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Friday, June 19th, 2015

Drag Pageants in Tennessee: A Long and Glittery Tradition

by: Kelly Robinson A recent Sunday night at Club XYZ on Central Street was a special one for the club. In fact, it was a pretty special week, the club having just celebrated its 10th anniversary the night before. The crowd was larger than usual for a Sunday, but no one wanted to miss the

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Friday, June 19th, 2015

EXCERPT: Home Is A Fire

Jordan Nasser, a former Knoxvillian and author of Home Is A Fire says, “I wanted to write a romantic comedy that featured two men, but it had to be safe enough for my parents to read.” Home...

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

REVIEW: The Ali Files/On the Town with Ali Akbar

By: Carole Ann Borges REVIEW: The Ali Files/ On the Town with Ali Akbar Bill McGowan, authorCeltic Cat, publisher73 pages$12.00 soft coverBill McGowan’s book The Ali Files is about his friendship with the late Horace Pittman (aka...

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Plywood People

Denise Stewart Sanabria is a hyperrealist artist, creating life-size cutout drawings of people on plywood.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Dispatches from the Internet, #2

Here’s some beauty in melancholia found on social media today and last week. From Cynthia Markert: The sound of geese swaking down the river at midnight. It is the dawning of the age of asparagus. As long...

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Mural Movement

Perry works at Quality Pre-Owned Appliances on Western Avenue, where he has decorated the outside walls with street art. His graffiti work depicts anthropomorphic appliances, including a drunken refrigerator on the verge of speech. His work also...

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Dispatches from the Internet

Sometimes short, self-contained, poignant stories can be found in social media posts. Encouraging a Friend Carrie Adams of Pendleton, SC, encouraged a friend who was disappointed because he had a public anxiety attack after having been anxiety-free...

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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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Sunday, March 15th, 2015

KNOX 1st Fridays- March 2015

We visit A1 Lab Arts for their exhibition of Show of Hands- part of the SGC International Printmaking Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee. They will be hosting a reception for the curators of the show from...

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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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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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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

I Told You I was Freaky

By: Eric McKinney This photo essay entitled 6:12 Goes High Fashion features the work of 6:12 Photography by Eric McKinney, with designs by Diane Corey of KC Leatherwerks and Kelly Jones of  Shadow Oak Maille. As the duo...

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival

Every year, nearly 2 million people attend the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For seven days every February, Odori Park is turned into a winter wonderland, featuring gigantic snow sculptures, food, and live entertainment. The event even featured...

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

REVIEW: Under the Same Blue Sky

By: Judy S. Blackstock Under the Same Blue Sky Pamela Schoenewaldt, author William Morrow Paperbacks 352 pages $14.99 Knoxville author Pamela Schoenewaldt continues writing entertaining historical fiction with the publication of her third novel, Under The Same...

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Knox 1st Fridays: January 2015

Painted silk scarves, Chinese paint brush strokes, and a beginner’s first solo show are highlighted at the Art Market Gallery and Preservation Pub.

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