The News Sentinel, in partnership with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, held a community forum to view the knoxnews.com documentary “A Community’s Child: The story of Phillip ‘Tookie’ Stanford” and discuss the life and tragic loss of one so young. About 150 people, including Stanford’s family and close friends, came to the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to view the documentary and share memories of the teen. Suicide prevention experts were on hand to share resources and answer questions. This hour long video shows the discussion that followed the documentary viewing. Moderator: Hallerin Hilton Hill Panelists: News Sentinel editor Jack McElroy, assistant to the director of the Beck Cultural Center André Canty, executive director of TribeOne Mickeeya Murray Harrison and emcee Brian ‘BT’ Tate. For more information, please visit www.tookiesstory.com
On a porch in Jametown, Tenn., Leonard Anderson is picking for friends. He writes songs about the people and home that he loves and plays them right there in his yard.
For 78-year-old Lou Wilson of Speedwell, Tenn., “singing means more to me than just about anything.” Wilson has been singing and playing the guitar for decades. Video by Lauren Spuhler/knoxnews.com
Eighty-eight-year-old Charlie Acuff is the elder statesman of Knoxville’s old-time music scene. He was 12 years old when he learned to play the fiddle, and by the 1930′s, he was performing regularly on the radio with his brother, Gayle, as well as at schools, square dances and social events.
Old time fiddler Clyde Davenport, 85, has been playing for 76 years. Listen as he performs some tunes in his Jamestown, Tenn. living room. Video by Lauren Spuhler/knoxnews.com
Tennessee’s Shelby Burchell talks about her improved performance at the plate after the Lady Vols swept Va. Tech to advance to the Super Regionals.
Tennessee co-head softball coach Ralph Weekly on the Lady Vols sweeping Va. Tech on Sunday, May 20, to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Tennessee pitcher Ivy Renfroe on the Lady Vols sweeping Va. Tech on Sunday, May 20, to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Virginia Tech press conference
Tennessee press conference
Scenes from the Smoky Mountain Highland Games at Maryville College on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Virginia Tech coach Scot Thomas, whose Hokies defeated Miami (Ohio) 6-0 on Saturday, May 19, 2012 discusses Saturday’s NCAA regional action at Lee Stadium and the upcoming regional title game at 1:30 pm on Sunday at Lee Stadium.
UT co-head coach Ralph Weekly, whose No. 5-ranked Lady Vols run-ruled Alabama-Birmingham by an 8-0 count in five innings and Miami (Ohio) 8-0 in six innings on Saturday, May 19, 2012 talks about Tennessee’s challenge to beat Virginia Tech at 1:30 pm on Sunday and advance to the Super Regionals.
Lady Vols press conference
Miami (Ohio) press conference
Sights and sounds from the 2012 Smoky Mountain Highland Games at Maryville College on Saturday, May 19.
UT co-head coach Ralph Weekly, whose No. 5-ranked Lady Vols run-ruled Alabama-Birmingham by an 8-0 count in five innings and Miami (Ohio) 8-0 in six innings on Saturday, talks about Tennessee’s challenge to beat Virginia Tech at 1:30 pm on Sunday and advance to the Super Regionals.
UT All-American Raven Chavanne, who had one of the Lady Vols’ five hits, talks about Tennessee’s 1-0 NCAA regional softball loss to Miami (Ohio) Friday night, May 18, 2012 at Lee Stadium.