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The Southern Professional Hockey League’s champions for the 2006–2007 season, the Cottonmouths face their frozen nemeses with an attack that blends skill, power, and dauntingly good sportsmanship. Witness the graceful warriors’ February 20 cage match against the league’s 2008–2009 champs, the Knoxville Ice Bears, a tilt with the potential for brutal body-checks, high-velocity slap shots, and less-popular penalty-box sulk sessions. Purchasers of today's deal get a lower-level view of the action, just behind the ice-level seats, safe from out-of-control pucks and wild zamboni stampedes.
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Gliding scales and familiar melodies have drifted through CSU Schwob Music Prep since 1978. In 2002 the school began welcoming students to their new studio within the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on the Columbus State University campus. The $77 million facility, which houses the university's Schwob School of Music, is equipped with multiple performance halls and a recording studio. In private rooms, instructors conduct lessons in instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, cello, and flute, and vocalists lead singing lessons. The teachers readily communicate with parents about their children's progress.