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Volume 26, Number 11 — November 2018

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Michelle Malone — charm and Southern blues

Keith Richards rhythm and rock winds like a country road through the Southern blues and charm of Georgia’s Michelle Malone.

Inspiring outdoor adventure with just a brush and some paint

MARION, Va. — It’s 3 p.m. on a Wednesday, and Jenean Hornbuckle is surrounded by beauty.

Whitetop artist uses chainsaw to make his creations

WHITETOP, Va. — A Whitetop, Virginia, artist is carving out a niche in the art world.

Christmas book for kids features unusual critters

When you think of Christmas, you think of reindeer.

Emory & Henry gears up for annual Arts & Crafts Fair

EMORY, Va. — Buyers can take advantage of early holiday shopping when more than 50 vendors exhibit their wares at the 34th annual Emory & Henry College Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10.

Charles Vess illustrates book in collaboration with author Ursula K. Le Guin

ABINGDON, Va. — Charles Vess grew up reading Spiderman comics in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ginny’s Christmas Market to include youth arts this season

ABINGDON, Va. — Area youth will have a chance to hear a jingle in their pockets when they sell their own arts and crafts creations at a local fundraising show on Nov. 16 and 17.

New report on arts attendance shows gains

New survey findings from the National Endowment for the Arts show gains in arts attendance totals, rates, and demographic groups plus sizeable growth in poetry-reading.

Bristol the birthplace of bluegrass? Some say yes

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tim Stafford of Blue Highway stood on stage in direct sight of Tim White’s country music mural on State Street during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion three weeks ago.

3-day Big Stone Gap event features arts, crafts, music, more

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Expect a big weekend with lots to do on Oct. 19-21 at Big Stone Gap.

25 bands, 3 exhibition bands from Southern Appalachian region compete at Stone Castle

BRISTOL, Tenn. — High school bands from around the Southern Appalachian Mountain region ascended on the Stone Castle in Bristol on Saturday for a historic music competition.

Barter Theatre's haunted house opens Friday in Bristol, Va.

BRISTOL, Va.: No matter what makes your skin crawl — from snakes or spiders to hospital operating rooms, tight spaces, funerals, zombies or the mere sight of blood — a new haunted house will offer heaping helpings of grizzly fright, starting Friday.

Fourth annual Push! Film Festival highlights variety of films, workshops

Lights, cameras, and all sorts of action occupy downtown Bristol’s buzzing hive nowadays.

Band Jackyl performing at motorcycle rally

The hard-rocking Jackyl is performing at what’s being dubbed as a mini-Sturgis motorcycle rally, held at the Holston River Brewing Co. in Bristol, Tennessee. The rally runs Oct. 11-13 at Thunder Mountain Campground, off Volunteer Parkway at 2623 Raceway Villa Drive, near Bristol Motor Speedway.

Review: Rainbows have nothing on Barter’s ‘Singing in the Rain’

“Singing in the Rain” has delighted audiences since its first appearance as a movie in 1952 followed closely by the stage version, and I find it impossible to imagine a livelier, better done, more colorful production than the one currently hoofing it on the Barter main stage.

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