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Call for Session Proposals: 2016 Statewide Arts Conference

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The 2016 statewide arts conference Collective Impact will be held in Murfreesboro, June 7-10, and the Commission is currently seeking session proposals. The conference  will offer attendees information, guidance and expertise on how to address community issues through the arts. Is

Parsons, Tennessee’s TOBY SHOW

Dana Everts-Boehm, Folklife Program Assistant Parsons, Tennessee’s Toby Show is a modern day revitalization of 19th & early 20th century folk theater once performed by traveling troupes that visited rural towns throughout the Midwest and the South, erecting a tent on a vacant lot and presenting

National Storytelling Festival happens this weekend

From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife —  Now in its 43rd year, the National Storytelling Festival in historic Jonesborough is acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Events in North America. The oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in the world, the Festival helped spark a renaissance

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