Every musical age has a cultural milieu that focuses the composers of that generation. In this concert, TPCP celebrates an age of elegance and sensibility, a time frame roughly spanning 1750-1850, when composers were interested in conveying emotional range in a graceful and sophisticated manner.  We present three great works to illustrate this sentiment: a rarely heard classical clarinet quartet by Bernhard Crusell, three Faure songs set by the composer for cello and piano and one of the most beautiful and lyrical pieces for piano and strings, thePiano Quartet in A Major op. 26 by Johannes Brahms. Appearing in this program: Craig W. Combs, piano; Eugene Jones, clarinet; Luis Casal, viola, Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; and guest artist Tessa Lark, violin.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Souper Senior Day is Saturday, February 21st from Noon until 3pm. The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens Activity Center will host the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets include ten samples of a variety of soups and all the fixings. Proceeds benefit senior citizens in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Barter Theatre in Abingdon has a new show that opens Saturday, February 14th. Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" opens this weekend at 2pm. Season passes are also available. Visit Barter Theatre for ticket information about this and other shows.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Tennessee Cancer Coalition and Wellmont are teaming up to do a hereditary colon cancer seminar/cooking demonstration.   The event is Monday, February 23rd at 6pm at Food City on Eastman Road in Kingsport.  Registration is limited to the first 30 people. Those interested in attending should call 423-578-8553 or email Jackie.Pierson@wellmont.org no later than Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The Appalachian Express Chorus is offering Singing Valentines. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the inaugural installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2015 exhibition series with a collection of Old Master styled oil works entitled "Reflections of Italy: Old Master Style” by Damascus, Virginia artist, Gino DiDio.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Nashville Connection Heroes Salute is Thursday, February 19th at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn. Registration begins at 6pm and auditions begin at 6:30pm. The cover charge is $10 per person, $15 per family. Military with ID can get in free. Finals will be held in Nashville on July 24, 2015 during the week of the official Nashville Connection – Heroes Salute event, July 21-26, 2015. Call Nashville Connection for more information at 864-350-1807.

The CASA for Kids “Red Shoe Gala” is Saturday, February 14th at the Meadowview Convention Center. Cocktails are at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 7pm.  Call 423-247-1161 for ticket information.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Are you curious about keeping honeybees?Have you ever considered how vital they are to our survival? How do honeybees differ from other insects and why is that important?   Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is providing an introductory class in beekeeping, which will be taught by Mr. Joe Schultz who is an experienced beekeeper; he lives in Elizabethton and is a member of the Washington County Beekeepers Association. He has successfully completed the Tennessee Master Beekeeper’s course. In addition to the questions posed above, during this introductory class, Mr. Schultz will explain the function of bees in our society and why they are vital to our continued survival. He will share how the State of Tennessee endorses “backyard beekeeping” and offer suggestions for anyone interested in this vital pursuit, along with sharing some local resources for supplies and equipment. Additionally, he will address any questions you might have related to beekeeping.  This introductory class will be offered at the Sycamore Shoals State Park on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 2 - 3 pm. If you’ve have considered or ever wondered about keeping bees, this time is for you. And best of all, it’s free—you don’t even have to pre-register. Looking forward to seeing you then!

 Carter Mansion Winter Tours - Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion. Walk through the rooms of this elegant frontier home and listen to the walls of raised paneling echo stories of days gone by. The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad St.., Elizabethton, TN. Tours are Tuesdays Noon-3pm. They may be canceled due to significantly inclement weather, please contact the main park to confirm. Call Sycamore Shoals for more information about these and other events at (423) 543-5808.

It is National Wear Red Day is today. One in three women die of heart disease and stroke every year. Click here for more informaiton about heart disease and how you can lead a healthier lifestyle. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A special seminar at Bristol Regional Medical Center will provide valuable tips for handling one well-known aspect of sports: injuries. Bristol Regional's trauma program will host the event Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium. It will feature sessions led by a team of experts who will discuss prevention, recognition and treatment of sports-related injuries. For more information about this seminar call 423-844-2107. In addition to the seminar, Bristol Regional will hold a Heart Saver First Aid and CPR workshop from 1:30-5 p.m., also in the Monarch Auditorium. The cost is $38.50 and requires preregistration. To sign up, please call 423-844-3951.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winners of TruTV’s Fake Off in Dec. 2014 and on Americas Got Talent. These classically trained dancers from New Orleans, take story telling to an entirely new level. Animals and characters; created from frames built onto the dancers and lit with led glow wire, stand 13’ - 16' tall and perform to bring the classic stories from your childhood to life. Don't miss this chance to bring your family to a historic theater to experience  an out of  bounds  performance. The show is this Friday, February 6th at 7:30pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. For ticket information click here.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so for this month’s At Home with Hands On! segment, we will be experimenting with some sweet candy science!  Click here for instructions.

Monday, February 2, 2015

A few years ago, Frank Kilgore and Kathy Shearer published Far Southwest Virginia: A Postcard Journey. Approximately 5,000 copies were sold in two printings. Since then, Kilgore has continued to gather additional postcards, old photos, letterheads, and vintage newspaper items for a larger version which includes the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and the city of Norton. This new book is much larger than the original version. It comes in at 320 pages and more than 1,000 images. Order your copy by clicking on Far Southwest Virginia: A Postcard and Photographic Journey. If you’d like to mail a check instead, just send it to Spiral Publishing, P. O. Box 340, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please note that you’re purchasing Far Southwest Virginia.