APSU African American Cultural Center

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting November 11th

 

Tennessee – Honoring our veterans, great hikes, living history opportunities – these are just some of the fun Tennessee State Park activities planned in your area! Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Tennessee – Ghosts and goblins take note!  It’s Halloween in Tennessee and there are several “spooky” fun events in store for kids and adults alike!  There also are some great early November events planned in the Middle Tennessee area from rock-climbing workshops to outstanding hikes to honoring our local Veterans!  Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time! Tennessee State Parks has some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer – featuring a mosaic of color, pumpkins galore and a few tricks or treats up our sleeves! 

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Todd Hill & His Orchestra brought that big band sound back to APSU

 

The Clarksville Community Concert Association presented an evening with Todd Hill and his Orchestra at the Music and Mass Communications building at APSU on Tuesday September 7th 2010.  The Orchestra is a crowd favorite and generally performs once a year. This however was a special bonus concert and was paid for by an anonymous donor in memory of cherished community members  (See list below). The concert kicked off the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s 2010-11 Community Concert Series which features five concerts from some of the world’s best musicians

Todd Hill & his Orchestra ’s repertoire features an amazing selection of Swing and Jazz, including numbers from Bennie Goodman, Count Baise, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, and many more. Performing for over twenty-five years. The Orchestra has been featured at a number of venues, ranging from Mississippi Casinos to upscale Concert Halls. The vast majority of the musicians in the Orchestra have been members for more than fifteen years, eight members have served over twenty years.

Todd Hill & his Orchestra at APSU on September 7th

Todd Hill & his Orchestra at APSU on September 7th

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