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Salon 615: Nothing Common, Workin’ for a Livin’

 

Sandee Gertz - Author/WriterNashville, TN – I walked down to the river the other night and saw the iconic folksinger-songwriter, Todd Snider, playing a show with his new “super-group,” the Hard Working Americans, as the finale to the popular “Nashville Dancin’” concert series on the Cumberland Riverfront.

I love Snider, turned on to him just this past year by a friend who knew him and his family back in their native Portland, Oregon.

This is the second time I’ve seen him in this new project, and while most fans were salivating over the guitar work of Neal Casal’s, or drooling over Elizabeth Cook’s backing vocals and tambourines, I was wondering if the name of the group had any relation to the canon of working class music and narratives that are out there in the public domain. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Employee Accomplishments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University announce their recent professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Chad Brooks, associate professor of biology, co-authored an article about an amphibian-lethal virus in west Tennessee, and the article is published in the latest edition of Herpetological Review. The title of the article was “Further presence of ranavirus infection in amphibian populations of Tennessee, USA.” «Read the rest of this article»

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New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org reinterprets classic American literature

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The video clips seem to be strung together randomly, with no connection to each other at all. They include a ship tossing in the waves of a storm, a close-up shot of a stuffed animal’s eyes and a music video for the rock band Heart’s 1986 hit “These Dreams.”

But these aren’t simply arbitrary videos compiled from the Internet. The media artist xtine burrough found the clips by typing keywords from Walt Whitman’s 1865 poem commemorating the death of President Abraham Lincoln, “O Captain, My Captain,” into the website YouTube.

New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org

New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org

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Choral music of Alfreds Feils focus of next session in the APSU Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Alfreds Feils is a composer with whom many musicians are not familiar.

Feils, a Latvian choral conductor, composed music that is largely unknown both inside and outside of Latvia. This topic will be the focus of the next session of the Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Korre Foster, assistant professor of music, will present “The Choral Music of Alfreds Feils” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, October 13th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Dr. Korre Foster

Dr. Korre Foster

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The Roxy Regional Theatre recognizes the Civil War Sesquicentennial with the Civil War Musical

 

Clarksville, TN – In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a production of the Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd musical, The Civil War. This has to be one of the best of the many shows I have seen at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, the musical covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. The Civil War musical puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

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“The Civil War” premieres downtown at the Roxy Regional Theatre Tonight

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beginning tonight, April 22nd, at 8:00pm, the Roxy Regional Theatre marks the Sesquicentennial with “The Civil War”, a musical tribute covering the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.

Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Civil War” puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith. This thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musical draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman.

"The Civil War" plays through May 21st at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville TN.

"The Civil War" plays through May 21st at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville TN.

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Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with the Musical “The Civil War” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beginning Friday, April 22nd, at 8:00pm, the Roxy Regional Theatre marks the Sesquicentennial with “The Civil War”, a musical tribute covering the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.
 
Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Civil War” puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.  This thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musical draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

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