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Volume 24, Number 3 — March 2017

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Abingdon's Thursday Jam series gets a boost for 2017

Abingdon's Thursday Jams return for summer 2017, now with additional grant funding to help present an even more exciting lineup.

Paper Windows program opens with an exciting start

The first session of the Paper Windows project is complete and the winning entries posted.

Department of Music adds strings program to its repertoire

East Tennessee State University's Department of Music is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in vocals, wind instruments and percussion, and is now adding strings to its repertoire.

Stonewall Jackson mural showcased in downtown Bristol

he Arts & Entertainment District is hosting the sixth Annual Student Art Gallery in downtown Bristol.

Local author talks food and culture

The best way to understand Appalachian culture at its finest is by experiencing the local cuisine — one bite at a time.
Local author Fred Sauceman served this message up to a crowd of more than 100 in his lecture "Iron Sandwiches, Fried Pies, Beans All the Way: And Building Community One Dip Dog at a Time" at the Abingdon branch of the Washington County Public Library on Sunday.

Roan Mountain State Park keeps 'winning'

Roan Mountain State Park wins some pages in a new book tracing the postcard history of "Tennessee State Parks" (Arcadia Publishing, 2017, $21.99).

Lenten meditation music programs set

Lenten Organ Meditations at Noon will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, Euclid Avenue, Bristol, Virginia.

Roan Mountain State Park named "Park of the Year'

Why, Tinch is as proud as a blooming rhododendron now that Roan Mountain State Park has won the distinction of the "2016 Park of the Year" award from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

Crooked Road documentary premieres

The Twin City's influence on country music will be prominently featured in magazine stories and the first of a new five-part, online documentary.

Teen Rap Battle in Johnson City

Show off your rap skills and win a trophy!

Book recalls life in Wytheville, Sugar Grove in the 1950s

Six decades have passed since Allen Nelson Peltier moved from his Wytheville home to the melodic streets of Nashville.

Song collectors for future generations

Adherence to tradition marks the music of Joe Mullins.
Authenticity at the core, Mullins' approach to bluegrass does not imply rusticity. Instead, Mullins charges forth into the future while grounded in the past. Hear Mullins and the Radio Ramblers ply their style on March 9 during the Farm & Fun Time Show at the Birthplace of Country Music Muse-um in Bristol, Virginia.

Literary festivals with writing contests coming up

The Rose Glen Literary Festival returns to Sevierville, Tennessee, on Feb. 25. It celebrates its eighth year as one of the south's premier literary events.

Nancy Johnson's paintings honor past, embrace future

Artist Nancy Johnson uses her colorful, folk-art paintings to share her experiences growing up African-American in Southwest Virginia in the 1930s.

Holocaust Survivor Theodora Klayman

As time gradually claims those of whom the Holocaust could not, their stories could fade precipitously into the dusty corners of time. Hear Holocaust survivor Theodora Klayman speak in Bristol on Feb. 27.

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