Kelle Jolly Launches Knoxville’s Women in Jazz Jam Festival

She is many things: pensive and effusive, delicate and determined, eloquent and straightforward. She is also very talented and she has a vision which she intends to see through. “What I’m doing this moment has to be good. I’m not waiting for good,” she told me when I sat down with her recently. As we […]

First Friday Fun in Downtown Knoxville, March 2014

As I’ve done before, I’ll let the photographs carry most of the weight for First Friday. It was one of those nights I’ve experienced before in which I was dragging about and not real sure about getting out at all. But then, the weather was awesome and I can’t resist the buzz on the streets […]

Jazz All Stars Make a Very Special Evening at KMA

Friday night found an amazing array of talent assembled on – and one of them off – stage at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five. I’ve described these shows before and I’ve ¬†been to many very, very good editions, but I have to say I can’t remember one that felt more special than […]