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12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Knoxville's Shakespeare on the Square

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Come summer nights in downtown Knoxville, there’s much ado about none other than the Bard himself. more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Departments

The unknown

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The air got noticeably colder as Debra Maddox walked into what she called the most haunted place in Asheville. “How odd,” she said, walking down the steps from Asheville, N.C.’s, Church Street to a gravel parking lot. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Barter Theatre

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Abingdon, Va.’s, Barter Theatre gets its name from a Depression-era tradition. An enterprising young actor named Robert Porterfield and his fellow actors found themselves out of work and hungry in New York City. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM Departments