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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 an arts enrichment program for disadvantaged kids. Many of these kids live in homeless shelters, cheap hotels, etc.

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Creative Non-Fiction Winner

HANGIN’ AT THE DUMP By: Linda Myers After we moved to Knoxville, hangin’ at the dump became one of the first Tennessee traditions instituted by my husband in his economic wisdom. After all, we were physically able...

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Literary Winner

ENCOUNTER WITH YESTERDAY By: Susan Lindsley The conference room hadn’t changed. Even the walls retained their yellow nicotine stains, and the folding chairs had yet to gain soft seats. I had been away from the college at...

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Genre Winner

OLD LADY AND THE COYOTES By: Susan Lindsley She saw the coyotes out the kitchen window while she washed breakfast dishes. Five of them twisted around each other as they scavenged under the persimmon trees 40 yards...

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Friday, September 11th, 2015

From Liberia to Knoxville: A Refugee Remembers

By: Debra Dylan “I am from Liberia in West Africa,” says Hawa Ware Johnson. “We didn’t expect our country was going to war, but in 1990 we had a civil war. It was really bad and all...

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

“Theresa” by Sara Kachelman

This short story was originally published in Hobart, a literary journal. Theresa by Sara Kachelman Worst thing I ever did I did when I was doing Hank’s cousin, Theresa. It was a crime of sloth, a crime of...

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

A Storybook Home

By: Debra Dylan Photos by: Buck Kahler After three years of construction, Larry and Heidi May’s Mayfair Cottage is nearing completion. It began with blueprints from Storybook Homes. A contractor completed the stonework and Larry May added...

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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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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...

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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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