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Brandon Reese

Limited access to Gatlinburg began today, as property owners, business owners and residents were allowed back into the city for the first time since Monday night. Fires destroyed about 1,000 homes, businesses and structures in southern Sevier County. Twelve people have been confirmed dead as a result of the fires. Another person died of a heart attack during the city's evacuation. That death is not considered fire-related, according to Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters. Access is slowly being...

Knoxville legend Marshal Andy discusses his new book and the early years of his career.

What is American classical music? The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra answers this question by presenting a concert with incredibly diverse works, but all by American composers. Indeed, this program is representative of the melting pot that is America. The concert begins with twentieth-century New England composer, Charles Ives's "Variations on America", followed by the Blues-influenced Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still. Still, an extremely influential African American composer...

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

It’s often said that news is the first draft of history. If that’s true, then the biggest chapter of that draft is housed in a nondescript office building in Nashville. It’s there, on the campus of Vanderbilt University, that you’ll find video of evening newscasts from NBC, ABC and CBS, going back nearly fifty years. Since 1968, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive has been working to preserve the news of the day, as reported and aired on the big three network newscasts. ABC's Nightline...

Several members of the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble discuss the joys and challenges of performing modern electronic music. They will perform a free (musically and economically speaking) concert this Friday at 6:00 PM at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is presenting an opera that is rarely performed today, Claudio Monteverdi's Ulysses , which is based on Homer's Odyssey . Performances are Friday, November 11th at 8pm and Sunday, November 13th at both 2:30 and 8pm. All performances will be held in the Carousel Theatre, located on the UT campus, next to the Clarence Brown Theatre. This early opera presents numerous challenges, not only to students, but also for the artistic team, led by stage director...

Looking for a night of hopeful, energetic, and uplifting music? Knoxville's newest orchestra, the Scruffy City Orchestra, presents a Veterans' Day concert this Friday night at 7:30pm. This community orchestra formed last Spring and Friday's program, directed by conductors Ace Edewards and Mathew Wilkinson, will be their second. As would be expected of a Veterans' Day concert, patriotic works will be performed, including an Armed Forces Salute, The Star Spangled Banner, and Aaron Copland's A...

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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign highlighted and exploited fault lines of class, gender and race in American society. The differences that polarized much of the country at large were also reflected within the nation’s biggest single religious denomination, Catholicism. Tricia Bruce , an associate professor of sociology at Maryville College, is a co-editor on the recent book Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal . The book is a collection of essays...

The Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus are presenting an all-Mozart concert this Saturday night at 7:30pm. The concert will be given at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge and features violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5. Also performed on the concert is the Divertimento in F Major, K.138 and the Coronation Mass. In this interview, music director Dan Allcott gives delightfully interesting background information about each piece and discusses the "youthful...

Maryville College

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee. Today, why so few of Tennessee’s races are in question. The Congressional delegation is a lock for re-election. Few legislative seats are at risk. And while Donald Trump may face difficulties in other states, he’s virtually guaranteed Tennessee’s eleven electoral votes. What explains all this? Maryville College political science professor Mark O’Gorman has some answers.

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