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Even Mother Nature loves Ijams and the Symphony

In the 32-year history of Symphony in the Park, the fun, fun event where the Knoxville Symphony plays at an outdoor fundraiser for Ijams Nature Center at the nature center, there’s never been a rain plan in place. And, although … 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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Historic preservation with a Polish twist (and pierogies!)

Pierogies, borscht, cabbage. Ah, the food of Poland. And vodka, of course. Potato vodka. Forty folks shelled out $170 each for these delicacies last week, along with a chance to dine at the Sequoyah Hills home of former Ambassador to … Continue reading

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All that jazz — and all that fun

It was a perfect night for an inside-outside party. In March, it was one of the first evenings that was truly comfortable to be outside. And what a great outside it was! “An Evening of Jazz” — a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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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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Party of five, your jazz orchestra is ready

For years, when speaking of arts organizations in Knoxville, people have referred to “the big four,” meaning the Knoxville Symphony, the Knoxville Opera, the Clarence Brown Theatre and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

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Secret garden steeped in Knoxville ‘her-story’

The folks at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum put together a touching and creative tribute to two special Knoxville women recently. During its popular annual Green Thumb Gala fundraiser, the garden unveiled a real “secret garden” created in honor … Continue reading

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Symphony in Park was sublime. Season will soar!

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra launches its 81st season tonight and Friday with new conductor and music director Aram Demirjian taking the podium at the Tennessee Theatre for a program called “Russian Passion” featuring the works of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. But … Continue reading

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Stars come out for Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Once again, Sherri Lee opened her beautiful estate on a picturesque cove on Fort Loudoun Lake to raise funds for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra through an event called Evening Under the Stars. This, year, however, due to the threat of … Continue reading

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Turn on, tune in, pig out!

This has been the year of adults playing dress-up. After a spate of “Gatsby” parties and a “Jetson” party, now this: a trippy “Woodstock” event! But, hey, it was for a good cause, so just pass the magic brownies. Held … Continue reading

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