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

KCDC holds community meeting to present Five Points Phase 4 site plan

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) held a community meeting to present a site plan for Phase 4 redevelopment of the Walter P. Taylor Homes site to Five Points residents and community stakeholders on Nov. 14 at the Walter P. Taylor Boys & Girls Club, 317 McConnell St. KCDC’s design team of BarberMcMurry Architects of Knoxville and Urban Design Associates, based … Read More

Big Ears Festival celebrates 10 years of genre-defying musical exploration

Big Ears is thrilled to announce the final lineup for its tenth-anniversary, March 21-24, 2019, in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The festival will offer more than 100 performances — plus a film festival, workshops, talks, exhibitions, and a 12-hour drone concert — all taking place in an extraordinary array of venues, from historic theaters and houses of worship to beautiful converted … Read More

KSO announces renewal of music director Aram Demirjian’s contract through 2022

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) has announced the extension of Aram Demirjian’s contract as music director for three years beyond the current three year contract that began in 2016. This extension takes Maestro Demirjian through the 2021-2022 season. “The energy Demirjian brought to Knoxville is evident,” said Board President Russ Watkins. “The past two seasons have been filled to the … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces Kevin Wills as Chief Financial Officer

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today that Kevin Wills will join the company as chief financial officer in February 2019. “With 30-plus years in retail, professional services and utilities, Kevin has the right expertise to contribute immediately to the company’s success in a significant way,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying … Read More

Johnson Architecture project Marble Hall earns East Tennessee Preservation Award

Johnson Architecture earned an East Tennessee Preservation Award for the firm’s adaptive reuse of Marble Hall at Lakeshore Park. Knox Heritage presented the award Nov. 1 at a ceremony in downtown Knoxville. The Lakeshore Park board and landscape architect Ross Fowler hired Johnson Architecture to reimagine the historic structure. “Designing the restoration updates for Marble Hall was such an honor,” … Read More

Apps and Connected Devices Can Help New Parents Breathe Easier

November is National Child Safety & Prevention Month and new parents can use all the help they can get keeping their baby safe and healthy. Why won’t he sleep? Am I ever going to sleep again? What time is it? When did he last eat? If mom and dad can remember where they set their smartphones, help is just a tap or two … Read More

South College to assist students from closed Knoxville school to complete fall semester

South College plans to assist Fountainhead College of Technology students complete their fall semester courses following the school’s unexpected closure in Knoxville last week. The completion of these courses would allow some students to complete their degree programs by the end of the year. Knoxville-based South College administrators met with officials from Fountainhead College of Technology to facilitate a way … Read More

KSO to feature work of female composers at November Masterworks

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series will feature the music of female composers Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann, along with classic compositions by Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms for the “Schumann’s Circle of Friends” performances in November. Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen will lead the Orchestra on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. … Read More