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Volume 24, Number 10 — November 2017

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Student newspaper wins national award

JOHNSON CITY – The East Tennessean, the student-run campus newspaper of East Tennessee State University, has received national recognition in bringing home a Pinnacle Award.


Barter actors "create the human experience on stage and in classroom'

DAMASCUS, Va. — Students at Holston High School were stretching their limbs toward the ceiling, acting out the roots, branches and leaves of trees.

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming

The Crooked Road has opened the application period for Cultural Events for the fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 8-16.


Gaither Vocal Band to deliver gospel, message of unity Nov. 10

Since the days of Eisenhower's presidency and Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Bill Gaither has created gospel music for the masses.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion receives one of the "50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards" in Virginia

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival has received one of the "50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards" from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Report Shows Tourism Numbers Provide Tax Savings to Northeast Tennessee

Tennessee The Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development released individual county statistics.

VMFA's Mellon French Impressionist, British Sporting Collections to go on tour

The esteemed French Impressionist Art and British Sporting art collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts embark on national and international tours.

Marlowe and Shakespeare through the ages is subject of professor's new book

They were born in the same year, 1564. And their reputations have been intertwined ever since.

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.

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