Local Singer Katy Free Set to Release New CD

I’ve enjoyed a number of performances by Knoxville singer Katy Free in recent years. Her jazzy renditions of everything from Broadway to the Beatles, from pop standards to jazz standards captivates me every time. Smooth and elegant, aggressive and earthy by turns, she covers the gamut and makes it look easy as she slips deftly […]

Knoxville First Friday May 2013

I’m not sure if it was that I coincidentally made a different kind of round this First Friday or if I often miss major swaths of the goings on about town, but it was the variety of the events that struck me this time around. It started with a Polish Festival on Market Square which […]

Sapphire on Gay Street

I’ve probably mentioned Sapphire before, but I’ve never really focused on it that I recall. I know I’ve taken photographs there, though I may not have identified the place in the background. One of my first downtown meetings was to plan “Dancing in the Streets” with Knox Heritage and we met on a Sunday to […]