Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday or My Life with Bob Dylan

My autographed copy of The Times They Are a-Changin’ Initially, I was too young to be a Bob Dylan fan. I was four-years-old when “Blowin’ In The Wind” was recorded. Bob protested, went electric, crashed his motorcycle and went country before I was twelve years old. I missed it. My mother used to say I was […]

Business Update, Day Two

Today’s information comes from a multitude of sources. My favorite business blog is Josh Flory’s Property Scope and much of what I’ll mention in this post came from that site. There has been a great deal of movement so far this year in downtown businesses. Yesterday I mentioned that Reruns is moving to the Daylight Building […]

Children in the City

Urban Toddler, Recovering Mardi Gras Addict, Dancing on the Square, Knoxville What makes a city feel like a city? Most people would agree that downtown Knoxville didn’t really feel like a city twenty-five years ago. What about fifteen? Ten? Does downtown Knoxville currently feel like a city? Skateboarding on the Square, Good thing or Bad […]

Party Crashing: First Friday, Take Three

So much of the allure of downtown is the excitement of the unexpected. The city’s ability to surprise is as important as the amenities and joys you assume. First Friday often holds at least one, if not many such unexpected turns. A recent view through the window at Union Avenue Books, Knoxville This time, the […]

High Art in the City: First Friday, Take Two

Pamela Neal creation, Emporium, Knoxville, April 2011 Every First Friday features art with a capital “A.” The Art Market features an artist each month and somehow I usually miss that, so I’m planning to put more effort into that next month. UT also has a studio on the 100 block of Gay Street and that is […]