Best of Knoxville 2009 » Best: Arts and Entertainment

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  • Best of Knoxville 2012: Arts & Entertainment Published 5/3/2012 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Arts & Entertainment categories in the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2012 readers poll.

  • Best Radio Personality: Derek and Rob from The Funhouse, WUTK 90.3 Published 4/30/2009 at 2:13 a.m. 0 comments

    Do you like big, loud guitars? Do you mix in a little ’80s hair metal in with your ’90s indie rock? Have a bunch of cryptic stories about when you used to hang out with Superdrag, way back before they ...

  • Best TV Personality: Robin Wilhoit (WBIR) Published 4/30/2009 at 2:11 a.m. 0 comments

    Say something negative about Robin Wilhoit. Please. We. Defy. You. Just know that the loyal citizens of the WBIR signal range are obliged to kill and eat anyone who dares blaspheme the name of our beloved anchor. Robin is a ...

  • Best TV Station: WBIR Published 4/30/2009 at 2:08 a.m. 0 comments

    Ed Rupp’s desk. There is no better visual representation of WBIR’s greatness than that. The zany morning traffic guy’s desk is cluttered to the point of overflowing with clever, eye-catching knick-knacks. It’s a collection that never seems to diminish, new ...

  • Best Concert Venue, Best Rock Club, & Best Dance Club: The Valarium Published 4/30/2009 at 2:06 a.m. 0 comments

    Owner Gary Mitchell envisioned jump-starting a new entertainment district for Knoxville when he opened The Valarium in early 2008. But the club hasn’t needed any help becoming a destination of its own, with concerts by N.E.R.D., Donna the Buffalo, The ...

  • Best Local Blues Band: Jon Worley & Cornbred Blues Band Published 4/30/2009 at 2:04 a.m. 0 comments

    Modern-day blues bands typically take their cues from Chicago’s guitar-drenched sound, but Jon Worley drops in all sorts of different musical influences: soulful ’60s-style organ, countryish lap steel guitar, and maybe some ’60s psychedelia via his own offbeat self. It’s ...

  • Best Local Americana Band: the everybodyfields Published 4/30/2009 at 2:02 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville got to officially claim the everybodyfields last year, when principles Jill Andrews and Sam Quinn moved here from Johnson City. That was just in time for us to latch onto the success of their album Nothing Is Okay, a ...

  • Best Local Actor: Johnny Knoxville Published 4/30/2009 at 1:59 a.m. 0 comments

    Is there a single man in the entire celebrityverse who has more verbiage spilled over the state of his testicles than Johnny Knoxville? We say not! Last year, bloggers went into copy-and-paste overdrive, endlessly repeating the same headlines: “Johnny Knoxville’s ...

  • Best Local Artist: Cynthia Markert Published 4/30/2009 at 1:57 a.m. 0 comments

    Cynthia Markert figured out her specialty a long time ago, and she’s spent most of her career refining it into a crystalline personal vision. Her long, angular flapper-like figures, populating a fantastic, vaguely Art Deco/Symbolist space, are iconic images around ...

  • Best Museum: Knoxville Museum of Art Published 4/30/2009 at 1:54 a.m. 0 comments

    They’ve been there since 1990, but in 2008 the KMA opened its permanent exhibit, Higher Grounds, a kaleidoscopic tour of the Knoxville area’s artistic history, which has touched the edges of American art since the Civil War. But it just ...

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