Powell players feel special inspiration in staging 'Opal'
Published 02/25/2014 at 5:40 p.m.
While the Powell Playhouse actors are busy bringing theater to people in Powell, their founder, Nita Buell-Black, is struggling with health issues that will prevent her from being with them for "Everybody Loves Opal."
North Knoxville: New thrift store will benefit disabled veterans
Published 02/18/2014 at 5:31 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store at 5308 Washington Pike isn't even open yet and has very little signage, yet people already have started dropping by with donations.
North Knoxville: Griffey feels the love from all over at not-such-a-surprise 80th party
Published 02/06/2014 at 10:47 a.m.
It's hard to catch Jerry Griffey by surprise. Between his friends at the North Knoxville Rotary Club and fellow members of Fountain City United Methodist Church, word had leaked about the 80th birthday party on Jan. 27.
Betsy Pickle: Friends strengthen personal, professional bond with vintage store
Published 01/21/2014 at 5:23 p.m.
When old friends Gina Alazawi and Tree Ely-Griffin opened Retrospect, a vintage store at 1121 N. Central St. in Happy Holler, on Jan. 2, it was a melding of like minds.
North Knoxville: Lake, not 'pond,' gets its due in Fountain City T-shirt
Published 01/14/2014 at 10:08 p.m.
Greg Terry didn’t put Fountain City Lake on the map, as they say, but he did put it on a shirt.
Review: Family feuding takes emotional toll in 'August: Osage County'
Published 01/09/2014 at 1:43 p.m.
Family matters provoke psychic damage more chilling than physical abuse in “August: Osage County.” An uncomfortable melodrama sugarcoated slightly by the presence of A-list actors who are always worth watching, “August: Osage County” is heavy with anger and accusations. It ...
North Knoxville: Fountain City singer-songwriter Reynolds steps up a 'block'
Published 01/07/2014 at 5 p.m.
About 15 years ago, when WDVX was still broadcasting from a camper in Norris, Karen Reynolds started a show called "Writer's Block." Now her labor of love is bringing her a reward she never expected — it's going into syndication.
North Knoxville: Church Nativity scene provides ministry without saying a word
Published 12/24/2013 at 5 p.m.
The Nativity scene on the grounds of Northside Christian Church, 4008 Tazewell Pike, is a beacon to those who feel that the true meaning of Christmas gets drowned out amidst the hustle and bustle.
Review: Exhilarating 'American Hustle' makes all the right moves
Published 12/19/2013 at 3 p.m.
It took 40 years, but we’ve finally gotten the sequel to “The Sting” that we always wanted. Thank you, David O. Russell. Like George Roy Hill’s “The Sting,” director Russell’s “American Hustle” is about the Great American Con. The heroes ...
Review: Coen brothers craft timeless tale with 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Published 12/19/2013 at 11:04 a.m.
The times, they were a-changin’ in the early 1960s. But it turns out that some things never change, whether it’s 1961 or 2013.
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