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Volume 24, Number 10 — October 2017

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Richlands student beats adversity to pursue passion

RICHLANDS, Va. – A tragedy early in the life of a young man from Southwest Virginia revealed a hidden talent that has pulled him from the shadows of a dark childhood and thrust him into the limelight.

Russell named editor of Mockingbird, 2018 submissions sought

East Tennessee State University's Department of Literature and Language announces the appointment of Kara M. Russell as editor of the 2018 edition of The Mockingbird, the student arts and literary magazine of ETSU.

Grads claim first-place awards for film, documentary work

Three recent graduates of East Tennessee State University swept awards in all categories at the 2017 Tennessee Communication Association conference.

Barter Theatre hosts Oscar-winning actor Duvall

ABINGDON, Va. — Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall, who's appeared in some of Hollywood's biggest films, said Thursday that he's had many roles he enjoyed and a few he'd "like to forget."

2015 Believe and Achieve winner publishes second book

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the release of "The Dark Side of the Woods," by Duffield, Virginia, author, Willie E. Dalton.

Shop local art for a cause: Artists donate 100% of proceeds to breast cancer care

The artists at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts believe that no one really needs a reason to buy art, but they've come up with a reason just in case. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they are raising funds to aid in breast cancer care.

Mickey Mouse to Richard Nixon –artist paints as he thinks

ABINGDON, Va. — As a political science professor, Eric Drummond Smith deals with cultures and clashes all over the globe.

Glade Spring librarian finds hidden talents in work study students

GLADE SPRING, Va. — When 19-year-old Dillon Scott began serving as a work-study student at Glade Spring Library a year ago, librarian Tonia Kestner discovered something about him that she didn't know.

William King Museum of Art receives grant from Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $500,000 grant to fund William King Museum of Art's development of the new Center for Studio Art & Education.

Barter Theatre's "The Music Man' a near perfect show

With its timeless and near-universal appeal coupled with a tightly woven script, Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" leaves directors with little wiggle room to make their production stand out from the preceding hundreds except to go hard, go loud, go proud and go for excellence.

90th Anniversary Tribute to the 1927 Bristol Sessions wraps up Rhythm & Roots

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Turn the page on another chapter written in the profound history of the Birthplace of Country Music.

IMLS awards grant to VMFA for conservation education initiative

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will use a $331,054 grant — announced today from the Institute of Museum and Library Services — to support the "Connect to Conservation" program.

Second movie chooses Marion for filming location

The all female team of 4 Pies Productions announces the launch of its first Independent Feature Film, "Calm Before."

'Round the Mountain announces new juried Artisans

'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network has announced results from the most recent jury session.

ETSU breaks ground on James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts

Ground was officially broken on East Tennessee State University's long-awaited Center for the Arts.

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