East Tenn. holiday events and activities

If you're looking for things to do during the holidays, take a look at some of the events and festivities that are happening around Knoxville for the entire month of December...


Tiny coffee house bringing big business in Seymour

After just one month in business and only open three days a week, owners of 434 Coffee said business is headed in the right direction.If you drive too fast down Chilhowee School Road, you might miss the tiny building that practically sits in the front yard of neighbors. The 8-by-16-foot building sits on a plot of land that Jason Russell has dreamed about for 16 years...


Little Ponderosa Zoo announces plans to reopen, rebuild after fire

Little Ponderosa Zoo has announced plans to reopen Dec. 30 following a fire that completely destroyed the main barn and killed several animals.James Cox, the zoo's founder, held a small meeting to update the community on the animals' needs and to promote the upcoming fundraisers...


Make the Holidays Happy with This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Christmas plays, festivals, holiday markets and more keep the calendar full and family and friends happy this holiday season...


Works by Tim Crowder, Don Estes, Derrick Meads on display at David Lusk Gallery Nashville

David Lusk Gallery Nashville presents three solo shows of mixed media artists Tim Crowder, Don Estes and artist Derrick Meads, bringing work to the space that is energetic and thought-provoking on display Jan. 3-27, 2018...


Jason Isbell Kicks Off Residency at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with Special Guest Amanda Shires

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell kicked off his residency Dec. 5 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.The first of three intimate performances hosted in the museum’s CMA Theater featured Americana star and Isbell’s wife, Amanda Shires. Isbell will continue his sold-out residency 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19 with unique performances...


Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator....



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    The Scriptural Teaching of Predestination

    Much discussion of predestination centers around the question of individual salvation and damnation. People holding to a belief in what is called “double predestination” assert that before the universe began God surveyed a list of everyone who would ever live and distributed their names between one of two lists...


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    Music and the Brain: The Fascinating Ways That Music Affects Your Mood and Mind

    The field of music and neuroscience is signaling many favorable ways music can engage and change the brain and is considerably enlarging. Let’s discuss how music impacts the brain and mood by engaging memory, emotion, learning and neuroplasticity, and attention. In taking a look at the many ways that the brain engages, we can begin to understand how creating a musical program that is consistent can target and accentuate specific brain functions...

Jeffrey Milstein

Tech Bites

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    3D printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

    A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a variety of stimuli.Electronic tattoos and smart ink technologies are showing exciting potential for reframing how we think of wearable sensor devices..