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Big Ears Festival’s 10th annual musical celebration wrapped up its four-day run in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday with anticipated performances from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bill Frisell ended his string of performances throughout the weekend with his group, Bill Frisell’s Harmony, in an afternoon …

Photos and story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival continued into the weekend with a jam-packed day of music Saturday, filling theaters, museums and bars alike across the city of Knoxville. The day was highlighted by striking performances by modern-classical composer Nils Frahm, historic jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette and banjo player and …

Story and photos by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival in downtown Knoxville continued into its second day Friday with a variety of jazz, electronic and psychedelic performances from some of each genre’s most esteemed voices. A host of fans lined up down the block to Church Street United Methodist Church to see …

The eclectic Big Ears Festival kicked off its four-day residence in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Thursday night with a wide array of diverse musical talent on display. Among artists performing on Thursday were Avey Tare from Animal Collective, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and the ’90s psychedelic group, Mercury Rev. Lesser-known artists like the Japanese math-rock trio, …

Photo courtesy of fleetwoodmac.com Story by Allison Borrell / Contributing Writer Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands everyone has heard about, whether they love them, hate them or have no interest in them, but the packed crowd at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night showed they belong in that first category. Promoted as “An Evening …

Photos and Story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer Rosephanye Powell is a living legend among composers of choral music. She is currently a Charles W. Barkley endowed professor and professor of voice at Auburn University. Powell not only conducted the MTSU Women’s Chorale Invitational event at MTSU Thursday night, which was held to commemorate …