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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

George Jones museum opens

George Jones museum opens

Entertainment, News, State News April 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Country music’s finest turn out for gala opening By Kirt Webster Some of the biggest stars in country music turned out for a red carpet event to commemorate the grand opening of the George Jones Museum, celebrating the life and work of one of the icons of country music. MoreRead More

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Stranger than fiction: Jack the Signalman

Weird News September 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams During the latter part of the 1800s travelers voyaging to Cape Town, South Africa along the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad frequently saw a curious sight as they entered the train station. The signalman operating the levers that set the railroad signals in the control tower was aRead More

Great kids in history: the youngest drummer boy

Great kids in history: the youngest drummer boy

Education August 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The Medal of Honor is the highest honor that can bestowed on an American, either as a civilian or a soldier. Most of the time the medals are awarded to combat veterans. Earning the medal is very difficult and requires that a person show bravery and valorRead More

Just how conservative is Tennessee?

Just how conservative is Tennessee?

Local News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 7:04 am Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion Tennessee has voted solidly for Republican candidates in elections across the board. Mitt Romney and John McCain won the state in the last two presidential elections, and President George W. Bush won the state twice. The state has had two Republican senators since 1994, and has electedRead 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

Great Kids in History: The Kids Go on Strike!

Great Kids in History: The Kids Go on Strike!

Opinion July 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Kids in History. During the 1890s, there were many orphan and homeless children living on the streets of most major cities across the nation. In New York alone more than 10,000 children had no place to call home and many slept on the streets. They were raggedRead More