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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

Thunder Road Wine Trail merges with moonshine history

Thunder Road Wine Trail merges with moonshine history

Entertainment, History, Local News September 11, 2015 at 2:07 am 0 comments

TDTD (press release)—A new wine trail merges moonshine history with award-winning Tennessee wines. Thunder Road Wine Trail is now open and follows the old Thunder Road and Copperhead Road moonshine smuggling routes, winding 140 miles from Knoxville to Butler, Tenn. This wine trail includes six wineries close enough to visitRead More

Music is everywhere in Tennessee

Music is everywhere in Tennessee

By Amanda Stravinsky Sept. 3 Maryville—The Knoxville Opera Company will present a 2015–2016 season preview including pieces from Boito’s Mefistofele, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Puccini’s Tosca 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library. Nashville—The Shelby Bottom String Band will play for audiences 6–8 p.m. at the Frist CenterRead More

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Arts & Culture, History, Local News August 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Veterans’ Homecoming Parade and the Civil War Relics show, two annual events intended to honor our nation’s veterans and appeal to military historians and collectors of military memorabilia, will be held August 29 in Pigeon Forge. The parade was originally designated the Welcome Home Vietnam VeteransRead More

Titanic violin and Bible now on display in Pigeon Forge for limited time

Titanic violin and Bible now on display in Pigeon Forge for limited time

History, Local News, News, State News July 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley as the Titanic slipped into its watery grave is now on display at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Along with the violin, in a separate display, is a Bible that belonged to a Knoxville minister who perished with almostRead More

Jonesborough Yarn Exchange adds additional show to lineup

Jonesborough Yarn Exchange adds additional show to lineup

Education, Entertainment, History, State News July 23, 2015 at 6:52 am 0 comments

JONESBOROUGH (press release)—Due to large crowds, Jonesborough Yarn Exchange, Jonesborough’s original storytelling radio show, will now be performed 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings in the International Storytelling Center. The show recently won a Pinnacle Award from the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association which recognizes tourism’s peak performers (individuals, groups,Read More

Southern style: Historical elements reflect their time, not ours

Southern style: Historical elements reflect their time, not ours

History, Southern Style July 16, 2015 at 2:13 am 0 comments

By Randall Franks “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” Whether you attribute the origin of the thought to Irish statesman Edmund Burke, English politician Winston Churchill or Spanish philosopher George Santayana, the sentiment is one that has enveloped me as I have watched the movementRead More

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Reptiles & Amphibians Program July 27-29, 2015 TOWNSEND (press release)—Discover the secret lives of reptile and amphibian species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Focus will be on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, includingRead More

Gatlinburg farmers market shares food preservation methods

Gatlinburg farmers market shares food preservation methods

Arts & Culture, Education, History, Local News July 10, 2015 at 2:33 am 0 comments

By Alex Shelton On Saturday, July 11, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market will present its next series of special events, Canning and Food Preservation Day, with a lineup of demonstrations on traditional ways of preserving fresh foods while listening to music performed by Vicki Jones-Cosby. Throughout the morning, Linda Hyder fromRead More

Gatlinburg gears up to be summer destination

Gatlinburg gears up to be summer destination

GATLINBURG (press release)—This summer, visitors will have the chance to spend their evenings enjoying live entertainment, attending award-winning Independence Day festivities or getting a firsthand look at items hand-crafted for generations in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg’s award-winning 4th of July Midnight Parade is the first Independence Day parade held in the countryRead More