The city of Bristol will undoubtedly be rocking with holiday cheer last weekend with the world premiere of “Good King Wenceslas”. Good King Wenceslas is a fun, witty Christmas play that displays themes of the Christian faith and conveys the importance of family during the holidays. The play has never been seen before and will debut at the Paramount in Bristol, Tennessee, on Friday, December 2nd. The play is written by Katherine Patterson and Stephanie Tolan, two world-renowned authors with prestigious track records. Patterson, a King graduate, is most notable for her book “Bridge to Terabithia”, whereas Tolan’s most significant project is Surviving the Applewhites. The production of this play is a massive deal for King University, to say the least. With Patterson graduating from King in 1954 with a degree in English, she bestows the honor of the first performance of it within the hands of King and members of the school’s community.
Senior graduating students in the Digital Media Art and Design (DMAD) program create a senior thesis series of work that results in an exhibition rather than a cumulative test. The work created is a personal project that introduces the student to the world of exhibitions as they prepare to graduate. The exhibition also allows them to showcase their work to the public and put their name out there as artists. This semester a group of four students is graduating and having a large, combined exhibition featuring photography, graphic design, illustration, and videography.
For almost a decade, I didn’t read for fun. Or rather, I didn’t finish many books. Yes, I, a librarian and former English major spent most of the decade between college and the early part of my career in a reading slump. The irony of starting my career in librarianship in a decade-long reading slump is not lost on me, although I am obligated by professional duty to point out that not all librarians are readers, nor do we spend most of our working hours reading books. In fact, the infrequency with which I handle books in my day-to-day work might shock those among you who associate libraries primarily with books.
Rotherwood Mansion, located in Kingsport, TN, was built in 1818, and through its history has accumulated an interesting and supernatural history. The tales of the mansion are riddled with heartbreaking accounts of slavery, a legend of a hound from hell, and many lost souls wandering the grounds even in the afterlife.