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Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 23 – 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. As we kicked off National Library Week, the American Library Association’s…

CARYVILLE: The Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival is coming to Cove Lake State Park in Caryville on September 29. TheFestival is a project of the Campbell Culture Coalition, a nonprofit arts agency. It’s named in honor of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (1909-2003), the internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in LaFollette in…

NASHVILLE: MasterChef, a culinary competition currently hosted by the Fox network, brings together amateur chefs in a fierce cooking challenge hosted by the best chefs in the world: Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich. Together, they create challenges that test the limits of competitors abilities to create the ultimate restaurant dish. The winner of MasterChef USA…

SOUTHAVEN, MS: The 162nd Memphis Mid-South Fair kicks off Friday, September 20, at Landers Center  with music, rides, entertainment, agriculture and plenty of foods reflecting all of the southern culture. Admission is (Adults (13-59) $10; Youth (5-15) $5; and Seniors (60+) $50. Southaven sits in the TN/MS border. Among the attractions…

SOUTHAVEN, MS: The 162nd Memphis Mid-South Fair opens tomorrow (Friday), September 20 for a ten-day run that ends September 30. The history of the fair follows the development of Memphis and Mississippi culture as well as American History. Southaven sits on the TN/MS Border at Memphis. In the mid-1850s, the…

NASHVILLE: The Frist Art Museum presents Do Ho Suh: Specimens, an exhibition of astonishingly detailed sculptures, installations, and drawings that poetically reflect on the meanings and messages contained in domestic spaces, both real and imagined. The exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from…

CLARKSVILLE: An Evening with Lane College In Concert will be held September 21 at Greenhill Church, 311 Walker Street, at 7 p.m. The Choir is under the direction of Professor Alexis Rainbow. Greenhill Church Pastor Angela R. Jones welcomes the choir, which hails from Jackson’s historically black college. Lane College is a private,…

TIPTONVILLE: The Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival, which will celebrate its 45th year, will be held October 5-7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Reelfoot Lake State Park on TN 21 in Tiptonville. Most people come to Reelfot’s festival for the handmade crafts, which range from quilts to woodwork, Of course, there’s…

Author Raymond Hamb is studying Practical Journalism at Lane College In Tennessee. CHICAGO: Chance the Rapper is a Chicago artist born on the south side of Chicago from the Chatham community. Chance became known by his debut tape “Acid Rap” that went viral around the world. A humanitarian, he helps the community the…

SPRING HILL: Halloween may be over a month and a half away, but Spring Hill is already making plans for the year’s spooky season. Approval is being sought for the 10th annual Grey Ghost 5K at Oaklawn Plantation. A second request would bring a Halloween-themed Hot Air Balloon event to the midstate…

CLARKSVILLE: Lee Greenwood will headline a concert as part of Clarksville’s five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration. Greenwood is a long time friend of the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration and will be returning this year for a FREE concert at Beachaven Winery on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. Greenwood is known for…

NASHVILLE: Cher’s HERE WE GO AGAIN tour will make a stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for one night only, January 31, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general publicFriday, September 14 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. Cher, now 72, has received great reviews for her role in  Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go…

CLARKSVILLE: The City of Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 (school groups only) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 (open…

As we move closer to fall, some of the season’s favorite recipes (ones that require baking) pop into our minds, especially on those days when the temperature requires us to put on a sweater or a flannel shirt in the early morning. One of the first ingredients to pop into our…

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