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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Advice from the Women In Jazz Jam Festival

Here are a few of the performers from the Women in Jazz Jam Festival discussing their experiences as musicians. See them perform in Knoxville, TN, on March 18-20, 2016. Sarah Clapp What is your instrument?  I’m a singer/songwriter and I play the piano. As a female musician, what is a challenge you have overcome? Often, musicians

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A Scene Unseen: The Rise of A March Through May

By: Travis James In Knoxville, there is an array of musical talent ranging from classic orchestral artists to the traditional country musicians, yet the metal-core scene is left out of the limelight. Metal-core is a sub-genre of...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A Miraculous Music Lesson

Cover photo by: Starr Cline Article by: Ben Maney I spend a couple of hours a week, in the inner city, teaching general music and music appreciation at the Community School of the Arts,  as part of...

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Monday, July 6th, 2015

Dweezil Zappa Schools Locals at Guitar Masterclass

Article and photos by: Bill Foster Neither Brad Poyner nor I knew what to expect when we showed up at Knoxville’s jewel box, the Bijou Theater, for a guitar masterclass with Dweezil Zappa. For the past 10...

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sidecar Symposium Releases New EP This Saturday

By: Alyse Wieland Imagine you’re in a swanky blues club, smoke swirling around. The lounge singer is slowly beginning her tune. Then, out from behind the curtain, a vaudeville group begins performing with her. Then a three-ring...

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Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Knox 1st Fridays: November 2014

The first in our video series covering Knoxville’s traditional First Friday events and activities. This month, we explore the Emporium Center! Please give us feedback and let us know what you’d like to see us cover.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Music & Wellness Program

By Barbara S F Davis This past winter Deborah lay in the cancer ward at U. T. Hospital, resting after a difficult treatment. She heard music. Live violin music. She was enchanted. One of an increasing number...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Parody of Color Glossy Magazines That Shall Not Be Named

From the Publisher’s Addled Brain We just couldn’t help ourselves! As a non-consumer-driven-not-a-member-of-the-cool-kids’-club indie ezine, we wanted to see what it would be like to imitate our color glossy brethren. Turns out it’s lots of fun! While...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Kickin’ It with The Follies Girls

Cover Photo by: Knox Vegas Photos Additional Photography by: Russ Dickenson, King Creative, and J. Lamar To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet, “Don’t try to describe a Follies Girls’ show if you’ve never seen it.” The Follies Girls are billed...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Alexia Pantanizopoulos’ Beginner’s Guide to L’Opera

By Alexia Pantanizopoulos How to Grow an Opera Fan I have loved Opera from a very early age.  I was around 8 or 9 years old when I was first introduced to it by my parents. They...

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Monday, October 28th, 2013

IS THIS THE END OF LiL iFFy?

Alpha and omega. The beginning and the end. What began as a Harry Potter inspired novelty band has evolved into sophisticated and tight rap music. But, Lil iFFy’s prophecy is nearly fulfilled with the November 2nd release...

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Alexia Pantanizopoulos’ Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music

by: Alexia Pantanizopoulos Western Classical music started with the Ancient Greeks in 6th century BC.  But a Greek in particular, Pythagoras, who invented the twelve-tone scale, started the beginnings of music theory which would be the basis...

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Jon Worley’s Top 8 American Folk Song Picks

by Jon Worley Asking anyone what his definition of “folk” music is will undoubtedly conjure up as many answers as there are places to ask it, but to ask it of a musician from East Tennessee is...

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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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