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Joanne Shaw Taylor & Will Hoge in concert!

April 27, 2010
The Jef Roberts Memorial Concert features Two Up and Coming Stars

The Jef Roberts Memorial Concert will be presented at the Paramount Center on April 29th at 7:30PM. Tickets are $22.00 to benefit the Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund. This concert is to remember Jef Roberts, who was always first to lend a helping hand and gave a home to countless stray puppies throughout his life and to support a worthy charity that works year-round to better the lives of helpless animals and to present some wonderful entertainers to the area.

Sultry-voiced British blueswoman Joanne Shaw Taylor recorded her debut album White Sugar in Memphis, where it all began. Playing the hard stuff a la SRV, making us feel the bite of her telecaster just like Albert Collins did, or working out charming new riffs from the Jimi Hendrix book — Joanne is always seeking and finding new terrain. With funky shuffles, soulful ballads, or the hypnotic hookline of the title track — a burning instrumental — she presents her craft powerfully. Blues Matters raves "Joanne IS the new face of the blues", and Blue Print Magazine suggests "Catch her live if you can, then you can say: I was there at the beginning."

Highly regarded not just in the Nashville music scene, singer-songwriter Will Hoge is "a rock 'n roller who leaves a pint of blood on the concert stage every night" (Unrated Magazine). From the beginning, he has written "passionate, gritty music ablaze with color and fueled by an innate verve that's explosive, cathartic, and utter vintage" (Absolute Punk). Hoge takes his raspy vocals and big-hearted hip-shaking roots rock on the road for an incredible 200 tour dates per year and says "In the end, I'm embarassingly in love with rock and roll; it's all consuming."

Also appearing is Punchin’ Judy. Don't miss these dynamic performers, the future of rock and blues!

Contact: Nancy Deal

Phone: 423-274-8929

Bristol Ballet Silver Coffee

Jerry Goodpasture, Treasurer
April 27, 2010
Bristol Ballet will hold it’s annual Silver Coffee on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the home of Laura Young from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. This traditional long standing fundraiser is a lovely springtime social affair held in homes graciously opened to the public by their owners. Ms. Young’s home is located at 15093 Springview Ridge in The Virginian. The hostesses assisting Ms. Young this year are Lark Adams, Bambi Akard, Paige Baker, Nancy DeFriece, Carol Everhart, Stephanie Gillenwater, Anne Greear, Jerry Goodpasture, Fan Hepburn, Amy Hopper, Emily Hubbard, Megan Kerr, Susan Lapis, Meredith Massie, Robin Moneyhun, Mary Caroline Mumpower, Sharon Penny, Butch Rainero, Julia Rainero, Mary Beth Rainero, Lisa Reecher, Barbara Smith, Candy Snodgrass, Whitney Singleton, Gayle Stevens, Lisa Tickle, Robin Tickle, Deborah Whitaker, Lisa White, Sandee Woolley, Stephanie Yarborough and Debra Zandi. Donations will be accepted to benefit The Bristol Ballet. RSVP: 276-669-6051 or by April 29, 2010.

Bristol Slogan Sign Centennial Celebration!!!

April 27, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010

Preliminary Events
Bristol Union Railway Station, opens at 10am
Ongoing: Twin City Photo Club Photographic Exhibit, lower level (outside entrance or elevator)
Autographs, John Rose, Snuffy Smith Cartoonist for King Features
Bristol Sign Merchandise (centennial collectibles, etc)
Food Vendors (located in the north parking lot)

12:00pm — Sign Talk with Tod Swormstedt, American Sign Museum, upstairs (north room)
Talk on the history of signs and significance of the Bristol Sign, open to the public

3:00pm — Chalk Talk with John Rose, upstairs (north room), Snuffy Smith Cartoonist
Cartooning Workshop, open to the public

Sign Celebration
Bristol Union Railway Station

5:30pm — Gala Reception, Anniversary Cake by Southeast Culinary School
Music – Appalachian Express Men of Note (barbershop chorus)
Celebration in Front of the Sign

7:00pm — 8:20pm, State Street will be closed off to traffic 6:30pm—8:30pm
Music, Entertainment & Presentations Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Bristol Sign
Emcee: David Browning as the Mayberry Deputy
Stage Band: Bristol’s Own Dixieland Jazz Band
Special Music provided by: The Appalachian Express Men of Note & Light’nin Charlie
Finale will include the lighting of the historic Bristol Slogan Sign at dusk

TIMES OF OUR SIGN: A Musical Variety Show – Paramount Center for the Arts
7:45pm — 8:45pm, Rex Ward on the Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
8:45pm — 10pm, Musical Variety Show depicting the historical decades of the Bristol Slogan Sign
Tickets: $5.00 Adults & Students, Day of the Event: $7.50, Children (to 12 years) Free
Emcee: David Browning
Directed by: Danny Hill
Music provided by: Bristol Virginia Senior Show Choir, Chris McVey & Light’nin Charlie Finale will include a special presentation


April 27, 2010
The Imagination Library for Washington County and Bristol, VA will be hosting a Mother’s Day tea. The Mi Lady’s Tea will be held Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College in Bristol, VA. Tickets are $20 for adults/$10 for children. All proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library. Celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend with Afternoon Tea, Silent Auction and Tea Presentation.

In 1996, Dolly Parton began the Imagination Library responding to the literacy challenges that she grew up with in her home county of Sevier County, TN. In 1999, the Dollywood Foundation expanded the opportunities for local affiliates across the U.S. and Canada to replicate the program. The Imagination Library for Washington County/Bristol, Virginia a local affiliate, provides quality hardback books to children from birth to their fifth birthday every month without cost to the child's family and without regard to the economic resources of the family. Local affiliates are responsible for raising the money to provide the books and for registering the children. The cost for delivering a book a month to one child for a year is $30. For a child receiving all sixty books during the first five years of life, the cost is approximately $150. Over 50,000 books have been mailed to children in Bristol, VA and Washington County since the program began two years ago.

Tickets are available at the Bristol Public Library, Washington County Public Library or the Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College. For additional information or to enroll your child in the Imagination Library please call 276-645-7472.

Upcoming Events

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Quilts from Holston Quilters Guild in April

April 01 - 30, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Tuesday Pottery

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Drawing for Youth

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Amazing Soft Pastel

April 27 - May 25, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Wednesday Daytime Pottery

April 28 - May 26, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Wednesday Daytime Fabric Design and Batik

April 28 - May 26, 2010

Bristol Sign Contest

April 28 - May 01, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Thursday Pottery

April 29 - May 27, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Experience Fabric Design and Batik

April 29 - May 27, 2010

One of a Kind Art Classes — Pottery for Youth

April 29 - May 27, 2010

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