The twang of guitars and a swarm of people surrounding street performers set the scene in downtown Nashville as the weekend began. I ventured to Nashville to attend singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s concert at the Bridgestone Arena.
It is around 80 degrees outside but Wil Wright, part rapper and part rocker, enters the diner in a hoodie and jacket as if there were cool wind chills taking up the spring air. He wears sunglasses indoors and keeps them on for awhile, only taking them off mid-conversation. He takes a plate of [...]
Over Spring Break, associate professor Hillary Herndon and graduate student Emily Zaita went to Cange, Haiti, to teach children how to play music. The trip was based on the Holy Trinity Church summer music program, in which volunteers go to Cange and bring donated instruments to the children to teach over the summer. Herndon and Zaita decided to bring that joy to the children during the spring, and were overwhelmed with joy and astonishment by how much the students appreciated the art in music.
The Square Room, located in downtown Knoxville at 4 Market Square, will be showcasing a variety of local bands on the first Wednesday of every month with doors opening at 8 p.m. The Square Room Showcase began in November 2013 and held its fourth consecutive event on Wednesday, March 5; featuring local bands such as [...]
Knoxville Disc Exchange held an official watch party for the Bonnaroo line-up announcement. The party had a large turnout and awarded a lucky attendee Bonnaroo tickets and another an Xbox. The party also had a Savory and Sweet food truck on site and numerous other amenities for those watching the Bonnaroo Live Announment Megathon (B.L.A.M.) event [...]
The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The award show aired on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. LL Cool J hosted this years celebration along with a number of celebrity presenters including Neil Patrick Harris, Yoko Ono, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande and many [...]
Students may soon be deprived of one of the University of Tennessee’s more treasured traditions during football games. The Pride of the Southland Band was hit with funding reductions on Wednesday that will not only limit them to no away trips, but also could put a limit on what they play at home games to [...]
Miley Cyrus sure has been reinventing herself recently. In addition to the new hair and new style, she decided to refocus her music career by signing with RCA records and record her fourth studio album, “Bangerz,” which was released last week. “Bangerz” has been highly anticipated because of what Miley has done herself to promote [...]
Jim Avett, father of the Grammy-nominated Avett Brothers, headlined the Blue Plate Special concert series in downtown Knoxville on June 21. The free concert, also featuring The Green Boys band, was held inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center and is part of a summer series that includes live lunchtime performances six days a week. More than [...]
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