Holler Performing Arts Center Set to Open in June

  It’s been an evolutionary process since Modern Studio openedĀ in January 2017 at 109 W. Anderson Avenue (a half block from the primary intersection in Happy Holler). At the time, the business featured two owners, Burke Brewer and Victor Agreda, Jr., as well as consultant Carolyn Corley. The plan included multiple uses for the building, […]

A Plea for Preservation of a Building and a Struggle for the Soul of Central

There are so many interesting areas in Knoxville. Each has a claim of one sort or another to put itself forward as a place worthy of a visit, or maybe a longer stay. A stroll out Central from south to north, however, is enough to put one in mind of the ad campaign featuring, “the […]

Central Cinema Brings Independent and Classic Films to Happy Holler: Location Announced

  Happy Holler will get a bit more happy in the future as Central Cinema, a one screen small theater will debut in the former home of a string of theaters from nearly a hundred years ago. 1205 North Central became their official future home when they signed the lease this week. You may know […]

Waynestock Seven Highlights the Weekend with Hugs and Great Music

Waynestock started six years ago as a tip of the hat to Wayne Bledsoe who had recently lost his son. Wayne had done so much to help the local music community and they wanted to give back. Not originally planned as a running festival, a second year focused on helping the family of Phil Pollard […]

Modern Studio Set for a (Pretty Cranked Up) Soft Opening

When I introduced you to Modern Studio last July, it seemed little more than a dilapidated building and a dream. Victor Agreda, Jr., Burke Brewer and Carolyn Corley had a vision and a lot of optimism. Raise your hand if you wondered if it would ever happen. I see you out there, and you, and […]