Category Archives: Events

Beloved manager of downtown theaters retires big!

The hardest working man in show business retired earlier this month and, boy, what a party that generated! Tom Bugg was general manager of both the Bijou and Tennessee Theatres for nearly two decades doing everything from dealing with artists … Continue reading

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Great news! “Knoxville” is coming to Knoxville!

In a sweet little lunch gathering this past Saturday, Clarence Brown Theatre leadership gave supporters an update on construction on the new Jenny Boyd Carousel Theatre and announced plans for the upcoming theater season. And that’s where the big news … Continue reading

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Painter John Woodrow Kelley returns to Knoxville after 45 years; is this year’s L’Amour du Vin featured artist

Beloved Knoxville artist John Woodrow Kelley, who has been splitting his time between Knoxville and New York for the past 45 years, has finally returned to Knoxville full time and will be the featured artist at next month’s L’Amour du … Continue reading

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Celebrating an old building and a slightly younger man!

There were so many reasons to celebrate that we just HAD to have a little drop-in party last Friday to raise a glass. Here are some of them: My new office building, the beautiful, historic Arcade Building on Gay Street … Continue reading

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KSO Board toasts Christmas — and some good news!

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Rick Fox and his partner, Ralph Cianelli, invited the other members of the board and the KSO staff to their beautiful home in the Middlebrook mansion recently to celebrate the season — and to announce … Continue reading

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20th Christmas cookie exchange is in the books!

It’s a crazy, loud party, but we love it! It’s our annual Christmas cookie exchange — held the Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend each year at high noon. We eat salads, drink wine, mimosas and Bloody Marys, and swap cookies — … Continue reading

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Artsclamation!: An art market within a party!

Artsclamation! is an annual fine arts sale that is the only fundraiser for Covenant Health’s behavioral health unit, Peninsula Hospital. It’s also a heck of a fun party and a great way to kick off the holiday season — and … Continue reading

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‘Cause for Paws:’ big fun for people and animals

Young-Williams Animal Center wowed again this year with its 9th annual Cause for Paws fundraiser, held at the beautiful Knoxville Museum of Art. What makes this dinner and auction stand out from the rest is the presence of the adoptable … Continue reading

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“Evening by the Tracks” enchants with menu and music

The tickets were pricey ($500 each), but it would have been hard to beat the food and music anywhere in Knoxville last Sunday. Called “Evening by the Tracks,” the benefit for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra was held at the future … Continue reading

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Big fun and big changes at Knoxville Botanical Garden

I don’t know what it is about a garden, but parties in them always seem to be fun! It’s almost like you can’t NOT have a good time when you are gathered for food, drink, and camaraderie in a beautiful … Continue reading

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