In 2017, Tom Hanlon, executive director of River’s Way, mentioned an idea he had to Samantha Gray, executive director of Theatre Bristol. He wanted to collaborate and bring people with differing abilities onto the stage.
Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy’s goal is to enrich the lives of regional youth through vocal music education and the study and performance of choral literature.
Dottie Havlik writes the plays for the River’s Way and Theatre Bristol collaboration.
The Barter Players make theater more accessible to all audience members through sensory friendly performances.
My two children both have autism spectrum disorder, and from a young age the arts have meant a great deal to them.
When you spy a sparkling gem in the earth you dig it up, trim it and polish it because it has a wealth of light and shimmer to share.
Luke Gray has been on stage in varying roles since he was 3.
Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Arts Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire.
Sunday with Friends hosts two speakers during March – Quinn Hawkesworth and Julie Zickefoose at the Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, Virginia.
Musician, mathematician, marathon runner, historian.
The McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia, displays an installation by renowned artist Dorothy Gillespie in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth and women’s suffrage.
The idea of a play about the Melungeons was controversial in Hancock County.
Historical American heroism meets contemporary contagious Irish music in March in separate events under the auspices of Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Virginia Highlands Community College’s Spring Arts Array Film Series continues. Show times are Monday and Tuesday evenings
Artists, actors and musicians around the globe are making their craft available online to enlighten and entertain us while we are staying at home. Here are just a few of the available online offerings.
BRISTOL, Tennessee/Virginia — Theatre Bristol announces its 2020 children’s summer camp The StART of Adventure, running July 6-10 at 512 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee.
Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been given an extraordinary gift of more than 8,000 photographs by Aaron Siskind
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Marilyn duBrisk has inspired students, children and community members to pursue their interest in the stage and spread joy to thousands who have sat in the audience.
BRISTOL, Va. — Her delicate fingers glided over several rows of keys on the vintage organ. She turned and beamed as cascades of pendulous notes draped the aisles and pews within the warm sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church.
GATE CITY, Va. — Nearly three decades ago, I spent a year living in Weber City, a tiny town between Kingsport, Tennessee, and Gate City, Virginia.
Later this year, fun comes to town via a bowling alley, laser tag arena, arcade and trampoline zone housed inside an entertainment center to be built near Wal-Mart and Lowe’s.
Damean Mathews explores a wide variety of subjects in a recently released book.Damean Mathews explores a wide variety of subjects in a recently released book.
ABINGDON, Va. — Betsy White knew she had a golden story of a Southwest Virginia enterprise as much as a decade ago.