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Snow Place Like Home

The forecast called for snow, followed by freezing rain on Friday night into Saturday morning. It was supposed to switch to liquid rain after that. My wife had a performance with the Knoxville Choral Society on Friday night and I was … Continue reading

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Saw Her Standing There

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Choral Society missed a rehearsal earlier this week due to the ice storm. You wouldn’t have known it based on their excellent performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Tennessee Theatre. I was ready … Continue reading

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Franklin, My Dear

In episode one of the web series State of Franklin, the main character fights with his estranged wife and her new boyfriend. He ends up getting hit on the head. When he returns home, he sees a flash of lightning … Continue reading

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Ice Isn’t Nice

The ice storm that started on Monday gave me two unexpected vacation days in a row. For my wife, it meant she didn’t have to use a sick day. The precipitation began while I was taking my wife to the … Continue reading

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Singer, Nerds, Lobsters

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show brought back a flood of great memories. I got hooked on the show while in high school and I have watched it regularly since. I was lucky enough to attend a dress rehearsal of … Continue reading

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Dixie Win

 Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede held a media preview to show off its new set and some of its new show. Those of us who attended were treated to a free lunch that included a tasty rotisserie chicken and their famous … Continue reading

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Gram of Tweet

Twitter is still my favorite social media site. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are now using Instagram. I get frustrated when I see them tweet an Instagram link, rather post their photo to both sites. Valley Fig Growers … Continue reading

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The Beard Board

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee asked me to interview Fr. Eric Andrews, who will be the guest speaker at their upcoming Emerald O’Ccasion fundraising dinner. The catch is that Fr. Eric won’t be in Knoxville until the day before the … Continue reading

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Bangor Galore

Maestro Lucas Richman is in his final season as music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He will conduct performances of Stabat Mater on February 19 and 20. His final concerts will be on May 14 and 15. Since 2010, … Continue reading

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Fitness Likes a Glove

The East Tennessee locations of Koko FitClub recently joined Twitter. I’ve been a member of Koko since I started doing radio commercials for them in November, 2013. I’m also a big fan of Twitter. I thought it was great that … Continue reading

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Hello, Folly!

The 2015 Front Page Follies are over five months away but David Lauver has been hard at work developing concepts for parody songs that poke fun at local events. He invited last year’s cast members to a meeting to discuss his … Continue reading

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Without a Paddle

Eugene Levy has a recognizable voice, especially to those of us who watched him pn SCTV and in movies like American Pie. I heard his voice on NPR as I was flipping around the dial and I stopped to listen … Continue reading

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Yo Quiero Yogurt

The local Menchie’s franchise didn’t let me forget that it was National Frozen Yogurt Day. They contacted me with a tweet, so it only makes sense that the remainder of the afternoon and evening played out via Twitter. @MenchiesKnox @FrankMurphyCom … Continue reading

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Carmen at Work

To promote Knoxville Opera’s production of Carmen, I interviewed Zulimar López-Hernández and Ryan Kuster, who play Micaëla and Escamillo. The opera will be performed on February 13 and 15 at the Tennessee Theatre. Knoxville Opera’s director of marketing Michael Torano … Continue reading

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