Tag Archives: David Butler

Clarence Brown Theatre Gala kicks up its boots!

One of the best things about the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala fundraiser is getting to see the great theatrical talent that Knoxville produces. Last year, it was thespian  Dale Dickey who received the Clarence Brown’s Artistic Achievement Award at … Continue reading

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Knox chefs shine at Big Ears

Of course, folks came to the Big Ears Festival, held last weekend in downtown Knoxville, for the music. And, this year in particular, for the films and poetry. But we had another great asset on display, as well: our food … Continue reading

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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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Urban League Gala — still one of year’s best parties

Playing catch-up here! The Urban League Gala happened during a flurry of other great events toward the end of last year, and I wanted to be sure it got the attention it deserved. It’s actually called the Knoxville Area Urban … 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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Opera Ball knocked ’em dead! Here’s why.

So, what’s the secret to having a sellout black tie fundraiser? The folks at Knoxville Opera know the answer to that. Here are some things they did right to make the annual Opera Ball — dubbed the Ruby Ball this … Continue reading

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Cute puppy and the Rolling Stones help animal cause

An evening gathering called “Cause for Paws,” held in Steve and Ann Bailey’s beautiful Sequoyah Hills garden, recently raised $70,000 for Young-Williams Animal Center. It didn’t hurt that an adorable puppy and a guitar autographed by members of the Rolling … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Bridge: A ‘smashing’ success!

The “Dinner on the Bridge,” a benefit for the Arts & Culture Alliance which closed the Gay Street Bridge last night, was supposed to end at 8:30. Instead, it came to an abrupt conclusion at 7 p.m. when torrential wind … 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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‘Evening Under the Stars’ hits all the right notes

Among  our favorite events each year is one called “Evening Under the Stars.” It is held at Sherri Lee’s beautiful waterfront home off Houser Road and it benefits the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, which performs at the annual event. The food, … Continue reading

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