Topic: Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association and the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts invite the community to enjoy a beautiful evening of chamber music 7:30pm Friday, September 28th, 2018 as APSU welcomes the Miró Quartet to the stage of the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall.
Clarksville, TN – Award-winning writer, poet and novelist Dorothy Allison, the current Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient, will be on the campus of Austin Peay State University on Friday, April 7th for an evening reading of her work.
The event, which takes place at 8:00pm, will be held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the University campus and is free to the public.
Allison has won a number of literary awards, including two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing for her 1988 short story collection, “Trash.”
Clarksville, TN – The final Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient of 2014-15, Grammy Award winning flutist Rhonda Larson, will bring her talents to campus for a series of lectures and master classes at Austin Peay State University the week of April 21st-28th.
During her residency, Larson will share her experiences as a performing artist, as well as offering insight and lessons to APSU and area students. Her visit to campus will conclude on Tuesday, April 28th, with a concert with the APSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec. The event will take place at 7:30pm at the Mabry Concert Hall, on the campus of APSU.
Visual art and creative writing collide at new Austin Peay State University exhibit at Framemaker Gallery
Clarksville, TN – Telling stories about our environment, whether derived from myth or direct observation, is part of the human condition. During the month of April, the Framemaker Gallery at 705 North Second Street will explore the ancient tradition with “Stories About Place + Self” — a selection of broadsides printed by visual art and creative writing students from Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several years ago, the internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller began a romantic relationship with an Australian citizen. Things went well at first, but when the couple looked at settling down in America, they encountered an unexpected obstacle – immigration.
Normally that isn’t too much of a problem for binational relationships. If the couple is serious, they’ll simple marry, allowing the other partner to remain in this country legally. But Miller’s situation was different. He was gay.
“If you have an international partner, but you’re not allowed to marry, how do you deal with that,” Marcus Hayes, associate professor of theater and dance at APSU, said. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For more than 50 years, Chicago’s famed Second City Theater and School of Improvisation has produced some of the country’s most beloved comedic talents. Its alumni – consisting of luminaries like Bill Murray, John Belushi, Steve Carell and Tina Fey – have gone on to successful careers in movies and television shows such as Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
At 7:30pm on October 7th, the group’s touring company will visit Clarksville to perform its hilariously original works on the Austin Peay State University campus.
“They were here four years ago, and the students loved them,” Darren Michael, chair of the APSU Area of Theater and Dance, said. «Read the rest of this article»
During their week long stay the Ying String Quartet were extremely busy. They came in for the Community Concert Series, but agreed to do so much more. They attended several receptions; taught a series of master classes at Austin Peay State University; gave concerts for APSU students; performed for Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division, and Students at Fort Campbell Schools; and on Friday they performed for the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series. In other words once they arrived in Clarksville, Tennessee; they never stopped moving. «Read the rest of this article»
At 7 p.m. on March 16, Suzanne Bocanegra and Mel Ziegler, two of the country’s most renowned working artists, will deliver a joint lecture at the Roxy Regional Theatre, hosted by APSU’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Louise Erdrich, author of 12 novels, will read from her novel, “The Plague of Doves,” at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 in Clement Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow.
Erdrich began her appointment as the Acuff Chair on Aug. 25. She will remain as the Acuff Chair through Dec. 3.
In addition to novels, Erdrich has written volumes of poetry, children’s books and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel, “Love Medicine,” won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” was a finalist for the National Book Award.
For more information, contact the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, (931) 221-7031.
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