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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

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Benjamin Walls is honored in state, regional publications

Bristol native Benjamin Walls is a recipient of dual 2017 Best of Virginia Awards, presented by Virginia Living Magazine. The accolades follow Walls' recent recognition by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and A! Magazine for the Arts for their contributions to the arts in the Tri-Cities region.

Wytheville tour has 'spirited' guides

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — Debbie Moody plans to walk the streets of Wytheville as a streetwalker.

Crooked Road Announces New Guitar Sampler CD Project

The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail has published several compilation recordings that celebrate the old-time, bluegrass, gospel and other forms of heritage music that Southwest Virginia is known for.

Gathering in the Gap Songwriting Contest finalists announced

The Gathering in the Gap Music Festival, which takes place on the grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park Saturday, May 27, announces the finalists in the annual Songwriting Contest.

BCM Takes Home Pinnacle Awards from Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association

The 2017 Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association held its annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony Thursday, May 11.

52nd Annual Appalachian Art Show award winners announced

The opening reception for the 52nd Annual Appalachian Art Show was held Sunday afternoon in the Main Gallery at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Milsap delivers pure love, hits in Bristol concert

Pure love. Baby, it was pure love last night in the Birthplace of Country Music when Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap came to town.

Yoakam to highlight 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September

Ladies and gents, nouveau honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will headline the 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion come September.

Korean Children's Choir will perform at 17th annual Bristol Community Prayer Breakfast

Bow thy heads. Then convene at Holiday Inn in Bristol, Virginia, on May 10 to dine, listen and fellowship during the 17th Annual Bristol Community Prayer Breakfast.

Artist paints on rocks

The idea came to Eisle Havens in a dream. As she slumbered, she saw herself walking through downtown Bland holding a bag.

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley to speak at Author Day in Bristol

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has a few words for her young readers.

East Tennessee History wins highest honor

The Museum of East Tennessee History was recently selected to receive the 2017 President's Award, the highest project-based recognition presented by the Tennessee Association of Museums.

Project REAL wins Hope Award

Barter Theatre's Project REAL received a Hope Award from Emory & Henry College's Appalachian Center for Civic Life in April.


Tanya Tucker brings her explosive show to Bristol

Make way for country music's explosive Tanya Tucker.

Shawn Crookshank stepping back into art

It's been nearly 40 years since Shawn Crookshank rolled out of Abingdon High School in 1977.

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