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This was a celebration for Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, with various performers and groups. This year is the year of the snake.
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East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival at Cox Alumni Auditorium
February 10, 2013
Kai Smith plays "Morning on the Meow Mountains" on his violin while Slade Trammel accompanies him on piano.
Ziyang Wang plays the organ high up in the balcony.
Xue Yue accompanies Ziyang Wang on the piano on stage playing "Pirates of the Caribbean."
World renowned soprano Yayu Khoe sings "Spring is Here!"
The Knoxville Chinese Dance Ensemble performs "Rain in a Little Town."
Michael Smith leads the East Tennessee Tai Chi Club in the routine "Tai Chi Balls."
The East Tennessee Chinese Association performs "Peacock Dance" to live zither music.
The "Iron Fans Dance" is performed by members of Familes with Chinese Children & Bread of Life Christian Church Chinese School.
Master of "face changing," or "bian lian (变脸)," Zhigang Chen demonstrates his perfected talent of rapidly cycling through different masks.
Michael Smith imitates a snake strike towards the audience in honor of the year of the snake while members from the East Tennessee Wushu Team perform.
The Knoxville Chinese Dance Ensemble performs "Love Song of Kang Ding."
Xiaobing Liu conducts the KCCC Choir performing "We Will Love - We Can Make a Difference."
Rachel Rui explains some intricacies of traditions associated with Chinese New Year.
 
Young members of the East Tennessee Chinese School performs "Happy Childhood."
"Drum Dance" is performed by the KCCC Chinese School.
Closing act Dance Miracle from the University of Tennessee performs "Minds of Billy Milligan" as the final act of this year's festivities.