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Jeremy Shipp

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Old Harp

PRESENTED ON MAY 07, 2015
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 15

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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Old Louisville

BY MARY BETH BROWN
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Mary Beth is a resident of old Louisville, and in this presentation she takes us on a tour of her neighborhood, and explains how she has dealt with living there. (in English)

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Nourish Knoxville

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. 

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Harp of Myth, History and Healing

BY DEBRA SAWYER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 21, 2016

Debra Sawyer is a former Corporate Communications Designer who transformed into an evolving artiist/musician and educator. Her passion and intrigue unfolds in her PechaKucha " Harp of myth, history and healing".

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Revitalizing Knoxville

BY DAVID DEWHIRST
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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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.

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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.

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Shapenote Singing

BY ALI MCKENZIE-WILCOX
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Ali McKenzie-Wilcox tells us of the joy of shapenote singing, the culture and community around it in the UK, and how to start up your own group for people that love to sing.

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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.

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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.