Molasses Man

Christopher RobinArts 865, Union

The making of molasses is an Appalachian tradition that actually goes back to India and nearly 500 BC. Our mountain folk just perfected the process of making it a social …

Billy Dean coming to Townsend

Jay FitzArts 865, Blount

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host a special acoustic concert by Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Dean on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, as part of its “Townsend Christmas in …

Ravishing Radishes

Christopher RobinArts 865, Food

A vibrant vegetable vignette from the local farmers market seized my attention with the colors but also the tendrils of root vegetables. Who knew radishes presented in so many different …

Big Ears gets new life with livestreamed concerts

Lesli Bales-SherrodArts 865, Our Town Teens

Pellissippi State Community College’s media technologies faculty and students are directing, filming, recording, photographing and engineering Sites & Sounds from Big Ears, a series of intimate concerts at the historic Bijou Theatre.
The initiative …

Capps says videos could boost local tourism

Sandra ClarkArts 865

On-line musical programs will “highlight some of the great features of our city,” says Ashley Capps, founder of Bonnaroo and the Big Ears Festival. Venues include the Bijou Theatre and …

Movies at the Midway

Mary Pom ClaiborneArts 865, Inside 640

Update: The vote is in! The public has chosen the lineup for this year’s Drive-In at the Midway. With more than 1,500 votes cast, the No. 1 choice of moviegoers is …

Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole

Christopher RobinArts 865

About an hour’s drive northwest of Knoxville lies the hidden gem of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. When the fall crowds of the Smoky Mountains become too …