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Jazzmeia Horn performing at Bijou Theatre, February 2019
With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer Jazzmeia Horn arrives with her debut recording A Social Call, an album that reveals a talent ready to take its place alongside the best headlining jazz vocalists of today. Released in May 2017 via Prestige, a division of Concord Music Group, its ten tracks - performed with an all-star acoustic jazz lineup—bristle with a bracing sense of clarity
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MerleFest adds Brandi Carlile, Dailey & Vincent, The Brother Brothers to 2019 lineup
WILKESBORO, NC – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: Brandi Carlile, Dailey & Vincent, and The Brother Brothers. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to headline Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
SEVIERVILLE, TN – The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will headline Sevierville’s 15th Annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival. The band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music.
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Knoxville Museum of Art presents Lure of the Object: Art from the June and Rob Heller Collection
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Lure of the Object: Art from the June and Rob Heller Collection February 8-April 21, 2019. This exhibition celebrates the uncommon aesthetic vision and philanthropic impulse of June and Rob Heller, who are among Knoxville’s most active, adventurous, and generous art collectors.
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Rising Roll Café opens store on UT campus
KNOXVILLE – Rising Roll Café has come to Knoxville. The Atlanta-based gourmet sandwich concept, once named the “nation’s best for a sandwich” by USA Today, has opened a new store on the University of Tennessee campus.
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Knoxville Opera to perform in-school opera for 8,000 Students in East Tennessee
For the eighth consecutive year, Knoxville Opera will bring a staged opera into East Tennessee schools in January.
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kchdCritically acclaimed artist opens
new art school
tennesee governors exhibitNewest exhibit celebrates 49 governors
throughout Tennessee’s History
art market gallery
Art Market Gallery’s January featured
artist exhibit and reception
life as a mule
Native Knoxvillian publishes new book,
My Life As A Mule
tennessee theatre
Tennessee Theatre launches podcast to
preserve, share stories of past 90 years
gatlinburg winter magic
Experience Gatlinburg Winter Magic with
100 life-size Snowpeople
wynonna
Initial lineup and late night jam announced
for MerleFest 2019

trolleyPigeon Forge extends trolley service
year-round

Special Events:

February 6, 13, 20, 27
Reading With Chrissie: H.A.B.I.T. Ruffreading School Program
Build your reading and vocabulary skills by reading with our H.A.B.I.T. RuffReading School dog, Chrissie! You can read with Chrissie, practice your multiplication tables or spelling words, or just chat about your day. It’s a great way to exercise these skills as Chrissie helps you relax and enjoy your homework and assists in building those essential school talents. Chrissie, a trained service dog, is an impartial, non-judgmental audience who will help your student engage in some one-on-one time reading or other skill development tasks. The H.A.B.I.T. Ruff Reading School Program could help improve your child’s reading skills, self esteem, or just build their confidence in reading to an audience. Your child can also practice their multiplication tables, spelling, or other homework skills.

Practice your skills with Chrissie each Wednesday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 3:30-4:30PM during the school year in the Teen Center at the SCPLS King Family Library, 408 High Street in Sevierville. The program is a partnership between the Human/Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.) and the King Family Library of the Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS). For more information, visit the King Family Library, 408 High Street, Sevierville or call 865-453-3532.

February 8
SCPLS Fireside Book Club
The Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS) FireSide Book Club meets monthly to discuss a variety of books. The meeting for February 8 at 10:00AM in the Bridgemont Meeting Room at the King Family Library, 408 High Street in Sevierville. The club will be reading and discussing The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. For more information about the book selection or the club, please call Virginia Borrelli at 865-453-3532.


Rare historic cookbook republished by Mabry-Hazen House, Storyhaus Media
Mabry-Hazen House and Storyhaus Media are reprinting a rare piece of regional culinary history — The Tennessee and Virginia Cookbook.
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Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Arts & Culture Alliance present “Arts in the Airport”
The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present the 20th “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 37 artists in the East Tennessee region.
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Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust
Tennessee Theatre - On January 23 and 24, 2019, the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School will bring Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust to Knoxville. Violins of Hope is a collection of more than 50 restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. The instruments survived concentration camps, ghettos, pogroms and long journeys and now provide remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. The Violins of Hope will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill and a once-in-a lifetime experience to prove hope can be found in the darkest of times.
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Big Ears final 10th anniversary lineup set for Knoxville, March 21-24, 2019
By Lauren Miller

Big Ears is thrilled to announce the final lineup for its tenth-anniversary, March 21 through March 24, 2019, in downtown Knoxville, TN. The festival will offer more than 100 performances — plus a film festival, workshops, talks, exhibitions, and a 12-hour drone concert — all taking place in an extraordinary array of venues, from historic theaters and houses of worship to beautiful converted warehouse spaces, galleries and clubs.
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Shinedown, Papa Roach performing at Knoxville Civic Coliseum, February 23, 2019
KNOXVILLE – Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced the first dates of their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour. The U.S. headlining shows kick off this winter on February 20th in Estero, FL and feature support from Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria.
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January Jams returns to Abingdon’s Barter Theatre for 7th year of world-class concerts
ABINGDON, VA – Abingdon Music Experience and presenting sponsor Blue Ridge Beverage announce the 2019 lineup for January Jams at Barter Theatre. Six world-class performers will take the stage at the intimate Barter Theatre.
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Kelsea Ballerini fires up 2019 by headlining the ‘Miss Me More Tour’ with Brett Young
KNOXVILLE – After completely selling out ‘The Unapologetically Tour,’ including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini is dominating arenas with her headlining ‘Miss Me More Tour’ with Brett Young in 2019.
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Free cultural events for students in Knox and surrounding counties
KNOXVILLE – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, in cooperation with the local arts and culture community, is proud to announce the ninth year of Penny4Arts, a program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee's children.
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Big Ears Festival announces starting artist lineup
KNOXVILLE - Regarded as one of the most unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world - “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2019 with its 8th edition, taking place March 21 through March 24 in Historic Downtown Knoxville.
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