Waynestock 2020: great music, loving support

Betsy PickleArts 865

The Knoxville music community is a loving, supportive group.
Shortly after the sudden death of local musician Andrew Bledsoe, son of then-News Sentinel music writer (and my dear friend) Wayne Bledsoe, …

Marble City Opera to present City of Ashes

Larry Van GuilderArts 865

Marble City Opera announced via press release the U.S. premiere of “City of Ashes” on Sept. 12 and 13 at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Performances of the one-act …

Nero goes crazy in ‘Nero Monologues’

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

Fractured components of Roman Emperor Nero’s mind and psyche rampaged around the marbled L-shaped room at Candoro Marble Thursday night, in Marble City Opera’s production of “Nero Monologues,” the brilliant, …

Marble City Opera premieres ‘Follow Suit’

Harold DuckettArts 865

Occasionally a ripple of laughter drifted through the audience in the packed Windows on the Park Lounge at the Holiday Inn downtown, during last night’s sold-out performance of Marble City …