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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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A Big Orange welcome for new athletics director

More than 200 community and business leaders gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to be utterly charmed by the University of Tennessee’s new athletics director, John Currie. For his part, Currie seemed equally enamored with Knoxville.

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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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UT prez’s secret sauce could be secret weapon

The University of Tennessee has a secret weapon for making friends and influencing folks. I think it even would work on members of the Tennessee General Assembly. What is it? UT President Joe DiPietro’s famous spaghetti with a tantalizing sauce … Continue reading

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Auction ‘prize drawer’ yields feast for the ages

I am as guilty as anyone of not redeeming auction items for which I have paid dearly at many a charity event. So, determined to remedy that situation, I recently visited my “prize drawer” where I keep the certificates for … Continue reading

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Picture perfect patio for a party!

Here’s some welcome news for party and event planners. The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information has just opened a spacious new patio with an interesting view of Neyland Stadium and the Tennessee River. Moxley Carmichael used it … Continue reading

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‘Great’ Lyle Lovett charms Tocqueville Society

Country singer Lyle Lovett was in Knoxville the other day providing a concert for a small gathering of Knoxvillians at the Mill & Mine on Depot Avenue. The occasion was the annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society dinner, a “reward” for … 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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Cheers to the Coffee Club!

When members of the venerable Coffee Club, who have been meeting at least weekly in downtown Knoxville since the 1930s, looked at their bank account record the other day, they noticed they had a tidy little sum saved up.

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Josh Turner pulls his ‘Long Black Train’ into Knox

Country singer Josh Turner visited Knoxville last week to give an intimate performance for the The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, a group made up of the biggest donors to the United Way of Greater Knoxville. The concert, for about 100 … Continue reading

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