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Volume 24, Number 7 — July 2017

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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.

Appalachia is fused into art

ABINGDON, Va. — Teresa Robinette crushes the coal of the mountains to make her art come alive.

Benjamin Walls is honored in state, regional publications

Bristol native Benjamin Walls is a recipient of dual 2017 Best of Virginia Awards, presented by Virginia Living Magazine. The accolades follow Walls' recent recognition by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and A! Magazine for the Arts for their contributions to the arts in the Tri-Cities region.

Wytheville tour has 'spirited' guides

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — Debbie Moody plans to walk the streets of Wytheville as a streetwalker.

Crooked Road Announces New Guitar Sampler CD Project

The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail has published several compilation recordings that celebrate the old-time, bluegrass, gospel and other forms of heritage music that Southwest Virginia is known for.

Gathering in the Gap Songwriting Contest finalists announced

The Gathering in the Gap Music Festival, which takes place on the grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park Saturday, May 27, announces the finalists in the annual Songwriting Contest.

BCM Takes Home Pinnacle Awards from Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association

The 2017 Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association held its annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony Thursday, May 11.

52nd Annual Appalachian Art Show award winners announced

The opening reception for the 52nd Annual Appalachian Art Show was held Sunday afternoon in the Main Gallery at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Milsap delivers pure love, hits in Bristol concert

Pure love. Baby, it was pure love last night in the Birthplace of Country Music when Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap came to town.

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