Those Special Moments

The time has finally arrived. If you haven’t finished the details and tasks demanded for that perfect celebration, you are up against a wall. Hopefully, the demands are met, presents wrapped and plans are underway to enjoy a happy time with people you love. Leading up to that perfect conclusion, the days can become a […]

Nief-Norf Brings an Unsilent Night to the City

Something very different from your routine Christmas program happens each year in Knoxville. A similar performance happens in cities around the world. It started in the winter of 1992 when Phil Kline, “had an idea for the combination of artwork combined with holiday caroling.” The result was an electronic piece, Unsilent Night, lasting forty-five minutes […]

Big Ears 2017, Part One

I spoke to someone who didn’t attend Big Ears and felt it was simply too much to imagine and to which she might see an entry point. While I made some suggestions for next year, I can say I attended Big Ears and can relate to the feeling. It’s overwhelming in so many ways. There’s […]