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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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All that jazz — and all that fun

It was a perfect night for an inside-outside party. In March, it was one of the first evenings that was truly comfortable to be outside. And what a great outside it was! “An Evening of Jazz” — a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Party of five, your jazz orchestra is ready

For years, when speaking of arts organizations in Knoxville, people have referred to “the big four,” meaning the Knoxville Symphony, the Knoxville Opera, the Clarence Brown Theatre and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ was stellar

Sometimes you just want to go to a great gathering that has swinging music, convivial friends and delicious food in a breathtaking setting. No silent auction. No live auction. No awards or long speeches. That’s why we go every year … Continue reading

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Stars come out for Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Once again, Sherri Lee opened her beautiful estate on a picturesque cove on Fort Loudoun Lake to raise funds for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra through an event called Evening Under the Stars. This, year, however, due to the threat of … Continue reading

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Knoxville Jazz Orchestra launches swinging season!

Last year, every single one of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra‘s six major concerts was a sellout. So get your tickets now! And, in addition to the big shows, if you want even more jazz, plan on attending the jazz lunches … Continue reading

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Jazz Under the Stars 2011 really swings

Alan and I attended Jazz Under the Stars for the third year in a row last week. It’s a fundraiser for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and it is always great fun. We love the fact that the event actually features … Continue reading

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“An Evening Under the Stars” featured the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra — all night long! Well done.

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s annual Evening Under the Stars fundraiser is turning out to be one of Knoxville’s don’t miss events. Held this past Sunday at Sherri Lee’s beautiful west Knoxville home, it does what I think every fundraiser for … Continue reading

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“Light someone else’s candle.”

That was the instruction from Robert Loest, a nationally known investment adviser and downtown Knoxville resident, who was one of the organizers of the first annual “Strollstice” last night. More than 50 people gathered at the Market House bell on … Continue reading

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A weekend in Knoxville = a musical smorgasbord

On a weekend when the UT Pride of the Southland Marching Band was playing the mournful “Tennessee Waltz” following the Vols’ loss to Auburn, the rest of Knoxville was enjoying its usual diverse musical buffet. I just can’t believe all … Continue reading

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