Checking in with River and Rail and the Old City Performing Arts Center

While many businesses have developed clever ways to deliver some semblance of their services while on shutdown, others simply do not work with the restrictions we’ve had in place. As the restrictions are slowly removed, more businesses are able to operate at some capacity. For others, it’s not so easy, even now. Imagining theatre shows […]

Building Purchased for Old City Performing Arts Center

Just over a year ago, River and Rail Theatre Company announced plans to open the Old City Performing Arts Center. It was an ambitious plan to convert the old Cor-Tenn building at 111 Central Street into a space to be used by all manner of performing artists and groups. They entered a lease-to-own option and […]

Options to Do Good and to Think Deeply This Weekend

If you count Rhythm n Blooms, where many of us will spend the entire weekend, as one event, there are 58 other options for vying for your weekend fun, according to my 10 Day Planner. The tally includes First Friday events downtown – many of which I didn’t learn about in time to include on […]

River and Rail Theatre Company Debuts Tonight with “The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby.”

The arts continue to grow and strengthen in Knoxville and the emergence of a new theatre company is always interesting. That this theatre company boasts Tom Cervone, Exectutive Director of Dogwood Arts on its board makes the new entry into our theatre community even more intriguing. I sat down for a conversation with Josh Peterson, […]