Category Archives: Theater

Clarence Brown Theatre tops itself with move to big tent

The Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala last year held in downtown Knoxville at The Standard was so successful that Alan and I wondered to ourselves how in the world it could be as outstanding again. (Click here for a report … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre has the right stuff

I don’t know about you, but Alan and I decided some time ago to stop buying more “stuff” at the charity auctions we attend. Instead, we only bid on “experiences” that are offered. That way, we don’t have to find … Continue reading

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Start spreading the news!

The 2015 Tony Awards nominations came out this morning, and one group of Knoxvillians was keenly interested in them. It was the 20 folks who went to New York City this past weekend led by the Clarence Brown Theatre’s artistic director, … Continue reading

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If all the world’s a stage, Bob Cothran sure sets it

The evening of the 2014 Tony Awards earlier this month, dubbed “Broadway’s Biggest Night,” also was a pretty big night for theater lovers here in Knoxville. The Clarence Brown Theatre held its annual gala that evening, complete with a red … Continue reading

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If you can make it here…CBT alums have!

When the Clarence Brown Theatre takes a group of Knoxvillians to New York City each year, Alan and I try to go. Of course, we enjoy the plays. Of course, we adore the restaurants. But I think what really makes … Continue reading

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Curtains Up: Clarence Brown Theatre director announces wildly diverse 2014-15 season

Over what he described as a “family breakfast,” Clarence Brown Theatre‘s artistic director, Cal MacLean, recently announced the eight plays that will make up the theater’s 2014-15 season. And what a diverse lineup it is for the theater’s 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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Urban … Art … Theater … Knoxville delivers it all

Two top-notch — but very different — concerts and an excellent, thought-provoking play reinforced to Alan and me this past weekend what a great and diverse cultural city Knoxville has become. Hot country singer Keith Urban, winner of dozens of … Continue reading

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A “Sex and the City”/”Iron Chef America” weekend

. It was an Iron Chef weekend in New York City for us, thanks to a generous auction item donated by Scripps Networks at “Cork Savvy,” a wine-tasting event put on by the Urban League Young Professionals. The package included … Continue reading

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“A pretty darn good season”

That’s what Cal MacLean, artistic director of the Clarence Brown Theatre, told supporters to expect from the Theatre starting Sept. 5. And he brought the goods to prove it at the preview party held at the Southern Depot earlier this … Continue reading

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Symphony opening events signal great season

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra‘s 2012-2013 season has opened with a flurry of activity that bodes well for a dynamic and interesting year. This is the KSO’s 77th year and it’s also noteworthy because it is the 10th year of Maestro … Continue reading

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