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...


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...


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...


Tickets Moving Fast for Adventure Science Center’s Adults-Only Science of Beer

Beer lovers and science enthusiasts will unite for a cause as Adventure Science Center and Lipman Brothers present the ninth annual Science of Beer Dec. 14 at Adventure Science Center.Guests will enjoy another extraordinary night benefitting the Science Center’s exhibitions and educational programming while sailing away to parts unknown as this year’s theme – Around the World in 80 Brews – brings the largest selection of international craft brews in the event’s history...


‘Tis the Peppermint Season in Knoxville

Sweet dreams and Scout Elves will bring locals and visitors to the Peppermint Village through Jan. 7 in Downtown Knoxville.Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank welcomes adults and children to skate day and night, every day, at the open-air ice rink nestled under twinkling lights in the middle of Market Square...


Museum of Appalachia’s “Candlelight Christmas” Features Evening Tours, Holiday Activities for Families

The third annual “Candlelight Christmas” event, a winter celebration that captures the beauty and simplicity of an Appalachian Christmas, takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at the Museum of Appalachia.The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the Museum’s pioneer village. Old-fashioned Christmas decorations will adorn the interiors of the Museum’s authentic log cabins—many of which will be festively lit for the occasion...



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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...


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