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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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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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Now that Twitter is rolling out a video function, I may not need Instagram in the future. I have used previously Instagram for short videos. Today, I wanted to capture the dichotomy between the sight and sound of a light snowfall. … Continue reading

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David Douglas played in Super Bowl XXIII for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is one of several former NFL players who will attend Second Harvest Food Bank’s second annual Souper Bowl for Hunger. Many of the players, like David, are also … Continue reading

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Going to the Ball

Some people go to a ball on New Year’s Eve. I’m fortunate that the ball comes to me. For the second year, I was privileged to emcee the year-end countdown in Knoxville’s Market Square. Whitney Good of WATE-TV interviewed me on … 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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A Right Good Crew

Donata Cucinotta has a name that sounds like it belongs to an opera star. I told her that I thought her parents destined her for a life on the stage by giving her that name. I thought Sean Anderson’s name … Continue reading

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Bear with Us

Amanda Marr from the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce brought a friend with her. Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear wore his Christmas vest and relaxed on the back of the couch in the WNOX studio. I interviewed Amanda about the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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Carl’s Good Tavern

Carl LaBove was booked, canceled and rebooked for this weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club. LaBove was already on the schedule when the owner of Side Splitters decided to close for football season and cancel all the upcoming shows. Steve … Continue reading

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The Chancellor of the diocese yelled, “watch out” as he pulled me out of the way of the Bishop rolling toward us in a giant hamster ball. That’s a sentence I couldn’t have predicted I would write. That's the adventurous … Continue reading


Don’t Heckle the Hof

 When comedian Steve Hofstetter read the news that Side Splitters Comedy Club was going to close for football season, he called the club’s owner and made arrangements to re-open it. Steve and his partners will manage the club through the … Continue reading

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Soap Gets in Your Eyes

The Smoky Mountains are a great place to relax and have fun. My wife and I took advantage of having an extra day off over the holiday weekend to see some of the local attractions.

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Lavell You Say

 Lavell Crawford took second place on Last Comic Standing in 2007. More recently, he’s recognized from his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad. Lavell is appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. He stopped by WNOX for … Continue reading

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Gizzard Awareness

James Sibley rattled off the names of several improv games after our interview ended. He said he used to do improv and that he incorporates “Fill in the Blank” into his stand-up act. James is headlining at Side Splitters Comedy … Continue reading

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