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Gillian Welch performing live at the Paramount

April 29, 2014
Gillian Welch will perform live in concert at The Paramount Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). Gillian Welch first appeared on the scene as a young singer/songwriter armed with a voice and sensibility far beyond her years, earning widespread acclaim for her deft, evocative resurrection of the musical styles most commonly associated with the roots of traditional and early country music. Welch was born in Manhattan and grew up in West Los Angeles. It was as a child that she became fascinated by bluegrass and brother team harmonies, in particular the work of the Stanley Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and the Carter Family. Tickets are $30. For further information or to buy tickets, contact the Paramount at 423-274-8920 or go to their website: http://theparamountcenter.com.

Northeast State's Blountville campus hosting "Grow Your Business" Workshops featuring two downtown business owners

April 29, 2014
Northeast State's Workforce Solutions will offer three workshops this spring and summer designed to boost business growth. The seminars are offered through a grant from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. Based on the experience and insight of local successful entrepreneurs, the seminar will challenge participants to develop an action plan and take away the confidence to grow an existing company or launch a start-up. The speakers include Allen Hurley, April 29; Mayor Dan Eldridge, May 27; and Karen Hester, June 24. The hours for each workshop are 5:45 – 8:30 pm. A light dinner will be served with each workshop. Each speaker will present the most important lessons they learned about business growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their own plans with the speaker’s guidance and recommendations. The fee for each event is $30, with a $10 discount for chamber members. To register, contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or dlharrison@NortheastState.edu. The workshops will be held in the Wayne G. Basler Library on the College's Blountville campus, 2425 Highway 75.
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blowfish emporium painting party — Blossoming Tree

April 29, 2014
Come on out to blowfish emporium's regular Tuesday & Thursday night painting parties! The next Tuesday painting party is Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 8:30pm. Be assured, this is NOT a painting class! It is very relaxed & informal. The point is to have fun & allow yourself the option to get as creative as you want. NO SKILL IS REQUIRED, really! The cost is $32 per person (includes EVERYTHING — canvas, paint, tools & instruction — you just show up!). For more information contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com.
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Bristol, Virginia City Council Candidates Forum at the Bristol Public Library

April 29, 2014
There will be a Bristol, Virginia City Council Candidates Forum at the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm. The floor will not be open to questions or debate. For more information, contact Chelsea Gammon at 423-989-4850 or cgammon@bristolchamber.org.

Bristol Police Department to host 6th Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

April 26, 2014
The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting its 6th “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Courthouse parking lot). People are asked to bring their old, unwanted, unused or expired medications (prescription, over-the-counter and supplements) to this secure drop-off site. This is a “no-questions-asked” event and participants will not need to produce any identification. All items will be properly disposed of by incineration by the Bristol Tennessee Police Department. For further information, please contact Sgt. Keith Feathers at (423) 989-3153 or kfeathers@bristoltn.org.
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"One Night Only" exhibition by regional artist William B. Bledsoe at Bristol, TN Historic Post Office

April 26, 2014
Regional Artist William B. Bledsoe will exhibit a collection of 12 paintings depicting aspects of the city of Bristol. All of these images were commissioned over the past 23 years to be published (as prints) and to raise funds/awareness for Bristol organizations and events. Nearly 12,000 prints have been made of this collection collectively and sold over the past two decades. Mr. Bledsoe has agreed to exhibit the collection in the Historic Post Office on 620 Shelby Street in Bristol, Tennessee for "One Night Only". The sale of the paintings will benefit the local Messianic Jewish Congregation, For Zion's Sake Ministries, overseen by Rabbi Joseph and Dawn Bell. The date of the exhibition will be Saturday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public. For more information, please call Mr. Bledsoe at 423-948-0817 or Rabbi Joseph Bell at 423-737-1800.

Theatre Bristol announces auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat"

April 26, 2014
Theatre Bristol is happy to announce its next show of the 49th season, its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat." The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Auditions for the production will be Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, with callbacks on Monday, April 28th and Tuesday, April 29th. On the 26th and 27th, the doors will open at 1:30 pm with the children’s audition beginning at 2:00 pm. The adults are welcome at 2:30 pm, with the audition beginning at 3:00 pm. The auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” will be located at 512 State Street, Bristol TN 37620, in the Rehearsal Hall on the upper level of the building. These will be “cold auditions” so it is not necessary to have a prepared piece, but please come ready to move with closed-toed shoes. For more information, visit www.theatrebristol.org or visit the Theatre Bristol Facebook page.
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AACA car show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot

April 25, 2014
Come downtown and enjoy the Antique Automobile Club of America – Appalachian Region Car Show — on Friday, April 25! This car cruise-in is held every Friday night, end of April through October, 6 — 8pm in the TriSummit bank parking lot across from the Bristol Train Station in downtown Bristol. It's always a fun night — full of classic cars!

Bristol Business Series: Hot Business Topics for Business Owners and Managers: A Transforming World

April 24, 2014
Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP — in partnership with Elliott Lawson & Minor PC, Trustpoint Insurance and Merrill Lynch — invites you to attend the seminar "Our Transforming World," presented by Mark Douglas of Merrill Lynch. The seminar will be held at the Bristol Train Station on Thursday, April 24 from 11:45am to 1:15pm. The cost is $25 per person and a catered lunch is included. Limited seating is available and reservations were being taken by April 18 — however, to see if there is still availability, contact Holly Moore on hmoore@becpas.com or 276-466-5248. One CPE credit will be offered for this seminar.

blowfish emporium painting party — Leaping Fish

April 24, 2014
Come on out to blowfish emporium's regular Tuesday & Thursday night painting parties! The next Thursday painting party is Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 8:30pm. Be assured, this is NOT a painting class! It is very relaxed & informal. The point is to have fun & allow yourself the option to get as creative as you want. NO SKILL IS REQUIRED, really! The cost is $32 per person (includes EVERYTHING — canvas, paint, tools & instruction — you just show up!). For more information contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com.
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Tickets on SALE for Gillian Welch at The Paramount

April 04 - 29, 2014

Humpday Party with the Corey Hunt Band at O'Mainnin's Pub

April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014

Laura Thurston at O'Mainnin's Pub

April 24, 2014

blowfish emporium painting party — Leaping Fish

April 24, 2014

AJ & The Jiggawatts at 620 State

April 25, 2014

AACA car show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot

April 25, 2014

Motel Rodeo at Stateline Bar & Grille

April 25, 2014

Chamomille & Whiskey at O'Mainnin's Pub

April 25, 2014

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April 26 - 29, 2014

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