Paramount undergoing major exterior renovations

April 16, 2020 BY LEIF GREISS | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Country music played as men used paint brushes to repoint the exterior masonry of the Paramount Performing Arts Center. Their performance is the only one the entertainment venue will host while the COVID-19...

Rex Ward and the Mighty Wurlitzer

February 20, 2020 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER A gigantic object d’art rests under the battle-scarred and fabled stage of the Paramount. No, it’s no Herman Munster; it’s the Mighty Wurlitzer. Cherish rare moments of musical magic and wonder as Rex...

Bill Engvall brings his blue collar comedy to Paramount

February 07, 2020 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER Bug-eyed Rodney Dangerfield had “No Respect.” Georgian Jeff Foxworthy owns “You might be a redneck if …” Comedians do not need a trademark routine, but for Texan Bill Engvall, it meant the...

Blue Stocking Club marking 100 years of serving the community

February 04, 2020 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. — Superheroes live among us. None belong in either Marvel’s or DC’s universe, yet they’re as solid as Iron Man, strong as the Hulk, and super as Superman. Call them the Blue Stocking...

Jake Shimabukuro

January 31, 2020 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER Who? Days before his debut in Bristol, folks may be inclined to express such in response to mentions of the name Jake Shimabukuro. But go ahead, attend Shimabukuro’s show Friday at the Paramount Center...