IndiaFest 2019 Hits the World’s Fair

(Article and Photos by Caitlin McLawhorn)   When asked to cover the IndiaFest this year, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was told there would be plenty of delicious food, so of course I couldn’t say no. Formerly held at the Hindu Community Center in Lenoir City, IndiaFest relocated to the World’s Fair […]

Asian Festival 2019: New Location is a Hit

It’s hard to imagine that a very few years ago, the Asian Festival was held in Krutch Park Extension. And it had plenty of space. The festival has exploded in popularity, growing with each subsequent year. First taking all of Krutch Park, then adding Market Square, it eventually outgrew the larger footprint of surrounding streets. […]

Knoxville PrideFest 2016 Remembers Orlando, Celebrates a Better Future

It had to be different from last year. A year ago our LGBT community, along with their many supporters, friends and family in Knoxville and across the country celebrated PrideFest with a background of a looming supreme court decision with increasing confidence that ruling would legalize gay marriage. The event became a celebration of marriage […]

Updates From Around Downtown

Occasionally over the years I’ve given updates about projects I’ve mentioned some time back or developments which others reported first and you might have missed. So, here’s a chance to make sure we all know what’s going on. The Tombras Group, an advertising and public relations firm, reportedly purchased the KUB building and the adjacent […]

Pridefest 2015: Jubilant and Poignant

It had to feel different  this year. With the backdrop of the looming Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, which could come this week, Pridefest 2015 took on a heightened significance. Of course, it was also crazy fun. Still, with a growing consensus by both proponents, as well as opponents that the court will rule […]