Tag Archives: Harriet Hodge

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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Crush of events makes exciting year-end

As 2016 hurtles to its conclusion, holiday and other kinds of special events literally have tumbled on top of one another. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a busier year-end season in Knoxville. The Knoxville Symphony League threw its annual … Continue reading

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Holiday Homes Tour: elegant, inspiring and fun

We sure do love looking inside other people’s homes, don’t we? The smart folks in the Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art took advantage of that proclivity earlier this month and sold out their 22nd annual Holiday Homes Tour … Continue reading

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Elegant dining, uproarious stories

Jeff Lee, the general manager of WBIR-TV Channel 10, took the podium at a recent Elegant Dining event to benefit the Knoxville Symphony. (He serves on the Symphony Board.) “Many times you see people on TV and you think you know … Continue reading

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Nervous about entertaining? Do it anyway.

Don’t let fear of not being perfect prevent you from entertaining in your home. Gatherings of family and friends provide real nourishment beyond that contained in the food. Hospitality makes memories. That was the message that cookbook author and lifestyle … Continue reading

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Sunday night dinner on a beautiful East Tennessee horse farm was the perfect end to hectic weekend

One of the best things about the Knoxville Symphony League‘s Elegant Dining events is that you get to see places you might not otherwise visit. On a beautiful Sunday earlier this month, the place was the Reserve at Bluebird Hill … Continue reading

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