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See Chris Stapleton Perform ‘Starting Over’ Songs on ‘CBS This Morning’

Chris Stapleton performed three songs off his 2020 album Starting Over for CBS This Morning’ latest Saturday Sessions. Joined by his band including his wife Morgane, Stapleton showcased “Arkansas,” “When I’m With You” and the title track from his latest LP, which arrived in November 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The country star embarked on a lengthy summer tour in support of Starting Over in July 2021; that trek continues on through December 5th in Knoxville, Tennessee. Stapleton has also already lined up a summer 2022 trek, complete with gigs at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and George, Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre. Stapleton was recently received five nominations — tied for most among his peers — at the upcoming 55th Annual CMA Awards, including nods for Album of the Year plus Song of the Year and Single of the Year for “Starting Over.” The singer was also among the country stars named as CMT’s Artists of the Year.
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Knoxville Children's Theatre postpones weekend performances of "Aristocats, KIDS"

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville Children's Theatre announced Saturday that they would postpone the weekend's performances of Disney's Aristocats, KIDS. They said that the performances were postponed out of an abundance of caution. Anyone who bought tickets for the event will be able to see any performance from Sept. 23 - 26, Sept. 30, or Oct. 1 - 3.
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Knoxville Symphony director to undergo treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian will begin limiting his appearances as he undergoes treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The illness was detected early, and the prognosis is “very good,” according to a release from the orchestra. “All members of the KSO family wish Aram well...
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Celebrating National Dance Day with SalsaKnox Dance Company

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Get ready to shake your groove thing because September 18 is National Dance Day. In conjunction with both National Dance Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, storyteller Allante Walker learned some steps with SalsaKnox Dance Company. SalsaKnox offers classes for anyone who wants to learn some Latin dances like salsa, bachata, cumbia and more. You can head to the SalsaKnox Dance Company website for more information.
Oak Ridger

Songs From The Road

Humphrey, Wharton, Epstein, Schimick and Schlender. No, it’s not a hedge fund management company. No, not an intellectual property law firm. They’re the pride of Asheville, N.C., the best bluegrass band you’ve never heard of, the Songs From The Road Band. And they’re the headliners at the third installment of Summer Sessions, at A.K. Bissell Park outside the Oak Ridge Civic Center, the highly acclaimed, free concert series produced by the ORNL Federal Credit Union, ably assisted by WDVX 89.9 FM.
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Ken Sparks documentary to premiere Sunday

The hometown of Ken Sparks seems the ideal place for the first showing of a documentary about the legendary Carson-Newman University coach. That will happen Sunday afternoon as part of the Knoxville Film Festival, held at Regal Downtown West and co-sponsored by Carson-Newman. -“I am thrilled to be able to...

Dolly Parton named to TIME 100 most influential people list

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Dolly Parton continues to add accolades to her name. Time Magazine named Parton among the 100 most influential people of 2021 with an article written by Miley Cyrus. The magazine publishes a top 100 list every year that features people that are named as icons, pioneers,...
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Oak Ridge Philharmonia's Fall Concert Sept. 26, Oct. 3

The Fall 2021 Concert of the Oak Ridge Philharmonia will have two performances at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Cokesbury Methodist Church in Knoxville and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. The program includes four selections from the Beatles: "Let It Be,"...
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King Family Library pumpkin decorating contest returns

SEVIERVILLE — Colorful books equal colorful pumpkins. The Sevier County Public Library System is excited to host its third Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest. This year, patrons are invited to bring pre-painted pumpkin based on a favorite book or book character to the King Family Library by Monday, Oct. 11. The contest will have four judging categories including 1st-3rd Grade, 4th-6th Grade, 7th-9th Grade, and Families.

Dolly Parton named to 2021 TIME100 most influential people list

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Smoky Mountain Songbird has yet another accolade to add to her iconic resume. Dolly Parton was named to the 2021 TIME100 list of the most influential people. Her goddaughter, Grammy-nominated musical artist Miley Cyrus, wrote a tribute to her, calling out her humanitarian work with the...


Farragut’s own Ella Pinchok will be among featured artists performing this weekend at the LawnChair concert Series Saturday, Sept.18. The 16-year-old Farragut High School junior and musician will play guitar and sing both original songs and covers, joining a line-up that also includes School of Rock, The Lonesome Doves and Tennessee Sheiks — all beginning at 5 p.m.

'More Than a Voice': Kenny Chesney part of SEC documentary series

Kenny Chesney continues to fuel his passion for football in the upcoming film, More Than a Voice. As part of the long-running sports documentary series SEC Storied, More Than a Voice spotlights famous SEC broadcasters including John Ward, the sportscaster at University of Tennessee that the country superstar grew up idolizing in his native Knoxville.