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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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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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A Superb Owl Sunday

In the old TV commercial, Mr. Owl was asked how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. After three licks, Mr. Owl crunched into the center and declared the answer to be three. The … Continue reading

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Myranda Rights

Actress and model Myranda M. was in the audience at Scruffy City Hall to see Einstein Simplified on Tuesday night. She told a story on stage about starring in an episode of Fatal Attraction, which is produced by Jupiter Entertainment. She … Continue reading

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Faulty Seasoning

Before the Christmas season ends on Sunday, I dialed up some Christmas music on my WiFi clock radio. My wife and I heard some favorites and a few less familiar tunes tonight. They played “I’ve Got My Love to Keep … Continue reading

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Holly Jolly Dolly

Today was the last day of the season at Dollywood. The theme park is now closed until March. During the park’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, they featured characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In the Reindeer Games area, I saw an … Continue reading

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For the Lord God Omnipotent Reigneth

The past two weeks have been a lesson in life and death for my family. My wife’s mother was in declining health. She died on Christmas Day, one week after her 90th birthday. The family had planned to gather prior to Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers

The recording of Frank Jr. reciting “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is now of legal drinking age. Our family listens to the story every year at this time. It occurred to us that it has been twenty-one years (and two … Continue reading

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Pt Cruising

One of my radio dreams came true this week when a box arrived in the mail. Actually two boxes arrived, one for WNOX and one for me. Many of my friends who have been program directors or music directors received … Continue reading

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Watch for Falling Jocks

On most mornings, I take a look at Twitter and Instagram before I get out of bed. Today, I was startled to see a video of my good friend Bean falling off the stage last night at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic … Continue reading

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Downtown Downton

East Tennessee PBS was one of several public television stations around the country that hosted advance screenings of the first episode of the next season of Downton Abbey. The Knoxville screening was on Sunday afternoon at Regal Cinemas Downtown West. … Continue reading

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Well, If You Ask Me

Everyone knows “that guy.” It turns out that I might be “that guy.” I occasionally receive emails from Phil at Movoto. A month ago he sent me a link to a list of “9 Knoxville Stereotypes.” This week, he wrote to me … Continue reading

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Christmas Elfies

The tree-lighting ceremony at the Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday night was significantly shorter than in previous years. It consisted of the introduction of politicians, the arrival of Santa Claus via firetruck, and the countdown to the tree lighting. WATE anchors … Continue reading

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