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Volume 26, Number 8 — August 2018


About this issue

There are many opportunities in the region to become involved in the arts.

David Kováč promotes string music to youth

David Kováč became the associate professor of violin/viola at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, two years ago.

About David Kováč

Dr. David Ková maintains a varied career as a violist, artistic director, chamber musician and instructor of violin and viola.

Amy Potterton shares the love of choral music with children

When Amy Potterton came to Johnson City, Tennessee, in 2013, she left her award-winning Baldwin City Children’s Choir in Baldwin City, Kansas.

MECCA provides opportunities for children as young as first grade

If children in the first through third grades want to join Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy’s Choristers, they should go to registration at Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, Tennessee, Aug. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Matthew Potterton leads music department

Matthew Potterton grew up playing bass in the family band. “We sang folk, country and a little bluegrass perfect training for moving to Tennessee someday,” he says.

ETSU offers many student ensembles

The East Tennessee State University music department is more than its Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music department.

Gao Yung Chen has a passion for music

Gao Yung Chen says music has always been a part of his life.

BucsWorth Men’s Choir receives national honor

The BucsWorth Men’s Choir of East Tennessee State University received national honors in The American Prize in Choral Performance competition.

Rick Lang Music Scholarship established at ETSU for songwriting students

Award-winning songwriter Rick Lang and his wife, Wendy, established a scholarship endowment in the East Tennessee State University Foundation to benefit students in the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Program who have an interest in songwriting.

Storytelling Live! has stellar August line-up of tellers

Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s celebrated teller-in-residence series, continues its season in August.

Virginia Highlands Festival presents chance to tour historic homes

The 70th Virginia Highlands Festival invites you explore historic Abingdon, Virginia, while learning about the region’s culture and history.

Fairies make their home in historic downtown Bristol with new public art project

Believe in Bristol, along with several participating small businesses, have introduced a new public art project in historic downtown Bristol: Fairy Doors.

Beth Macy speaks at Sunday with Friends in Abingdon

Beth Macy, the author of “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America,” is coming to Abingdon Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church as part of her national book tour.

Marion joins Appalachian Mural Trail

The town of Marion is the newest member of the Appalachian Mural Trail, the brainchild of Doreyl Ammons Cain, who serves as the organization’s director.

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