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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Exploring Moscow: Bulgakov, Brick, and Borsch

Photos & article by: Michelle Sanders This fall, I was presented with the opportunity to visit Russia, a goal on my bucket list since childhood. After researching, brushing up my language skills, and obtaining a visa, I refined details with a travel companion and a close friend who resides in Moscow. Once the plane landed,

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Kimono Fashion Show & Tea Ceremony

By: Kelle Jolly Sachi Uemoto will be presenting at the 2015 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on April 11. Last November, Will and I provided the music for a fashion show presented by our friend Sachi Uemoto, at...

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The Month of Wine & Volcanic Ash

By: Debra Dylan Youth is not wasted on Joseph Gamble. The recent Lee University graduate is a dedicated historic reenactor and a hardcore hobbyist with unique interests ranging from scuba diving, hiking, English Country Dancing, and all...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Spirit of Nations Powwow Photo Essay

Team Zine, Knoxzine’s unique tribe of volunteers, participated in its third event at the Spirit of Nations American Indian Powwow & Heritage Festival. This year’s powwow commemorated The Warriror Tradition with an unexpectedly moving tribute to active-duty...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Wheatland Plantation’s Events & Tours

Article & photos by: Judy Blackstock Graves, wars and whiskey make Wheatlands Plantation a living history book. On Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wheatland Plantation...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Comrade, Come Out & Play

Charlie Rhodarmer is an extreme historic reenactor. Camping in below freezing temperatures while pretending to be on the WWII Russian front is a working vacation for him. Rhodarmer says, “We go up into the trench works, build...

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Backbone Rock, Home to the World’s Shortest Tunnel

by: Judy S. Blackstock Just two and a half hours north of Knoxville lies the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock tunnel, located five miles outside of Damascus, Virginia, measures only twenty feet wide. This unusual...

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

8 Ways to Start Over in Knoxville

Are you new to Knoxville? Maybe you just got divorced? Perhaps you still think there’s nothing to do in Knoxville? Eight years ago, when I was 40,  I had to start over in Knoxville. It was and...

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Want to Play Vintage Base Ball in Knoxville?

Today’s Vintage Base Ball (it was two words prior to the 1880s) is usually played with rules from the early 1860s. Thankfully the modern version of vintage base ball does not discriminate against gender or race. According...

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Local Documentary on East TN PBS, Aug. 6 at 8PM

While attending an educational event at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, TN, a tourist asked, “Where is Indian Country?” A re-enactor expertly portraying Cherokee Emissary Capt. Henry Timberlake quipped, “Madame, you are standing in it.” The...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Keeping Cherokee History Alive

Indian Creek Productions has been working hard to keep Native American history alive. Formed in 2002 by Mark and Sherry Finchum, this award winning not-for-profit educational organization specializes in Cherokee history. Indian Creek Productions is having a...

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013

McClung Museum’s 50th Anniversary Party

On Saturday, June 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will celebrate a free, family-friendly birthday party featuring activities, games, crafts, refreshments, door prizes, and a photo booth. This...

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