Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers will return to the Lincoln Theatre to tape another episode of Song of the Mountains on Saturday, April 13. Larry Sparks' special guests will feature the Americana music of Billy Droze and the bluegrass gospel music of The King James Boys.
ABINGDON, Va. — The director of a local ballet company hopes its latest production will garner attention for its originality and collaboration from local talent.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will appear on Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion on Saturday, March 2. Special guests will be singer/songwriter Jerry Salley and Jeff Parker and Company.
Emory & Henry senior Olivia Allen hopes Appalachians will be able to see themselves in the college’s production of “State Fair,” a musical running from Feb. 21-24 that Allen directed.
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.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Tonia Kestner wants community members to know that every day is Black History Month at the Glade Spring Library.
A new writing festival in Southwest Virginia will debut in April, bringing together readers and writers for book fairs and workshops on the publishing industry.
Some may not know but former race car driver Kyle Petty is also a musician. He has played guitar since age 12 and writes his own music. He will showcase that talent in the Song of the Mountains concert on Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre.
ABINGDON, Va. — Love and art are coming together in a creative way for Charlie McCready and her husband Sam McCready.
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.
ABINGDON, Va. — With an approachable, informal style, Bill Barker will perform as Thomas Jefferson in a one-night interactive dialogue at Barter Theatre, engaging with audience members as if he is sitting with friends around a pot-bellied stove.
ABINGDON, Va. — Joe Tennis still can see himself sitting in an English classroom at Tidewater Community College near his Virginia Beach home.
ABINGDON, Va. — A new pilot program called Lobby Stops is the next big news for the Washington County Public Library, which recognizes outreach services as an important role for libraries in the future.
ABINGDON, Va. — Abingdon Rotary Club is celebrating a milestone — the 70th year since its largest fundraising event began entertaining audiences in 1948.
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.
‘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.
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.”
ABINGDON, Va. — Freezing cold temperatures didn’t frighten the dozens of people who jumped in South Holston Lake on Saturday.
Last autumn, while doing research at the Smyth County Courthouse, Diane Hayes overheard a conversation that led the archivist and historian to a delightful and historic find.
“I’ve been a weaver and a woodworker for over 45 years,” Gunther said. “This is it. I’ve done this my whole life. The last job I had, other than this, I was in high school.”
Marion author Sally Campbell Repass has recently published her autobiography, Life in the Valley, true stories about her childhood and family that most readers don't know.
Song of the Mountains will kick off season 15 on Jan. 12 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion. Recognized as the official television series of Virginia, the award-winning public television concert series features bluegrass, old time, Celtic, gospel, classic country and Americana forms of music.
MARION, Va. — It’s a show that’s been years in the making. Bepe Kafka had known about Steven Walker’s art from a mutual friend — one of Walker’s art teachers in Richmond, Virginia.
An open house for the 12th Winter Wonderland of Christmas Trees at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville is set for Saturday, Dec. 22, from 5-7 p.m.
Santa Claus has reached out to a local business again this year and requested help in determining what children in the area want for Christmas.
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.
The Brass Five quintet has performed more than 4,000 concerts in the last 30 years, and will be taking the stage at the Lincoln Theatre with A Toast to Christmas Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Chilhowie High School's Concert Choir will open the program, sharing seasonal favorites and an upbeat Christmas set list.
Appalachian Spirit Gallery, 144 West Main Street in Marion, will host Music in the Parlor by violinist Keith Hungate to compliment the Dec. 14 ArtWalk reception and annual holiday sale from 5 until 8 p.m. Music will begin at 6.
WHITETOP, Va. — Just like the song lyrics, Martha Spencer knows firsthand about “the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rollin’ Stone.”
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.
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.