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“Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore” is a remaster of a WiiU title that was a crossover between the grid-based tactical RPG series “Fire Emblem” and the Demon Saturated RPG series “Shin Megami Tensei” with themes, characters and plot centered around the modern Japanese entertainment industry. …

This weekend, the premiere of “Dolittle”, starring Robert Downey Jr., swept the nation. The trailer left fans ready to be immersed in the nautical adventure of a lifetime, complete with heartwarming talking animals with endearing personality quirks. This was unfortunately not quite what the …

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"Bad Boys For Life" is the third movie in the "Bad Boys" Trilogy that has laid stagnant for seventeen years. I could not begin to tell you why Will Smith and co. fought so hard to revive this franchise only to let it be such an aggressively underwhelming movie.

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On Jan. 16 at 9am ET, game designer Masahiro Sakurai announced the long-anticipated, fifth DLC fighter for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” that will become available for purchase and download Jan. 28 for $5.99. This title, one of the most popular on the Switch platform, has had regular DLC expa…

With countless comebacks, cosmetic creations and comical competitions, there are not any products on the market that could cover up the humor and sentiment that Like a Boss had to offer.

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Often in life we think there is somewhere we are supposed to be, and wherever we are, that isn’t the place. But what if life isn’t about where you’re going? What if it’s about the here and the now, the journey that it takes to get there?

This weekend, the premiere of “Dolittle”, starring Robert Downey Jr., swept the nation. The trailer left fans ready to be immersed in the nautical adventure of a lifetime, complete with heartwarming talking animals with endearing personality quirks. This was unfortunately not quite what the …

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"Bad Boys For Life" is the third movie in the "Bad Boys" Trilogy that has laid stagnant for seventeen years. I could not begin to tell you why Will Smith and co. fought so hard to revive this franchise only to let it be such an aggressively underwhelming movie.

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On Jan. 16 at 9am ET, game designer Masahiro Sakurai announced the long-anticipated, fifth DLC fighter for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” that will become available for purchase and download Jan. 28 for $5.99. This title, one of the most popular on the Switch platform, has had regular DLC expa…

With countless comebacks, cosmetic creations and comical competitions, there are not any products on the market that could cover up the humor and sentiment that Like a Boss had to offer.

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Often in life we think there is somewhere we are supposed to be, and wherever we are, that isn’t the place. But what if life isn’t about where you’re going? What if it’s about the here and the now, the journey that it takes to get there?

Beacon Under 5 is a daily podcast that brings you the weather and all of the top news stories at UTK and in Knoxville. Catch host Ben Winiger Monday through Friday with your speedy news update on Beacon Under 5.

Join Evan Mays as he breaks down this week's political news to keep you informed.

What to Watch Wednesday is back! City editor Jake Yoder will be taking over for Bailey Fritz as the host of What to Watch Wednesday this season! On this episode Jake talks about new and exciting movies that you can see in theaters near you!

Beacon Under 5 is a daily podcast that brings you the weather and all of the top news stories at UTK and in Knoxville. Catch host Ben Winiger Monday through Friday with your speedy news update on Beacon Under 5.

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I spent the freshman year of high school living in Japan. During the 10 months I lived there, I became a regular at many local ramen shops and sushi parlors. When I moved back to the States, I missed the friends I made and the experiences we shared, but not nearly as much I missed the transf…

On Jan. 9, Pokémon Direct announced the upcoming release of not only a remake of the classic spin off games “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team” and “Blue Rescue Team,” but also two expansion pack DLC’s coming later this year for main series titles “Pokémon Sword and Shield.”

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The biggest musical from the past decade, “Hamilton” made its way to Nashville for a three week limited engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020.

Plugged In Returns for new season! Host Madison Castle starts the new year by interviewing a freshmen country music artist Sydni Stinnett.

If you’re thinking of catching a movie this weekend, you’ll be glad to know that there are films from nearly every genre coming out. From a new adaptation of a children’s classic to a sci-fi horror that’s sure to terrify anyone who likes the ocean, here is what to see this week in theaters.

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Your host Austin Orr returns with a new season of The Weekly Wrap-Up! Weekly Wrap-Up is kicking off the new year with all new intro video! Tell us what you think about it in the comments below!

Daily Beacon political analyst Evan Mays covers the launch of Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's Knoxville campaign headquarters.

Since 1997, manga author and artist Eiichiro Oda has produced weekly chapters of “One Piece”, a story about a boy named Monkey D. Luffy, who sets out upon the seas of his fictional world to become the King of the Pirates.

On Thursday, Jan. 2, the Pentagon confirmed that American forces had killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport, sharply escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. A week later, members of the Knoxville chapter of the Democratic Soci…

2019 was an amazing year for film. While the first half of the year may have been less than stellar, October through December was filled to the brim with outstanding films. Now that the year is over, lets look back on what (in my humble opinion) were the best films of 2019. Note that I didn’…

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Human history is no stranger to entertainment. A countless number of films, video games and television shows are based off our past, whether they be set 20 years ago or 2,000. A setting that is rarely explored in entertainment, however, is that of humankind’s evolutionary history. “Ancestors…

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Since the dawn of cinema, animation has entertained audiences with the ability of showcasing stories that wouldn’t be possible in live action. From the princess adventures of Disney to the whimsical lands of Studio Ghibli, animation is a medium of endless possibility.

Chart topping Christian music artist Chris Tomlin stopped in Knoxville Dec. 7 on his 2019 Christmas tour, “Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship.” For Tomlin, the Tennessee Theatre has a “home sweet home” aspect, as it’s been a destination tour stop on four of his past five Chri…

Catch a few of the highlights from this year's WIVK Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville!

On Tuesday evening, Knoxville City Council passed a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a purchase and sale agreement with the Knoxville Science Museum Inc., allowing the Clayton Family Foundation to claim property located on 800 Howard Baker, Jr. Avenue and 0 East Hill Avenue.

Join Hanna Adams as she shows you how to achieve a golden smokey eye and berry lip.

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During the Gatlinburg fires of 2016, many people were not well-informed enough to make their way out of dangerous areas. Information was not clearly spread, and in addition, the fires that started in the Great Smoky Mountains National park were accelerated by a drought and raging winds that …

People often say they “went to a fight and a hockey game broke out” in describing the aggressive nature of hockey as a sport, and the frequent fights that it entails. No hockey game is complete without a brawl, and this game was no different.

Join Evan Mays as he breaks down this week's political news to keep you informed.

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Mozart. Beethoven. Bach. Vivaldi. They’re all masters of harmony and composition, able to weave a beautiful tapestry by harnessing the strengths of each instruments’ sounds. However, it would not be an overstatement to say that Petro’s makes the work of such masters sound like tinny rumblings.

Highly Suspect is an American rock trio on tour. They’re making stops in Canada, the UK, and stopped by the Mill and Mine in Knoxville on Nov. 21. The crowd was composed of people from every walk of life. From die-hard teenage fans from surrounding states to Knoxville natives double their ag…

Video games are an inherently goofy medium. Some of the most popular video games have completely insane premises: plumbers fighting a giant lizard for a princess affection, a blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog trying to stop deforestation, a square man building a square house in a square world.