Neil Hamburger

Comedian Neil Hamburger

Comedian Neil Hamburger

The Black Lillies

Photo by Jack Parker

The Black Lillies

— Friday, Jan. 29


George Strait and Reba McEntire might have postponed their concert for tonight, but Knoxville Americana supergroup The Black Lillies will entertain at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.

The ensemble includes, from left, Taylor Coker, Tom Pryor, Leah Gardner , Cruz Contreras and Jamie Cook.

Saturday, Jan. 30


Mountain Folk Reunion will entertain at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 320 Grove St., Loudon.

The trio of Bobby Wilson, Walker Johnson and Kelley Massey plays music from the 1960s folk era and a variety of other oldies.

Admission is $12. For information, call 865-458-9020.

Sunday, Jan. 31


Heavy metal rock bands Psychosystem, Aggression Therapy, The Jager Girls and Swingshot will perform in an all-ages concert 5-10 p.m. at Level 10, 4525 Kingston Pike.

Psychosystem previously performed as Facelock.

Admission is $6. For information, visit

Monday, Feb. 1


Jazz-folk musician Stephanie Nilles of New York and pop-Americana singer-songewriter Lisa Dotolo of Nashville will dish out the folksy tunes noon-1 p.m. during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

The performance will be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 and online at

Tuesday, Feb. 2


Multimedia art by Anne Wilson is on display through April 25 in the exhibit "Wind/Rewind/Weave" at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

The works include glass sculpture, weaving and video.

Comedian Neil Hamburger

Comedian Neil Hamburger

Wednesday, Feb. 3


Comedian Neil Hamburger, left, led a hilarious - and completely fictitious - tour of downtown Knoxville during the 2009 Big Ears Festival. He made up stories of horrific local history at sites from Market Square to the Sunsphere and back.

He returns to present his act as "the world's 'worst' stand-up comedian" at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

The rock band Daiquiri will also perform. Admission is $10.

Thursday, Feb. 4


Knoxville music-scene veteran and master guitarist-sound-engineer Carl Snow will bring his Summer of Love ensemble to town for "Eleven O'Clock Rock" at 11 a.m. at the Knox Ivi studio, 17 Market Square.

The group will perform a free show that will also be streamed live to the Internet via

John Travolta, Melissa Mars and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'From Paris With Love.'

John Travolta, Melissa Mars and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "From Paris With Love."

Friday, Feb. 5


John Travolta (far left) plays a trigger-happy CIA agent who joins forces with an ambitious part-time, desk-job agent (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, near left) to stop a terrorist attack on Paris. The cast of the R-rated action film also includes Melissa Mars, center left, Amber Rose Revah and Kasia Smutniak. It is scheduled to open in area theaters on Friday, Feb. 5.

Amanda Seyfried in 'Dear John.'

Amanda Seyfried in "Dear John."


Amanda Seyfried, left, of "Big Love" and "Mamma Mia!" fame, plays the object of a soldier's affection in the romantic drama "Dear John."

Soldier John (Channing Tatum) falls for Savannah (Seyfried) while on leave and they plan to marry. But the events of Sept. 11, 2001, inspire John to reenlist, putting time and distance between to the two. Will their love endure?

The film is rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence.

Saturday, Feb. 6


Americana folk & roots-rock performers Sonia Leigh and Levi Lowery will entertain at 9 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Leigh is a gritty-voiced singer-songwriter and guitarist from Atlanta.

Multi-instrumentalist Lowry hails from Dacula, Ga.

Admission is$10. For information, call 865-544-4199 or visit

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Sunday, Feb. 7


Artifacts of ancient times and contemporary works are both represented in the current exhibit "2,000 Years of Chinese Art: Han Dynasty to the Present" at the McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive on the UT campus.

For information, call 865-974-2144 or visit

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