‘Almost, Maine’ is absurdist realism

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In Theatre Knoxville Downtown’s current play, “Almost, Maine,” playwright John Cariani manages to capture the poignancy, ridiculousness and more than a little absurdity that often comes with falling in and …

Community singers make ‘Turandot’ work

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The first of this season’s Knoxville Opera two mega-productions celebrating KO’s 40th anniversary season, Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot” opens at 7:30 Friday, Feb. 23, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.
Othalie Graham sings …

KSO plays concert crammed with Russian passion

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There were several star performances at the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tennessee Thursday night; two of them absolutely scintillating. But the solos played by several of the instrument …