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Highlands Ballet presents "A DAY IN THE JUNGLE BOOK"

May 19, 2012
Saturday, May 19th & Sunday May 20th at 3:00pm at The Paramount Center — This performance tells the tale of a young human baby, Mowgli, found in the wilderness and raised by a family of wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in Colonial India which he finds far less civilized than his jungle home. Tickets $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $3 Children. For more information please call (423) 274-8920.

The Bristol Public Library will host Civil War program with Dave Goetz

May 19, 2012
The Bristol Public Library will host a Civil War program with Dave Goetz on the “Postwar Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant” on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1p.m.
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Theatre Bristol to Host Playwright Dinner Theatre

May 18, 2012
Bristol, VA-TN (May 8, 2012) At long last and after many months of hard work, Theatre Bristol is opening the ArtSpace doors again for a unique theatrical experience. On May 18 Theatre Bristol will proudly be presenting three one-act plays written by the winning local authors of their 2011 Playwrights Contest. To celebrate opening its performance doors again. The plays are Prom Tryouts by Rose Klix; The Serpents Curse by Roman White; and The Rockheimers by Dawn-Hunter Strobel.
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Border Bash to host Sam Lewis & Kenny Vaughan!

May 18, 2012
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on May 18, 2012 in the 800 block of State Street. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with Kenny Vaughn, followed by Sam Lewis. As always, Border Bash is free to the public! “The first Border Bash held May 4th, was a tremendous success!” commented Christina Blevins, Executive Director of Believe in Bristol. “We were blessed with perfect weather and the community supported not just the concert but our local economy by having dinner, shopping and investing back in downtown, that’s what Border Bash is all about,” Blevins added. The May 18 Border Bash will feature the music of Kenny Vaughan & Sam Lewis. For more information, visit believeinbristol.org, birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, or bristolrhythm.com or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.
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NEWS — KP is changing!


Photo Credit — Cody Rutherford
May 16, 2012
KP is changing! A month ago we didn't have a bar, store management was different, and we were losing momentum. Now, we have a newly crafted loft bar, a solid team, and beautiful renovations. What a place to come and drink $2 drafts. We have a great selection of domestic and craft beers available as well as a growing variety of liquors. Come see our new look, enjoy a drink in our contemporary cafe, and relax. You won't regret it! Visit 520 State St, Bristol, (423) 764-3889.

USAF BAND OF MID-AMERICA "STARLIFTER" at Paramount

May 16, 2012
Starlifter is the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s rock band. This group of seven musicians presents a fast-paced, high-energy entertainment package, blending multitalented performers, constantly changing repertoire, and innovative programming enhanced by effective choreography, staging, and lighting. Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30pm, The Paramount — SOLD OUT!

Sessions 27 — Pick of the week!

May 16, 2012
Sessions 27 pick of the week album is “Little Hell”, from City and Colour. You may recognize the name because they are billed on this year’s Rhythm and Roots line up. This is a show you won’t want to miss and you should get a jump start on checking them out beforehand. Dallas Green’s lyrics are chalked full of vivid imagery and the vocals are delivered with heart-wrenching emotion. He uses minimal arrangements on "The Grand Optimist" and "O'Sister and on other tracks there are moments when Green offers up something completely outside of the box. The album opener, "We Found Each Other In the Dark", builds a weepy country vibe. "Weightless" has a clattering arrangement that seems inspired by Ragged Glory-era Neil Young. The lead single, "Fragile Bird", even has a groove that will get your toe tapping just a little bit. All of these make it an album worth picking up and giving a listen to.
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Bristol Reaches the Pinnacle!

May 16, 2012
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion was awarded two Pinnacles (and shared a third) by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association during the annual ceremony held at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center Wednesday, May 9th, 2012.
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Bristol Rhythm Among "Best of Virginia"

May 16, 2012
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion makes Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2012 issue, placing third in the online reader's poll as one of Southwest Virginia's "Best Large Music Venues". Floydfest, another Affiliate Partner along The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, placed first.
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Upcoming Events

"Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol"

April 24 - June 21, 2012

Wilson, Rutherford featured at 606 State Street Gallery

May 01 - 31, 2012

Pottery class sponsored by Bristol Va Parks and Rec Dept.

May 16, 2012

United States Air Force Service Band "Starlifter" in concert

May 16, 2012

Silver jewelry workshop sponsored by Bristol VA Parks and Rec Dept.

May 16, 2012

Rachel Pearl in concert

May 17, 2012

Yoga for Kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 17, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 17, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 17, 2012

Border Bash to feature Sam Lewis and Kenny Vaughn

May 18, 2012

Spank at 620 State

May 18, 2012

Theatre Bristol Re-Opens ArtSpace Doors With Original Plays

May 18, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 18, 2012

Theatre Bristol Re-Opens ArtSpace Doors with Original Plays

May 19, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 19, 2012

The Bristol Public Library will host Civil War program with Dave Goetz

May 19, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

May 19, 2012

Theatre Bristol Re-opens ArtSpace Doors with Original Plays

May 20, 2012

Cooking with Herbs class sponsored by Bristol VA Parks and Rec Dept.

May 21, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 22, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 24, 2012

Yoga for Kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 24, 2012

Couple's Night at blowfish emporium

May 24, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 25, 2012

Informal Family Portraits workshop with Sam Bass at blowfish emporium

May 26, 2012

Bill Gatton 5K Run

May 26, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

May 26, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 29, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

May 31, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 31, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

June 08, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

June 28, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 05, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 19, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

October 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

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