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November First Thursday ArtWalk



Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 3rd, from 5:00pm–8:00pm.

Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts, sent us this information about November’s artistic extravaganza. Participating merchants include Ingredients, Edward’s Steakhouse, Couture Crush, ARTifacts, Fleur de leis, Hodgepodge, and many more. «Read the rest of this article»

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Treat Yourself to “The War Of The Worlds” This Halloween Weekend


The War Of The WorldsRoxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre offers the perfect Halloween weekend activity with the infamous Mercury Theatre 1938 radio broadcast, “The War Of The Worlds”, recreated live onstage for three performances only.
One of the earliest depictions of an alien invasion, “The War Of The Worlds” caused public outcry as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress. «Read the rest of this article»


Things to do for Halloween


Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – It’s time for eerie dark nights filled with fright. Are you ready for Halloween this year? We have researched many chilling events locally and beyond to satisfy your need to scream this season.

From Haunted Houses to “Terrorific” theatre productions, as well as, harmless hayrides and mystical mazes, we found some great spooky selections for all ages to enjoy. «Read the rest of this article»

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s 29th Season Brings Something for Everyone


Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – With the musical hit Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation bringing down the house nightly through October 15th, the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville, has opened its 29th season of classics, musicals, regional premieres and world premieres.
For two nights only, October 21st and 22nd, New York actor Ashton Crosby brings his tour of Mark Twain: Adventures in American Humor back to the Roxy stage.  Then on October 28th and 29th, the infamous Mercury Theatre 1938 radio broadcast will be recreated live on stage with The War of the Worlds. 

Beehive playing now at the Roxy.

Beehive playing now at the Roxy.

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Deja vu? Roxy recreates radio broadcast of H.G. Well’s “War of the Worlds”


Mass hysteria. Alien invasion.  The radio broadcast that terrorized a nation.

The 1938 Mercury Theatre broadcast of H.G. Well’s classic sci-fi thriller, The War of the Worlds, will be recreated tonight and Saturday night, (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), at 8 p.m.  in “the other space” at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Admission is $10.

Pop Watch Blog says:

“Seventy years ago today (Oct 30, 1938), a 21-year-old Orson Welles, along with his Mercury Theater players, gathered at New York City’s CBS studios to perform a one-hour radio play—an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Panic would ensue—though much of it was probably blown a wee bit out of proportion by newspapermen unhappy with radio’s increasing dominance—and mass media would never be the same. It’s easy to say that we were a younger, more naive society in 1938 and it was cake for Welles to convince six million listeners than Martians really were invading Earth, starting with Grover’s Mill, NJ.” «Read the rest of this article»


Roxy revs up for 26th season of theatre


John McDonald (l) and Tom Thayer in front of the Roxy Regional Theatre

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s 26th Season will enrich all the senses!

Although the 2008-09 season opens September 19, the annual gala is slated from September 20. The first play to hit the stage: The Robber Bridegroom, book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry, music by Robert Waldman, adapted from the novella by Eudora Welty.

One of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical, this unusual tale of the Natchez Trace has a distinctive sound all its own. The Robber Bridegroom is the story of the courting of Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country, by Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods. The proceedings go awry, thanks to an unconventional case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund’s demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have the recipe for a rollicking country romp. Play dates are September 19, through October11. «Read the rest of this article»


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