Table of Contents: Nov. 18-24, 2010


A Woman of Distinction
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra turns 75 years old this week. And in founding it, Bertha Walburn Clark became one of the world's first female conductors. Jack Neely tells her story.
ALSO: Who really has the oldest orchestra in the South?

Police Blotter: Vehicular Assault
Count on It: Bullying by the Numbers
Meet Your City: Midway Business Park Hearing
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+civil war
Street Talk: Christopher Hamblin, director and creator, Forget-Me-Nots


Citybeat: Word on the Street
There's a new newspaper hitting Knoxville's streets: The Amplifier, which is now being distributed by homeless vendors around downtown and the Strip. Modeled on similar street papers in other cities, The Amplifer aims to provide discussion of issues and concerns of the local homeless population. Jesse Fox Mayshark gets the scoop.

Citybeat: The Tastemaker
Nelda Hill, manager of the library's Sights and Sounds Department and co-founder of the Knoxville Jazz Festival, is profiled by Mike Gibson.

Ear to the Ground
Victor Ashe stirs the mayoral pot, Hal Hill lunches with the (new) Gov., and the case of Knoxville Outlaws president Mark Lester.

Secret History
Jack Neely ponders some odds and ends.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle wades into the bloodletting over the choice of a new House Speaker.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Hall wonders if opponents of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan really know much about it.

All Foods Considered by Rose Kennedy
Cooking with moonshine

Local Biz Profile
Public House


A Grand Opera
Maggie Longmire presents her family's history, and a bigger story about East Tennessee, in the elaborate song cycle Granddaughters: An Americana Opera. Matthew Everett relates her personal inspirations for the production.

Music: Local Hero
Taylor Brown

Eye on the Scene
R.B. Morris, Shortwave Society

Grant Geren

CD Reviews
Killing Joke

Music: Classical
UT Opera review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

DVDs: Spoiler Alert