September 29th, 2017 | 29 mins 23 secs
best behavior, chris mcadoo, music, news, wayne bledsoe, waynestock, wdvx, writing
Wayne Bledsoe has seen it all...and written about it. An entertainment writer for almost 40 years, Wayne has interviewed everyone from Knoxville legends like RB Morris to superstars like Taylor Swift. We dig into some cool (and weird...) memories, Waynestock, and what it means to take chances and push yourself artistically. AND - "WDVX: 20 Years of East Tennessee's Own"...the book. Available for pre-order NOW at www.wdvx.com
May 15th, 2017 | 55 mins 9 secs
after school, arts, arts advocacy, education, jennifer willard, knoxville, learning, music
Episode 9 of Enjoyable Listen Time - Our conversation continues with Jennifer Willard- mentor, artist, and executive director of the Community School of the Arts. We dig deep into what exposure to the arts, and the ability to create, can mean to a young person, and what it can mean to a community...and why it's SO IMPORTANT to fight for the arts in schools. One of our favorite take aways from Jennifer - "The things you can control are the things you create".
Based in downtown Knoxville, TN, The Community School of the Arts is a nationally recognized after school organization teaching visual and performing arts to underserved communities since 1992. Their motto is "Define your art. Define yourself. Define your future." Learn more and learn how you can contribute: csaknox.org