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Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2019

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"Church Basement Ladies" serve a casserole of laughter and memories

Step into Barter’s Stage II and you can almost smell the coffee brewing and pies baking.

Mountain Makins Festival wins another Kaleidoscope Award

The best and brightest were spotlighted at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Appalachian Adventures: A laugh-out-loud comedy of musical proportions hits Barter

ABINGDON, Va. — Rarely would cornpone country humor meet the sophistication of an opera.







Charles Vess: Still fantasizing after all these years

ABINGDON, Va. — Charles Vess has pulled out the posters and the prints.

Hometown Stories: VHS senior wins statewide art contest

BRISTOL, Va. — Alyssa Heath has been drawing since she was a child.

Appalachian Adventures: A laugh-out-loud comedy of musical proportions hits Barter

ABINGDON, Va. — Rarely would cornpone country humor meet the sophistication of an opera.

Country group Alabama will play new venue at BMS this summer

BRISTOL, Tenn. " Legendary country act Alabama will kick off performances at the new Thunder Valley Amphitheatre.

Country group Alabama will play new venue at BMS this summer

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Legendary country act Alabama will kick off performances at the new Thunder Valley Amphitheatre.

Bristol Sings!: ‘An Evening of Music Benefitting Bristol Faith in Action’ brings inspiring song to the Twin City on April 27

BRISTOL, Va. — Shannan Miller packed her keyboard into the trunk of her car on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, she performed for a selection of incarcerated women.

Billy Dean comes to Paramount April 26

For Billy Dean, playing music started as a kid with a stack of 45 rpm records, a guitar and his father's country band

Victoria Fletcher releases her latest children’s Book, inspired by family pet

"Cocoa the Basset Hound" by author Victoria Fletcher, is a new release.

Concert tour celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Hee Haw’

Remember this refrain?

Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsay blend classical, bluegrass styles into ‘A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass’ on April 10

To blend classical and bluegrass music rates as a rarity.


Author Gayle Trent will be at Bristol book-signing event

Gayle Trent is walking the streets of Abingdon in a new novel.

Festival showcases visual, performing arts by Bristol Tennessee City Schools students

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Hundreds gathered at Tennessee High School on Saturday to celebrate the arts during the sixth annual Virginia Duff Arts Festival during which Bristol Tennessee City Schools student artwork was showcased, and several students sang, played instruments, or performed for the audience.

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