A Sad Day: The Knoxville Mercury Shuts Down

As if there wasn’t enough consternation in our lives, Knoxville’s journalism scene has suffered yet another blow–the Knoxville Mercury will cease publication with the July 20 issue. As editor Coury Turczyn summarized in his goodbye announcement, “The reason is pretty simple: We were unable to raise enough money via advertisers, readers, and large donors to…

nief-norf Summer Festival Performances Begin Monday, June 12

nief-norf describes its Summer Festival as “an interdisciplinary summer music festival,” but that really falls substantially short in communicating just how important and compelling it is in the world of contemporary music. The festival brings together performers, composers, and scholars in an immersive participation and performance experience that also absorbs those audience members that find themselves…

A Big Weekend for Knoxville

Not particularly by design, there are those weekends in Knoxville when multiple diverse arts events converge on the same time period. This weekend, April 21-23, is one of those biggies. Music, theatre, and street fair festivals offer more opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment than a normal human being can absorb. But, do your best. Friday,…