Imagination library documentary to feature actress and author Danica McKellar

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library announced last week that actress and author Danica McKellar will narrate the upcoming documentary, “The Library that Dolly Built.” The documentary, directed by Nick Geidner and written by Abby Bower, explores the journey of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library from a local program to an international partnership that has now gifted more […]

Upcoming events at the Historic Ramsey House

Mother’s Day Rock N Roll Car Show Rescheduled Rain Date, Saturday, May 25,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville Treat your family to a Free blast from the past at the Historic Ramsey House Rock N Roll Car Show. Vote for your favorite car for the People’s Choice Award, […]

Blast off with Wild Things, the Green Crayon and Curious George at the Children’s Festival of Reading

Join Mayor Glenn Jacobs at 10:45 a.m. as he announces a new community-wide reading goal through Read City USA *   Join Knox County Public Library for its 15th annual Children’s Festival of Reading and kick off a summer of reading. This year, festivalgoers will help Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs launch “Read to the Moon,” a Read […]

Old City roads close for Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival weekend

The 10th Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 – 19, 2019, on stages and in venues located in the Old City. Drivers and other visitors to the district should be alert to related road closures and traffic pattern changes. […]

Dancing for the Horses to benefit Horse Haven of Tennessee

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6 -11 p.m. EDT Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 The Kingston ballroom Parking is complimentary and located in front of the entrance to The Kingston ballroom. COST $100 per person or $800 per table. TICKETS Purchase tickets online at DONATE – Visit; & VOTE – Click […]

Will Recode cause a commercial class action de-annexation lawsuit?

By Focus Staff So far most reporting on Recode has been about residential issues and concerns. How will Recode affect commercial businesses in Knoxville? Recode simply will put some businesses out of business. Take for example the case of John Marshall. In 1992 Marshall’s business was annexed by the City of Knoxville. A contract was […]

Mannis says no to Recode, calls for different approach

Knoxville Mayoral candidate and local business owner Eddie Mannis today called for a halt to the current effort to pass the proposed Recode, which changes the zoning of properties across Knoxville. “As I travel across the city talking to communities and hearing what’s on their minds, one word continues to come up time and time […]

Knoxville Community Band concert this Sunday

The Knoxville Community Band celebrates spring with a concert this Sunday, May 19, at the World’s Fair Park amphitheater in downtown Knoxville. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. The band performs ten tunes, taking listeners from Broadway to Sousa to ragtime. And it’s free! Join the KCB for a Sunday afternoon of fine music for the whole […]

Edgewood Park presents concert series

The Edgewood Park community is kicking off its free summer concert series “Third Thursday in Edgewood Park” next week with local musicians Rey Pineda and Natalie Lawson. The Weenie Waggin’ food truck will be selling dinner, and there will be lawn games set up for family and friends to enjoy. The event is free and […]