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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.

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The holidays are coming near — you know what that means! It’s time for limited edition items from your favorite brands (and spending time with family, I guess.)

In the spirit of the spooky season, many will be celebrating Halloween with festive parties and get-togethers with snacks aplenty. Nothing is scarier than showing up to a party and forgetting to bring something, so if you’re looking for a creative last-minute idea for your contribution to th…

It’s no secret that Halloween is one of college students’ favorite holidays: costumes, the 31st often coinciding with UT Homecoming and yummy, themed cocktails to serve at festive parties.

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October is almost here! This time of the year stirs excitement for Halloween, changing colors, cooler weather and various fall festivities. However, for some, this time of the year means one thing: Oktoberfest.

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Knoxville is home to many different breweries, many focusing their products on beer, whiskey and more; however, a new unique beverage company has opened in Knoxville with a charitable mission.

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Japan has a way of taking things from everyday life and turning them into strange, over the top games, movies or shows usually involving cute girls. The folks over at Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi in China saw this trend and thought, ‘Hey, we can do that,’ and “Azur Lane” was born.

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Contrary to popular belief, Valentine’s Day does not have to be a stressful day of gift giving and full pay check dinners. Although Valentine’s Day is known for its materialistic attributes, there are still ways to enjoy the company of your partner without breaking the bank. Knoxville is fil…

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“Zombie Army 4: Dead War” is the sequel to the “Zombie Army Trilogy,” a compilation game and spinoff to the “Sniper Elite” series. The game was developed and published by Rebellion Developments and is a tactical third-person shooter where the player must blast their way through Adolf Hitler’…

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English synth-pop artist Elly Jackson, known by the stage name La Roux, released her third studio album called “Supervision” on Feb. 7, 2020. La Roux blasted to the pop mainstream back in 2009 after releasing her grammy winning self-titled album with former record producer Ben Langmaid. “Sup…

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On this episode Jake talks about Sonic the Hedgehog, The Photograph, Fantasy Island and Downhill. Check out What to Watch Wednesday every week to stay up to date with new movies releasing in theaters near you!

“RAFT” is a slice of life comedy about two friends stranded in the middle of the Pacific ocean on a bouncy castle. It has its moments of levity and moments where tension is nearly thick enough to cut, but it’s a gripping story that anyone can get invested in.

In this episode of Poppin' Politics, Evan Mays explains everything you need to know about the Iowa Caucus, the impeachment proceedings, and the State of the Union address. . Poppin' Politics is a weekly political analysis show, where host Evan Mays keeps you informed on current political hap…

This year’s Academy Awards began with a singing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” and then continued with dancers in the dress of of a number of films, many of which were nominees.

The DC Expanded Universe has gotten a bad rap, which I believe is underserved. Critical and financial flops like “Batman v. Superman,” “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League” were incredibly messy and confused. However, Warner Brothers was effectively batting four for seven with fun and well-ma…

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“Boeing Boeing” is the world’s most widely produced French play in history. The English translation of this memorable farce has won various drama awards, including a Tony award. The Flying Anvil Theatre has taken great care to revive this show for 2020 with a few familiar faces. 

It was a very busy, eventful week in politics this past week. The Iowa caucus took place, stirring controversy all around the country. President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address and the Senate voted to acquit the President on both articles of impeachment. 

Allie Justis and Kailee Harris break down the latest teaser released by Marvel Studios for their upcoming series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wanda Vision and Loki.

Today on Beacon Under 5: The Coronavirus, rape prevention at UT, and the end of a historic impeachment trial.

On this episode Jake talks about Birds of Prey, the newest DC film! Birds of Prey hits theaters this week, and focuses on the beloved character of Harley Quinn. Also, Jake briefly discusses all of the films in the DC cinematic universe. Check out What to Watch Wednesday every week to stay up…

“Come to Daddy“ is a thiller/dark comedy film that isn’t afraid to pull punches. Its humor is gritty and dark, never afraid to address mature subjects that even other horror movies wouldn’t touch. It’s violent moments, while fewer than one may expect, are incredibly visceral and gut-wrenchin…

Today on Beacon Under 5: Cooking classes, Valentines charity, and more news about the Iowa Democratic Caucases.

Some games throw you into high octane action, others ask you to take the role of a hero that saves the world twice over. “Coffee Talk” is not one of those games. “Coffee Talk” asks you to take a step back from the spotlight and listen to the stories happening all around us — and to serve cof…

“Arc of Alchemist” is a tactical/action RPG developed by Compile Heart and published by Idea Factory International. Set in a distant future where the world succumbed to the terrors of chronic climate change, you play as a platoon of five generic anime girls and two guys, with love triangles …

While some people watched this year's Super Bowl for the actual football, many of us were watching for two reasons- The long-overdue Latina takeover of the half-time show, and the years most (well, only) anticipated commercials. It’s time to go over the best of the best, and the commercials …

In this episode of Poppin' Politics, Evan Mays explains everything you need to know about the Iowa Caucus. Poppin' Politics is a weekly political analysis show, where host Evan Mays keeps you informed on current political happenings.

Asahi Sakano debuted in the manga scene at the age of nineteen when he won Weekly Shonen Jump’s Treasure Rookie Manga Award in 2014. His new series, “Guardian of the Witch,” received enough preliminary success as a one-shot comic that it was greenlit for weekly serialization and is the final…

Many of you have heard the tale of “Hansel and Gretel,” a fairy tale passed down through the years and recorded by the Brothers Grimm. In recent years, the story has come back into popularity with some imaginative retellings for the silver screen.

Alfa System’s newest title, “Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire,” is a vertical-scroll bullet hell game slated for a Nintendo Switch release on Jan. 30. The team at Chorus Worldwide Games, the title’s publisher, were kind enough to send me a review copy, so I could feel out the game bef…

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You might’ve heard of Alfa System before if you’re a fan of game franchises such as “Tales Of,” “Castle of Shikigami” or “Phantasy Star Portable,” but if you haven’t it will suffice to say that they aren’t a new face to the gaming industry. Founded in 1988, Alfa System has an extensive histo…

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.

When one thinks of musical theatre, what comes to mind? Big dance numbers, over the top songs and family friendly happy endings are what most attribute to the medium. However, plays such as “Miss Saigon” show that not all musicals are happy nor family friendly.

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Country music rising star Brett Young will be kicking off his 30 city “THE CHAPTERS TOUR” at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum on Jan. 30th at 8 p.m. Multiple tour dates have already sold out, such as the New York City show and the Edmonton, Canada show. According to a Green Room p…