Use it or lose it. Your brain is like a muscle. Exercise it and it develops. Don't, and your brain functions will degrade even if you lead a normal, healthy life.
Alma Rigby proudly admits she's 73 years old, but she looks much younger, perhaps because she "feels" young and stays active. She travels, sews, and works in her yard.
Anne Armentrout, 60, loves playing with words, and inspiring others to do so. She has a graduate degree in English from Georgetown University and a career spanning three decades as a writer, editor, teacher, director, dramaturge, artist, and entreprene
Participants are usually retirees, but classes are open to anyone age 50 or older. Programs offer courses across a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from historical and cultural topics to the practical and contemporary.
The art world offers prime examples of continuing creativity:
Adam Larkey, 11, lives in Erwin, Tenn. with his parents, Eric and Tammy Larkey, and little sister Sarah Grace. A sixth-grader at Unicoi County Middle School, he is the bluegrass fiddle player for the Adam Larkey and Mountain Time band.
Zane Myers has been named Executive Director of Symphony of the Mountains, which serves Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It is a fully-professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from our region as well as symphony orchestras
It could be ripped right out of this morning's headlines: "Cave explorers in West Virginia's deepest cavern discover, introduce to media, creature that is part human, part vampire bat."
On Sept. 16, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC issued its Congressional Report Card, covering the 110th Congress (2007-2009). Congressman Steve Cohen (TN, District 09-Memphis) led the Tennessee delegation with a 100 percent voting record and a
The Tennessee Arts Commission has announced grants awarded to local organizations for Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 -June 30, 2009).
A full-page photo of a male dancer from Kingsport, Tenn. appeared in the August/September 2008 edition of POINTE magazine. David Ingram is shown dancing with the North Carolina Dance Theatre in Romeo and Juliet.
The Cave House Crafts Shop in Abingdon was host for the Celebration in Stitches quilted wall hanging challenge during the Virginia Highland's Festival.
Five members of The Barter Players, the young actors company at Barter Theatre, have been awarded scholarships to help fund their training at the historic theaterin Abingdon, Va.