Knoxville’s old harp singers taught Jeremy Shipp to sing, using an oblong shape-note tune book published in Knoxville in 1867. Old harp is the tradition and community of singing from this book. If you show up, you’re a singer. Each singer takes a turn choosing a song and leading it from the center of the hollow square, and the unaccompanied four-part harmony is a raw, visceral, ancient sound. There is no audience, only singers... and a potluck dinner on the grounds.
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BY CHARLOTTE TOLLEY
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 12, 2015
Charlotte Tolley has served as the director of the Market Square Farmers’ since its inception in 2004. She describes the history and growth of the MSFM and how it has built community in Knoxville, and how it informed the start of its new umbrella organization, Nourish Knoxville. As a 501c3 organization, Nourish Knoxville is cultivating relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through connections local food.
Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly
BY ANGELA GRANT
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 18, 2016
In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.
The Online Dating Game: Over 40 Edition
BY JACENE PHILLIPS
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 17, 2016
Curious about the online dating world? Wondering if you’re too old for this crap? Jacene Phillips shares some tips and tricks about online dating for those over (and under) 40 from someone who was divorced, with a kid, over 40 and has lived to tell the tale. It is a cornucopia of lessons learned, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Sing it out loud!
BY CHAHIRA NOUIRA
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 09, 2017
When singing to win a TV show or to be the lead singer in the trendiest band in town has become the norm, we seem to have forgotten that singing is more than just that. Sharing the gift of singing across genres, countries and cultures goes beyond just a performance on stage. it´s about connecting, sharing and learning.
Chahira Nouira shares the story of how songs and singing has led her through life and helped her find a place whereever she goes.
A Journey in Music
BY ALAN KOR LOONG LAU
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2017
As Forrest Gump said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” For 12-year-old Alan Kor Loong Lau, newly marooned in a boarding school and away from home for the first time, a bid to escape the rigors of school sport or uniformed groups led him into the school choir room, an encounter which was to change his life forever.
Ostensibly a personal journey into discovering music and singing, A Journey in Music is also about how big things start small, and the importance of random accidents.