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Photos: Racks by the Tracks in downtown Kingsport

May 16th, 2015 5:31 pm by Rain Smith

Beer, barbecue and music dominated the senses in Kingsport on Saturday, as 12,000 people were expected to funnel into the eighth annual Racks by the Tracks.

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Kingsporter coming home to celebrate role in film 'Where Hope Grows'

Kingsporter coming home to celebrate role in film 'Where Hope Grows'

May 15th, 2015 7:45 am by Staff Report

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Kingsport native Michael Grant has been steadily building his acting portfolio with appearances on hit network shows such as "Criminal Minds," "Pretty Little Liars" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

May 15th, 2015 7:17 am by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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A star-studded tribute to blacks on TV, yesterday and today

A star-studded tribute to blacks on TV, yesterday and today

May 14th, 2015 9:29 am by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

When Oprah Winfrey was a youngster, the mere sighting of an African-American on television was occasion to alert all the neighbors, she recalled.

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David Gelb returns to food with 'Chef's Table' on Netflix

David Gelb returns to food with 'Chef's Table' on Netflix

May 14th, 2015 9:28 am by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

Filmmaker David Gelb, who directed the delectable "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," has landed back in the foodie world with a Netflix series covering the lives and cuisines of six top chefs.

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Lucian Freud painting sells for $56.2 million at auction

Lucian Freud painting sells for $56.2 million at auction

May 14th, 2015 9:27 am by Associated Press

In the past three days, Christie's in New York City has sold over $1 billion worth of art, a frenzied spectacle that showcases the world's rising class of uber-wealthy and its appetite for trophy art.

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CANNES WATCH: Watts into feathers; Coens not into TV

CANNES WATCH: Watts into feathers; Coens not into TV

May 14th, 2015 9:26 am by Associated Press

Premieres, parties, pretty people and paparazzi. All come together at the annual Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Associated Press journalists are in the mix, too, and here's what they've been reporting

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Racks by the Tracks festival ready to roll again this weekend

Racks by the Tracks festival ready to roll again this weekend

May 13th, 2015 11:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

The festival will kick off at noon this Saturday and run until 10 p.m. It will take place at the Kingsport Farmers Market, and more than 12,000 people are expected to converge on downtown to sample beer and wine and taste barbeque.

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Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

May 13th, 2015 1:45 pm by By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Nine big news publishers, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, have signed on as launch partners.

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Music Review: 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack not so perfect

Music Review: 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack not so perfect

May 13th, 2015 10:00 am by CRISTINA JALERU, Associated Press

The Barden Bellas and the Treblemakers, who return in the film "Pitch Perfect 2," have found a way to cram even more songs per square airwave in their mash-ups.

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