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Volume 24, Number 7 — July 2017

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New book to include Blountville's "CanJoe' John alongside Peter Frampton and YES

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Local musician "CanJoe" John VanArsdall will be included alongside Peter Frampton and the rock band YES in a book that will tell the stories of musicians, their equipment, and their journeys in the industry.

Steppin' out? Dancin', food, friends at the Show Palace

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Country music and Christ share space nowadays inside Bristol's Knights of Columbus.

Abingdon, Virginia author publishes second children's book

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the release of "Born Again," written by Abingdon, Virginia, author, Jessica Helton.

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and Friends of Southwest Virginia announce new executive director

Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development has named Southwest Virginia native Chris Cannon as executive director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and Friends of Southwest Virginia.

Book focuses on social media etiquette

Within a few short years, Germany Kent has solidified herself as an expert in social media etiquette.

Travel with renown photographer ... on safari and beyond

New business takes travelers to Ben Walls familiar places

Fine art photographer and Bristol gallery owner Benjamin Walls heads to East Africa this month.

Bristol artist documents everyday to bizarre Appalachia

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A lightning-eyed, snake-handling preacher occupies a corner of the garage in Eric Cunningham's suburban Bristol home.

Musicians in Bristol recording for '1927 Jubilee': The New Bristol Sessions'

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Richie Owens cruised up a hill on a sunny Wednesday morning to record a murder ballad set on the Holston River.

This cottage's a-rocking, so don't come knocking

It's June 4, 1923, at a rather nice vacation cottage in the English countryside some 90 minutes outside London.

"Old-Time' Farewell: ETSU "stick sculpture' dismantled

In November 2013, it took about 125 community and campus volunteers under the guidance of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. In May, members of the ETSU grounds crew dismantled the "stick sculpture.

Exhibit spotlights area potters from early-1900s

GLADE SPRING, Va. — A unique exhibit in Glade Spring will reflect the history of pottery and the quality and character of the artists who created it.

Southwest Virginia Museum announces the winners of "Stitch in Time" Quilt Show

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park congratulates the winners of the 20th Annual "A Stitch in Time" Quilt Show.

Knoxville Symphony appoints William Shaub as concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has appointed William Shaub as the next KSO Concertmaster.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum to participate In Blue Star Museums

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums.

The Broadcast: Northern soul/southern rock, shaken and stirred

Caitlin Krisko sings like the white child that queen of soul Aretha Franklin doesn't know she had.

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