Knox native talks on making it on 'The Voice'
The Bad Dudes
Punk-rock act taps into more aggressive sound
Actresses face off in '300: Rise of an Empire'
Sex Week crisis: entire UT population pregnant
Next Level Wrestling
Knox-based outfit aims to put sport back in spotlight
Fort Sanders Yacht Club
Barcade scores with eclectic ambience
'Mr. Peabody and Sherman'
Cast brings beloved characters to modern times
When last we spoke to Knoxville’s homage to old school rock ’n’ roll debauchery, The Bad Dudes were contemplating a break from performances, during which they intended to write and record. The hiatus never came as the act was approached with too many big show offers to pass up. This year looks to be just as promising; however, the band will be taking it on without one more of its founding members.
HOLLYWOOD — Though the follow up to the hit 2007 swords-and-sandals epic “300” is a stylish, hyper-realistic war movie with lots of men wielding swords, decapitating their enemy most gruesomely in meager uniforms that show off their sweaty pecs, it’s the fairer sex that really comes to dominate “300: Rise of an Empire.”
Here’s something you’d never learn from watching contemporary Hollywood movies: Life doesn’t end at 50, even for women. The eponymous heroine of “Gloria,” played with indefatigable energy and a tender vulnerability by Paulina García, has been divorced for 13 years and lives alone in a flat in Chile, where her upstairs neighbor’s hairless cat keeps sneaking in through the window, freaking her out. Gloria frequents nightclubs filled with middle-aged people such as herself, wanders onto dance floors and flirts with men. One night, she catches the eye of Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández), who is also a divorcee, and after some drinks and conversation, they go back to her place for sex.
The Fort Sanders Yacht Club. I remember the first time I heard its name, I immediately thought, “Where would you dock a yacht in Fort Sanders?” Yes, I was new to Knoxville and still getting used to what was where, but even in my brief time in the area I knew Fort Sanders wasn’t waterfront. In the end, I found I had been fooled, perhaps like many before me. Plus, Fort Sanders Yacht Club isn’t big enough for more than a few life rafts, let alone a yacht.
If you're in the mood for karaoke, there are plenty of options to choose from. Armstrong's Bar & Grill hosts karaoke on Fridays, while Club XYZ hosts it on Wednesdays and Sundays. Cotton Eyed Joe serves up country karaoke on Thursdays and Fridays, and Paul's Oasis delivers the songs on Fridays. Roger's Place and Susan's Happy Hour both offer karaoke on Thursdays. Toot's Little Honky Tonk offers a double dose with karaoke offered on Fridays and Saturdays.