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Arts Knoxville is the source for news and commentary on the art and music scene in Knoxville. It depends on support and advertising from readers and sponsors for its continuation.

Arts Knoxville was created by Alan Sherrod in 2014 in response to the closure of the alternative weekly Metro Pulse, a publication on which he had been the classical music writer since 2007. When the Knoxville Mercury was launched by former Metro Pulse editors and writers in March 2015, Sherrod continued with that alt-weekly as classical/new music writer until its untimely closure in July 2017. In response to that closure, Arts Knoxville was expanded In August of 2017 with the goal of maintaining the arts journalism legacy of Metro Pulse and the Knoxville Mercury.

Sherrod has also contributed music content to the Nashville Scene and other music publications around the U.S., including the website Classical Journal. Sherrod was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts — the Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera — under the auspices of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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