Tennessee Theater announces August entertainment line-up

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Theater welcomes some big artists to the stage next month.

August entertainment line-up:

The Summer Movie Magic presented by Denmark Construction will show
• Gone with the Wind – Friday, July 31; Saturday, Aug. 1; and Sunday, Aug. 2
• Roman Holiday – Friday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 16.
• The Big Lebowski – Friday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 23

Weird Al Yankovic takes the stage with a sold-out show Friday, Aug. 7. With more than 12 million records sold, Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. His Knoxville stop on the “The Mandatory World Tour” will feature songs from his new album, “Mandatory Fun.”

“1964” The Tribute returns Saturday, Aug. 8, with hit music from one of the best bands of all time – The Beatles. Rolling Stone magazine calls the group “The #1 Beatles Show on Earth!”

WUOT is sponsoring A Prairie Home Companion’s 2015 “America the Beautiful Tour” on Thursday, Aug. 13. The tour includes host Garrison Keillor, pianist Fred Newman, special effects vocal artist Richard Dworsky and guest Americana singer Sarah Jarosz. This will be Keillor’s last national tour with Prairie Home Companion before his retirement in 2016.

The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation and Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) will host Southern Exposure: The Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15. From noon to 5 p.m., we will screen early footage of the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee culture accompanied by local musicians. Later that evening at 7 p.m. we will screen the 1927 Paramount feature, Stark Love, accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer. The silent film, featuring the Smoky Mountains and local actors, will be preceded by the documentary Lost Masterpiece, which follows a film historian as he locates the descendants of the actors and filmmakers who created this remarkable piece of cinematic and regional history.

Grammy Award-winning trio Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs will perform country, bluegrass and gospel standards on the “Songs for the Good People” tour on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Country singer/songwriter Corey Smith returns to Knoxville on Saturday, Aug. 29, with hit songs about authentic rural life from his seven studio albums.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tennesseetheatre.com, by calling our box office at 865-684-1200 or by visiting the box office on Clinch Avenue during regular business hours

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