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“Energy!” is the theme for the JCSO’s 45th season

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The following was submitted for publication.The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Robert J. Seebacher, will open its 2014-15 season with their annual free outdoor concert on September 7, 2014, at Winged Deer Park. “The 2014-15 season of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra features energetic and powerful pieces.
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  • What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Dead Poets Society
    5%
    560 votes
    Jumanji
    6%
    569 votes
    Good Morning Vietnam
    14%
    1359 votes
    Aladdin
    5%
    459 votes
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    46%
    4506 votes
    Patch Adams
    10%
    966 votes
    Good Will Hunting
    6%
    574 votes
    Hook
    5%
    446 votes
    Awakenings
    2%
    217 votes
    The Fisher King
    1%
    137 votes

It's National College Colors Day: Send us your pics!

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It's National College Colors Day!National College Colors Day is celebrated on the first Friday of each college school year where students, parents, family, fans, alumni and others, wear their school's colors or college apparel. More>>

Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs date turns himself in

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Jesse Helt, the Oregon man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards, had a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. He posted bail after turning himself in to the Polk County Jail.
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Friday Morning Kickoff at Tennessee High School

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The News Channel 11 Friday Morning Kickoff crew were in Bristol this morning at Tennessee High School to help celebrate tonight's game. More>>

Get into the school spirit with #WJHL's Friday Morning Kickoff!

Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally! Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally!
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Are you ready for high school football? News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf will be kicking things off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game Friday night.Do you want to rally for your school to be featured in our morning show pep rally. We need your help. Show us your school spirit by using the hashtag #WJHLKickoff to tell us where we should hold our ultimate pep rally each week.Each week... More>>

Quaker Steak and Lube to host Cumberplunge event in Bristol Saturday

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Quaker Steak and Lube is getting ready to turn a street in Bristol into a dream water slide for a few lucky people. More>>

Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark in big Texas A&M win

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No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28. More>>

Just Jump trampoline park coming to Johnson City

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Johnson City is going to be home to the first trampoline park in the Tri-Cities and southwest Virginia later this year. Local families will no longer have to drive over 90 miles to find the closest facility of its kind. 



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Little Richard involved in Murfreesboro crash

Rock n' roll artist Little Richard was uninjured after the car he was riding in was struck in Murfreesboro Monday morning. More>>

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

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The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. More>>

VIDEO: Dolly Parton accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Kenny Rogers

Dolly Parton takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (Screenshot from YouTube) Dolly Parton takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (Screenshot from YouTube)
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Dolly Parton has recently been challenged by several famous folks, including her duet partner Kenny Rodgers.  More>>

Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

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The 81-year-old comedian was in critical condition after her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning. More>>

Taco Bell offers free food for life

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Taco Bell is offering an unusual contest prize: a "lifetime" of free food at its restaurants.

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Fans shook up over plans for holographic Elvis

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Elvis Presley has not left the building, that is if a group in Florida manages to create a hologram of him. More>>

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

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People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. More>>

'World's scariest selfie' could have been social stand against racism Video included

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The ‘scariest selfie' is a daring stunt, but could have been a social stance against racism. 

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Friday Morning Kickoff Band, Cheerleaders, and players Video included

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Friday Morning Kickoff-Daniel Boone Trailblazers Video included

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Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. More>>

Suge Knight shot at pre-VMA party

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The lead up to this year's VMAs has proven particularly dangerous. Suge Knight was shot, Iggy Azalea fell off stage and a snake bit a Nicki Minaj back-up dancer.

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Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

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When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed. More>>

Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

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According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


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Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica arrives in Pigeon Forge Video included

A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrived in Pigeon Forge Wednesday ahead of a multi-day salute to America's veterans. More>>

Internet names local Missouri mall commercial worst ad ever made

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Could this be the worst commercial ever? The Internet believes so. More>>

Guitarist of Matchbox 20 opens blowout salon in Brentwood Video included

Cherry Blow Dry Bar on Old Hickory Boulevard in Brentwood Cherry Blow Dry Bar on Old Hickory Boulevard in Brentwood
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The guitarist of popular rock band Matchbox 20 and his wife opened a blowout salon this August in Brentwood off Old Hickory Boulevard. More>>

Robin Williams' daughter receives disturbing photos of dad on social media

From left, Susan Schneider, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two".  (AP Photo/Katy Winn) From left, Susan Schneider, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two". (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda has decided to take a break from Twitter and Instagram after receiving disturbing altered photos of her dad and upsetting comments on her social media accounts. More>>

