Tag Archives: Christmas

So Light ‘Em Up

Five months ago, during the City of Knoxville’s Patriotic Bike Parade on Market Square, I got the idea to ask if the new incarnation of WNOX could be included in other city events. One of the events I specifically had … Continue reading

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Stage Fight

The music from The Nutcracker is still running through my head. On Monday, I was feeling some post-show letdown after the excitement of Saturday’s and Sunday’s performances. When you  have so much fun being in a production, you hate for … Continue reading

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Red Leader, Standing By

Christmas is still 37 days away but I’ve been listening to Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red Radio Special and loving it. The show was made available to radio professionals by a service called Play MPE®. Stations all across the country will … Continue reading

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Straight Talk

Straight No Chaser is the a capella group that owes its existence to YouTube. The members sang in a student group at Indiana University and went their separate ways upon graduating. One of them posted a video of their version … Continue reading

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What’s This?

The only other people in the theater got up and left. I assume they wanted to watch the regular version of The Nightmare Before Christmas, not the “Second Screen Live” version that my wife and I were there to see. … Continue reading

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Memory Dredging

The littlest things can trigger our memories and send our thoughts in unexpected directions. Yesterday, I was  thinking about a costume to wear to the Hearth Scares Ball on October 25. A co-worker showed me a website that sells Halloween costumes based … Continue reading

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Dance Hill Days

Singer Jordan Hill’s dance earned 39 out of a possible 40 points from the judges at Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars on Friday night. She finished second. In the fundraising competition, Jordan earned enough to have won in any … Continue reading

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French? Italian? German! Spanish!

There were two exotic chocolate treats in my Christmas stocking this year. One came from Germany, the other from Spain. Santa remembered that I love the taste of marzipan. I received a package of Schulte Feingebäck fruit-filled Dominosteine, made in Germany. … Continue reading

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Porpoise Drivin’ Lights

There were a couple of reminders on Twitter yesterday to go see the Christmas lights at Concord Park and Chilhowee Park before it’s too late. Since my family and I were going to be downtown for a late-night drop off … Continue reading

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A Festive Mood

Technology has allowed me to enjoy my favorite Christmas recording in new ways this year. Now that I have a smart phone, I can use it to listen to “A Christmas Festival” on Google Play Music or the Amazon MP3 … Continue reading

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Day Two Remember

A Twitter hashtag bothered me this morning. A fill-in news anchor on a local station used the hashtag #ChristmasIsOver on her feed. It was also the last thing she said on the air at the conclusion of this morning’s broadcast. In reality, … Continue reading

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Mary Christmas!

Fr. Michael Woods read the lyrics to “Breath of Heaven” as part of his Christmas Eve homily at All Saints. Before Mass, the choir sang the tune during their half-hour prelude. After Mass, a fellow parishioner asked me how to … Continue reading

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Fate and Switch

The original lyrics to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” were darker and more brooding than the ones we know today. I remember reading about it in Entertainment Weekly several years ago. The song was written for the musical “Meet Me in … Continue reading

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Hi Frau!

Cyndy Wills said that some of the dancers’ costumes might look familiar to me. My wife and I happened to see Cyndy backstage last week at the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Clayton Holiday Concert. Two of Cyndy’s kids are members of Go! Contemporary … Continue reading

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