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.
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.
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...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has been diagnosed with early-stage classic Hodgkin's Lymphoma, according to officials. They also said that the illness was found early, that Aram Demirjian's prognosis was good. His treatment is expected to last around four months and will start in...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville Film Festival is back in-person for 2021. The festival kicked off on September 16, and will continue through September 19 at the at Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. To see the schedule, and learn more, visit knoxfilmfest.com.
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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Schools across Tennessee, and across the U.S., have almost always had to manage incidents of petty vandalism. A new social media trend has caused even more incidents of it, and some Middle Tennessee students are now facing criminal charges. The trend involves people filming themselves stealing or...
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.
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...
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,...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — People across East Tennessee will have a chance to spend time with fellow film fans starting Thursday, as they kick off a weekend filled with movies. It marks the start of the Knoxville Film Festival, an annual tradition bringing together filmmakers and audiences. It will last until...
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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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.
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...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has completed its KSO1x1 Project, which features compositions by composers from Knoxville all the way to Belgium and Tanzania. The KSO1x1 Project paired a KSO musician with a donor who sponsored the composition of a short solo piece. In total, 24 pieces...
It’s not the 50th anniversary season Amy Morton Vaughn wanted, but if Blount County’s Appalachian Ballet Company has proven anything over the past half-century, it’s that the organization knows how to make the best of tough circumstances. For years, the troupe — which kicks off its 50th anniversary season on...
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.
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.