Arts & Culture

World renowned East Tennessee author to be celebrated

World renowned East Tennessee author to be celebrated

Arts & Culture, Local News, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams In 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, a young widow, Eliza Boond Hodgson, brought her five children, including the 13-year-old Frances, to America, settling first in Jefferson County and moving a few years later to Knoxville. The family struggled financially and young Frances began writingRead More

Arrowmont showcasing 60 years of work

Arrowmont showcasing 60 years of work

Arts & Culture, Local News November 11, 2015 at 1:52 am 0 comments

By Laura Tuttle Arrowmont is showcasing selected works of the last 60 years from its permanent collection—on view from now until January 8, 2016 in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to attend with their friends and family. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday  9Read More

Experience Tennessee’s ghostly side

Experience Tennessee’s ghostly side

By Amanda Stravinsky Want to hear a spooky story this fall? Travel to Tennessee where ghosts make their residence among the living in hotels, historic homes and theaters. History and paranormal activity blend to bring visitors a hauntingly good time that can only be made in Tennessee. Hotels Book aRead More

Wears Valley Fall Fest

Wears Valley Fall Fest

Friday, Oct. 16th – Sun, Oct. 18th 2015 By Matt Williams It’s that time of year when the Smoky Mountains are filled with local festivals of all types, but none are quite as unique as the Wears Valley Fall Fest.  One might ask what makes this festival so unique.  TheRead More

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to host Joan Cronan book signing

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to host Joan Cronan book signing

By Josh Sullivan The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will host a book signing featuring Women’s Athletics Director Emeritus for the University of Tennessee, Joan Cronan. The book signing will be held at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on October 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The book signingRead More

Three Sevier events named in top 100 events by American Bus Association

Three Sevier events named in top 100 events by American Bus Association

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News, State News September 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The American Bus Association released their 2016 Top 100 Events list. Seven are found in Tennessee. The ABA Top 100 judging committee selected Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Celebration, Heroes, Hometowns and Legends and Rivers and Spires Festival in Clarksville, National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Museum of Appalachia’sRead More

Arrowmont in Gatlinburg presents collaborative exhibit

Arrowmont in Gatlinburg presents collaborative exhibit

Arts & Culture, Local News September 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

GATLINBURG (press release)—Arrowmont invites the public to view “Time,” a collaborative exhibit by Blair Clemo and Jason Hackett daily until November 7, 2015 in the Geoffrey A. Gallery. The exhibit showcases an array of utilitarian and sculptural ceramic works measuring time through developed surfaces, symbolic image and historic and geologicRead More

Free book helps readers save “momma’s home”

Free book helps readers save “momma’s home”

Arts & Culture, News September 15, 2015 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Elder law attorney dispels myths, answers questions about nursing home Medicaid By Natalie Bailey As individuals and families plan long-term care for loved ones, the process can spark a number of questions. Certified elder law attorney Monica Franklin has answers in the newly released second edition of her free book,Read More

GSMNP welcomes fourth grade students through Every Kid in a Park initiative

GSMNP welcomes fourth grade students through Every Kid in a Park initiative

National program encourages families and classes to visit national parks GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. The park offers a variety of activities that fourth graders andRead More

Taste of Autumn 2015: A night full of food and comedy

Taste of Autumn 2015: A night full of food and comedy

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News September 11, 2015 at 2:23 am 0 comments

By Alex Shelton Gatlinburg is kicking off the fall season with a celebrity- filled night packed with delicious Gatlinburg food and hilarious comedy at the 18th Annual Gatlinburg Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Taste of Autumn will feature Country Cool Comedy TourRead More