Waxen stiffs coming to Gatlinburg

November 4, 2007

For the Mensa members who have seen all the Ripley’s attractions and crave more in Gatlinburg, help is on the way. The Knoxville News Sentinel breathlessly announces that the Hollywood Wax Museum is coming to town.

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Current top music in Tennessee

November 4, 2007

BoingBoing links to an interesting site that shows the current most popular artists and albums for a particular state or country. The info comes from Gracenotes, the company whose database provides the song titles and other information when someone rips a CD. The number one album at this moment is Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride.”

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Culinary tourism: Selmer and Southern Foodways

November 4, 2007

I just got home last night from a culinary tourism swing across Tennessee, and today’s Memphis Commercial Appeal brings a great story on the Southern Foodways Alliance’s (SFA) tenth annual Symposium held last week in Oxford, Mississippi. Roy Blount, Jr. was the headliner. Here are several podcasts of the event, although I don’t see Roy’s remarks among them–too bad about that.

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Roy Blount, Jr. photo by Valerie Shaff from Blount’s website

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