Arts & Culture

Great kids in history: the female Paul Revere

Great kids in history: the female Paul Revere

Arts & Culture, Opinion August 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Most Americans are familiar with the story of the daring midnight ride of Paul Revere who bravely rode out to warn American patriots of the impending invasion of British soldiers. But few are familiar with a lesser-known story of Sybil Ludington, a courageous 16-year-old girl who madeRead More

Destinations: Laurel Falls

Destinations: Laurel Falls

Arts & Culture, Local News, National News August 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Laurel Falls is the most popular hiking trail in the Smokies. During peak season, as many as 1,500 visitors hike the trail daily. Their destination is a magnificent 80 foot waterfall cascading over rocks down into a pool at the base of the falls. The hike toRead More

RC Cola and a suntan disaster

Arts & Culture, Opinion August 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott For those of you who have married someone from another country, you will know of what I speak. Together you and I share a common bond of misspoken English and customs which make no sense to us All-American types. My wife is from the Philippines. Since weRead More

Now there was song

Arts & Culture, Opinion August 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm Comments are Disabled

By Doug Davis This week in 1936: 100,000 people hailed Hitler at the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the A.F.L. voted to suspend ten unions unless they quit the C.I.O., the United States proclaimed non-intervention in Spain, and a singer from Maynardville, Tennessee recorded a song that would become a musical standard.Read More

Warning: Golf Can Be Addictive and Destructive

Warning: Golf Can Be Addictive and Destructive

Arts & Culture, Health, Lifestyle July 24, 2014 at 10:08 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott I have a friend named Larry who has a house in Nashville but his home is on the golf course, any golf course. He habitually can be found on the green seven days a week, club in hand. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow nor darkness ofRead More

Blount County Couple Create Christian Themed Dinner Show

Blount County Couple Create Christian Themed Dinner Show

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle July 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams After a successful career as a home builder, Jess Davis and his wife, Linda, decided to get back to their Christian roots and open a Christian themed dinner theater. The Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge was the culmination of three years of careful planning andRead More

Local visits 45th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Local visits 45th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Arts & Culture, Local News May 8, 2014 at 11:57 pm Comments are Disabled

By Louis Kahl Spanish moss still hangs from the oak trees that line the roads to New Orleans. This time of year Magnolias begin to bloom with spring flowers. The weather is perfect, unlike what it will be in three to four weeks when 100% humidity wraps its sultry armsRead More

Sable Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Sable Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Local News May 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The new Pigeon Forge Theater, Sable is one of the most innovative shows ever to open, it is now captivating audiences in the Smoky Mountains. Sable, which is French for sand, combines the majesty of equestrian showmanship with the beauty of sand art performed by a sand artist.Read More