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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

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Bristol Sings!: ‘An Evening of Music Benefitting Bristol Faith in Action’ brings inspiring song to the Twin City on April 27

BRISTOL, Va. " Shannan Miller packed her keyboard into the trunk of her car on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, she performed for a selection of incarcerated women.

Billy Dean comes to Paramount April 26

For Billy Dean, playing music started as a kid with a stack of 45 rpm records, a guitar and his father's country band

Victoria Fletcher releases her latest children’s Book, inspired by family pet

"Cocoa the Basset Hound" by author Victoria Fletcher, is a new release.

Concert tour celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Hee Haw’

Remember this refrain?

Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsay blend classical, bluegrass styles into ‘A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass’ on April 10

To blend classical and bluegrass music rates as a rarity.


Author Gayle Trent will be at Bristol book-signing event

Gayle Trent is walking the streets of Abingdon in a new novel.

Festival showcases visual, performing arts by Bristol Tennessee City Schools students

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Hundreds gathered at Tennessee High School on Saturday to celebrate the arts during the sixth annual Virginia Duff Arts Festival during which Bristol Tennessee City Schools student artwork was showcased, and several students sang, played instruments, or performed for the audience.

Bored? Try joining a book club

ABINGDON, Va. — Read a good book lately?

Renovations complete: Heartwood returning to its roots with focus on connecting communities

ABINGDON, Va. — We can’t tell you what the new name is — not yet.

Marion receives $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism

The Town of Marion's Office of Community and Economic Development announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

NEA songwriting challenge set

The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters.

Duane Cregger's art wins

Duane Cregger’s painting, Kuebiko.Silver (oil on canvas with acrylic underpainting, 48x72x2.25 inches, 2018), was awarded an honorable mention at the Olin Hall Galleries 2019 Juried Biennial Exhibition at Roanoke College

Ben Houser’s artistic talent shines through with massive model railroad layout

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ben Houser doesn’t play video games.

Theater review: Barter delivers genial ‘Camelot’

“Camelot,” in the immortal words of Monty Python, is a silly place.

Longtime friends record 1st album as duo

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — James Taylor’s penetrating gaze cut a swath down the middle of Hat Creek Recording Company.

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