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Volume 24, Number 7 — July 2017


Where are they now? Jeremiah Caleb

Jeremiah Caleb is working actor & writer

Jeremiah Caleb's acting journey started in a church pageant with a role no one wanted. Now he is acting with Gary Sinese in "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."

Foundation provides hope in India

Jeremiah Caleb stays busy not only with his acting career and his writing but also with the Caleb Hope Foundation, which he runs with his wife Angel.

Caleb has written book about his father

Jeremiah Caleb is the author of "He Walks with Me: A Novel." The book is based on the journeys of his father, Rev. A.S.K. Caleb. Dr. Craig McDonald of King University edited the book.

Quinn Craughwell blends nature, art & science

If you have been missing Oliver Craughwell as owner of Zazzy'z Roasters in Abingdon, Virginia, here is the reason: He and his wife Quinn, a landscape architect, and family have moved to England.

Adam Justice assistant curator at Mint Museum

When Adam Justice's father, Lynn, enrolled in a Bob Ross painting class, he had no idea that it would lead to a career for his son.

Scenes from The AAME Arts Achievement Awards

Here's a look at the attendees of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Gala held in May.

Arts for Youth Spotlight

Camille Gray: "Theater is life'

Camille Gray started studying ballet when she was 2, stepped onto the stage as an actor when she was 5 and began to create costumes at 14.

Barter honors two Abingdon leaders on Walk of Fame

Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, honored community leaders Howard McElroy and Ben Jennings for their achievements and impact on Barter Theatre and the community with stones placed in the Barter Theatre Walk of Fame.

Mandy Catron's book a "must read'

Mandy Len Catron, originally from Abingdon, Virginia, has published her first book, "How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays." The book is published by Simon and Schuster and is being talked about as a "must read" for the summer.

Celtic Ceilidh at the Virginia Highlands Festival

Celebrate your favorite music from Celtic cultures with the annual Celtic Ceilidh at the Virginia Highlands Festival.

Art and photography contests accepting entries

There's still time to enter the prestigious art and photography contests of the Virginia Highlands Festival, both for adults and for youth.

Arts, crafts & antiques at festival

The Virginia Highlands Festival, one of the oldest and largest summer festivals in the nation, begins its 69th event in Abingdon, Virginia, Friday, July 28 and ends its 10-day run Sunday, Aug. 6.

Writers' Day at Virginia Highlands Festival

Ron Rash describes novelist Mark Powell as the "best Appalachian novelist of his generation."

Words & Music is finale of Writers' Day

As the culminating event of Writers' Day, "An Evening of Words & Music" features the participants during the day's writing workshops: John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel and Mark Powell.

July brings top tellers to International Storytelling Center

Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center's celebrated teller-in-residence series, continues its season in July.

Wertz photos sought

The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, is seeking pictures by renowned portrait photographer George Wertz, who operated Wertz Photographic Studio on Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia, from 1875 to 1924.

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