Category Archives: Downtown

Kids get shoes, school supplies — and smiles!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn About 6,000 people packed Caswell Park on Saturday for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources. The back-to-school … Continue reading

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An upbeat Janet Testerman kicks off state House race

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn It was a perfect evening for a campaign kickoff and general get-together at Lakeshore Park Monday evening. The temperature was in the high 70s with a comfortable breeze. Restaurateur Randy Burleson delivered fantastic food to Marble Hall. The … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Great new gallery opens in historic building

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Have you been to Pivot Point Gallery yet? If not, you need to go. Located at 15 Emory Place in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is just so much fun! The art … Continue reading

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Big Ears 2022: ‘A transcendent musical experience’

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Big Ears Festival has come and gone and, trust me, it was one of the best weekends I’ve ever spent in Knoxville. The international music festival attracted about 5,300 visitors each day of its four-day run, according … Continue reading

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Mardi Growl ’22: Fun for pets and their people

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn I had my doubts a few years ago when Mardi Growl, the fun fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, moved at the city’s urging, from Market Square where it always had been to World’s Fair Park. But, let me … Continue reading

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Gordon Cheung’s artwork: thought-provoking, beautiful and lucrative for Knoxville Museum of Art

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The featured artist of this year’s L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art was Gordon Cheung. Guests got the opportunity to meet him and view a PowerPoint retrospective of his work earlier this month at … Continue reading

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Love — and a new engagement ring — were in the air!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The event is called “L’Amour du Vin” and it’s in its 19th year as the major annual fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art. It means “for the love of wine” in French. But this past weekend, it … Continue reading

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Bill Haslam on elections: This is not a game.

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Former two-term Knoxville mayor and two-term Tennessee governor Bill Haslam had strong words for attendees this week at a membership lunch for the Knoxville Area Urban League. Stop playing games with politics and start electing people who are … Continue reading

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Cookies ’21: Even more festive after the COVID break

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn COVID was the Grinch who stole Christmas last year — at least it put the kibosh on our annual cookie exchange. So, last December — after 17 straight years — no cookies! But the cookie exchange was back … Continue reading

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