Joe Bonamassa: Keeping the Blues Alive
Joe Bonamassa: Keeping the Blues Alive

Joe Bonamassa: Keeping the Blues Alive In Concert • Civic Auditorium • March 5th By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com Imagine being 12 years old and having the guitar chops good enough to open for blues legend B.B. King - not once. Not twice. But approximately 20...

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New Exhibitions Opening
New Exhibitions Opening

Emporium Center - December 1 The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2023 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years...

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The Moody Blues’ John Lodge
The Moody Blues’ John Lodge

By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com The Moody Blues. An awesome band a) who has been in existence for almost 60 years; b) whose career has spanned seven decades; and c) whose remaining band members, John Lodge and Justin Hayward, are still performing and recording...

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8th Annual Ancient Sounds Music Festival
8th Annual Ancient Sounds Music Festival

September 1st - 2nd Join us for Ancient Sounds - a two-day music event that celebrates the rich musical traditions of the Celtic and Appalachian musical roots of our region. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Historic Ramsey House, this unique festival offers...

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Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!
Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!

Our relationship to moving images is constantly evolving. Amid the global pandemic, for example, our use of - and reliance on - streaming services to access Hollywood blockbusters not only changed how we watch movies, but also disrupted traditional models for...

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Janie Hendrix
Janie Hendrix

The Making of Jimi By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com Jimi Hendrix. The name conjures up images, memories, and sounds as individual as those who hear the name. For some of you, it may be remembering seeing Jimi in concert, maybe even at Woodstock. Others will...

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Big Ears Festival
Big Ears Festival

The Big Ears Festival Brings Together Artists and Music Lovers from All Over the World for an Exhilarating, Unforgettable Four Days of Musical Adventure, Discovery, and Fun Music • Talks & Panels • Film • Writers & Poets March 30 - April 2, 2023 in Knoxville...

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GO! Contemporary Dance Works
GO! Contemporary Dance Works

GO! Contemporary Dance Works Premieres Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh at the Bijou Theatre February 26 • 2 & 7:30 pm February 26 • 3 pm GO! brings ancient Egyptian culture to life with its newest contemporary ballet, Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh, on Saturday, February...

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Songwriter Extraordinaire: Steve Dorff

By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com If you were an aspiring songwriter, would your dream include launching your career by writing music for a movie whose main characters are a washed-up fighter and a beer drinking orangutan? Probably not. More about that in a moment....

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Artistic Renderings of Iconic Knoxville Scenes
Artistic Renderings of Iconic Knoxville Scenes

Add Some Local Flavor to Your Décor  For the first time since its creation in 2020, G.O.A.T House of Creative is releasing a scenes collection inspired by its hometown: Knoxville. From Neyland Stadium to the Henley Street Bridge, this collection captures the images...

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The Knox County Courthouse
The Knox County Courthouse

A Brief History The Knox County Courthouse, located on Main Street in downtown Knoxville, was built in 1885 and served as our county’s courthouse until the completion of the City County Building in 1980. The courthouse sits on Lot 36 of the original 1791 plat of the...

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Boomerocity
Boomerocity

Jason Scheff  Leader • Legacy • Mentor By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com Jason Scheff. Son of Jerry Scheff, legendary bassist for Elvis, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Chris Hillman, and so many others. At age 23, young Jason joined Chicago, replacing Peter Cetera. ...

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Knox Heritage
Knox Heritage

George Barber George F. Barber (1854-1915) was an architect known for the house designs he marketed worldwide through his mail-order catalogs. A self-taught architect, Barber’s mail-order business was inspired and modeled after the Bridgepoint, Connecticut, firm of...

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Boomerocity
Boomerocity

Jimmie Vaughan: The Story Tour In Concert Bijou Theatre • July 14 By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com The blues. The genre affects people in many ways. Wynton Marsalis said of it, “Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with...

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The Curious History of the Peabody School
The Curious History of the Peabody School

By Shara Casey, Knox Heritage Intern An unassuming building situated on the northern edge of Old City, and now home to the county’s Democratic Party, 311 Morgan Street holds an unexpected piece of Knoxville history. The Peabody School was the first purpose-built...

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Old Gray Cemetery
Old Gray Cemetery

By Shara Casey, Knox Heritage Intern Located across from St. John’s Lutheran Church, on the corner of Tyson Street and North Broadway, Old Gray Cemetery is a beautiful example of the rural cemetery movement that was at the forefront of public design when it was...

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A.J. Croce’s Got a Name and Plays by Request
A.J. Croce’s Got a Name and Plays by Request

By Randy Patterson Say the name “Croce” in front of music-loving baby boomers or people who love the music of our generation and great music comes to mind. Songs like “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Time in a Bottle,” and “I Got a Name”...

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Knox Heritage: A Community of Preservationists
Knox Heritage: A Community of Preservationists

Preserving the Past to Invest in the Future In 1974, the Bijou Theatre was threatened by demolition and neglect, but a group of concerned citizens was determined not to let that happen; this is how Knox Heritage was born. In the decades since, our community of...

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