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2020 National Memorial Day Concert to be held Sunday, May 24th

 

PBSWashington, D.C. – Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise will co-host a special presentation of the National Memorial Day Concert with new performances and tributes filmed around the country and featuring some of the most iconic and powerful segments from past concerts highlighting stories of generations of ordinary Americans who stepped forward and served our country with extraordinary valor in its most challenging times. Woven throughout the program will be messages from prominent guest artists with words of thanks and support for those who have served and sacrificed for our nation.

2020 National Memorial Day Concert

2020 National Memorial Day Concert

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This Week at APSU: Candlelight Ball auction to raise money for Austin Peay State University scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charlie Daniels, the Country Music Hall of Famer known for “sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot,” helped reinvigorate that 400-year-old instrument with his 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” More than 40 years later, his influence continues to transform the music genre, and attendees at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Candlelight Ball this spring will get a chance to own a piece of country music history when the school auctions off a signed Charlie Daniels fiddle. 

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels

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Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball auction to raise funds for APSU scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Candlelight Ball is set for Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

Charlie Daniels, the Country Music Hall of Famer known for “sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot,” helped reinvigorate that 400-year-old instrument with his 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball Auction features incredible items including a signed Charlie Daniels fiddle.

Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball Auction features incredible items including a signed Charlie Daniels fiddle.

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Country Music Hall Of Fame® and Museum releases Exhibition Schedule for 2020

 

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Nashville, TNThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has set its 2020 roster of new exhibitions, aimed at entertaining and enlightening country music audiences and interpreting the ever-evolving story of the music and the people who make it.

The annual exhibition American Currents: State of the Music will return in 2020, to offer insight into the latest chapter of country’s ongoing evolution as a popular art form. In addition, the museum will devote separate exhibits to the lives and careers of Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson, award-winning powerhouse vocalist Martina McBride and acclaimed artist Chris Stapleton.

The Country Music Hall Of Fame® and Museum's 2020 exhibitions will feature Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson, Martina McBride and Chris Stapleton.

The Country Music Hall Of Fame® and Museum’s 2020 exhibitions will feature Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson, Martina McBride and Chris Stapleton.

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Cooling at the Cave back, bigger than ever

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave hosted its annual Cooling at the Cave on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, drawing what some said was the largest crowd ever for the event that takes the citizens of Clarksville more than half-a-century back in time.

Hundreds enjoyed the music of Clarksville’s own Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, under the direction of Mike Ritter. The band set up near the mouth of the cave, from which spills cool air year round. A feature that decades ago made Dunbar Cave the most popular venue in town.

Friends of Dunbar Cave hosted its annual Cooling at the Cave, with a live musical performance by Clarksville's own Cumberland Winds Jazz Project.

Friends of Dunbar Cave hosted its annual Cooling at the Cave, with a live musical performance by Clarksville’s own Cumberland Winds Jazz Project.

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Austin Peay State University Woodward Library Society hosting annual Society Social on April 6th

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This April, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Woodward Library Society will host its annual Society Social, featuring author Michael Doubler. 

The Society Social, a library friend-raising and fundraising dinner, is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in the Franklin Room of the F&M Bank in downtown Clarksville. Social hour begins at 5:30pm followed by a buffet dinner catered by the Party Station.

The Austin Peay State University Woodward Library Society to hold annual Society Social at the Franklin Room of F&M Bank on April 6th.

The Austin Peay State University Woodward Library Society to hold annual Society Social at the Franklin Room of F&M Bank on April 6th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Sister Hazel to headline Riverfest

 

Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Sister Hazel will be the featured headliner for Riverfest 2018, the City of Clarksville’s arts and entertainment festival now in its 31st year.

Sister Hazel, a mainstay on the Billboard country and adult alternative charts for more than two decades, will perform at 9:15pm Saturday, September 8th on the Miller Lite Stage at McGregor Park. The concert is free and open to the public.

Chart-topping band Sister Hazel to hit the Miller Lite Stage Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

Chart-topping band Sister Hazel to hit the Miller Lite Stage Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – June 3rd, 2018

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – The Tennessee Valley Corridor summit is an annual event bringing together the best of our innovators, engineers and technologists. It was an honor to return to provide an update on some of our work.

We had a wonderful discussion about ways that the United States will continue to lead the world when it comes to technology. Whether it’s the transition from 4G to 5G, which will bring industries together to develop new technologies, or how self-driving cars factor into that equation, America must lead.

Tennessee Valley Corridor summit

Tennessee Valley Corridor summit

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53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards recognizes APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes

 

For more than a half-century, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has recognized Tennesseans leading conservation in the state

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN  Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

The ceremony was held in Nashville and presented 16 awards to recipients from all corners of the state, including Clarksville’s Dr. Dwayne Estes. Estes is a professor of biology at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Chris Janson to headline Riverfest

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Riverfest, the City of Clarksville’s entertainment festival now in its 30th year, is pleased to announce Chris Janson will be the featured headliner at the 2017 Festival. Chris Janson will perform at 9:15pm Saturday, September 9th on the Bud Light Stage at McGregor Park. The concert is free and open to the public.

“Once again, the City of Clarksville is presenting a big star to headline our big-time community festival,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “Chris Janson is one of the hottest artists in country music, and he’ll be here to push Clarksville’s Riverfest to new heights.”

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

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