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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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In His Time Plays Many Parts

Local actor Robby Griffith passed away on Friday. He often appeared in plays at Theatre Knoxville Downtown and in Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square. Robby also worked at Lawson McGhee Library and occasionally as an English teacher at Pellissippi … Continue reading

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Quiet Please

Most of the independent movie Something, Anything was filmed in Knoxville. My wife and I attended a screening at the Lawson McGhee Library, which was a prominent location in the film. We both enjoyed it and found ourselves discussing the characters and … Continue reading

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Tara-ra Boom-de-ay

In the ten months since she performed in last year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest, Tara Ochs has appeared in at least two projects that garnered national attention. I hope to offer her my congratulations at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest on … Continue reading

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SEAL the Deal

Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill wouldn’t comment on Zero Dark Thirty when I asked him about it last month. After the interview, I told a few co-workers that I thought I might have just spoken with the man who killed … Continue reading

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Seal of Approval

Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill has received over fifty-two decorations for his distinguished service, including two Silver Stars for extraordinary gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. O’Neill will be the keynote speaker at the Blount Chamber’s … Continue reading

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Camping Out

Zeke Piestrup worked his way up from the bottom at KROQ. When I worked there, he was a promotions assistant. He would drive the van to events, hang banners and hand out prizes. He later got an on-air shift, focusing … Continue reading

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Men of Faith

The high school football season started this week both on the field and in the movie theater. When the Game Stands Tall stars Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle High School in Concord, California. The De … Continue reading

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“Your Table Is Ready”

. What is it that makes you a fan of an entertainer? It’s more than just making you laugh or smile. They make you feel something deeper. When Mork from Ork showed up on a weird episode of Happy Days, … Continue reading

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Bacon Bit

The Bacon Brothers played the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday night. Before their show, they called WNOX to do a phone interview with me. Kevin had just landed in Knoxville. Michael and the rest of the band were already in Greenville. … Continue reading

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Koba’s Beef

One of the cable networks was showing a marathon of the old Planet of the Apes movies on Thursday. I flipped past SyFy as it was in the middle of one of my favorites, Escape from the Planet of the … Continue reading

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Say You Want a Revolution

As a joke, I like to say that 1776 is my favorite musical about the Declaration of Independence. In reality, it’s simply one of my favorite musicals. My wife and I watch 1776 on DVD every summer on or about … Continue reading

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Toe the Line

If you look closely between comedienne Kristine Kinsey’s hand and foot, you can see a photo of me. In a short film called Deposit, she is seen painting her toenails and asking if the color matches my eyes. The movie was an … Continue reading

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Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

Jersey Boys began an eight-performance run at the Tennessee Theatre on Tuesday night. My wife and I went to the show, as did many others. In fact, we didn’t notice any empty seats. AC Entertainment sent an email to the radio … Continue reading

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