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KP Duty opens new banquet facility!

October 05, 2011
Believe in Bristol would like to welcome KP Duty to their new Bank Street location in the site of the original 1927 Bristol Recording Sessions. This location is a charming and much needed banquet facility with a lovely large room upstairs perfect for a wedding reception and a smaller private room downstairs ideal for board meetings or more intimate functions. KP Duty is now taking reservations for holiday parties at this beautiful new facility and would love to have an opportunity to show you their space and plan your next catered affair. With 20 years in the business, Lisa Martin has all the experience necessary to make your special event an unforgettable one.

Contact Lisa at 423.764.3889 for you reservation today!

Downtown Bristol Blog

Author and journailst Barbara Hagerty to speak at Bristol Train Station October 10th!


Credit: George David Sanchez
October 10, 2011
The first sign that Barbara Bradley Hagerty had a future as a writer appeared in her kindergarten report card. “Barbie always listens very carefully to the stories we read, and asks questions about why people do the things they do,” the teacher wrote, adding, “She’s very dexterous with the scissors.” After graduating from Williams College, she worked as a copy kid at The Christian Science Monitor. At 29, she was posted in Japan as Asia correspondent for the Monitor’s nightly television news program, World Monitor. It was while on a fellowship at Yale Law School in 1994 that Hagerty, suffering from a bad case of stomach flu, first experienced the wonders of Tylenol—an event that was instrumental in her leaving the faith of her childhood, Christian Science, and launching an intense spiritual search. Her coverage for NPR earned her the Peabody and Foreign Press Club awards. Her book, Is There More Than This? Fingerprints of God attempts to answer that question by diving into the emerging science of spirituality.
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Bristol Public Library's Discovery Series and Worldview Scholarship Series Presents Colonel Oliver North, Saturday, October 8th, at 1:30p.m.

October 08, 2011
Oliver North, decorated Marine and author, will be speaking to the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series and the Worldview Scholarship Series on Saturday, October 8th at 1:30 p.m. at Virginia Intermont College. Oliver North has had many accomplishments in his lifetime including being a combat decorated Marine with the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two purple hearts for wounds in action. He is an author, inventor, radio and television host, and founder of Freedom Alliance. “Being the husband of one and father of four” is his best accomplishment says Colonel North.
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12th Annual State Street Farmer's Market Customer Appreciation Day Set!

October 08, 2011
Each year the State Street Farmer’s Market takes one day in which they officially recognize the customers who keep the market alive. Through the years customers who frequent the market are looked upon as friends of the farmers, with the farmers looking forward to their weekly visits. During the years the farmers share with them everything from their gardening techniques to recipes that will allow them to enjoy their fresh bounty purchased at the market. On Saturday, October 8, 2011 the market will host the 12th Annual Customer Appreciation Day. There will be fresh biscuits, tomatoes, eggs, and all the hot coffee you can drink. Bring the family, visit with a farmer and enjoy a free country breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. or as long as supplies last.
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The Gospel Christian Music Association presents The Booth Brothers in concert. October 8th, 2011 at 7:00pm.

October 08, 2011
With their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, the Booth Brothers have been sharing their faith and their music fulltime since 1998. These men get their musical influences from a wide range of performers-from the Eagles to the Gatlin Brothers to legendary gospel greats such as Bill Gaither and Mosie Lister. But their inspiration comes straight from God.
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Cha Cha class on Friday October 7, 2011 from 7:30 9:30 pm

October 07, 2011
Class costs $10 per person. No partner is needed. The one hour class is followed by social dance. There will be refreshments to share. Bristol Ballet Studio is located at 628 Cumberland Street, Bristol VA. Please contact 276-669-6051 or www.bristolballet.org for more information.

Poe's "Tales of Terror"!!!

October 07, 2011
Theatre Bristol is pleased to host King College’s Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe in a thrilling evening of suspense and mystery as they perform Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Terror on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace. The Twin City Radio Theatre, under the artistic direction of Christopher R. Slaughter, associate professor of theatre for King, brings the magic of old time radio to the live stage. The Twin City Radio Theatre performs staged productions of classic radio dramas from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s, with particular emphasis on classic genre writers such as Poe, Jules Verne, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Wyllis Cooper, and Arthur Conan Doyle. With its colorful hosts, thrilling plots, and live sound effects, radio drama is a highly entertaining, distinctive family theatre experience.
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History Hits The Highways: Civil War 150 HistoryMobile In Bristol October 6 & 7

October 06, 2011
The Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the City of Bristol, Virginia, Celebrate Bristol, The Virginia Tourism Corporation and Department of Motor Vehicles will bring The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile to the plaza in front of the Bristol Public Library, Bristol, VA October 6 from 9 am to 6 pm, and October 7 from 9 am to 1. School groups and history buffs of all ages are welcome. The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is an interactive “museum on wheels” housed in a 53’ expandable tractor-trailer. An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, the HistoryMobile launched its four-year tour on July 21, 2011, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas (also called Bull Run).
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Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 Gallery!

