Old Time Music Loses Legend Musician, Bill Birchfield

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,

Pam Breaux Appointed NASAA CEO

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 Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition–call for entries

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

Know Your Audience

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

“Artifacts,” by UTC Scholar Laurie Perry Vaughen

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

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