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APSU Department of Theatre and Dance to put on new show “Broadway on the Cumberland” November 20th-23rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Next fall, the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance will offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in musical theatre. That means some of the glamour and energy of the big New York shows will begin trickling into the University’s Trahern Theater.

Later this month, the department will offer a sneak peak of that program with its new show, “Broadway on the Cumberland.”

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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 Theatre and Dance presents “Book of Days” October 1st-5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Walt Bates owned the local cheese factory in Dublin, Missouri, and before he died, he dreamed of producing a gourmet product, like Stilton or Brie.

But that dream begins to reek following Bates’ mysterious death in Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson’s hilarious 2000 play, “Book of Days,” which opens this October in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Theater.

"Book of Days" to be presented by APSU Theatre and Dance October 1st-5th

“Book of Days” to be presented by APSU Theatre and Dance October 1st-5th

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Austin Peay State University to host 8th Annual Spring Dance Concert

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last fall, Marcus Hayes, Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance, traveled to Colombia to study that country’s folk dances. He spent a week in the South American nation, traveling to museums and dance centers, and he was struck to discover that many of the dances had their origins in Africa.

“It went even further than I thought,” he said. “Because of the colonization of South America and the introduction of slavery, West African dance is infused in Latin American dances.”

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Clarksville’s Kenwood High School Lady Knights Scoreless First Period leads to 75-47 loss to Ensworth Lady Tigers

 

Kenwood High SchoolClarksville, TN – The Ensworth High School Lady Tigers outscored the Kenwood High School Lady Knights 14-0 in the first period and went on to win the game 75-47.

Seven different Lady Tigers scored in the game, including four who scored in double figures.

Kennesha Nichols led all scorers with 22 points. She made two 3-pointers in the game. Brittany Smith scored 17, Brielle Smith scored 15 and Jordyn Cambridge added 11.

Kenwood falls to Ensworth 75-47. (Davie Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

Kenwood falls to Ensworth 75-47. (Davie Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

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Austin Peay State University Area of Dance recognized at regional dance festival

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Thursday afternoon, Margaret Rennerfeldt flipped through a small, flimsy journal to read a few notes she’d jotted down earlier this month while attending the American College Dance Festival Association’s Southeast Region conference in Albany, GA.

The Austin Peay State University assistant professor of dance had brought a work she choreographed to the event, and she wanted to remind herself of what the panel of judges had said about the dance.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

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11 APSU, Middle College students named Peay Read essay winners

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University first-year students and a Middle College student were recognized for having best student essays on themes from “The Soloist,” a nonfiction book by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and the basis for the movie, “The Soloist.”

The students were lauded for their winning entries during a dinner held September 29th at APSU that featured Lopez, who later that evening delivered a public talk to approximately 1,000 people in the APSU Dunn Center.

Steve Lopez (back row, far left) is seen with APSU and Middle College student essay winners during a dinner September 29th in the Morgan University Center as part of The Peay Read annual celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Steve Lopez (back row, far left) is seen with APSU and Middle College student essay winners during a dinner September 29th in the Morgan University Center as part of The Peay Read annual celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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