Wednesday, June 25, 2008

market square's certain je ne sais quoi

I walked out of the office to sounds of Paris yesterday... Market Square's ever-expanding lineup of street musicians now includes an accordian player. It lent a welcome urbane quality to our honky tonk plaza. Last year a cello duo was often found performing for cafe patrons- I hope they return. Not that I want the Square to get snooty- quite the opposite- I love the weird diversity of street performances that are popping up downtown, from Elvis to old hippy guitarists to classical renditions of Beatles songs. Low brow and high brow, the music is an eclectic mix, just like Knoxville itself, and part of what I love about this town.

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