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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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Monday, June 8th, 2015

Genius in the Making @ Knox Makers

Article by: Kate Jayroe Photos by: Buck Kahler Inside the Knox Makers’ building one can practically hear the thrum of buzzing ideas. Members consult each other or work independently below the partially constructed canoe hanging from the...

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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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Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Video: The Making of Print Issue #3

Here’s a short montage of what it’s like to prep KNOXzine for print. What I couldn’t show was all the hard work by our writers and our awesome new designer, Deb Hardison. We’re especially proud of this...

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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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