The City is Alive With Urban Music

What is urban music? Consider the connections you make with various kinds of music. Country and bluegrass music make me think of rural hinterlands. I attached sixties folk and folk rock to cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rap or Hip Hop is clearly urban, but before that there was an urban […]

Downtown News, Fun and Giveaways

There has been so much going on downtown recently, that an article a day just doesn’t get it all in. I’m going to cover a lot of ground in this article and each item won’t necessarily have a lot to do with the other, so hang on and we’ll try to take it all in […]

Is Knoxville Cuisine Improving? Which are the Best Downtown Restaurants?

We’ve had numerous debates about food in Knoxville over the years I’ve written about downtown. I generally write about restaurants that open, and while I’m spreading the word more than I’m reviewing them, I generally find some good things to say. Are we world class? No. Do we have the variety of restaurants found in […]

Ironwood Art Fair: A Cool Urban Party

Last weekend I attended an art fair/party at Ironwood Studios on Jennings Avenue, which is just a block off Broadway and just off Central – sort of between uptown and Happy Holler. The idea was simple: Open a warehouse/iron and woodworking studio to artists who want to display, add food for purchase, bands and dancers […]

Seeing Knoxville Through Different Eyes

Have you ever noticed how different something looks when you see it through someone else’s eyes. Maybe you’ve assured your friend that a movie is fine for their child, but as you sit with them you realize it had a whole lot more of something in it than you remembered. Or you’ve dragged a friend […]