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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Steampunk Carnivale Video!

Video by: Buck Kahler Photos by: Mallory Bertrand Photography Steampunk costumes are too hot for summer! But the heat didn’t stop folks attired in leather, masks, and long coats from attending Paulk & Co.’s 2nd Annual Steampunk Carnivale on June 7th. Thankfully it was shady and breezy underneath the viaduct that provides the industrial setting

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Richard Jolley’s “Cycle of Life” Explores New Ideas

By: Debra Dylan Master glass artist Richard Jolley says Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity is monumental because “it’s the only answer to this space.” Displaying art in the Knoxville Museum...

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

World Book Night 2014

Article and Photos by: Judy Blackstock On April 23, I joined thousands of people in the United States, England, Germany, and Ireland to give away 500,000 books. The occasion was World Book Night (WBN).   This exceptional...

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Eat Me Two

Prolific local artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria just wrapped up a successful show at Paulk + Co. Two hallmarks of Denise’s paintings, hyper-realism and humor, were plentiful in her lush exhibit Eat Me Two, an epicurean tour of produce...

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Get Ready for the Jane Austen Ball with English Country Dancing

Never mind Ms. Austen’s characters’ obsession with money, manners, and marriage. What really matters about the Regency era is handsome clothing and English Country Dancing. It’s okay to hate on Jane Austen and still have a good time at...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

SOUTHLAND BOOKS in Maryville

By: Doug Romig There was something different about the place when I walked in. Perhaps it was the sight of books that ranged from used paperbacks to new hardback classics with fancy covers. Perhaps it was the...

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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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Monday, February 17th, 2014

R. Mitchell Williamson’s MFA Leads to Award Winning Odyssey

Video by: Buck Kahler Article by: Debra Dylan Layer Cake, a multimedia performance art sculpture, recently won Best in Show at The Arts & Culture Alliance’s 2014 National Juried Exhibition. This show will remain at the downtown...

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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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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Excerpts from “A Day in the Life of a Lady Salesman”

Diana Amann Cruze’s memoir, A Day in the Life of a Lady Salesman, is an amusing look at this Knoxville native’s 32 years spent blazing a trail through the Appalachian mountains as one of the region’s first...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Seniors Busting Stereotypes One Play at a Time

By: KnoxZine Photos by Judy S. Blackstock (except where noted) When the Silver Stage Players were invited to help create a drama club at a senior center in Athens, TN, they were told, “Seniors can’t memorize lines.” Silver Stage...

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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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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

What’s so Funny, Knoxville?

By: Anna Rogers We are a tough crowd folks, on a good or a bad night. There is nowhere to hide behind a microphone, especially for a comedian. If you want to see live art in action –...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

EXCERPT: The Hannaria Series: Out of the Gray

The Hannaria Series is for sale on Amazon.com. Introduction by Rica Miller  When I was five years old, my adoptive mother told me fairy tales to help me fall asleep. In them, who was right and wrong...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Local Sci-Fi Novelist Shares Writing and Self Publishing Advice

Science fiction novelist Patricia Gilliam’s childhood fascination with the NASA space program and The Twilight Zone  television series has served her well. “When I was 13 years old, The Twilight Zone amazed me because it presented a...

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