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Jonesborough: Yarn Exchange Radio Show presents Unsung Heroes

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On February 25, the Yarn Exchange Radio Show will bring stories of Washington County’s “unsung heroes” to the stage in a performance that commemorates Black History Month. This story-based programs brings to life the true stories of real people from the region, and this month explores those pioneers who stood on the precipice of change.  Some of these pioneers John Russaw, the first African American football player at East Tennessee State University, whose story is also featured in the upcoming…

Johnson City: “Everything is Connected – A Collection of Stories – Most Weird, Many True”

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Adventurous artist, Peterson Toscano, brings a “quirky” look at issues – including sexism, racism, privilege, gender, LGBTQ and climate change – in late February as the storyteller, actor and activist visits campus. Toscano, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and self-proclaimed Bible scholar, will present “Everything is Connected – A Collection of Stories – Most Weird, Many True” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in ETSU’s Bud Frank Theatre, Gilbreath Hall.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: CINDERELLA

March 3 @ 3:00 pm

  Orchestra: $35 | Mezzanine: $30 | Balcony: $25 This esteemed Russian company brings the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet to the stage with one of the most magical and well-known works from the repertoire, Cinderella.  All Cinderella wants is to be freed from her life of torment at the hands of her stepmother, but she is granted more than she ever dreamed by a Fairy Godmother with some magical glass slippers. This renowned “story ballet” is enjoyed for its lush productions, costumes, music, and world-class…

Johnson City: Screening of film “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March dawns with the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” a film that director RaMell Ross calls “a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks.” Adapting author and screenwriter James Agee’s concept of organizing by light and mood, Ross follows the ordinary lives of his Deep South subjects through 11 days, from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, as their lives progress through college and fatherhood. “Hale County”…

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE

March 5 @ 7:00 pm

Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical. American Girl® Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of…

Elizabethton: The Overmountain Institute

March 8 - March 10

THE OVERMOUNTAIN INSTITUTE   Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park   MARCH 8-10, 2019 Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will be unveiling a new program this March entitled The Overmountain Institute. This new approach to sharing the regions rich cultural heritage will give participants the chance to get a closer more in-depth look at life on the 18th century frontier with a focus on the area known as the Watauga Settlement in the late 1700s. Sycamore Shoals will be partnering will…

Eugene Wolf’s “Book of Mamaw”

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Long-time Barter Theatre Acting Company member, Eugene Wolf’s one-man show of stories, songs and sketches about growing up with Bernice Rader, his Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age (two years old) and guided him on his way. An unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business, he’d better “Get a dress and wear…

MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY

March 30 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with song and live music. The show’s spectacular soundtrack is composed by acclaimed Irish musicians John Elliott and Gerry Conlon and is performed by a 7-piece band. A collection of the…

Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Resources and Strategies for Social Studies Teachers

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Examining Tennessee’s Story: Resources and Strategies for Social Studies Teachers Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE TO EDUCATORS Join Teaching with Primary Sources—MTSU and the East Tennessee Historical Society for a day of learning more about Tennessee’s historical moments featured in the Tennessee social studies standards. We will explore these stories using a wide range of primary and secondary sources and share hands-on, literacy-rich strategies for using the…

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