Maggie Jones and Amy McRary Knoxville News Sentinel Published 8:00 AM EDT Jun 5, 2019 It's safe to say June in the Knoxville area is packed with things to do. Every weekend in June features activities in East Tennessee including festivals, fishing, food and music. Be sure to mark some of these on your calendar. Oak Ridge Festivals: June 7-8, 15 Oak Ridge will present festivals two weekends in a row in June. Its Secret City Festival will take place 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the town's A.K. Bissell Park. The event will feature food, music, vendors, kids activities and concerts from Loverboy and 38 Special. The festival is free, but the concerts have an admission price. Info: www.secretcityfestival.com. On June 15, Oak Ridge will hold its annual Lavender Festival from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in its Historic Jackson Square. The free festival will have artisans, food, music and a wine tasting, which costs $10. … [Read more...] about Knoxville things to do: How to spend June in East Tennessee
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Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: Returning for the 13th year, the two-day music and seafood festival features Vintage Trouble and Fantastic Negrito headlining today. It opens at noon at Coachman Park, Clearwater. Free general admission; VIP $25-$125.Art Garfunkel: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has a deep catalogue to draw on. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$105.Arsenio Hall: From an iconic late-night talk show to iconic movies Coming to America, he returns to his stand-up roots at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.Matt and Kim: The duo known for infectious, beat-driven anthems are back with their sixth studio album Almost Everyday. Synthy indie artist Yuno opens. 8 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg. $24.50. (727) 565-0550. Florida Orchestra Masterworks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Michael Francis leads a rare performance of the full work, proving A Midsummer Night’s Dream is so much more than the … [Read more...] about Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Feb. 23
Harbor seals gather on a spit of land in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near Cold Bay, Alaska. For six decades, the refuge along the coast of the Bering Sea has been protected as one of the wildest nature spots on Earth.Ash Adams for Reveal Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater grass forest, where the world’s population of a tuxedo-colored sea goose—150,000 of them—fattens up before a nonstop 60-hour migration to Mexico. For six decades, the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, tucked along the coast of the Bering Sea, has … [Read more...] about Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska”
“Made in Vietnam: Homestyle Recipes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.” By Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl. Hardie Grant Books. $29.99. I had a late introduction to pho, the iconic Vietnamese noodle soup. But ever since I ate that first steaming bowl a decade ago, pho has become my ultimate comfort food – warm, calming (unless you add a little too much chili sauce) and filling. When I have a cold, stayed up too late the night before or just have a touch of ennui, I immediately turn to pho and within a few slurps, life becomes a little more bearable.But there is more – much, much more – to Vietnamese cuisine than noodle soup, and “Made in Vietnam,” by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl brings the incredible variety of techniques, ingredients and flavors to life. The book offers straightforward recipes that give a tour of the country, from rural farming hamlets to snacks served from sidewalk stands. Considering the tropical climate in much of southeast Asian, … [Read more...] about There’s a lot more to Vietnamese cuisine than pho
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