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A Big Orange welcome for new athletics director

More than 200 community and business leaders gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to be utterly charmed by the University of Tennessee’s new athletics director, John Currie. For his part, Currie seemed equally enamored with Knoxville.

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Urban League: A place for doers and dancers!

Right up there with the Knoxville Opera as a nonprofit that really knows how to throw a party, you’d have to put the Knoxville Area Urban League. And, like the Knoxville Opera, the Urban League stays true to its mission … Continue reading

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Les Trois Chefs (minus two)

This post is from the Better Late Than Never Department! Les Trois Chefs, the signature fundraiser of Childhelp Tennessee, was held before Christmas at Cherokee Country Club. Traditionally, it involves three great chefs — thus the name of the event … Continue reading

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As Kool & The Gang would say: Celebrate!

The annual Knoxville Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala is a jam-packed night. You have a general reception, a VIP reception for sponsors, the awards ceremony itself, dinner and then dancing. This year, entertainment was by James “JT” Taylor, … Continue reading

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Convention Center swanks it up for holiday event

The swankiest nightclub with the best food in town on Tuesday night was at the Knoxville Convention Center as the center’s staff and vendors hosted an over-the-top holiday party to thank clients and friends. The theme, “Cocktails and UnCONVENTIONal Carols,” … Continue reading

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Not in the mood? This will get you there!

We interrupt this report on the Museum of Art trip to New Orleans to bring you — Christmas! Fantasy of Trees, the huge display of Christmas trees and all other things related to the holiday, continues through 6 p.m. today … Continue reading

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A dance in a downtown vineyard

From the “Better Late than Never” department, we bring you a look at Dogwood After Dark, one of the earlier Dogwood Arts Festival events last month. Been a little busy lately, but these pictures brought back memories of such a … Continue reading

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Fantasy of Trees is official start of Christmas (With a bonus lesson: don’t tell a reporter what to do!)

Warning: There has been an explosion of Christmas at the Knoxville Convention Center. There’s no more denying it or putting it off. You might as well give in. When the Fantasy of Trees opens, Christmas time is here! Fantasy of … Continue reading

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Pilot Celebrity Pumpers raise funds — and spirits

The annual Pilot Pumpers fundraiser for the United Way last month raised a record $63,478. Here’s the deal: during the three-day promotion at all area Pilot convenience stores, Pilot donates to United Way five cents for every gallon of gas … Continue reading

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Follies show delivers laughs, jabs at newsmakers

There was so much material this year that the annual Front Page Follies show was bound to be funny! Held Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center, it did not disappoint. The Follies show is the annual performance by area journalists and … Continue reading

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