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Friday, September 11th, 2015

From Liberia to Knoxville: A Refugee Remembers

By: Debra Dylan “I am from Liberia in West Africa,” says Hawa Ware Johnson. “We didn’t expect our country was going to war, but in 1990 we had a civil war. It was really bad and all kinds of atrocities were going on. I was between 11 and 12 years old when my family fled

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

“Theresa” by Sara Kachelman

This short story was originally published in Hobart, a literary journal. Theresa by Sara Kachelman Worst thing I ever did I did when I was doing Hank’s cousin, Theresa. It was a crime of sloth, a crime of...

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

A Storybook Home

By: Debra Dylan Photos by: Buck Kahler After three years of construction, Larry and Heidi May’s Mayfair Cottage is nearing completion. It began with blueprints from Storybook Homes. A contractor completed the stonework and Larry May added...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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