A Weekend Rich in Diverse Entertainment

We entered the weekend fresh off the excellent performance of La Bohème by Knoxville Opera. Urban Girl’s first opera, it set a high bar. With various rounds of illness and school closings, Urban Girl got to continue her run of cool shows as she tagged along with Urban Woman and myself. The first round of […]

Rhythm n Blooms Kick-off and Day One

I realize that the sensible journalistic move here would be to do one article re-capping the Rhythm n Blooms Festival: Sum it up, mention a highlight or two, throw in half a dozen photographs and move on. I, however, being neither a proper journalist and some would say not so sensible, just won’t/can’t do it. […]

New Year’s Eve in the City: 2015 into 2016

I know there are other stories which have already broken around downtown for the new year – and I’ll get to those, but this being a marathon of stories and not always a sprint, I’m going to linger one more day over the holidays. I had a great time bringing in the New Year and […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2015: Day One

What an amazing weekend of great music. I can’t imagine the odds against a city our size having just one of the two excellent music festivals we’ve enjoyed in the last couple of weeks, let alone two of this caliber. The electricity in the city when this many creative people merge into one spot and […]

Tennessee Shines Returns from Hiatus

The absolute best weekly show downtown returns tonight at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Hosted by Paige Travis and Bob Deck for WDVX, Tennessee Shines airs from 7:00 to 8:00 PM each Monday night. Most often, two artists perform for a live audience with the interview questions interspersed. Generally a writer joins the mix adding poetry, […]