Category Archives: Knoxville

The winning wines of Big Ears

“My name is John Medeski. I play music and I drink wine!” With that introduction, renowned keyboardist John Medeski, in town this past weekend to perform several times during the Big Ears Festival, proceeded to introduce a few fortunate Big … Continue reading

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‘An Emerald Evening’ rakes in the green!

Congratulations to the Knoxville Symphony League for hosting its most successful Symphony Ball in recent history! Held this past Saturday at Cherokee Country Club with a St. Paddy’s Day theme, “An Emerald Evening” brought in about $150,000. Of that, about … Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin translates into success!

If you run into anybody on the board or staff of the Knoxville Museum of Art, please forgive them if they seem a little giddy. They deserve to be because they are coming off the most successful L’Amour du Vin … Continue reading

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Notable night with two of Knoxville’s biggest stars: Chris Blue and the tantalizing Tennessee Theatre

Of course, Knoxville’s newest star, Chris Blue, is a great draw for a fundraiser — even at $400 per ticket. But another element that made the Stars on Stage event so successful last Sunday was the unique chance to eat … Continue reading

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A very ‘Veuve’ venture

It would be hard to imagine a more appropriate spot in Knoxville than The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel to stage a tasting of Veuve Clicquot, everybody’s (it seems) favorite champagne. The hotel, not even a year old, used the event … Continue reading

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Crowd-pleasing caterer has ‘Super’ tips for home cooks

It was Super Bowl evening and some folks were surprised that I was going to one of the Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” fundraisers. “Wow, how did sales go for that one?” several people asked incredulously. “Actually, it was a … Continue reading

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Chancellor to white supremacists: We’re ready for you!

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport has a message for white supremacists planning to come to campus Feb. 17: “We are on it!” Davenport spoke to about 20 women — and one man — on Wednesday at a luncheon put … Continue reading

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Cindy McConkey: ‘Playing in the big leagues now’

Cindy McConkey, groundbreaking sportswriter, public relations professional and non-profit manager, passed away at age 58 last month after a four-year battle with biliary liver cancer. An avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast, she commented proudly to her husband just 10 days … Continue reading

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This party was in the bag!

When you go to a party in the only free-standing Patricia Nash store in the world, you are going to be tempted! Not only by the wide range of beautiful Italian leather offerings on display in the spacious showroom, but … Continue reading

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Urban League Gala — still one of year’s best parties

Playing catch-up here! The Urban League Gala happened during a flurry of other great events toward the end of last year, and I wanted to be sure it got the attention it deserved. It’s actually called the Knoxville Area Urban … Continue reading

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