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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 Knoxville Emporium Building until March 1, 2014. Layer Cake was artist Mitchell Williamson’s MFA thesis project. The piece

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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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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Anne Freels’ Handmade Corn Shuck Dolls & Herbal Soaps

By: Barbara S. F. Davis Anne Freels lives in a magical house, supporting herself making beauty by hand… At the top of a hill in Clinton with meadows and mountains as a backyard, artist Anne Freels‘ life is...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Preston Medical Library’s LITERARY ROUNDS: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse

Being on the verge of a New Year, our thoughts often turn to resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. In our quest for information, an often overlooked local resource is the Preston Medical Library. According to the library’s...

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

From the Working Dead to The Walking Dead

Everyone remembers that kid from school who was always drawing monsters and super heroes. Everyone knew he was the go-to-guy for information about any movie or television show. Matthew Atchely was that kid. WE GOTTA GET OUT...

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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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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Excerpt from “Dreamseeker’s Daughter”

Carole Ann Borges’ memoir Dreamseeker’s Daughter recalls her family’s unusual journey down the Mississippi River on their way to the South Sea Islands. A truly unique view of America in the 1950s, Dreamseeker’s Daughter will make you laugh...

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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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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Art of Halloween with Bran Rogers

Cover photo: B. Pittman “Halloween is my biggest interest. Using Halloween makes it easier to bleed my way into other areas of art,” says Bran Rogers. Rogers credits his mother’s Halloween drawings during his Kindergarten days for...

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