Tag Archives: Craig Shelton

L’Amour du Vin translates into success!

If you run into anybody on the board or staff of the Knoxville Museum of Art, please forgive them if they seem a little giddy. They deserve to be because they are coming off the most successful L’Amour du Vin … Continue reading

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Mozart in the mountains

Seventy-five Knoxville Symphony supporters gathered Sunday at Blackberry Farm for what I think is one of the best opportunities of the fundraising year. You get to have dinner at our area’s premier dining establishment AND hear an intimate 30-minute performance … Continue reading

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That bird didn’t fly, but wine was divine

I might not be the most adventurous eater you’ve ever met, but I do try to sample new things from time to time. Thanks to the wonderful Trust Fall dinners (click here and here and here and here), I have … 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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Sublime evening in splendor of ‘The Barn’

A great fringe benefit of living in Knoxville is being so close to the vaunted Blackberry Farm. So it didn’t take much consideration for Alan and me to buy a table for eight at this past Sunday’s fundraiser there for … Continue reading

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Middlebrook soiree launches “Summer Suppers”

The wonderful series of events that is Knox Heritage‘s “Summer Suppers” began last Saturday in spectacular style with a Gay Nineties theme at the beautiful Middlebrook plantation. Middlebrook, tucked away at 4001 Middlebrook Pike, was constructed circa 1795 and is … Continue reading

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Folks were begging to spend $700!

Jim Haslam, the founder of Pilot Travel Centers, said he wants the Knoxville Symphony to continue doing this event. “This is exactly the kind of thing they should be doing,” he said. And David Gensterblum, CEO of Aqua-Chem, said he … Continue reading

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Eating at Eddie’s: pairing food, wine, beer and fun

There was a little nip in the air recently when supporters of the Dogwood Arts Festival gathered for an interesting fundraiser at the Kingston Pike home of the city’s deputy mayor, Eddie Mannis. The little chill was perfectly fine since … Continue reading

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