Big Ears Festival focuses on 50 years of ECM

During the last decade, Big Ears has emerged as the United States’ preeminent festival for exploratory music. This year, the festival honors a visionary international institution that has always operated with the same outlook—ECM Records, the border-erasing label launched by producer Manfred Eicher that has now spent half a century tirelessly pursuing new frontiers and standards of excellence in jazz … Read More

Hundreds of kids complete first mile of marathon

Covenant Kids Run officially underway after dash at Zoo Knoxville on Jan. 26 Family members, friends, fitness enthusiasts and educators cheered as children from across East Tennessee ran, walked and skipped across Zoo Knoxville to kick off the Covenant Kids Run. The one-mile fun run, part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, encourages children to complete a 26.2-mile marathon over … Read More

Tennessee Theatre’s ‘Showbiz Saturday’ offers adults and students in-depth look at Broadway smash ‘Les Misérables’

Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon “Les Misérables” is coming to Knoxville Jan 2.-6. For “Les Miz” fans both old and new, the Tennessee Theatre presents “Showbiz Saturday: Behind Les Misérables,” an in-depth look at the beloved play and its success. Held Saturday, Jan. 5, at the East Tennessee History Center, two free sessions will be offered – one for adults and one for … Read More

Tennessee Theatre launches podcast to preserve, share stories of past 90 years

The Tennessee Theatre’s 90-year history is rich with stories of performers, patrons, parties, poignant events and pop culture, and now the community can hear those stories through the voices of the people who lived them. The Tennessee Theatre is launching “Behind the Tennessee: A Palace of Stories,” a podcast intended to preserve, celebrate and share stories of the theatre through … Read More

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to sponsor Kingsport Miracle Field Complex playground

BlueCross Healthy Place will feature inclusive play structures for children of all abilities KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Miracle Field Complex gained yet another significant supporter today as the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation announced that it will sponsor the facility’s all-accessible playground. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation joins the City of Kingsport, Eastman and the Eastman … Read More

Erin Donovan joins Moxley Carmichael as digital storyteller

Emmy Award-winning journalist Erin Donovan has joined Moxley Carmichael as its digital storyteller, bringing expertise in video, photography and multimedia, and a passion for promotion and client service. Donovan is well-known in the East Tennessee community both for her eight years of local television experience from 2005-2013 and five years at Visit Knoxville. While at WBIR-TV Channel 10, she won … Read More

Pilot campaigns raise more than $39,000 for area nonprofits

Pilot Convenience Stores presented checks totaling more than $39,000 to two East Tennessee nonprofit organizations on Nov. 29 at the Pilot Convenience Store in Rocky Hill at 7686 S. Northshore Drive in Knoxville. The first, a $23,977 check to Emerald Youth Foundation, was raised during a two-week fundraising campaign in August at East Tennessee Pilot convenience stores. During that time, … Read More

New course announced for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, recently named best marathon in Tennessee by “Runner’s Goal,” will feature new courses and a new finish line in 2019. Race officials have released the new course map for the 2019 marathon, marathon relay and half-marathon events. Courses for the 5K and Covenant Kids Run will be released after the start of the year. “The new … Read More

U.S. Cellular provides free phone calls, internet access to those in need

On Thanksgiving, U.S. Cellular associates provided free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). The associates also donated pies and desserts to the meal so that attendees could enjoy a sweet treat. Being able to share a meal and call families and loved ones is something U.S. Cellular knows … Read More

Tennessee Theatre 90th Anniversary keepsake ornaments available for holidays

The Tennessee Theatre has commissioned two glass holiday ornaments celebrating 90 years of grand entertainment. The ornaments are available for purchase now to decorate a tree at home or give as a gift this season, and all purchases support the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. The 90th anniversary ornament depicts the outside of the Tennessee Theatre, complete with the iconic … Read More