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ABINGDON, Va. — The creator of a brand-new art show in Abingdon has designated a portion of the proceeds to benefit Ecumenical Faith in Action, a Christian mission outreach serving people in poverty and crisis in Southwest Virginia.

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ABINGDON, Va. — Hopefully, by the time you read this, Miss Lynch won’t be on crutches for the second weekend’s worth of “Grease” performances at Abingdon High School.

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ABINGDON, Va. — I didn’t want to miss a minute of “Morning After Grace.”

This onstage story starts with a scandal, when a couple of senior citizens awake on a couch after presumably having, well, what we might just term “a good time” the night before.

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“Camelot,” in the immortal words of Monty Python, is a silly place. Barter Theatre’s adaptation, with music and lyrics by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, leans into the silliness of the classic 1960s musical and earns big laughs thanks to a cast that swings for the fences. 

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EMORY, Va. — Sometimes, art is all about interpretation. That’s what’s going on with Helen Otterson’s “Binding Ties,” now on display on the campus of Emory & Henry College through March 23 in Emory, Virginia.

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GLADE SPRING, Va. — A local jewelry maker will share her craft with the public when she conducts a first-ever series of workshops at the Town Square Center for the Arts next month.

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ABINGDON, Va. — Community members may soon be able to engage in more activities at the Community Center of Abingdon, such as Bob Ross-themed painting classes, cake decorating, chili cook-offs, cooking classes and teen dances.

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Lillian Hellman’s timeless drama The Children’s Hour is coming to the stage at Wytheville Community College (WCC). This classic, first produced in 1934, recounts the age-old tale of how malicious gossip can ruin lives. Set in a boarding school for girls, the story follows one student who invents a rumor about the two women who run the school. The rumor evolves into a scandal, ultimately causing irreparable damage.

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‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network and Heartwood: Gateway to Southwest Virginia, has announced a renewed membership campaign and focus on the artisans of Southwest Virginia.  As a part of that campaign, “Heartwood Hits the Highway” will visit the Art on 16 Gallery in Marion today, Jan. 19, from 1-5 p.m.

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ABINGDON, Va. — Powerful freedom songs from the Civil Rights Movement will radiate from the Barter Theatre stage on Friday, Jan. 18, when blues singer the Reverend Shawn Amos celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a “joyful experience.”

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EMORY, Va. — Straight from the North Pole, Santa Claus (locally known as Santa William) is coming to town for a Christmas radio show.

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EMORY, Va. — Forty years ago, Ed Hibbitts sat in a small community radio station in Abingdon, broadcasting the newest releases of rock ’n’ roll songs with a tear in his eye.

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Song of the Mountains will complete its 14th season of public television tapings at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8. Four bands will be on the show providing bluegrass and Americana music. Bluegrass favorites The Becky Buller Band will be featured as well as David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, Carolina Blue and the Americana music of Wildeyes.

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This week, Marion celebrates the holiday season with the annual community Christmas Market. More than 60 vendors, featuring everything from handmade crafts to baked goods, seasonal decor to goat soap, even live alpacas will fill the downtown, stretching from the Marion Farmers Market Pavilion across Iron Street to the Henderson School.