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Encore brings Broadway to Morristown

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Encore Theatrical Company was formed in 2006 and, through live performances and educational programs, provides quality entertainment by creating opportunities for the artistic minds in the region to exercise, nurture and grow their talents. Each season, more than 7,000 people attend a mainstage production and more than 2,200 students are served by an Encore educational program. The inaugural year of the company also saw the formation of “Broadway, ETC” —

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild oldest company in state

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Morristown Theatre Guild Inc. is the oldest, continually running community theatre in Tennessee. Since its first performance in 1934, the Theatre Guild has enjoyed 78 years of bringing Morristown together as a community. In 1956, the Guild purchased a former church on South Hill Street in Morristown, originally constructed in 1840, and held performances there for nearly five decades before shutting the doors. In 2012, the Guild began a restoration

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  • Community holds various cultural events

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Arts in the Park is held annually in September at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers a unique overview of the city of Morristown. Members of the Morristown Art Association and guest artists exhibit and sell their works along the walkways of the park, while live performances are held on two stages. Food vendors and art-related activities for children are also featured. The Main Street Festival, a

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  • WSCC sponsors cultural events

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Walters State Community College also sponsors many cultural events each year that are open to the community, including special speakers, play performances, musicals, choir performances and concerts. Many of these events are free. The WSCC Music and Drama department directs musicals and dramas that include students and community members in each cast and production crew. Performances are in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. In 2007,

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  • Rose Center hosts art exhibits and other cultural events

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Rose Center is a community cultural center serving the people of Hamblen and surrounding counties. The center is housed in the Rose School, Morristown’s first public school, on West 2nd North Street. Several festivals and events are held annually at Rose Center, the largest of which is the three-day long Mountain Makins Festival. Each fall, the festival presents more than 60 juried crafts, two music stages, delicious food, demonstrators of

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  • Cherokee Park offers pavilions for family gatherings

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Cherokee Park is located on Cherokee Lake just off Highway 25-E near the Grainger County line. Its 181 acres was provided to Hamblen County by the Tennessee Valley Authority. It’s the only park operated by the Hamblen County Government. Cherokee Park offers camping, boating, fishing, picnic shelters and many community activities. There are 73 camp sites, 58 with water and electrical hookups and the rest for tent camping. Camping fees

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  • Panther Creek Park offers hiking, biking and horseback riding

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Panther Creek State Park, located in northwest Hamblen County, was established in 1965. It consists of 1,435 acres of rolling woodland, some open fields, and the shoreline of Cherokee Lake. The park has 50 camp sites with water and electrical hookups, with two bath houses, grills, picnic tables and fire rings. Being on the lake, boating, fishing and swimming are all popular park activities. A boat launch ramp is part

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  • Morristown has numerous city parks

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Morristown is rich in city parks. There are 16 of them scattered around the city, with a dozen devoted to mostly sports. The largest of the sports complexes at 142 acres is Frank Lorino Park, which has 12 fields devoted to football, softball, baseball and soccer. Fred Miller Park is the most popular non-sports park. It includes a paved walking trail one-third of a mile long, two picnic shelters, a

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  • Hamblen County Festivals and Events

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

    FEBRUARY From Africa to Appalachia Celebration and Exhibit is an annual celebration held at RoseCenterin conjunction with Black History Month. The community-based event dedicated to sharing the cultural, creative and artistic spirit of African Americans fromEast Tennessee. For more information, call Rose Center at 423-581-4330. APRIL The Spring Thyme in the Garden Herb and Craft Fair is held each April at Rose Center.  The celebration of spring includes a plant

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  • Tourist spots in Hamblen County

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Davy Crockett Tavern Museum Davy Crockett was an American hero. As a frontiersman, politician, and warrior, he won acclaim and a permanent place in the lore that forms the history of America. He may be best known as a martyr at the Alamo in Texas’ battle for independence. Visitors can tour a reconstruction of the 1790s John Crockett Tavern, Davy Crockett’s boyhood home. The museum is home to artifacts from

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