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The Great Experiment

Honor and Excellence is the hallmark of TCDE Story by: Emily Stevens Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Dorothy Floyd had a revolutionary idea of creating a dance company entirely made up of children. Thus, she founded the Tennessee Children’s

Lily Allen

Farragut Intermediate School art teacher Lily Allen says she has never met a student that isn’t excited to be in art class. She works with third, fourth, and fifth graders—while keeping up with her own art as well. Allen says her…

Violins of Hope

Strings of the Holocaust The “Violins of Hope” is a new exhibition at UT’s Downtown Gallery featuring restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust. The collection of over 50 violins was created and

Sevier County Staycation

A long weekend close to home Story by: Emily Stevens This season you have battled the holiday shoppers, visited with family, entertained out-of-town relatives, and now it’s time for you to take a long weekend and let all of the

Matthew Cummings

Glass sculpture artist Matthew Cummings, owner of Pretentious Glass Company, has found that it is much more rewarding to get your art into the hands of many rather than few. “After drinking a little too much one day, because that’s when…

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Appalachian Ballet Company is returning to the Knoxville stage for their 47th performance of the seasonal classic The Nutcracker. The famed tale tells the story of a young girl named Clara and her nutcracker, which comes to life after the…

Snow Tubing

Tennesseans, and Knoxvillians specifically, know all too well that winter weather can be unpredictable—a decent snowfall can be rare and a “White Christmas” is almost unimaginable. Luckily, you don’t have to travel to Colorado or West…

Alive and Well

Hailing from Chicago as a pioneer of the West Side Blues sound, Buddy Guy is characterized by his electrifying blues performances.  His story began in a small town in Louisiana, but in 1957 he realized his sound was too big for…

Northshore Parks

Approximately a half mile past the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway begins a series of Knox County parks that provide access to the bountiful recreational opportunities on Fort Loudon Lake. On both land and water,…

Karly Stribling

Karly Stribling’s business, Soil & Steel, started as a half gardening/half metalwork business, has grown into mostly metalworking and sculpture business. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she attended DuPont Manual Magnet…