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Volume 25, Number 4 — April 2018

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Winners Announced: Jonesborough Open Juried Art Show 2018

The Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee, announces the winners of the Jonesborough Open Juried Art Show of 2018.

Old Crow Medicine Show, Railroad Earth, Taj Mahal Trio To Headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2018

The Birthplace of Country Music announced the lineup for its 18th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, slated for Sept. 21-23, in historic downtown Bristol, Tenn./VA.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum hosts student art show as part of exhibit

BRISTOL, Va. — A delicate hand reached gently as if for the sky.

Stories to Service Teen Volunteer Program at JCPL

JOHNSON CITY, TN — The Johnson City Public Library has been selected as one of four nationwide winners of the Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium Programming Contest.

Author, illustrator to be featured in catholic school visiting artist series

BRISTOL, Va. — Prior to the advent of photography, artists used illustrations — including silhouettes — to capture the mood, time and place of a person.

Craftsman creates medieval Celtic harps

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Like one of the brass strings plucked on his handmade harps, James Skeen’s work resonates through the small community of medieval harp enthusiasts.

French doll maker plans to showcase her unique creations in Abingdon on April 6

ABINGDON, Va. " After traveling from her home in Gex, France, to Southwest Virginia last week, Nancy Dufrenne unpacked two large suitcases that contain 30 of her fine art dolls.

Theatre Bristol 2018 Summer Camp registration now open

Theatre Bristol announces its 2018 children’s summer camp The StART of Adventure, running July 9-13 at 512 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee.

Call for Rhythm & Roots photograph entries

Later this year the Birthplace of Country Music Museum hosts a new special exhibit "Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Through Your Eyes," featuring photographs.

Glade Spring residents broaden skills, make connections in library’s art class

GLADE SPRING, Va. — A social painting night has arrived in Glade Spring.

Turner: Birthplace of Country Music Museum experience prepared her for new role as executive director of the American Folklore Society

Jessica Turner wasn’t angling for a job when she expressed best wishes to the retiring executive director of the American Folklore Society.

The Crooked Road Nominated for Independent Music Awards at New York’s Lincoln Center

Most of the time, The Crooked Road is 330 miles long and never leaves Virginia. But on March 31, its length will increase about 500 miles and connect Southwest Virginia to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York for the 16th annual Independent Music Awards.

Students, recent grads earn accolades from advertising federation

Students and recent graduates of East Tennessee State University were recognized by the American Advertising Federation Northeast Tennessee during its annual “ADDY” awards ceremony.

Bristol residents strap in for annual James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest

BRISTOL, Va.: Ralph Stanley chewed on a peanut butter cookie after the mountain music king’s show in Clintwood. Moments later, Clinch Mountain Boy Randall Hibbitts sauntered by for a chat.

Technical center students show off thier talent at Abingdon’s Arts Depot

ABINGDON, Va.: Cassie Martino is a student who recently used her welding skills to fuse a metal farm scene complete with a fire tower, barn, silo and the Mendota swinging bridge.

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