eye (2007-08)

Sayonara Agora

Get Thee to Tribe One

Local CD Review

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Sayonara Agora

Get Thee to Tribe One

Fans of the bard need not go unsatisfied. Councilman Chris Woodhull , swell guy that he is, has agreed to allow the production to take place at inner-city community outreach center Tribe One, located at 2112 E. Magnolia Ave. Same time, different stage.

"The good news is that we have a place to play," company leader Brandon Slocum says. "The bad news is that nobody knows where it is." Well, Slocum, maybe it's time they found out. Tribe One is worth having on one's radar.

Local CD Review

Last year, during a benefit concert for the children of Northern Uganda at the World Grotto, Ngqawana was playing his sax, an unexpectedly beautiful mix of jazz and tribal, earthy beats. In the audience, a young kid danced along, miming every movement that Ngqawana made. It was as if they were playing together.

Dr. Rosalind Hackett , distinguished professor in religious studies and anthropology at UT, has been a crusader for the children of Northern Uganda. She was instrumental in booking the show with Ngqawana at the Grotto. And, most recently, she has helped gather a veritable who's who of local and international jazzmen on the recently released Knoxville Jazz for Justice . The album features locals Mitch Rutman, Carlos Fernandez, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Donald Brown, Rusty Holloway, Keith Brown, Vance Thompson and Mark Boiling . And, of course, Zim Ngqawana. There are 13 tracks of disparate jazz, from nü to acid to nonlinear amalgajazz.

It's a dream album, and it's for a good cause. Pick up a copy at the Disc Exchange, Cats Music, Carpe Librum, the Health Shoppe or the offices of Dr. Donovan Stewart , 3371 Whittle Springs Road. You can also scare up a copy at UT's religious studies offices in McClung Tower. Each CD is just $10.

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Friday, Feb. 23: How do I love artvandalay ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, which is all the way to World Grotto.

Saturday, Feb. 24: On the MySpace page for local band Ugbot , they have a rendering of an eel/barracuda-looking animal with Ugbot written on it. It's kinda cool, but ligers are pretty much our favorite animals. Nice try, guys. Don't worry: We'll still come see you at Downtown Grill and Brewery--we like your sleeves.

Sunday, Feb. 25: Grab a black permanent marker and take your shirt off. Have a friend write "I rock well" or "Fly this, Santa " across your chest. You are now ready to go to Sassy Ann's to party with The Rockwells and Reindeer Armies .

Monday, Feb. 26: Possibly one of the raunchiest songs in popular circulation is "Crazy Bitch" by Buckcherry . It's too dirty to print the lyrics here, but if you go to Kingston Alley, The Murraywood Merchants will play it for you. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Sam Lewis and Sam Adams at Backroom BBQ? Will you throw in a bowl of chili? OK, sold.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.