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    You helped journalism. Thanks! We'll keep you posted.

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    Link to a Knox-centric Spotify playlist designed by Knoxville Mercury A&E editor Matthew Everett

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    Link to the playlist, plus a set of Knoxville Mercury stickers to stick places

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    Everything above, plus a Knoxville Mercury tote bag to tote stuff in

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    Everything above, plus a Knoxville Mercury hoodie and Member status with The Knoxville History Project for 2015 (membership gets you the KHP newsletter, invitations to exclusive events, and more)

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    Everything above, plus a limited-edition print of the cover art from the first issue of Knoxville Mercury

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    Everything above, plus an invitation to The Knoxville Mercury Launch VIP Party

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus take a First Friday tour with KM art critic Heather Joyner Spica. (Actual delivery date depends on individual availability and scheduling.)

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus attend an opera with KM classical music critic Alan Sherrod. (Actual delivery date depends on individual availability and scheduling.)

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus a trip to the movies with KM film critic April Snellings. (Actual delivery date depends on individual availability and scheduling.)

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus sponsor a special public Secret History reading by Jack Neely, plus inscribed copies of both the out-of-print Secret History and Secret History II

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus Knoxville Mercury photographer David Luttrell documents a day in your life--you get HQ JPEGs, Knoxville Mercury will feature them online and/or in print

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus you get to act as the Knoxville Mercury mascot for 2015

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus join Coury, Jack, Jerry, Matthew, and Tricia for a ride in a hot air balloon

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus join KM restaurant critic Dennis Perkins for a meal at a to-be-reviewed spot. (Actual delivery date depends on individual availability and scheduling.)

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    Everything through an invitation to the VIP party, plus an inscribed copy of Jack Neely's upcoming book, The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace

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    Everything above, plus Knoxville Mercury puzzle master Ian Blackburn puts your name in the first Knoxville Mercury crossword puzzle

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    Everything through Jack Neely on your voicemail, plus a spot for you and four friends on a Spirited History Tour led by Jack Neely

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