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Volume 26, Number 1 — January 2019

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Northeast State Theatre students earn KCACTF nominations

BLOUNTVILLE, TN — Northeast State Theatre’s fall production of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" garnered several award nominations for the play’s cast and crew.

Get Your Manuscript Published, Enter Today!

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces that submissions are open for the 2019 Believe and Achieve Novel Award.

Rooftop jam: The Bristol Hotel introduces weekly music series

BRISTOL, Va. — The bright lights of Bristol twinkled in the twilight as Annie Robinette sang The Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” on Wednesday night.

The art of Larry Knott: Awakening the imagination through creative use of light and color

BRISTOL, Va. — Larry Knott perused his paintings with a curious eye.

Elmes Gallery first art exhibit of 2019

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — The first art exhibit of 2019 at Southwest Virginia Community College’s Elmes Gallery features original artworks by 12 former Southwest Virginia Community College art students and art program alumni.

The Crooked Road announces concert artists for Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming

Led by a bluegrass legend, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be featured in an all-gospel concert at the historic Slate Mt. Church in Meadows of Dan.

Wonders of wool: Artist reinventing traditional craft form

ABINGDON, Va. — A Bristol, Virginia, artist already known locally for her handmade quilts is reinventing a traditional craft form using wool.

‘Round the Mountain and Heartwood Announce Renewed Membership Campaign, Heartwood Hits the Highway

ABINGDON, VA — ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network and Heartwood: Gateway to Southwest Virginia, announced a renewed membership campaign and focus on the artisans of Southwest Virginia.

VMFA installs sculpture by Richmond artist in Robins Sculpture Gallery

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces the addition of "Neptune Virginia Beach Maquette" by Richmond-based sculptor Paul DiPasquale to the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden

Review: Barter's ‘Wooden Snowflakes’ explores rough edges of life and love

Between “Elf: The Musical” and “The Santaland Diaries,” Barter Theatre has leaned hard into elfen exploits this holiday season.

Area artist gets shoutout in Rolling Stone

WHITETOP, Va. — Just like the song lyrics, Martha Spencer knows firsthand about “the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rollin’ Stone.”

Heartwood:Southwest Virginia's Gateway to renovate, launch renewed image in Spring of 2019

Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway, located just off I-81 in Abingdon will close to the public Jan. 1, 2019 to facilitate a renovation of facilities and programs.

ETSU’s Dr. Ted Olson, Beth Lawrence among 2019 Grammy nominees

Two individuals with ties to East Tennessee State University are among the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

"Wooden Snowflakes" — The Will to Believe

As days become shorter and darkness lingers longer, a ray of brilliance that remains is the winter holiday season that brings people together, invites good will, and turns our thoughts to bettering the world.

Photographer uses drones to capture his works of art

ABINGDON, Va. — Brad Deel flies over High Knob and Birch Knob.

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