Indie Grrls Hit Town

Knoxville was the chosen city for this year’s annual Indie Grrl festival. In its third year and looking for a city to call home, hopefully the search has ended. Karen Reynolds, local songwriter and host of Writer’s Block was instrumental in having the festival select Knoxville, and she is hoping the experience has been such that […]

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

If there was to be evidence that Knoxville is trying its best to become a more open and inclusive city that celebrates everyone, this was probably it. For the second night in a row (Friday night with Kuumba), I was startled to find a big celebration happening on Market Square. And for the second day […]

Kuumba Ya My City, Kuumba Ya

I have to get on top of what is going on around here. I think I’m up on everything. I dare to leave my house without a camera and what happens? Kuumba breaks out on Market Square! I missed the parade and the featured dancers, but I caught a few songs by Steph Jones and […]