I can vividly recall the day I discovered Appalachian poetry. I had worked up the nerve to show some poems to my English teacher at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Mr. Van Rose, after he'd bragged on my writing abiliti
East Tennessee State University senior Thomas Cantrell enjoys studying Japanese. He came upon the works of Ozaki Hosai, and chose the poet as the subject of his honors thesis, evaluating the impact of Buddhism on Hosai's works and translating his p
A somber tune fills the dimly lit theatre. The stage is bare but for a single table. No curtains, no overhead lights and no people — except for one couple tangoing across the stage, locked in each other's arms. The woman wears gray sweatpants and a
Every year, the YWCA sets aside a night to honor exceptional women across the nation.
Colette Burson called it her "shout out to Abingdon." Last year, this 1988 graduate of Abingdon High School got a chance to fly solo as writer of an episode of the FX series called "The Riches." In the installment called "Cinde
Ted Kooser can describe the rainbow in a pan of dishwater and the diving porpoise in a notebook's spiral binding.
Dancers moved to bongos, banjos and south-of-the-border beats, Feb. 22-24, during the East Tennessee State University dance program's first performance since it joined the Department of Communication's Division of Theatre in January.
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance announced that it had reached an early fundraising milestone in its capital campaign, meeting a $100,000 local challenge by the J. Henry Kegley Foundation.