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APSU hosting Fifth Annual Holiday Dinner December 5th and 6th

November 12, 2014

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – On a Saturday evening last December, a thin layer of snow covered downtown Clarksville. An icy, winter wind rattled the decorations hanging from streetlights, and most of the sidewalks were empty because it was too cold to go outside.

One of the only signs of life on that quiet night came from the center of the Austin Peay State University campus, where hundreds of people hurried into the Morgan University Center for the Department of Music’s Annual Holiday Dinner.

5th Annual Holiday Dinner set for December 5th and 6th. [Read more]

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council gives Lifetime Achievement Awards to Dr. Joe Filippo and Dr. Richard Gildrie

November 12, 2014

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council held a gala reception at Emerald Hills, Austin Peay State University, on Monday, November 10th to honor Dr. Richard Gildrie with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Heritage and Dr. Joe Filippo through the Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts.

The County Mayor, Jim Durrett, was introduced by James Moore, Treasurer of the CAHDC and Director of R. F. Sink Library at Fort Campbell, KY.

Dr. Richard Gildrie (left) and Dr. Joe Filippo (right) received Lifetime Achievement Awards Monday night.

Dr. Richard Gildrie (left) and Dr. Joe Filippo (right) received Lifetime Achievement Awards Monday night.

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

November 11, 2014

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.”

“Broadway on the Cumberland” to show November 20th-23rd at Austin Peay State University. [Read more]

Austin Peay State University art patrons and artists celebrate at Acuff Circle of Excellence event at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room

November 10, 2014

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 to Exhibit Art by Military Personnel and Veterans on November 13th

November 10, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John Edmondson Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his favorite film is the 1965 naval war movie “In Harm’s Way.”

What does surprise people is that Edmondson is a gifted artist, and now that he is retired, he’s harnessing that talent as a student in the Austin Peay State University Department of Art. One of his recent works is a painting of John Wayne, dressed as Captain Rockwell Torrey, from “In Harm’s Way.”

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

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Clarksville Recognizes Veterans Day with annual Parade

November 10, 2014

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – The local community gathered throughout Historic Downtown Clarksville on a chilly Saturday morning to remember our Veterans! The Veterans Day Parade is an annual tradition in our city. This year it was bigger and better than ever.

State Representative Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett the parade Grand Marshal ride together during the 2014 Veterans Day Parade

State Representative Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett the parade Grand Marshal ride together during the 2014 Veterans Day Parade

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Famed musicologist Celenza to visit APSU November 12th-17th as Acuff Chair of Excellence

November 8, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1772, the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn decided to play a little trick on his benefactor, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Haydn and the court orchestra had spent months with the overbearing prince at his summer palace, and they were beginning to feel homesick for their families.

That summer, Haydn composed his Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp minor, known as the “Farewell Symphony,” for the prince.

Anna Harwell Celenza

Anna Harwell Celenza

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Art Exhibition at the APSU Trahern Gallery 108

November 7, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Victor Rodriguez, graduating senior in the APSU Department of Art, will be exhibiting chapter one of his graphic novel inspired by comic books from Pop Culture for his BFA Degree Thesis Show.

The exhibition will run from November 11th – November 14th in Trahern Gallery 108. There will be a closing reception on Thursday November 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. [Read more]

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority

November 5, 2014

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On a crisp October Saturday LEAP organization in collaboration with the Clarksville Housing Authority hosted a Block Party in Lincoln Homes. Laughter could be heard as you approached the block party. It was coming from dozens and dozens of children enjoying free hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream as well as playing games, jumping in the inflatables provided by A Jump’n Good Time, and live music from DJ Greedy.

LEAP Site Lead Dorlisha White spearheaded the event with the help of Martha Witherspoon of the Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

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Austin Peay State University student wins $100,000 scholarship from Dr. Pepper

November 4, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Claudia Delgadillo had just worked a late shift at the restaurant, so when her cell phone rang around noon the next day, she almost didn’t answer it. The fact that the cell phone rang at all was a surprise to her because it was about to be disconnected.

The person on the other end of the phone was from Dr. Pepper, and as Delgadillo slowly woke up, she heard them say they were sending her to the Cotton Bowl for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship.

APSU Student Claudia Delgadillo wins Dr. Pepper Scholarship.

APSU Student Claudia Delgadillo wins Dr. Pepper Scholarship.

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