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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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Biscuits bring bevy of bingers

The biggest crowd ever packed downtown Saturday to gorge themselves with biscuits large and small, savory and sweet. This is according to John Craig, the “biscuit boss” and founder of the International Biscuit Festival that closes several roads and turns … Continue reading

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Pilot Pumpers raise record amount for United Way

In just three days last month, “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” raised a record-breaking $86,200 for the United Way of Greater Knoxville, which surpassed the previous record by $21,250. The record was $64,950 set in 2012. Over two decades, the special event … Continue reading

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Dancing – and raising $87K for Children’s Hospital

Lord, the costumes were hot this year at Dancing with the Knoxville Stars, an annual fundraiser for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The top winner for raising the most money was Renita Stinnett, pictured here. The top dance winner was Jay … Continue reading

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The Knoxville Area Urban League fights racism every day — but takes time out to party, as well

It’s been more than a week and I still can’t get that darned song out of my head! I was among the some 800 people at the Knoxville Convention Center last Thursday to hear two-time Grammy winner Peabo Bryson bring … Continue reading

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Local dancers raise temperatures – and $37,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

You feel like you know them. They read you the news every morning. One writes for the newspaper, covering the staid  education beat. And another conducts the Knoxville Symphony. But trust me when I tell you you’ve never seen these … Continue reading

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