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knoxvilleopera.com

Knoxville Opera has taken on the challenge of producing a thrilling and seldom-performed opera: Arrigo  Boito's Mefistofele.  Combining the forces of a 100+ member choir, multiple brass choirs, 50+ member orchestra, and internationally-renowned opera singers, this epic production is sure to be one that shouldn't be missed. Starring the Metropolitan Opera's Donovan Singletary as the devil and Russian soprano, Julia Lima as the beautiful Margherita, Mefistofele tells the classic tale of good vs. evil. 

Mapping Pirates

Oct 9, 2015

Political Science professor Brandon Prins discusses trends in maritime piracy. 

Jeff Heiskell Arrives

Oct 7, 2015

It's been a while since Jeff Heiskell has released something new, but it's been worth the wait.  This is the full Flipside Interview. 

Allen Institute for Brain Science

As America’s baby boomers continue to age, Alzheimer’s disease becomes a greater concern for the health care system, lawmakers and the public. It’s the sixth-leading cause of death among people 65 and older. It’s estimated that 110,000 Tennesseans suffer from Alzheimer’s and its effects, and that number is projected to increase more than 27 percent over the next ten years. And there is no cure.

Elizabeth Aaron

 John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men was nearly called something else.

The working title for Steinbeck's dark tale of drifters looking for work in Depression-era California was Something That Happened. The author wanted to emphasize the idea that some things transpire without the grand, overarching themes common in literature.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

Tennessee’s state park rangers aren’t in the business just because they get to wear cool hats. Many of them are trained in the natural sciences, such as biology or geology. Method host Brandon Hollingsworth visits with Fall Creek Falls State Park ranger Matt Brown. He talks about sharing his love of science with the public.

GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump is firm in his conviction that he will win over Hispanics in America, even while his approval numbers among the country's largest minority tend to hover near  "you're kidding, right?"  Say what you want, but T

The Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus kick off their 2015 season this Saturday evening featuring music with a British theme. Conductor, Dan Allcott leads the symphony as they perform Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture" and Haydn's "London Symphony."  Cellist, Wesley Baldwin will join them as they share Sir Edward Elgar's haunting Cello Concerto in E minor and chorus director, Seth Maples will lead their presentation of 2 Coronation anthems by Handel.  Following the concert will be a reception, where concert-goers can enjoy "tea and crumpets."

Since we began asking East Tennesseans the question "What keeps you up at night?", we've received a handful of responses that refer to the 24/7 challenges involved in taking care of others who are suffering.  

Ryan Jackson learned first-hand how difficult it can be when he dropped out of college to help take care of his ailing grandmother.   But he also learned it can be a rewarding, enriching experience.   

Mike Berry of the UT Downtown Gallery discusses a new exhibit displaying works by Art and Architecture non-exempt staff. 

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