Category Archives: Events

KMA celebrates re-opening of its signature collection — and a $3 million gift from Ann and Steve Bailey

Supporters of the Knoxville Museum of Art gathered last week to celebrate the re-opening of the museum’s signature “Higher Ground” exhibition which showcases art and artists with connections to East Tennessee. But they also were delighted with an unexpected announcement. … Continue reading

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Nourish Knoxville fetes friends with farm day!

This past Sunday, supporters of Nourish Knoxville, the non-profit organization that produces the local farmers’ markets, among other things, held a sweet celebration at the fabulous Strong Stock Farm on Rutledge Pike. Called “Friends & Farmers,” there wasn’t really an … Continue reading

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YWCA honors outstanding women for 38th year

The YWCA of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley recently honored seven local women who best exemplify the Y’s core mission: empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. In a festive gathering at The Mill … Continue reading

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Tennessee Theatre turns 95: Fun pictures alert!

The iconic Tennessee Theatre turns 95 years old this month and the folks there threw a little party on the stage to celebrate. Guests were encouraged to dress in 1920s attire to reflect the time of the beloved institution’s birth. … Continue reading

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Butler honored by Knoxville Museum of Art: ‘He helped us conquer our innate inferiority complex!’

David Butler and his husband, Ted Smith, were honored recently at the 25th annual James L. Clayton Award Luncheon at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The Clayton Award is presented annually to the individual, family or institution whose support of … Continue reading

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Evening Under the Stars even better with fun addition

One of Knoxville’s best fundraisers — Evening Under the Stars benefiting the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra — has gotten even better this year. The annual dinner and dancing soiree, held in a huge tent at the beautiful lakeside home of Sherri … Continue reading

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Knox Heritage names Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill ‘Preservationists of the Year’ at packed soiree

Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill, who founded Hatcher-Hill Properties in 2004, were named Preservationists of the Year last month during the Scruffy City Soiree, a popular annual fundraiser sponsored by Knox Heritage. Over the years, Hatcher-Hill has been responsible for … Continue reading

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‘Drink Up the Moon’ — and feel free to snooze

If you go see artist Jane Cassidy’s two installations at the Knoxville Museum of Art — and you really should! — and you happen to fall asleep, she will consider her art to have been a success! Cassidy, from Galway, … Continue reading

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Carol Mayo Jenkins retires at UT; ‘We need more people like Carol,’ says friend and acting colleague

Carol Mayo Jenkins, who has been an artist in residence in the University of Tennessee’s Department of Theatre for 22 years, retired earlier this month but told those gathered to celebrate that she’d still be around, hopefully performing at the … Continue reading

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Martinis at the Mansion: Cheers to William Blount!

I love a martini. Especially if it’s for a good cause! So “Martinis at the Mansion” was the perfect place for us last Thursday. It was a fundraiser for Blount Mansion — “the birthplace of Tennessee” — and it was … Continue reading

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