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‘A whole lot of God’

Over the course of nine years and thousands of personal interviews, Macel Ely came to know the lives and stories of the Appalachian mountain people.

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Teaching for the love of music

It’s more than a job, and it’s a very special way of life. But for two Blount County music teachers, their passion for their instrument is matched by a love of teaching that has led them down a very fulfilling path.

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What Songs Are Meant To Do

You may not know it, but you’ve probably already heard a Chris Trapper song. Though the Boston-based songwriter hasn’t become a nationwide household name, the sophisticated simplicity of his tunes has earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of best songwriters currently working in the craft. And that reputation has brought with it one opportunity after another […]

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What songs are meant to do

As I listen I can’t help but consider the Chris Trapper catalog and think of the way his songs are explorations of a vast emotional landscape.

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Major League Vision

“If everybody’s focus was every body else, how would that change the world?”

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Teacher’s Pet

Each Friday morning, Buc jumps impatiently into Janet’s car for his weekly trip to school.

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The Painting Pony

His work was accepted for a month-long gallery showing — that is, until the curator found out the artist was a horse named Buddy.

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Hidden Child

In 1942, Sonja Dubois’ parents were ordered to report to a train station for “re-settlement” to a holding camp in the Northeastern part of the Netherlands. In reality, it was nothing more than a stopover on their journey to the gas chambers of Auschwitz.