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Friday, April 29th, 2016

It’s National Poetry Month

We are sneaking in under April’s curfew for National Poetry Month! These poems originally appeared in Knoxzine’s 2015 April/May print issue. Since our print circulation was small, we wanted to resurrect these poems for a larger online audience. Also, enjoy all of our 2015 print covers and alternate covers! HAIKU In dreams, irises adorn me,

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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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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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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Spirit of Nations Powwow Photo Essay

Team Zine, Knoxzine’s unique tribe of volunteers, participated in its third event at the Spirit of Nations American Indian Powwow & Heritage Festival. This year’s powwow commemorated The Warriror Tradition with an unexpectedly moving tribute to active-duty...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Wheatland Plantation’s Events & Tours

Article & photos by: Judy Blackstock Graves, wars and whiskey make Wheatlands Plantation a living history book. On Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wheatland Plantation...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Zach Searcy’s Image Transfer Process Art

“I had an vision in my brain. I didn’t know what it was or how to start it.  When I saw a Robert Rauschenenburg documentary and saw him doing image transfer process, I knew that was...

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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...

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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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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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Monday, September 30th, 2013

Flying Anvil Theatre Presents Venus in Fur

By: Judy Blackstock When Jayne Morgan and Staci Swedeen get together, look for the cauldron to boil over with ideas, images, and plans that begin in magical wisps of thought and end in walls of brick and marquee lights....

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