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Letter From the Editor

Hello again, friends. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting some new additions to the blog, I’m sorry to say I have truly and shamefully let you down. For this I take full responsibility and beg my audience’s forgiveness; however, allow me to give a little background to the past few months so that I can try … Continue reading

TENNESSEE THEATRE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE: DAY TWO

Keeping up with the Tennessee Theatre Association (TTA) conference at the Clayton Center this weekend? The festivities have just about wrapped up, but with  a new President elected (Dr. Heather McMahon of Maryville College) and auditions completed, students of all ages are sure to have enjoyed a weekend of honing and showcasing their skills. “This … Continue reading

TENNESSEE THEATRE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE: DAY ONE

The Clayton Center for the Arts plays home to the Tennessee Theatre Association (TTA) Conference this weekend, opening today with a performance from Cameron Hite of his one-man show “Impulse.” Students from local elementary and middle schools were invited to view the show and ask questions to the writer and star of the show afterward. … Continue reading

ALL TRICKS AND QUITE A TREAT: BEN YOUNG BRINGS HIS SHOW TO PINNACLE PUMPKIN FEST

Though Comedy-Magician Ben Young is bringing his magic standup show to the Pinnacle Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 25, attendees shouldn’t expect an average magic trick showcase. The self-proclaimed “Comedian and Superhero” of East Tenn. has recently been looking to expand his portfolio of magical abilities, both on stage and off. Performance-wise, Young filled ETEB in … Continue reading

KAITLYN BAKER BURNS HER WAY FROM VA COAL MINES INTO EAST TN HEARTS

Kaitlyn Baker, the coal town girl of Pound, Va., will showcase her new single “Burn” this Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 PM at the Island in Pigeon Forge, but her flavor is sure to stick around East Tenn. for much longer. At 19 years old, Baker’s new single is already climbing charts on country music … Continue reading

SOUNDS OF FOLK ROCK HEARTBREAK: THE KYLE DAVID PROJECT

Fourteen years ago, Kyle David Rydell began shooting fake guns at his neighbor Byron Ray. Rydell conquered his new acquaintance’s “fort” and immediately disliked him. Now, 19 and 21, the two musicians are nearly inseparable. Rydell and Ray are currently performing locally in their self-proclaimed folk rock duo the Kyle David Project. The musicians are … Continue reading

EAST TENNESEE’S DARLING LAUREL WRIGHT ALL GROWN UP

Two weeks ago, Laurel Wright packed up her guitar and moved to Nashville in pursuit of her dreams. Wright grew up in Maryville with the support of her family and local community to inspire and drive her work. She has been writing and performing country music since age 3. Now, at 19 years old, Wright … Continue reading

FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY PLAYERS SHOW FUN SIDE IN “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”

Catch it while you can—Foothill Community Players’ rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has already played for two weekends but can be seen in its final production at the 4th Annual Clayton Center for the Arts Theatre Festival, which will take place this weekend, Aug. 1-3. Continue reading

“THE MOTH FLOCK” MICHAEL ARPINO: THE MAN BEHIND THE HEXACAT

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Michael Arpino, possibly better known under his artistic project’s name “The Moth Flock,” is truly a homegrown artist. “I take a lot of pride in my Appalachian heritage,” Arpino told ETEB this past week. “A significant portion of my family were mountain people from East Tennessee—you know, Scots-Irish. They … Continue reading

MUSIC MIDTOWN 2014 LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY AT 10AM – 2-DAY TICKETS $125