Dierks Bentley to rock Bristol Motor Speedway

Country superstar Dierks Bentley will rock Bristol Motor Speedway during August race week.
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PHOTOS: Inside Bass Pro Shops, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill

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Bass Pro Shops is still under construction, but that did not stop officials from allowing News Channel 11’s cameras in to see its progress.Our cameras caught a sneak peak of the inside of the store and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. More>>

Lady Antebellum to headline Nashville New Year's bash

Grammy-winning country trio Lady Antebellum will headline the sixth annual Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Bash in Nashville. More>>

Ethel Kennedy challenges Obama for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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As videos of Americans dumping buckets of ice over their heads dominate social media, Ethel Kennedy calls on President Barack Obama to take the challenge. More>>

'The Lion King' Broadway cast wows in crowded NYC subway performance

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The Broadway cast of 'The Lion King' performed on a busy NYC subway in June, and it's recently gone viral on YouTube.

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Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser secretly weds Alexis Bledel

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Long-time Grand Ole Opry photographer's work on display in LA Video included

The work of Les Leverett, long-time photographer for the Grand Ole Opry, will be on display in LA before moving to Washington D.C. More>>

New look for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' raises brows

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Penguin Books has released a new cover redesign. More>>

'The internet' wants Weird Al in Super Bowl halftime show

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He already has a song stockpile to make fun of nearly every quirk in the game: overweight linemen (Fat); muscled jocks who give painfully bad interviews (Word Crimes). More>>

Selena Gomez blames parking lot accident on paparazzi

Selena Gomez reportedly backed into another car in a 7-Eleven parking lot over the weekend, but it was only because the paparazzi were distracting her, she claims. More>>

Taylor Swift surprises RI boy in hospital Video included

Taylor Swift sang for Jordan Nickerson, of Pawtucket, at Boston Children's Hospital on Sunday. Taylor Swift sang for Jordan Nickerson, of Pawtucket, at Boston Children's Hospital on Sunday.
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A 6-year old boy from Rhode Island battling a life-threatening illness gets a special visit from pop star Taylor Swift. More>>

Beyonce addresses elevator dustup in new remix featuring Nicki Minaj

Beyonce and Jay Z are soldiering through their On the Run tour in the midst of divorce rumors, and Beyonce, for one, is only fanning the gossip flames. More>>

Keith Urban releases statement about alleged rape at recent concert

The Nashville Edge reporting Keith Urban has released a statement regarding events at his July 26 Boston-area concert, where an 18-year-old Boston man was arrested and charged with raping a 17-year-old woman on the lawn of Xfinity Center. More>>

Big Bang Theory production on hold during contract talks

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Production for the widely popular CBS show, Big Bang Theory, is on hold. Contract negotiations have forced a halt in production for the eighth season. The stars for the show currently do not have new contracts and that means a delay to the new season.Warner Bros. Television which produces the comedy, was supposed to start production Wednesday, July 30. CBS renewed the show through the tenth season. CBS boss Nina Tassler said, "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out."The st... More>>

VIDEO: Dobyns-Bennett High School Band performs during surprise squad giveaway

WJHL had quite a few friends Thursday who helped us celebrate Surprise Squad, including the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band.  More>>

Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

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The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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Your Week in Viral Videos: A woman not to be messed with

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American Ninja Warrior hasn’t gotten as much publicity in the preceding five years as it has in the last five days, thanks to former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals. More>>

Facebook, Nielsen will soon track your TV habits on tablets, smartphones

Attempting to get a better grasp on how many television shows consumers are watching on mobile devices, the Nielsen company is partnering up with Facebook in order to track television viewing habits of U.S. consumers.
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Riders rescued from Transformers ride at Universal Studios

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Guests at Universal Studios in Orlando were rescued from a Transformers ride.

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Portland-based ad agency creates viral ad for Derek Jeter swan song

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As the World Series-winning shortstop makes his last lap around baseball stadiums this summer, Portland-based ad agency Wieden and Kennedy is helping Nike's Jordan Brand pay tribute to the living legend. More>>

In hot pursuit: Internet swoons over San Francisco's 'Hot Cop'

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Some people in San Francisco are actually willing to be arrested by the latest internet sensation, the Hot Cop of Castro. More>>

Fun Fest 2014 activity, entertainment guide Video included

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Tri-Cities residents will have plenty to do for the next few days, as Kingsport kicks off its 34th annual Fun Fest. More>>

PIX! Join in the fun of Throwback Thursday; send us your photos

Throwback Thursday: send photos to pix@wjhl.com. Throwback Thursday: send photos to pix@wjhl.com.
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It's almost Throwback Thursday! Send us "vintage" photos of you, your friends and your family. More>>

Your Week in Music: We can't 'Let it go' when it comes to 'Frozen'

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The year's best-selling tunes start with a chilly anthem, plus a dream Coldplay collaboration and a hip-hop violinist, in Your Week in Music. More>>

Letterman storms off interview with Joan Rivers

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David Letterman gave Joan Rivers a dose of her own medicine during an interview.


