Exposing, transforming planet’s woes

Betsy PickleArts 865

Art adds to our lives in many ways. One of the most challenging is how it reflects life and makes us think more deeply about it.
That’s the value of the …

Count your many blessings

Betsy PickleArts 865

It’s Thanksgiving, the day Americans set aside to celebrate food, family and friendship for a few hours before racing to get the jump on Black Friday sales.
It wasn’t always that …

September will exit with music, festivals

Betsy PickleArts 865

It’s the last weekend of the month and the first weekend of autumn, which leaves us with at least two questions: What happened to September, and why is it still …

Wave the flag with the KSO

Betsy PickleArts 865

Possibly the biggest – and loudest – concert of the year will be tonight’s free Knoxville Symphony Orchestra show at the Festival on the Fourth on the Performance Lawn at …

KSO season opener shows promise

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

With the rehearsals and 17-performance run of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” just finished
at Clarence Brown Theatre, in the CBT and Knoxville Symphony’s stunning joint production, KSO music
director and conductor Aram Demirjian …

Sexuality and sensuality at the KSO

Harold DuckettArts 865

Last night’s Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tennessee Theatre was worth noting for multiple reasons, one of which was, for the first time in my memory, going back more …