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Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Christopher Scum’s Beginner’s Guide to Punk Rock

By: Christopher Scum Writing about punk rock is hard because there are so many different genres of punk that it can get frustrating and confusing. Also, there’s the “what’s punk” and “what’s not” argument that’s gone on as long as there has been such a style of music, dress, and way of life.  To list

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Todd Steed’s Beginner’s Guide to Jazz

Here are some essential cuts and a few curve balls.  Anyone with ears can appreciate jazz, you just have to start at a place that makes sense for you.  Try some of these on for size. [click...

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Interview with Pamela Schoenewaldt: New Book Available Sept. 3rd

by: Carole Ann Borges Photo credit: Kelly Norrell Knoxville author Pamela Schoenewaldt’s first book When We were Strangers established her credibility as an accomplished writer capable of drawing a national and international audience of readers. A Publisher’s Weekly...

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013

How Waffle House & Wallace Coleman Changed My Life

by: Jon Worley I’ve died twice in my life: once as I was being born, and once in a car wreck when I was 9. I’ve been baptized twice in my life, once by my grandfather when...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Art of Augmented Reality

by: Buck Kahler Cover photo by: Kenn Brown In the ‘90s we were promised Virtual Reality – a completely immersive sensory experience that would take place in “cyberspace.” Fast forward twenty years and the nausea-inducing Oculus Rift...

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Want to Play Vintage Base Ball in Knoxville?

Today’s Vintage Base Ball (it was two words prior to the 1880s) is usually played with rules from the early 1860s. Thankfully the modern version of vintage base ball does not discriminate against gender or race. According...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

One World Circus is Making a Difference

Jake Weinstein, the statuesque co-founder of One World Circus, is also a registered nurse. Weinstein  finds parallels between nursing and clowning: “We have a desire to touch people. Everyday when I wake up, I hope I can be...

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

There Will Be Whitewashing!

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer If a play is your work, and you are...

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Local Documentary on East TN PBS, Aug. 6 at 8PM

While attending an educational event at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, TN, a tourist asked, “Where is Indian Country?” A re-enactor expertly portraying Cherokee Emissary Capt. Henry Timberlake quipped, “Madame, you are standing in it.” The...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Light My Kindle Fire

By: Carole Ann Borges If you hang out with any book lovers these days, you will undoubtedly hear heated discussions about the Kindle. Wrapped in a nice leather cover the new reading tablet looks like a book....

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Keeping Cherokee History Alive

Indian Creek Productions has been working hard to keep Native American history alive. Formed in 2002 by Mark and Sherry Finchum, this award winning not-for-profit educational organization specializes in Cherokee history. Indian Creek Productions is having a...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A Big Literary Smooch

by Carole Ann Borges Wally Lamb, this year’s guest speaker at the Volunteer Ministry Center’s “Carry the Torch” fundraiser at the Knoxville Convention Center, is a very funny man who writes books on serious subjects. I first met Wally in 1985...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Knoxville Film & Music Festival, June 1-15

The Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival has now expanded into The Knoxville Film & Music Festival.  This two-week festival is jammed packed with events, so let’s get on with it! Information on Tickets, Festival Pass, and VIP...

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Artist Roger Gregg’s The Formlove Exhibit & The Theorist Manifesto

While Cocke County, Tennessee, is not a hub of arts and culture, dapper Newport native Roger Gregg works hard to keep his artist flame alive in an area more known for its cock fighting and moonshine. “Art...

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013

McClung Museum’s 50th Anniversary Party

On Saturday, June 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will celebrate a free, family-friendly birthday party featuring activities, games, crafts, refreshments, door prizes, and a photo booth. This...

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