TVA Continues to Pursue Sale of Towers – Accepting Comments (Plus a Plug and a Giveaway)

Today I’m going to give you several quick hitters as we approach the weekend. First, it’s been several months since the announcement that TVA would offer its towers for sale. I wrote about it in May, dreaming a bit about what might happen. I called it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I still feel it could […]

Saturday Sounds: Andrew Leahey and the Homestead

It’s hard to comprehend the many exceptional live musical series we get to enjoy in downtown Knoxville. From the seasons presented each year by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and Knoxville Opera, to Jazz on the Square and Variety Thursdays. Alive After Five has yielded great music for many years at the […]

Scott Miller Highlights Final Tennessee Shines for the Season

It’s one of the best musical series going in a city that has many excellent musical series ranging from daily to weekly, monthly and annually. Tennessee Shines in its first incarnation offered a monthly show in the Bijou Theatre with host Jim Lauderdale. While it was a critical success – and I personally found a […]

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, […]

Tennessee Shines: Every Monday Night at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center

A show that really seems to be hitting its stride, Tennessee Shines brings high quality local and national artists together for an hour-long radio broadcast which is usually followed by a half-hour additional music. Often the musicians spontaneously collaborate after the radio microphones are turned off and the audience is treated to a one-off performance […]