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Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, is one of America's most frequently performed living composers. A Tennessee native, she has been commissioned by many of the world's leading orchestras, has won many awards and fellowships, and currently teaches composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Higdon will be in residence at the University of Tennessee School of Music from February 17th through 23rd.

Johnson City News and Neighbor

It's illegal to drink and drive in Tennessee. It's perfectly legal to drink and ride shotgun. That second part, often called the "pass the bottle" exemption, is what state Senator Jon Lundberg has been trying to undo for about ten years. Each time, the Bristol Republican has seen his effort fail.

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's never a bad time to enjoy beautiful romantic music, wine, and chocolate! Marble City Opera unites all three together for an evening of "Chocolate and Wine", presented at the new Modern Studio, located in Happy Holler. Local baritones, Brandon Gibson, Michael Rodgers, Dominick White, and Maurice Hendricks with pianist Brandon Coffer will serenade while audience members enjoy six different chocolate and wine pairings selected by Knoxville chef, Holly Hambright.

Yale University

Dale Martin rejects the idea that there is a "correct" way to interpret Biblical passages. That might make some Christians uncomfortable, but Martin says the idea of unequivocal Biblical interpretation is a relatively new concept and not reflective of the religion's long history.

Martin, the Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, says interpretation of the Bible is very much an individual exercise. He says Christians shouldn't be afraid of divergent interpretations.

WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

Knoxville is a storyteller's dream.  Check out this video poem, one storyteller's ode to this magnificent city.  

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