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Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Entertainment, Local News February 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

By Kayla D. Putman From Hard Rock to Honky Tonk; rising star Shaun Abbott, of Knoxville, brought a country flair to the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge on Friday. Shaun’s musical palette is wide reaching and his set consisted of covers from country legends, rock iconsRead More

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Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass set for 2016

Entertainment, Local News January 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Marr Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of theRead More

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Entertainment, State News December 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky   Spring is a time for new beginnings, new memories and a bevy of experiences uniquely Made in Tennessee. Music, film and cornbread festivals, the world’s biggest fish fry, a celebration of mules and more can be found in the Volunteer State. Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival isRead More

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The Beach Boys to headline annual ‘Stars on Stage’ gala

Entertainment December 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Shell Jennings Legendary musical group The Beach Boys will headline “Stars on Stage,” the annual fundraising gala and performance to benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. General admission and VIP reception tickets are on sale now at www.tennesseetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200 for theRead More

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The Blackwoods farewell concert

Entertainment, Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams After 2,854 shows in Pigeon Forge, the Blackwoods are preparing to take their final bow on December 31. R.W. Blackwood and his wife Donna host the morning show at the Smoky Mountain Opry where they perform with several other entertainers. After a successful 15-year run in PigeonRead More

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Gatlinburg city officials are expecting higher than average attendance to this year’s New Year’s Eve ball Drop. Each year thousands of tourists and locals alike descend on the strip in Gatlinburg to watch as a lighted ball, similar to the one in Times Square, descends in theRead More

Dollywood auditions set for 2016 season

Dollywood auditions set for 2016 season

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey With entertainment icon Dolly Parton at the helm, it’s no wonder why Dollywood has earned so many awards for the park’s world-class shows and productions. Fresh off collecting its seventh consecutive honor for Best Shows, Dollywood plans upcoming auditions in the Southeast for performers ready to shareRead More

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Fireworks highlight Dollywood’s New Year’s Eve celebration:Park open on Dec. 31 to help guests ring in 2016

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Slowing down during this busy time of year to visit Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is the perfect way for families to reconnect, recharge and make lifetime memories together. To help families carve out more time to visit, the award-winning theme park is open Dec.Read More

Now there was a song : Sammi Smith

Now there was a song : Sammi Smith

Entertainment, Now there was a song December 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1973: over 90% of U.S. gas stations closed voluntarily in order to save fuel; Britain cut its work week to three days in order to save its fuel supply; the twin towers of The World Trade Center were completed in downtown Manhattan at aRead More

“Frozen” comes to life at the Starlite Theater

“Frozen” comes to life at the Starlite Theater

Entertainment, Local News December 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill The Starlite Theater, located across the street from Country Tonite, has created a wonderful experience for children, really children of all ages, to enjoy during this holiday season. Running every Saturday and Sunday until December 27 will be the amazing production of The Frozen Winter Wonderland StageRead More