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Imagination soars at library’s three-ring circus

If ever an event took full advantage of a venue, “Under the Big Top,” a recent fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County, did. Held at the Mill & Mine, a new-ish concert and event space at 227 … Continue reading

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Museum of Art kicks off summer in style

Our friends at the Knoxville Museum of Art have a good recipe for a successful party. Hire a rocking band. Get Holly Hambright to cater the food and The Pour Guys to handle the bar. Invite the governor. Voila! You’ve … Continue reading

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Blue Streak salutes a ‘full’ inauguration weekend!

At Moxley Carmichael, we love Gov. Bill Haslam. We worked with him when he was at Pilot more than 20 years ago. We worked on his first mayoral campaign. And we supported him when he ran for governor — both times. … Continue reading

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United Way givers treated to Alison Krauss

If, as is said in 2 Corinthians, “God loveth a cheerful giver,” Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd has made God love us a little more — because he made us a little more cheerful about our giving! How? Boyd, this year’s … Continue reading

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Glittering Glass Ball launches new era at museum

When I tell folks the Glass Ball at the Knoxville Museum of Art was one of the best parties I’ve ever attended, many ask what made it so great. I think it was a combination of things. Continue reading

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Secret portrait surprises Natalie Haslam on birthday

Benjamin Franklin said the only way three people can keep a secret is if two of them are dead! Somehow a lot more people than that managed to keep a secret and surprise Natalie Haslam with an oil portrait of … Continue reading

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People, plants and a beautiful place

The 10-foot-tall walking ivy plant was a little disconcerting. But everything else at the 2013 Green Thumb Gala at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum earlier this month was perfectly charming. Sara and Ben Pinnell, co-chairs of this year’s Gala, … Continue reading

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Big party in Tennessee First Lady’s new garden

When Tennessee’s First Lady, Crissy Haslam, throws a garden party, it’s a doozy! Earlier this month, more than 800 folks attended the First Lady’s Luncheon, an entertaining outdoor fundraiser for the Tennessee Residence Foundation. This not-for-profit foundation was established to … Continue reading

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Stars ignite the Urban League Gala

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that more and more famous people seem to be visiting Knoxville these days? Case in point: the recent Equal Opportunity Awards Gala of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Not only was … Continue reading

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Knoxvillians hear fun history and check in with former mayor during visit to Governor’s Residence

One of the hardest things to get used to after being elected Tennessee governor, according to Gov. Bill Haslam, is not being able to ride in a car alone with his wife, Crissy. “Just think about it,” Haslam commented over … Continue reading

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