2015 Children’s Festival of Reading is Great Fun for the Everyone

That reading is an essential skill to be encouraged in our culture, I hope is a point on which we all agree. Unfortunately, I fear it is an endangered practice. I’m afraid, frequently, most adults read a few articles, but more likely read captions and look at photographs or video for information and enjoyment. If […]

Now the Books: Children’s Festival of Reading 2013

I told you last week there were two world-class festivals in town for the weekend and I really meant what I said. The International Biscuit Festival gets great press, as it should, and twenty thousand people attended. But there was another reason those parking garages filled so quickly and completely last Saturday morning: an estimated […]

Waynestock III, Night One

The third annual Waynestock is history and the event delivered great music, great fun and feel-good vibes all around. The event started two years ago as a way to honor local music critic Wayne Bledsoe in the wake of the tragic loss of his son, Andrew, who was a local musician. The following year a […]

“Kidstuff” Offers High Quality Music for Children

Every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, Sean McCollough teams up with WDVX to host “Kidstuff,” an excellent musical variety show for children. The last Saturday of each month the show is presented before a live audience in the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. This past Saturday the show celebrated its first birthday with cupcakes from Magpies, ice […]