Big Ears Festival named among ‘25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ by MovieMaker Magazine

Big Ears Festival has been named to MovieMaker Magazine’s 2018 list of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” MovieMaker slotted the music, art and film event held annually in Knoxville, Tennessee, alongside renowned festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Rotterdam and Zurich. The list was compiled by the magazine’s editors, in collaboration with a panel … Read More

Tennessee Theatre surprises its 2 millionth guest

After undergoing a nearly $30 million renovation and officially reopening Jan. 14, 2005, Knoxville’s beloved Tennessee Theatre has welcomed 2 million guests. On July 10, the first night of the six-day run of the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon,” the 2 millionth guest entered the doors. Sam Brouse and Emily Majzer of Asheville, North Carolina, were attending the show … Read More

Pilot Flying J celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Pilot Flying J is treating all guests to a free hot dog in celebration of National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 18. Guests who download or open the myPilot app July 18 will find a coupon to redeem for a free hot dog or roller grill item at Pilot Convenience Stores throughout East Tennessee, as well as Pilot and … Read More

Autocorrect mistakes are annoying but can be avoided

We’ve all had the experience where we’re writing out an important text to our friends, mom or coworker and suddenly you look back at what was sent and realize one of the words was autocorrected to something completely different, often changing the whole meaning. Videos and photos of some of the funniest and most common autocorrect mistakes fill the internet. … Read More

U.S. Cellular offers tips for tackling data drain

Smartphone users don’t have to be music mavens, social media savants or gaming gurus to realize apps can drain data. One hour of social media browsing consumes up to 90MB1 and high-quality YouTube streaming for that same time frame eats away at two entire gigabytes2. To help combat this consumption and enable connected consumers to get the most out of … Read More

Children’s Faith Pediatrics joins Summit Medical Group

Children’s Faith Pediatrics in Knoxville has joined Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization, as Summit expands its pediatric care services in addition to adult and family medicine across the region. “Children’s Faith Pediatrics has an outstanding reputation of providing expert, individualized pediatric care,” Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis said. “We are pleased to have them join … Read More

Big Ears Festival 2019 announces artist additions

Regarded as one of the most unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2019 with its 8th edition, taking place March 21 through March 24 in historic Knoxville, Tennessee. Festival passes are on sale now. “Contained within a walkable … Read More

Big Ears Festival announces seven artists for 2019 lineup, more to come

When Big Ears Festival returns to Knoxville, Tennessee, March 21-24, 2019, attendees will have their choice of dozens of curated artists and performances to experience. Big Ears has announced seven of those artists: Nils Frahm Mary Halvorson: Code Girl Lonnie Holley Rachel Grimes: The Way Forth The Messthetics Irreversible Entanglements Derek Gripper “Contained within a walkable radius of historic downtown … Read More

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley names Alizza Punzalan-Randle as CEO

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley (YWCA) has named Alizza Punzalan-Randle chief executive officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2018. Punzalan-Randle will replace retiring CEO Marigail Mullin, who has served in this capacity since 2006 and will assume a key capital campaign role within the organization. Punzalan-Randle is a native Knoxvillian who is firmly entrenched in the YWCA’s mission and work. … Read More