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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A Scene Unseen: The Rise of A March Through May

By: Travis James In Knoxville, there is an array of musical talent ranging from classic orchestral artists to the traditional country musicians, yet the metal-core scene is left out of the limelight. Metal-core is a sub-genre of heavy metal. These music fans expect insanely heavy breakdowns, loud, brazen lyrics, and sometimes a combination of melodic

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A Miraculous Music Lesson

Cover photo by: Starr Cline Article by: Ben Maney I spend a couple of hours a week, in the inner city, teaching general music and music appreciation at the Community School of the Arts,  as part of...

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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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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Music & Wellness Program

By Barbara S F Davis This past winter Deborah lay in the cancer ward at U. T. Hospital, resting after a difficult treatment. She heard music. Live violin music. She was enchanted. One of an increasing number...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Parody of Color Glossy Magazines That Shall Not Be Named

From the Publisher’s Addled Brain We just couldn’t help ourselves! As a non-consumer-driven-not-a-member-of-the-cool-kids’-club indie ezine, we wanted to see what it would be like to imitate our color glossy brethren. Turns out it’s lots of fun! While...

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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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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, 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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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Jon Worley’s Top 8 American Folk Song Picks

by Jon Worley Asking anyone what his definition of “folk” music is will undoubtedly conjure up as many answers as there are places to ask it, but to ask it of a musician from East Tennessee is...

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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...

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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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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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