What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Mighty Oak,’ ‘First Cow,’ Camping Movies and More


Want to know what’s coming soon to digital and what to watch right now on FandangoNOW? Here is your weekly guide to the latest releases:   What are the latest new releases to watch right now? This week’s two biggest digital releases both involve the music industry. Straight from its limited theatrical release, ...

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Exclusive ‘Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison’ Trailer Debut


His very name sparks intrigue and mystery, as does the title: Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison. Who is the funny, likable and hard-charging gentleman behind the name? What is his purpose? What are his hopes and dreams? Can he achieve success by serving his community? Or is he destined to ...

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Elephant Revival returns to Erwin


Erwin’s colorful elephant statues are back on the streets downtown, larger than ever and up for sale in a silent auction for charitable causes. Stars of the fourth annual edition of the Erwin Elephant Revival went on display along Main Avenue on June 11 and will remain out through early October. The ...

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Janet Stahl fondly recalls her summers in the Land of Oz


For five memorable summers during the 1970s, Janet Oaks Stahl worked alongside a Tin Man, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion. The Carter County native was also known to stroll down the Yellow Brick Road with a Dorothy or two. It was a summer job that Stahl, who is now a pharmaceutical sales ...

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ETSU Martin Center on track for Sept. finish


The James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts was an East Tennessee State University dream for more than three decades before construction finally began in September 2017. According to ETSU’s website, the $52,338,250 state-of-the-art performing arts center aims to “attract prominent traveling exhibits and performers” to the region. ...

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Five questions with Johnson City photographer Jacob Martin


A film photographer from Johnson City, it took Jacob Martin a couple years before he found his preferred style: film soups. Film souping is a technique that involves dunking film in a mix of ingredients, soaking, rinsing and drying it before taking photos on it. The end result should give a ...

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Breaking out by dining in at Tomy Thai Restaurant


With the onset of warmer weather, the “Interesting Times” as I refer to them appear to be on the wane. I can tell you, from my dining partner and myself, it is good to be out and about once more. Still, restaurants are continuing to follow the social distancing guidelines ...

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Five questions with Jonesborough Barrel House owner Ben Dean


Being a restauranteur wasn’t what Ben Dean expected to become in life, but now there’s nothing else he’d rather do.  Dean, who is now co-owner of the Jonesborough Barrel House, worked for 10 years as a loan officer before he lost his job after his branch closed during the Great Recession ...

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UPDATED: COVID-19 forces 2020 Storytelling Festival to go virtual


The 2020 National Storytelling Festival will not take place in the streets of downtown Jonesborough this year, but it will still be held — virtually, of course. “We’re not canceling anything, we’re actually just creating new formats,” said International Storytelling Center President Kiran Singh Sirah. “We’re seeing it as an opportunity ...

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What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Irresistible,’ ‘Viena and the Fantomes,’ Fourth of July Favorites and More


Want to know what’s coming soon to digital and what to watch right now on FandangoNOW? Here is your weekly guide to the latest releases:   What are the latest new releases to watch right now? Irresistible, a political comedy directed by Jon Stewart and starring his old Daily Show colleague Steve Carell ...

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