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So many hats — and only one head!

Maybe it was the startlingly beautiful weather last Friday. Or maybe it was the mimosas and Bloody Marys. Or maybe it was just getting a bunch of nice ladies and a bunch of nice hats together in one spot. Or … Continue reading

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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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Betsey Bush: She was “all in”

If you had wanted to merge together all the arts organizations in Knoxville, you could have taken a vote on it yesterday at the memorial service for philanthropist and community enthusiast Betsey Bush. Leaders of all the major institutions were … Continue reading

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Bramble makes Blackberry event even better

The Knoxville Symphony‘s annual fundraiser at Blackberry Farm was even more fantastic this year because it was held in Bramble Hall, Blackberry’s brand new events center. Bramble Hall was modeled after the huge timber-framed barns that used to dot East … Continue reading

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A party for the posies

Knoxville-based nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers specializes in bringing smiles to the faces of people in health care facilities. On a recent scorcher of a Friday evening, benefactors Hash and Nazzy Hashemian brought smiles to faces of Random Acts of … Continue reading

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Hats off – or, in this case, on – to the Botanical Garden

How often do you go to a fundraiser that is virtually perfect? I went to one last week. It was the Hats in Bloom luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Why, you ask, was it perfect? Well, it … Continue reading

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Josh Turner pulls his ‘Long Black Train’ into Knox

Country singer Josh Turner visited Knoxville last week to give an intimate performance for the The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, a group made up of the biggest donors to the United Way of Greater Knoxville. The concert, for about 100 … Continue reading

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Understated honorees, over-the-top soiree

What if you threw a party for Randy and Jenny Boyd and everybody came? That’s exactly what Hash and Nazzy Hashemian did a couple of weeks ago. A virtual who’s who of Knoxville was at this over-the-top soiree at the … Continue reading

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Leaping lizards, Zoofari delivers again!

One of the most successful fundraisers in Knoxville has to be Zoofari, the annual dinner, dance and auction at the Knoxville Zoo. I know I complain a lot about that tired dinner/auction format, but location does matter and you can’t … 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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