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Volume 25, Number 2 — February 2018

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Artful aging: Johnson City Public Library awarded grant for second year

Johnson City Public Library has once again received a grant from Aroha Philanthropies through their national initiative to bring hands-on fine arts education opportunities to adults age 55 and up.

ETSU faculty member helps recommend top books for young adults

Looking for a good book to recommend to a young adult? Dr. Renee Lyons at East Tennessee State University may have some suggestions.

Things look solid for The Pickin' Porch

A pair of handmade brown signs hang high inside a building near Tim White's home in Blountville, Tennessee.

Local teen learns to cope with anxiety through music

BRISTOL, Va. — Seated comfortably in the upstairs balcony of a downtown venue with an easy smile on her face, rising star Rylee Peters doesn't look like someone who had to fight so hard to reach her dream.

Director discusses Barter's possible expansion to NC site

ABINGDON, Va. — Barter Theatre could set stage in Mount Airy, North Carolina, according to Producing Artistic Director Richard Rose.

Influence of mentor's death drives local actor to a career in theater

The tragic death of a Virginia High School teacher inspired one student to follow in her footsteps and set the stage for his career in theater.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum wants to restore old recording

BRISTOL, Va. Some 21st century technology is needed to breathe new life into a damaged old recording, but that is the goal of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Pride & Poverty- Earl Carter's lens captured the region

ABINGDON, Va. — Earl Carter took off to the find "the real Appalachia."

Jangling Sparrows fly into O'Mainnin's Wednesday

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Americana/Roots musician Paul Edelman and Jangling Sparrows presently on their 140 Nickels Tour, will perform at O'Mainnin's Pub, 712 State St., Wednesday. Showtime is 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover charge.

Community Made in the Mountains: The Luthiers Craft Exhibit

RUGBY, Va. — Beyond Little Wilson, over Big Wilson, and near the Mouth of Wilson in the tiny locale of Rugby thrives the shop of guitar maker Wayne Henderson.

Abingdon native directs new epic western 'Hostiles'

Tall in the saddle gallops the latest film directed by Abingdon native Scott Cooper.

King University Theatre Professor Kiara Pipino's Play, "Everyone's a Hero with Someone Else's Tit" Premiers at 8th Annual United Solo Festival in NYC

BRISTOL, Tenn. King University theater professor Kiara Pipino premiered her one-woman play, "Everyone's a Hero with Someone Else's Tit," Oct. 8, 2017, on Broadway in New York City at the eighth annual United Solo Festival.

Radio Bristol touches the world

BRISTOL, Va. — Good morning, Bristol. Good morning, World.

Fred Carter's legacy — stories told in art

"It is fitting for an artist whose head is full to bursting with stories to tell, ideas to express, condemnations to issue, and profound love to lift up to flit between mediums.

Abingdon's January Jams selected as prestigious Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

Abingdon's January Jams concert series has been named by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for January 2018.

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