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Despite consistent rain and chilly temperatures outside in White Pine on Saturday, the weather was dry and warm inside the Smoky Mountain Expo Center for the seventh-annual 2020 Winter Angel Expo, presented by the Hamblen County Car Club.

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On March 28, the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will sponsor its Spring Excursion, a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through the mountains and countryside of western North Carolina from Dillsboro through Bryson City and the Nantahala Gorge.

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Fans of cars, big and small, will make their yearly pilgrimage to the Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center in White Pine on Saturday and Sunday to see vehicles from the past and present.

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The bluegrass sounds of the western North Carolina mountains will be ringing in Morristown this spring as Balsam Range plays the annual Morristown Kiwanis Kapers concert.

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Rose Center invites Lakeway residents to immerse themselves in the vibrant sounds of the Middle East with a Music at the Rose performance by Sawt al-Wadi, formerly known as the University of Tennessee Middle East Ensemble, directed by ensemble member, Dr. Lillie Gordon.

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library, 3133 W. Old A.J. Hwy., Strawberry Plains, will host a meet and greet event debuting local author Linda McCall at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27. She will be reading from her new book, “Cornfield Salvation.”

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A late bloomer to the music scene, local musician Denny Cluck will be bringing his eclectic styles to the Rose Center for part of its Java Jive series.

Rhonda Vincent returns to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 for a night of bluegrass music with world-class musicians that collectively make up The Rage.

Knoxville – In two weeks, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra begins the second half of the season with the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series performance of Mahler’s “Titan” and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 featuring pianist Aristo Sham. Music Director Aram Demirjian leads the performance …

The Birthplace of Country Music showcases Bristol – from both the Tennessee and Virginia sides – role in the birth and development of country music through the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, WBCM Radio Bristol, and a multitude of co…

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series reviewing both the year 2019 and the entire decade. We start today with July to December 2019.

You don’t have to stay home or fly to New York or Los Angeles to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Several areas of East Tennessee will be ringing in the New Year with celebrations and parties. The Lakeway Area, as well as the Tri-Cities and the Great Smoky Mountains will have events to welcome in 2020.

Zoo Knoxville celebrates the magic of the season with a special after-hours holiday event. Winter Nights presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will take place Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. each evening.

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