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44th annual Jonesborough Days under way Video included

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The sound of the kids' train rolling along Main Street, can only mean one thing - Jonesborough Days are here. It has become an annual Fourth of July tradition for many in our region. More>>

Your Week in Music: Aretha Franklin, Andre 3000 is the strange collaboration you've been waiting for

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Aretha Franklin and Andre 3000 collaborate on new (old) tunes, stream the new Sia album and Colbie Caillat's big leap, in Your Week in Music.
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Johnson City schedule for 29th Annual Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Video included

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Pepsi and the City of Johnson City are sponsoring the 29th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the grounds of Freedom Hall Civic Center. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 4.  More>>

Christian musicians sue pop star Katy Perry over copyright

A group of Christian hip-hop musicians is suing pop singer Katy Perry and her record label in federal court in St. Louis, claiming that the hit song "Dark Horse" infringes on their copyright of a 2008 song. More>>

2014 BET Awards nominees, winners

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The full list of nominees and winners for the 2014 BET Awards. More>>

Source: Jenny McCarthy exiting 'The View' after Sherri Shepherd announces she's leaving the show

A person familiar with changes at "The View" said that Jenny McCarthy is leaving as co-host after one season. More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: Dave Chappelle returns to stage, internet finds documentary

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A fabled online documentary on Dave Chappelle resurfaces just as he makes his comeback, Gordon Ramsey closes the doors on Kitchen Nightmares, no more Bow Wow and more this week in pop culture. More>>

Your Week in Music: Robert Plant makes comeback with new band, new sound

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Rock legend Robert Plant makes a comeback with a new less-Zeppelin band, the BET Awards are here and what could be the next YouTube star in this week's Your Week in Music.
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Toby Keith's bar in Syracuse owes $250K in taxes

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The New York location of country music star Toby Keith's chain of restaurants owes more than a quarter-million dollars in sales taxes to the state. More>>

Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, marries MLB star JP Arencibia Video included

 Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown.
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Greeneville is abuzz with excitement and News Channel 11 has a clue as to why. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry has tied the knot.  More>>

Your Week in Music: Can't make it to Bonnaroo? Stream it from your favorite chair

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See Bonnaroo without the camping, traffic and bathroom lines, free (yes, free!) music from Colbie Caillat and more tunes from the King of Pop, this week in music.

 
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Creepy Things Kids Say

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Kids can say some pretty creepy things.Vague threats, hints of past lives, seeing things that aren't there and even alluding to possession. More>>

Brad Paisley uses fan's GoPro camera to jam on guitar

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Brad Paisley grabbed a fan's Go-Pro camera and used it as a guitar slide during a live show, creating a memorable video.
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VIRAL VIDEO: Hip hop kittens jam to new home

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Tulip and Daisy's foster parents, who are struggling to find these two a home, created a video of these two head bopping to the hip-hop song "Turn Down for What." More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: This Cat Says "Hey"

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Hey! This cat can talk. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Cat Meets Baby For First Time Video included

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This cat wasn't quite sure of what to make of the new addition to the family. More>>

Don Cheadle to film Miles Davis biopic in Cincinnati Video included

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"Miles Ahead," starring Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana, is a biographical film that explores the life and music of American jazz musician Miles Davis. More>>

Cinco de Mayo: By the numbers

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Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexican Independence Day. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the event that inspired the celebration.
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Judge orders juvenile court to send Joe Brown's case to appeals court Video included

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Judge Paul Summers remanded Judge Joe Brown's case back to juvenile court and directed juvenile court to send the case to the appeals court in Jackson, Tenn. More>>

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    "Orange Is the New Black," ''House of Cards" and "Modern Family" are among the Emmy nominees aiming for the history books.
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New...
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    Your Week in Pop Culture: The 'Merica Edition

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    Celebrate the day of America's sweet birth this with our most patriotic, pop culture best - it's the 'Merica edition of Your Week in Pop Culture.

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