Tag Archives: Jeff Cupp

‘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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Ordinary couple, extraordinary evening

A little bit of old Hollywood glamour came to Knoxville last week as Positively Living, the organization that supports those touched by AIDS, hosted the premiere of the updated version of “An Ordinary Couple” at the Bijou Theatre. The documentary … Continue reading

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A stellar night in the cellar

In our fun quest to redeem all the auction items we’ve purchased over the past few years, we recently hosted a dinner party for six in the wine cellar of Cherokee Country Club. I didn’t even know this warm, romantic … 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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Bidding for experience brings event to a boil

Since Alan and I downsized several years ago to a condo in downtown Knoxville, we have adopted a new strategy for all the charity auctions we attend. We don’t have much space to acquire more “stuff.” So, we have a … Continue reading

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Downtown pitch for Knoxville’s new maestro

On the first stop of our downtown progressive dinner last Saturday, I tapped my cellphone to my wine glass in order to get everyone’s attention for an announcement. “D-flat,” stated Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony‘s new conductor, in a matter-of-fact … Continue reading

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Tour displays dramatic diversity of downtown dwellings

If the hundreds of folks on the Urban Home and Garden Tour this past weekend are to be believed, tons of people are “thinking about” moving to downtown Knoxville. That had to have been the most repeated refrain of Friday … Continue reading

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Tosca’s kiss, a green-eyed monster and a great idea

Diana Salesky, the wife of the executive director and conductor of the Knoxville Opera Company, had a good idea for an auction item to be offered at the annual Opera Ball. She contacted the group of friends who regularly host … Continue reading

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Harrowing tale by a homegrown Hanna

Jack Hanna was in town earlier this month to be named East Tennessean of the Year by the East Tennessee Historical Society. At $500 per seat, the event, featuring Hanna and several animals from the Columbus Zoo, was a sellout … Continue reading

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‘Marketing’ downtown with dinner

I have to confess, the Downtown Progressive Dinner Club is starting to cheat a lot! Our stated goal is to lure folks we like into moving downtown. But lately, all our “targets” have been people we know who already plan … Continue reading

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