Table of Contents, July 5-July 11, 2012

Vol. 22, No. 27


The Last Illusionaire
Last month in a basement studio in West Knoxville, Lance Owens, the city's oldest living jazz player—heck, maybe the city's oldest performing musician, period—laid down tracks for his first album. After 70 years of playing. Jack Neely sits in on the session, and recounts his colorful career.

What Knoxville Needs: Community Outreach Central
Quote of the Week: " of the biggest bullies in politics that there is."
Knox Found Online: Fun in the Sun...
The Weekly Plan-It: July 6-July 11
Street Talk: Brianna Rader, College and Haslam Scholar at the University of Tennessee



Safe, Legal, and Hours Away
In April, the Tennessee Legislature passed the Life Defense Act, requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges. This new law and the death of a local doctor have made the availability of abortion in Knoxville uncertain, as Rikki Hall reports.

Ear to the Ground
The Hall Income Tax may be on its way out, DeRoyal Industries faces a setback in Kenya, and the Baumgartner Rule is introduced.

Secret History
Jack Neely misses Krystal's on the Strip, but rediscovers Ott's Bar-B-Q in Bearden.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle surveys all the creation myths that Tennessee students will now be free to learn about in public schools.

Shot of Urban
Michael Haynes is ready to start avoiding the crowds downtown.


Music: On Tour
Sarah Jarosz

Eye on the Scene
A not-so-promising film about Hank Williams' last ride.

Video Games: Digital Hackery
Max Payne 3

Magic Mike

A Living World
Eleanor Scott appreciates the underappreciated yellow pine.

Stephanie Piper learns from her loss.