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Volume 26, Number 12 — December 2018

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Barbara Kingsolver tours new novel

ABINGDON, Va. — Barbara Kingsolver is coming home.

John Berry brings Christmas tour to Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. — A Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has released some of country music’s most soulful performances will take the stage at Emory & Henry College on Dec. 5 during his annual Christmas tour.

Abingdon Community Christmas celebrates 24th year of charity

ABINGDON, Va. " A program that started more than two decades ago to raise funds for those in need will usher in the holidays on Dec. 5.

ETSU’s Sally Berry performed at NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting

JOHNSON CITY " Sally Berry, an alumna of East Tennessee State University, was a featured performer at the New York Stock Exchange’s 95th annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Abingdon Community Christmas celebrates 24th year of charity

ABINGDON, Va. — A program that started more than two decades ago to raise funds for those in need will usher in the holidays on Dec. 5.

Tusculum alumnus wins national book award for poetry

GREENEVILLE — A Tusculum University alumnus has achieved acclaim in the United States by winning the National Book Award for poetry.

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2019 Mountains of Music Homecoming

The Crooked Road has opened the application period for Cultural Events for the fifth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 7-15.

Michelle Malone — charm and Southern blues

Keith Richards rhythm and rock winds like a country road through the Southern blues and charm of Georgia’s Michelle Malone.

Inspiring outdoor adventure with just a brush and some paint

MARION, Va. — It’s 3 p.m. on a Wednesday, and Jenean Hornbuckle is surrounded by beauty.

Whitetop artist uses chainsaw to make his creations

WHITETOP, Va. — A Whitetop, Virginia, artist is carving out a niche in the art world.

Christmas book for kids features unusual critters

When you think of Christmas, you think of reindeer.

Emory & Henry gears up for annual Arts & Crafts Fair

EMORY, Va. — Buyers can take advantage of early holiday shopping when more than 50 vendors exhibit their wares at the 34th annual Emory & Henry College Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10.

Charles Vess illustrates book in collaboration with author Ursula K. Le Guin

ABINGDON, Va. — Charles Vess grew up reading Spiderman comics in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ginny’s Christmas Market to include youth arts this season

ABINGDON, Va. — Area youth will have a chance to hear a jingle in their pockets when they sell their own arts and crafts creations at a local fundraising show on Nov. 16 and 17.

New report on arts attendance shows gains

New survey findings from the National Endowment for the Arts show gains in arts attendance totals, rates, and demographic groups plus sizeable growth in poetry-reading.

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