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The Daily Plan-It: Robin Layton, Tracy McKenzie, and Enter the Haggis

Good morning! Has everyone been bundling up in the mornings? Well have a hot caffeinated drink and take a look at what's going on today.

Robin Layton, an award-winning photojournalist, will be at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame signing copies of her new photo book hoop: the american dream starting at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the book, which feature pictures of the likes of Tamika Catchings and LeBron James, will go to benefit the Pat Summit Foundation and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. It's free to attend.

If you have a free lunch hour, head over to the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church for a little yoga and meditation class. Donations will be accepted. For more info, call (865) 577-2021 or email

At 6:30 in UT's Hodges Library, Tracy McKenzie, author of Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War, will be on hand to talk about Knoxville's role in the Civil War. It's free to attend.

Canadian folk-rock band Enter the Haggis will perform tonight at 7 at NV Nightclub. Tickets are $10-$13. Buy them here. But if you have some free time at lunch, you can also catch them at the visitor center at noon, where they'll play for WDVX's Blue Plate Special. 

Contemporary a cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform at the Civic Coliseum tonight at 7:30 with Caroline Glaser. Tickets are $29.50-$42.50. Buy them here.

Wrap up the night at the Preservation Pub at 10 p.m., where local hip-hop/rock outfit the Theorizt will masquerade as Outkast for one night. Cover's $3. 21+ only.

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