When you pass by a fender-bender, chances are you take a look at the drivers sanding by the road talking to a police officer and think something like, "Sorry for those folks, but glad it's not me." What you almost certainly would not think is, "That's a work of art." Most people don't think that way, but then Raluca (ray-looka) Iancu (yan-koo) is not most people as Rob Wilds found out when he visited her art studio in Knoxville, TN.
Once upon a time, in the glorious era before downloads and strip mall multiplexes, going to see a movie was a really memorable experience. Filmmakers and exhibitors built huge theatres near mythical places in which to show their own mythical creations. Most of these 'movie palaces' have disappeared, victims of changing times and tastes. Only a few remain, and one of the grandest is still flourishing in Tennessee. Tennessee Crossroads visited our Official State Theatre, The Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN.
When you visit downtown Knoxville, TN, you'll have to be sure to stop by the Visitors Center where you'll be surprised to find more than a place to ask for directions or to pick up some travel brochures about popular places to visit. In fact, as Tennessee Crossroads discovered, you'll find the Visitors Center to be one of the most popular places in town around the noon hour for not only tourists but for locals as well. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about WDVX Blue Plate Special.
You know you don't have to travel very far in Tennessee for an outing to a really nice Zoo. While Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga all offer unique experiences for zoo visitors, it all started in Memphis. Tennessee Crossroads discovered that the Memphis Zoo is over 100 years old and growing more than ever. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.