Lisa Alther, internationally-known writer, was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. Her father was a surgeon and her mother a homemaker, and she grew up with three brothers and a sister.
In “Swan Song,” Lisa Alther’s first novel in nearly a decade, the author utilizes one of literature’s — and religion’s — principal motifs, that of the journey/pilgrimage.
Lisa Alther is the author of 12 published books. Three of these books were Book-of-the-Month Club selections, and four were New York Times bestsellers.
Lisa Alther received one of the 2019 Idries Shah Foundation Awards for Human Achievement.
Bristol Music Academy opened its doors in January and moved to online lessons in March when social distancing restrictions were implemented, and public schools were closed.
With bookstores closed and online delivery of paper books delayed, several regional authors have their books available for download within seconds from your local library or your favorite eBook retailer on the Internet.
The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the spring installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2020 exhibition series features a collection of oil or watercolor paintings entitled “Etcetera” by award winning, Rogersville, Tennessee, artist
Gabe Helton, owner of Virginia Vintage Interiors, turned from opera to painting and refinishing furniture. His family introduced him to the practice.
Both Bristol Ballet and Highlands Ballet have moved their schools online.
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Albert Tester loves the theater but prefers solving problems behind the scenes rather than being on stage.
Leo Kottke performs June 24 at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, Tennessee.
JOHNSON CITY – Dr. Candace Forbes Bright of East Tennessee State University is a co-author of a recent article presenting a new method researchers, museums and historic sites could employ to better tell their stories that won the 2020 Zumkehr Pri
A special program to assist visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been announced.
The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has forced Believe in Bristol to move Border Bash Summer Concert Series to a virtual platform and cancel the July 4th Star Spangled Celebration.
“Tell It to Me: Revisiting the Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929,” an album produced and curated by East Tennessee State University’s Dr. Ted Olson, was recently named Best Compilation Album for 2019 by the Independent Music Awards.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, has announced plans for reopening its doors.
ABINGDON, Va. — So I knew about the Moonlite on Monday.
Buckle up. Out of the garage and set to stun, blacktop terrors Zach McNabb and the Tennessee Esquires gas a sound the likes of which rarely throttles the Tri-Cities.
His wand a guitar, his time now. Presenting maestro Daniel Byrd, leader of Boogie Collective.
Victor Lawson looks like an amiable and mild of manner schoolteacher. Yep, he teaches art at Richlands Middle School.
“Tell It to Me: Revisiting the Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929,” an album produced and curated by East Tennessee State University’s Ted Olson, was recently named Best Compilation Album for 2019 by the Independent Music Awards.
Paramount Bristol is filming six local bands/artists over the next three days as part of its Ghost Light Matching Funds Campaign.
The 2020 Historic Preservation Award Ceremony for the city of Bristol, Virginia will not be held in person due to COVID-19. However, award recipients are being honored through media.
Dan Newberry’s novel starts out with one of the main characters losing her artificial eye overboard a yacht.
Big things are happening at Dogtown Roadhouse, a local favorite for delicious pizza, ice cold beers on tap and live music every weekend.
Floyd-based photographer Chelsa Yoder is a people person. “I love people...I’m the person who wants a party to be happening all the time,” Yoder recently said of herself. She strives to make every experience fun, and to help her clien
No matter if you’re a Houdini or you prefer whodunits, Perplexodus Escapes has something for you. The 3-year-old escape room business recently bought the former Gray Funeral Home and spent the past two months renovating it to allow staff to host<
ELIZABETHTON — The Drop Collaborative is offering free downloadable coloring books that tell the story of the organization that is teaching farming techniques to the next generation that will be contributing produce from the gardens to the commun
Calling all junk collectors and dirty, low-down dickerers— your royalty is enlisting your service. Antique Americana dealers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the stars of History Channel’s “American Pickers,” are planning another tri
KINGSPORT — During the month of May, Ben Franklin Crafts has seen a huge spike in sales of a number of product lines including fabric, paint, yarn and other crafting supplies.
The last few months have been bewildering for just about everyone, but children in particular have had a hard time adjusting to life during a pandemic. That’s why Joy Eastridge decided to write a children’s book.