By Bradley A. Hanson, PhD, Director of Folklife – Bill Birchfield, founding member of the traditional Appalachian string band the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers and an exceptional, idiosyncratic musician on several string instruments, died this past Friday, May 15,th at age sixty-nine. Starting in the late 1970s,
A big congratulations to the music institutions of Tennessee. USA Today is currently hosting numerous Reader’s Choice Top 10 competitions. From BBQ to small towns, readers are compiling lists of this year’s best by voting on nominees selected by experts in the field. Musical Attraction
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) board of directors recently announced the appointment of Pam Breaux as NASAA’s chief executive officer. Succeeding Jonathan Katz, who stepped down in November 2014 after 29 years as NASAA CEO, Breaux will take her leadership position July 6, 2015.
The Neosho Arts Council (NAC), of Missouri, is hosting The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. This is a regional art competition, and NAC is holding a call for artist entries. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older, amateur or professional. Entries must
Part 2 of Arts & Inclusion, A Guide for Expanding Access to the Arts for Persons with Disabilities. From William Coleman, CDE, Director of Arts Access – A little knowledge about the nature of the challenges that come with different disabilities can be the difference between
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga provides an open, digital platform through UTC Scholar for research, creative works and publications completed through UTC. This allows for the availability of numerous articles, theses, dissertations, works of literary art and more. Chattanooga poet Laurie Perry Vaughen notes that poets