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APSU Department of Theatre and Dance keeps bringing big names to campus

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Theatre and Dance has had an incredible month with guest artists. 

Thanks to the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Office of Advancement and the Tennessee Theatre Association, from October 11th-November 6th, 2018 the department welcomed a nationally recognized choreographer, a Tony Award-winner, the Phantom of the Opera and much more. 

Jerry Winsett

Jerry Winsett

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My Two Cents: Life After Abortion, A Woman’s Testimony

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Shawna Spigner was a pretty normal 20 year old, growing up in Arkansas, with all the challenges and peer pressure associated with her youth. 

Shawna was feeling confused and alone after her breakup with a long-time boyfriend, and made a decision that could have ruined her life.

Shawna Spigner had an abortion. 

Thom and Shawna Spigner

Thom and Shawna Spigner

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to exhibit Annecy France Nun Series by Anne Goetze

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Monestere de la Visitationhon and the small order of nuns who reside there are the subject matter of the new exhibit in the Customs House Museum’s Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery.

The artist, Anne Goetze, began going to the Monastery to visit her aunt Helen.

The Annecy France Nun Series by Anne Goetze Debuts at the Customs House Museum

The Annecy France Nun Series by Anne Goetze Debuts at the Customs House Museum

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I Was Going to Be a Nun (and other failed plans)

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – When I was 12 I learned about nuns. I learned just enough to know that they spent a lot of time reading and doing chores. For some reason, the same girl who loved rap music and collected scrunchies was drawn to the quiet convent life devoid of thrills and Bath and Bodyworks.

Knowing basically nothing about religion though may have caused a bit of a wrinkle: I wasn’t even Catholic.

It’s crazy the things we think we could be, the direction we could have gone, the dreams or harebrained ideas we could have pursued, but didn’t. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Show at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Twenty four members of TACA will exhibit woodturnings, ceramics, tapestries, and embroideries; as well as, traditional paintings and photography at the museum this month.

Most Tennesseans are familiar with the TACA (Tennessee Association of Craft Artists) Craft Fairs that take over Nashville’s Centennial Park every year. The events have repeatedly been ranked as one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Copper pieces by Nashville artist Ben Caldwell are part of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists exhibit at the Customs House Museum.

Copper pieces by Nashville artist Ben Caldwell are part of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists exhibit at the Customs House Museum.

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APSU Salon Series to Feature Recipes of Famous Tennesseans

 

Clarksville, TN – Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, often enjoyed a nice slice of gingerbread. Alan Jackson, a famous country music star, thinks chicken salad really hits the spot. The tastes of these two well-known Tennesseans might not have much in common, but what they eat and how they came to enjoy certain foods is a fascinating part of the state’s cultural history.

“With every recipe comes a tale,” Gerald Gilman, Clarksville artist and arts advocate, said. “Food is evocative. It’s a call from the past.” «Read the rest of this article»

 

The search for Miss Black Tennessee 2009

 

missblacktnThe Miss Black Tennessee Pageant 2009 will take place on October 25th at the Hotel Preston 733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, 37217 starting at 6:00 p.m.

This year’s pageant host will be April Woodard the Internationally Acclaimed Broadcast Journalist & Anchor with Inside Edition & BET. She is also a Former Miss National Black USA.

April Woodard - Journalist & Anchor with Inside Edition & BET.

April Woodard – Journalist & Anchor with Inside Edition & BET.

The theme for this year pageant is “Making the Impossible Possible” praises our virtue to overcome obstacles and remain strong with great admiration to our president Barack Obama who demonstrates the importance of perseverance, family unity, higher education, and faith.

Celebrate with the MBTN sponsors in a ‘Tribute to the Origin of the Miss Black TN Pageant’ with a special presentation honoring Oprah Winfrey the First Crowned Miss Black TN 1972.

The pageant is open to young women between the ages of 18-27 and the contestants will be judge in the following categories. Personal Interview, Health & Fitness, Talent, Evening Gown, and Question & Answer.

It’s not too late to become a contestant and this year’s there will be no charge for the entry fee. «Read the rest of this article»

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