‘Corteo’ puts the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’

Betsy PickleArts 865, Feature

Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” is spinning audiences into a frenzy at Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena.
“Corteo,” which is Italian for “cortege,” builds its feats of athletic wizardry and comical scenarios around an …

‘Middlemarch’ celebrates spring

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

Claudia Stevens told WBIR-TV that she is “too old to worry about how it’s going to turn out.”
Stevens is the librettist for Allen Shearer’s “Middlemarch in Spring,” which the UT …

Pianist Fei-Fei Dong spices up KSO concert

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

If it hadn’t been for pianist Fei-Fei Dong’s exuberant encore of contemporary Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos’ rambunctious arrangement of Mozart’s “Turkish Rhondo,” last night’s Knoxville Symphony Masterworks Concert at the …

Making music at Flying Anvil

Sandra ClarkArts 865, Feature

Expect some smooth music when Flying Anvil Theatre presents “Carrying a Torch,” a twisted look at bad love, heartbreak and revenge. The show runs April 20 to May 13.
Wendel Werner …