Knoxville

Tom Lundberg's TV Jazz

Jun 1, 2018

Local musician Tom Lundberg talks with Todd Steed about his new recording, Prime Time.  

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival is a music celebration like none other, bringing contemporary classical, folk, rock, r&b, and much more to East Tennessee, captivating audiences both local and from abroad. In this feature, Garrett McQueen speaks with some of this year's artists, and explores conversations surrounding the tradition of music from Appalachia, how the tradition of string quartets inform new music, and the intersection of music and activism. 

Knoxville’s recent tech upgrades to streetlights, parking meters and some traffic lights represent the tentative first steps towards creating a smart city. The technology is designed to make streets safer, and serve the community better with more parking and less congestion. I spoke to Jeffrey Branham, Chief Traffic Engineer for the city, about those initiatives and what the future might hold in store.

Navigating American culture can be difficult for Spanish-speaking immigrants. Learning the language, getting kids through school, and integrating into the fabric of a community can be a daunting task. That’s where Centro Hispano comes in. The group provides education and social services to the Hispanic population in and around Knoxville, including adult education classes and after-school programs for kids and high school students.

The Chicago-based chamber group, eighth blackbird, combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the staging of a theatre company. This energetic, four-time Grammy award-winning sextet celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 and also celebrates being awarded the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.  eighth blackbird has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet." 

Public Invited To See Artifacts At TVA Dig Site

Jul 10, 2013
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Tennessee Valley Authority officials are planning a public open house to display some of the archaeological discoveries unearthed during an excavation of a downtown Knoxville site.  Sealed for years beneath a parking lot, the site west of Market Square contains the foundations of three turn-of-the-century homes, one of which once belonged to businessman and politician Peter Kern.