Kingsport historic sites offer glimpse of Christmas past


Two Kingsport historic sites, Netherland Inn and Hammond House, will celebrate the Christmas holidays with traditions that date back to the 1800s when Richard and Margaret Netherland hosted their family and friends for a lavish party complete with beautiful decorations, candlelight, delicious food and lively music. An 1818 Christmas at Netherland Inn will take ...

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Eastside nails fourth straight state drama title


Coeburn's Eastside High School’s one act team claimed its fourth straight state championship Monday in Charlottesville. Efforts to contact the ensemble’s director, Shane Burke, for comment on Tuesday were unsuccessful, but last week he said he and his students decided early in this school year not to focus on the string ...

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The JRT presents 1940s USO Christmas Show


The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, 125½ W. Main St. in Jonesborough opened its 1940s USO Christmas Show Thursday. It will run through Sunday, Dec. 17. Shows are Thursdays through Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 ...

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Yates Family Band featured at Heartwood


The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents The Yates Family Band in concert on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon, Virginia as part of The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for the Crooked Road ...

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ETSU faculty, alumni included among Grammy nominees


A number of East Tennessee State University faculty and alumni are in the running for musical accolades as the 2018 Grammy Awards approach. Ted Olson, a professor in the ETSU Department of Appalachian Studies, received a nomination for Best Album Notes for “Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition.” This 32-track compilation, which ...

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Colors of Christmas combine two longtime favorite Jonesborough events


Two longstanding Jonesborough holiday traditions have been combined into one event full of colors, spirit, history and, of course, a four-course meal. The town has partnered with the Heritage Alliance to create the Colors of Christmas, which combines the Holiday Tour of Homes with the Progressive Dinner into one event. Guests ...

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Carter Fold welcomes the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys


Saturday, November 26th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. Tickets are available at ...

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Home for the Holidays Brings Two Months of Festive Events


HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – No matter where you call home, Hendersonville invites you to make this Blue Ridge Mountain town your home for the holidays this season. The lineup of Home for the Holidays events begins in early November and continues through the New Year. Yuletide activities include evening carriage rides on Main ...

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New pavilion offers scenic view at Bays Mountain Park


Bays Mountain Park has taken the old aviary site, which has been gone for more than a decade, and transformed it into something much more useful and scenic. That “something” is the Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove, a multi-use wooden structure located on the water near the deer habitat and adjacent ...

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Intercity Ballet Theatre to stage 38th annual performance of The Nutcracker


A Christmas tradition, the Intercity Ballet Theatre of Kingsport will once again stage performances of “The Nutcracker” next month. Who will be there Coming to Kingsport will be Megan Buckley and Gregory Brown, both of whom have danced with the Metropolitan Opera. Originally from St. Louis, Buckley trained at Alexandra Ballet, a pre-professional ...

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