Henry Cho: From class clown to a standing ovation

January 16, 2020 Tom Netherland | Special to the Herald Courier Since the latter days of Ronald Reagan’s tenure as president, humor fueled Knoxville native Henry Cho to the upper echelon of America’s comedy circuit. From the stage and screens small to large, Cho’s...

A rock ‘n’ roll Christmas show for all ages

December 20, 2019 Tom Netherland | Special to the Herald Courier Trans-Siberian Orchestra pioneered wedded styles of heavy metal with opera and classical with Christmas, presented in spectacular form. A decade ago, The Wizards of Winter birthed in similar fashion. New...

Robert Earl Keen

December 06, 2019 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER Texan Robert Earl Keen sings and writes songs much in the manner of a seasoned Major League Baseball pitcher. He might lull you with an off-speed number, then buckle your knees with a heater. So it’ll...

Short Takes: Music Notes

November 21, 2019 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER Best not pout or cry, particularly as a sleigh full of Christmas shows abound as coming soon to Bristol. In the course of the next month, those who seek holy jolly shows will find them in abundance....

Paramount Bristol presents An Appalachian Christmas

November 19, 2019 SUZANNE RHODES For Mark O’Connor, performing “An Appalachian Christmas” with his band at Paramount Bristol on Dec. 1 means coming full circle. “It was this beautiful roots’ music I grew up learning and being inspired by,” said the Seattle native and...