Hillbilly Gypsies at the Carter Fold this weekend


Hailing from the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade. Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, West Virginia, ...

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Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival schedule


There will be some new additions to this year’s Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival on Aug. 11 and 12. The festival, which is in its second year, will feature most of the events and attractions from last year, but is adding some new activities and a few new music ...

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You’re invited to the solar eclipse block party


Bet your parents have told you time and time again not to look directly into the sun. “You’ll go blind!” they would say. Well, the next total solar eclipse is coming up soon, on Aug. 21, and you’ll need to be ready if you want to view it safely. Downtown Jonesborough is ...

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Evening farmers market going strong in Erwin; Elephant Revival year two on deck


Midway through its second season, the Tuesday evening farmers market in downtown Erwin is going strong. Organized by RISE Erwin, a group of young professionals behind several new festivals in the town, the farmers market will continue through September. Fresh produce and vendors of handmade crafts, live music and a rotation of ...

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The “Friend From Work” Line in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Came From a Make-A-Wish Kid


The Make-A-Wish Foundation does a lot of good in this world, but their work doesn't often go down in pop culture history. In the past we've seen a boy become a mini Batman for a day, and there's a documentary and upcoming dramatic movie about him that cements his wish ...

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‘Ascendant’ Moves Forward on TV; Here’s What We Know


Last year we heard that Lionsgate planned to debut The Divergent Series: Ascendant on television rather than in theaters. The intention was then to launch a TV series with the same post-apocalyptic setting. Shortly before the announcement was made, Lionsgate announced a deal to acquire the Starz premium cable service. That ...

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Movie News: Chiwetel Ejiofor Touted As Villain in ‘The Lion King’


The Lion King: Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange, above) is in talks to join the cast of Disney's live-action version of The Lion King. If things work out, he will voice the villainous Scar, who was voiced by Jeremy Irons in the animated original. Donald Glover, James Earl Jones and John ...

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‘The Dark Tower’ Is Doing Something Very Cool on Opening Day


Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in The Dark Tower, the first big-screen adventure inspired by Stephen King's epic series of novels. The books have drawn millions of devoted fans, who may get a chuckle when they see what time the first screenings begin tonight. That's because those premiere screenings are ...

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Here’s Why Samuel L. Jackson Is So Excited for Nick Fury to Use Both His Eyes in ‘Captain Marvel’


One of the big announcements to come during a jam-packed Marvel Studios panel at this past San Diego Comic-Con was the news that Brie Larson's Captain Marvel movie (due in theaters on March 8, 2019) was going to take place in the early '90s, prior to the events of the ...

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Jessica Chastain Confirms Her Villainous Role in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’


The seeds for the next mainline X-Men movie were firmly planted in X-Men: Apocalypse, with the studio recently confirming that the 2018 movie will follow the memorable "Dark Phoenix" storyline from the comics. We saw glimpses of this storyline in X-Men: The Last Stand, but a more fleshed-out version directed ...

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