Today is July 21, 2017
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Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 9:00pm | Shopping, Model Search, Fashion, West Town Mall, Shopping, Locals, Tryouts
    - Strike a pose! West Town Mall will host tryouts for the 2017 Fashion Board on Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in the Amphitheater in front of JCPenney. The Fashion Board is a group of locals who model for various West Town Mall fashion shows and happenings throughout the year, including runway events, hostess opportunities and mannequin modeling for individual stores. Each year, a new Fashion Board is elected, consisting of local children, teens and adults of all sizes and ages 5 – 65. This is an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience in the modeling field. Children and teens who are selected as Fashion Board members will model in the West Town Back-to-School Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 12!


    WHAT: 2017 Fashion Board Auditions at West Town Mall

    WHEN: Saturday, July 22
    Registration begins at 11 a.m.; auditions begin at 1 p.m.

    WHERE: West Town Mall (Amphitheater in front of JC Penney)
    7600 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919

    HOW: Entry fee is $35 with a portion of the fee going to Simon Youth Foundation

    West Town Mall
    7600 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 37919

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon Phase at 5:46 AM, EDT
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to thank, honor, and celebrate the aunt in a child's life. Whether an Auntie by relation, choice or godmother for everything she does for a child not-her-own. For more information please visit click for details
     
           

Monday, July 24th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate, honor and appreciate our cousins.
     
           

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 9:00pm | Shopping, Family, Retail, Sales, Shoes, Shopping
    - Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes will open the doors to its newest location on Thursday, July 27 at Main Street Oak Ridge, located off I-95. The new 5,000 square-foot store is part of the mall’s recent redevelopment.

    The retailer, known for its ongoing “Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off” promotion, will offer a wide selection of brand name shoes at value prices for men, women and children.

    “We are eager to expand our presence in Tennessee by providing a shopper-friendly, convenient footwear destination for families in the Oak Ridge area,” said Regional Manager Shawn Brooks. “We expect local residents to be impressed with Rack Room Shoes’ wide selection of top brands at value prices.”
    Rack Room Shoes Store
    13445 Main Street Oak Ridge TN 37830
  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Friday, July 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - July 28-30 (tentative). Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Music festival started in 1991 by Perry Farrell. Today's Lollapalooza spans more than 115 acres, a diverse array of more than 130 artists, multiple stages and lots more! Annually, the last weekend in July or first weekend in August.
     
           

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate this special day by going out with your girlfriends, to a movie, out to eat or shopping.
     
           

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sisters Day is your chance to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood. Show your sister whether by birth, adoption or best friend that is like a sister, appreciation and recognition for the special relationship that is shared. Sisters day is annually the first Sunday in August.
     
           

Monday, August 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 7-13 at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC. The 99th championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:11 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Partial eclipse of the moon. Visible in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
     
           

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - August 9-13. Among the best-known and most spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids, peaking about Aug 10-12. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night. Wish upon a "falling star"!
     
           

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th. This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States. Traditionally, S'mores consist of roasted marshmallows, a slab of chocolate and is enclosed by graham crackers making a yummy sandwich! Credited with creating the sandwich is Girl Scout Loretta Crew, her recipe for 'Some Mores' was published in 'Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts'.
     
           

Monday, August 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 9:15 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The anniversary of President Harry Truman's announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, which had set off celebrations across the United States.
     
           

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and do something fun with your best friend! Go to a movie, shopping, get something to eat, play a game, or just hang out and be together.
     
           

Friday, August 18th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, live, country, music
    - Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he’s added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More”aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season’s AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out “I’ll Be” during his own concerts.Earlier this year, McCain suddenly found himself with a whole new crop of fans when his “Flipping Ships” television show debuted on Animal Planet and became one of the highest rated new programs for the network. During the season, Edwin happily juggled his two jobs, filming the show by day and headlining concerts at night. The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 41-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that," he says. "I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this.
    Bijou Theatre
    803 S Gay St Knoxville TN 37902

Monday, August 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:30 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Total eclipse of the sun. Visible in North America, northern South America, norther/western Africa, wester Europe. Pacific ocean, Atlantic Oceans and the Arctic.
     
           

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Corey Smith
    - The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.

    "A lot of start-up acts are using fan-funded programs to finance their record. That's what my whole career has been: Kickstarter before Kickstarter. When my fans show up and buy a ticket and a t-shirt, they're investing in what I'm doing," says Corey. "It's my responsibility to invest it wisely and give them the best album I can. That's what led me to While the Gettin' Is Good."

    Now, however, Corey is focused squarely on the future. As the new album title suggests, he's ready to make a determined grab at country's brass ring while the gettin' is good. And with Keith Stegall and Sugar Hill Records behind him, the gettin' has never been better. As the perseverant Corey is fond of saying, "There is more than one way to skin a cat in country music."
    Tennessee Theatre
    604 South Gay Street. Knoxville, TN TN 37902

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