October 06, 2011
THURSDAY, October 6th, 606 State Street Gallery presents The Beaver Creek Storytellers 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 606 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee Free refreshments at Intermission, Admission: $5.00 Tellers: Becky Vickers, Carl Jenkins, MaryGrace Walrath, and Pat Musselman Master of Ceremonies: Carl Williams Music: Kenny and Julie Ashkettle.
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Special at Mad Hatter Salon thsi week!

October 05, 2011
Free children's haircut with a women's shampoo, cut, and style at the Mad Hatter Salon the week of October 4 thru October 8! Come celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month with the hippest, new salon in historic downtown Bristol! Located at 14 Piedmont Ave., beside the Burger Bar. Contact us at 276.466.1010

New Vintage Booth Downtown!

October 05, 2011
AlleyKats booth is located in Grand Antiques and offers a variety of clothing for men, women and soon to be children. Textiles, housewares and collectibles will also be available. Fall and Winter items are now being stocked. Corduroy Blazers, Tweed and Plaid Pendleton Pencil Skirts, Pearlized Snap/Button Plaid Button Down Shirts, Ribbon Tacked Cardigans and 70's Leather Spy tench coats are just some of the items available.
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Breuer...Fall 2011 at WM. King Clothiers

October 05, 2011
The fall collection of Breuer neckwear has arrived and is amazing. Over the years William King Clothiers has developed a loyal following for the Breuer ties. Made in Italy (by hand) since 1892, the Breuer tie will give you a reason to start dessing up again! Visit WM King at 534 State St · Bristol or call (423) 968-9383.

A Review of Hugh Laurie's Let Them Talk by Ross Mikesell — Sessions 27


Pick up Hugh Laurie's new cd at Sessions 27 — your downtown music store!
October 05, 2011
Despite being a comedian, author and lead actor on popular television show House, Hugh Laurie has the blues. But that’s a good thing. He obviously has a deep love and respect for traditional blues and his treatment of them on this record shows it. His song selection ranges from well-covered standards (St. James Infirmary, John Henry) to more obscure, but still worthy, choices (Six Cold Feet, Police Dog Blues) and for the most part he sticks close to the original arrangements. On occasion he steps out and shuffles things around, particularly on the Professor Longhair cult classic Tippitina. The whole album is steeped in the flavor of New Orleans blues, which by nature is a colorful, buoyant style and by the sound of things it’s definitely Laurie’s bread and gumbo.
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Upcoming Events

Bristol Virginia Parks and Rec Dept to offer financial workshop

October 03 - 24, 2011

Special deals at The Mad Hatter Salon

October 04 - 08, 2011

Bristol Parks and Rec Department to offer Batik Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

October 05 - 12, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday at KP Duty

October 05, 2011

History Hits The Highways: Civil War 150 HistoryMobile In Bristol

October 06 - 07, 2011

606 State Street Gallery presents: The Beaver Creek Storytellers

October 06, 2011

Full Moon Jam Concert Series

October 06, 2011

Ballroom lessons at Bristol Ballet

October 07, 2011

Theatre Bristol is pleased to host King College's Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe Poe's "Tales of Terror" to Stage

October 07, 2011

The Booth Brothers to perform at The Paramount Center

October 08, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

October 08, 2011

Oliver North to speak as part of the Bristol Public Library's Discovery Series

October 08, 2011

Theatre Bristol is pleased to host King College's Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe Poe's "Tales of Terror" to Stage

October 08, 2011

12th Annual State Street Farmer's Market Customer Appreciation Day

October 08, 2011

Childrens' Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 10, 2011

Author and journailst Barbara Hagerty to speak at Bristol Train Station

October 10, 2011

Bristol Virginia Department of Parks and Rec to offer pottery class at One of a Kind

October 11 - 12, 2011

Childrens' Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 11, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

October 11, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday at KP Duty

October 12, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

October 12, 2011

8-12 Yr Old Book Club at Bristol Public Library

October 13, 2011

Full Moon Jam Concert Series

October 13, 2011

The City Youth Ballet of Johnson City presents DRACULA

October 14, 2011

Just Blowin' Smoke at Sidetrack Tobacco

October 15, 2011

The City Youth Ballet of Johnson City presents DRACULA

October 15, 2011

The Quickening: A Survivor's ManifestPresented by The Bristol Crisis Center and Theatre Bristol

October 15, 2011

Bristol Virginia Department of Parks and Rec to offer Jewelry Workshop at blowfish emporium

October 15, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

October 15, 2011

Childrens' Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 17, 2011

Full Moon Jam Concert Series

October 18, 2011

Childrens' Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 18, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday at KP Duty

October 19, 2011

Full Moon Jam Concert Series

October 20, 2011

8-12 year old Book Club at Bristol Public Library

October 20, 2011

Miss Food City Pageant

October 22, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

October 22, 2011

Childrens' Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 24, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

October 25, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday at KP Duty

October 26, 2011

Full Moon Jam Concert Series

October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Palooza

October 29, 2011

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