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Volume 26, Number 9 — September 2018

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Airbrush artist to set up at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

BRISTOL, Va.: Willie Nelson hangs out in the Bristol, Virginia, home of Richard Mink.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion starts Sept. 21

Here's the lineup

Bristol’s got a tiger by the tail.

Paramount’s fall season line-up announced

The days are getting shorter, but the nights are getting brighter as Paramount Bristol kicks off its star-studded fall season.

ETSU’s storytelling, communication studies grad students enjoying new curriculum

Graduate students in East Tennessee State University’s Storytelling and Communication Studies programs this fall are enjoying a newly revised curriculum that will help them develop skills applicable in a wide segment of the job market.

Teaching Artist Roster and AIEx

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is accepting applications for the Teaching Artist Roster and AIEx (Artists in Education Express).

McKinney Center in Jonesborough “Graduates” Eight New Story Collectors Will Hold New Training Session

The McKinney Center in Jonesborough, which now houses the Jonesborough Story Initiative, just completed the first training series focused on teaching the basic tools in how to collect oral stories from members of the community.

Bristol gallery will host Rogue Artist Night to promote arts community

An upcoming evening at an art gallery in downtown Bristol will celebrate less traditional arts, promote local interest in establishing an arts community in Bristol, and give the public a sneak peek at two new works by the owner of Benjamin Walls Gallery.

Teresangela Schiano Scholarship announced

Bristol Ballet announces that Senior Company member Callee-Scout Love, 14, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Teresangela Schiano Memorial Scholarship.

2018-19 Acts, Arts, Academia series at Tusculum University to feature a variety of stage and musical performances

The Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum University Arts Outreach and supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of Agnes Ault Miller, Hearts for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Outreach and generous donors and volunteers.

Erwin’s artsy elephants on parade seek to redeem town’s past

Visitors to downtown Erwin, Tennessee, this summer will not have failed to notice the parade of colorful pachyderms on display through the recently renewed blocks along Main Avenue.

Abingdon High School chemistry teacher pursues writing passion

Jennifer Ann Reed is back in the chemistry classroom at Abingdon High School.

IBMA 2018 Special, Momentum award nominees include several with ETSU ties

East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies congratulates its alumni, faculty and students who were recently announced as nominees for 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Special and Momentum awards.

VHF Announces Juried Fine Art Award Winners

The 70th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival presented awards to the “Juried Fine Art” show winners at the Arts Depot July 26.

Highlands Community Services to hold dance for community, people with special needs

ABINGDON, Va.: Wilt Grier likes to get down to R. Kelly.

Richlands, Virginia, native achieves dream of being published author

GRUNDY, Va. — Even in first grade, Justin Trout wanted to be an author.

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