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Grandiose ‘Gilded Age Gala’ greets 2018

Talk about an evening that had it all! That’s what the folks at Knox Heritage aimed for more than a year ago when Kim Trent, the preservation organization’s executive director, came up with the idea for an extravagant New Year’s … Continue reading

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Longtime couple tie knot quietly, celebrate out loud

David Butler and Ted Smith have been together as a couple for 20 years. This past Thanksgiving, they decided to get married in a small, quiet ceremony in Connecticut attended only by the couple who first introduced them. This past … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Streamliner Ball!

The Knoxville Opera Guild’s Streamliner Ball once again proved that the folks at Knoxville Opera know how to throw a heck of a party. Sure, there were the usual silent and live auctions and great music, as one would expect. … Continue reading

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‘Dinner on the Bridge’ beguiles

What a great idea this was! To celebrate Knoxville’s 225th birthday, the Arts & Culture Alliance hosted a dinner on the Gay Street Bridge Sunday night complete with keyboard music by Carol Zinavage Shane of the Knoxville Symphony and a … Continue reading

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Nest Knoxville nestles into downtown

It was a sweet gathering of family and friends last weekend as Nest Knoxville, the beautiful new furniture and gift store on the 100 block of Gay Street, officially opened its doors. Proprietor Natalie Stair and her husband, Marshall, an … Continue reading

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Bravo to Knoxville Opera on a ball with it all!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Those folks at the Knoxville Opera know how to throw a great party! Case in point? This year’s Prima Donna Ball, honoring Knoxville’s own Mary Costa, who helped launch the Knoxville … Continue reading

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Preservationists pause to party

When Cindi DeBusk was a little girl, her mother would have liked for her to have stood beside her in the kitchen learning how to cook. Instead, Cindi was with her father in the garage learning to use power tools. … Continue reading

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Havana heat: Hot night at the Copa

I have to hand it to the fun folks at the Knoxville Opera Guild: They are nothing if not flexible!

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Visiting garden expert great excuse for party

I have to say, the entry of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum onto the Knoxville social scene definitely has expanded the diversity of cultural activities available. Case in point: a lecture by an expert on famous gardener Gertrude Jekyll … Continue reading

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Raise the Roots: Great dinner, tough trivia game!

“Three Sisters” is a style of agriculture the folks at Beardsley Farm practiced this summer. What are the three plants that make up the “Three Sisters” system? That was just one of the questions in the super hard trivia contest … Continue reading

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