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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Preston Medical Library’s LITERARY ROUNDS: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse

Being on the verge of a New Year, our thoughts often turn to resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. In our quest for information, an often overlooked local resource is the Preston Medical Library. According to the library’s Poet-in-Residence, Donna Doyle, “Preston Medical Library provides reference, research, and instruction for the University of Tennessee Graduate School of

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Volunteering at Horse Haven & UT Hospice

By: Barbara S F Davis Joyce Richman did not set out to become an iconic volunteer. But she is. A former TV producer, she moved to Knoxville 18 years ago at the invitation of Home & Garden...

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Teddy Bears for Zeke

The Brittany and Zeke Foundation, along with KnoxZine, is collecting new teddy bears to distribute to children in area hospitals during Christmas. Bears need to be collected by December 11. If you have a bear to donate...

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

From the Working Dead to The Walking Dead

Everyone remembers that kid from school who was always drawing monsters and super heroes. Everyone knew he was the go-to-guy for information about any movie or television show. Matthew Atchely was that kid. WE GOTTA GET OUT...

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Monday, October 28th, 2013

IS THIS THE END OF LiL iFFy?

Alpha and omega. The beginning and the end. What began as a Harry Potter inspired novelty band has evolved into sophisticated and tight rap music. But, Lil iFFy’s prophecy is nearly fulfilled with the November 2nd release...

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Excerpt from “Dreamseeker’s Daughter”

Carole Ann Borges’ memoir Dreamseeker’s Daughter recalls her family’s unusual journey down the Mississippi River on their way to the South Sea Islands. A truly unique view of America in the 1950s, Dreamseeker’s Daughter will make you laugh...

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Crazy, Sexy, Hardcourt Bike Polo

Cover photo: Photography By Erick I wondered if watching Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo‘s Polloween Tournament would be like watching the movie 300. Only King Leonidas would be on a bike screaming, “This is Spartaaaaaaa! Tonight we dine...

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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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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Art of Halloween with Bran Rogers

Cover photo: B. Pittman “Halloween is my biggest interest. Using Halloween makes it easier to bleed my way into other areas of art,” says Bran Rogers. Rogers credits his mother’s Halloween drawings during his Kindergarten days for...

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Faerie World Fanatic

will either accept you as a part of their world, or they won’t. It’s up to them. – Betty Ballentine “I like Faery because I grew up loving fantasy,” says Glenda Jordan, a recent University of...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

HARDCORE HOMESTEADER

Jake Livesay was an unusual Texas teenager. Long before modern homesteading and self-sufficiency became trendy, he recognized a void between the food he ate and a lack of knowledge about where his food came from. After reading...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Why Laura Jones of River Sports is a Local Hero

When serendipity and compassion meet – amazing things can happen. Laura Jones, a general manager and buyer at River Sports Outfitters, is a stellar outdoorswoman who frequently leads the store’s kayaking and stand-up paddling excursions at lakes...

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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, October 6th, 2013

Backbone Rock, Home to the World’s Shortest Tunnel

by: Judy S. Blackstock Just two and a half hours north of Knoxville lies the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock tunnel, located five miles outside of Damascus, Virginia, measures only twenty feet wide. This unusual...

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

8 Ways to Start Over in Knoxville

Are you new to Knoxville? Maybe you just got divorced? Perhaps you still think there’s nothing to do in Knoxville? Eight years ago, when I was 40,  I had to start over in Knoxville. It was and...

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