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Major gospel music event coming to Pigeon Forge in 2014

Major gospel music event coming to Pigeon Forge in 2014

A major gospel music convention is coming to Pigeon Forge in a couple of years.

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism announced Wednesday that the National Quartet Convention (NQC) will be held at the soon-to-open LeConte Center in 2014 and 2015.

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is days away

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is days away

 

10 About Town: September 7-9

10 About Town: September 7-9

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Kenny Owens with Annabelle's Curse will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free broadcast begins at noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center.

Gatlinburg arts festival raises money for school art programs

Gatlinburg arts festival raises money for school art programs

Families enjoyed Downtown Gatlinburg by taking in some arts and crafts Saturday.

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival featured artists from all over the country along with Appalachian music from the area.

The outdoor event was free to the public, but money raised from arts and craft sales went toward art education in elementary, middle and high schools.

One potter from Oak Ridge says art education should be a priority for all schools.

Gatlinburg Art Festival kicks off 8th year

Gatlinburg Art Festival kicks off 8th year

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival kicks off Friday.  The outdoor family event features artists from around the country along with Appalachian music from the area.  

The festival is celebrating it's 8th year in 2012. 

Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club. 

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UT races to record Korean War veteran histories

UT races to record Korean War veteran histories

Six decades ago the United States was embroiled in a three-year war in Korea that was arguably as deadly as any military conflict before or since.  Yet, many veterans consider the Korean War the fight our country has forgotten.

Songwriters gather in Gatlinburg

Songwriters gather in Gatlinburg

This weekend some of the biggest country music songwriters behind some of the most popular country songs will be in East Tennesssee to celebrate their Appalachian musical roots.

It's the "Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival" in Gatlinburg and it means a lot for artisits who started out right here.