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New Mural on Court Street

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

A new mural of comic book superheroes has been painted on a wall directly across the street from campus at the comic book shop The Golden Age, 1942. At the foreground, the mural features several superheroes from different comics, many of which are easily recognizable. The background is a landscape with fields, mountains and a big blue sky. All in all, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about it except for the fact that it is new. Some people have stated their displeasure over the addition with the argument that it is disrespectful to the veteran’s memorial across the way or that it doesn’t belong and isn’t fitting for the area. Rachel Resciniti, a senior at Maryville College, thinks otherwise. “I think it adds some much needed color to the area and will help to attract customers to a...

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Maryville College orchestra performs fall concert

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Monday, Nov. 6 the orchestra at Maryville College presented their fall concert “Out of This World… Of This World… For This World…: An Evening of Orchestral Selections by Copland, Haydn, Straus and Horner.” The concert was held in the Clayton Center for the Art’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The Orchestra performed under the direction of Alan Eleazer. The evening’s program included “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, “Music from Apollo 13” by James Horner and arranged by John Moss, “Brook Green Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Rosen aus dem Süden” by Johann Strauss II, and both “Symphony No. 94 in G Major” and “Symphony No. 45 in F# minor” by Franz Joseph Haydn. “Brook Green Suite” was conducted by Chris Blankenship ’18, a student conductor at Maryville College. “I am excited to be able to present...

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Maryville College invited to“Limerick Sings” choir festival

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

The “Limerick Sings” Choir Festival is a music festival that hosts both Irish and international choirs for a non-competitive experience with music and song. The festival will be held from June 5 to 6, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. Singers associated with Maryville College have been invited to attend. The sixth annual festival is open to members of the Maryville College community including students, staff, alumni and their families. Participants will take part in a “Gala Concert Performance” alongside a professional Irish Orchestra at the Limerick Concert Hall. Rehearsals will be held on the University of Limerick campus with housing options there or at a hotel in downtown Limerick. According to the event flyer, those attending will depart for Dublin, Ireland on June 5. On June 6, they will arrive in Dublin and transfer to Limerick where they will be...

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Fall activities in the Maryville community

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Summer has ended, and cool weather is settling into East Tennessee. The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall, and Halloween decorations are starting to make an appearance again. For almost everyone this means two things:  it’s time to start bringing out the warm clothes again, and it’s time to find some more season-appropriate activities.      Swimming, sunbathing and fishing are all well and good summer fun, but now it’s getting to the point where it’s too cold to do any of those. Without any activities to do, life can get boring, which is why I’m here to tell you about a few options for entertainment to get you through the fall.     One of the most popular options for many people is to pay a visit to Cade’s Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While this is...

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No tricks; Fanboy Expo holding Halloween weekend event in Knoxville

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

A big treat is coming to the Knoxville area for Halloween weekend 2016. Fanboy Expo, the Knoxville Comic Con, will be setting up shop for a special Halloween weekend event. Beginning on Friday, Oct. 28 and running until Sunday, Oct. 30, the event is being held at the Knoxville Convention Center at 701 Henley Street in Downtown Knoxville. Event tickets can be pre-ordered or purchased at the door. Tickets, priced per person, are $22 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $17 for Sunday. A weekend pass can be purchased for $50. General VIP packages and Super VIP packages can be purchased for $99 and $399 respectively and include special opportunities and limited edition items, a full list of which can be found on the Fanboy Expo website,, under the ‘Event Tickets’ tab. Attendees of the Halloween Weekend con...

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