Category Archives: Events

By the time you hear Rocky Top, it’s too late

This is a guest post by Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael. Maria handles the popular planning calendar, EventCheckKnox, that is designed to help event planners avoid having their events conflict with similar functions. Even though EventCheck Knox is designed for … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Sid Blalock, a fun Blue Streak fixture

We were traveling in Scotland last week when we got the sad news of the passing of East Tennessee businessman Sid Blalock. Sid and Jo, his wife of 58 years, have been frequent attendees at events covered on the Blue … Continue reading

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Something peachy and piggy at Cottonwood

In North Knoxville is a beautiful historic home called Cottonwood. Built between 1894 and 1897 by botanist Nathan Wesley Hale and his wife, Laura Adelaide Sebastian, it sat at the time on 300 acres that the Hales dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Symphony League delivers a little taste of Austria

Sometimes, when you purchase one of the “Elegant Dining” events from the Knoxville Symphony League, you can be transported to another country — without passing the Knox County line! These ladies are well-traveled. And they love sharing their international experiences … Continue reading

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Kellie Harper receives rousing welcome at reception

Even though it’s not football or basketball time in Tennessee, local stores may have noticed a run on orange clothing and accessories recently. That’s because five area companies banded together to host a community welcome reception for new Lady Vols … Continue reading

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Dr. Waters remembered in a way he would have loved

Four hundred folks spent this past Saturday night at the Knoxville Museum of Art honoring the memory of Dr. W. Bedford Waters, a medical pioneer in the field of urology, a supporter of the local arts scene, a world traveler … Continue reading

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Symphony League’s ShowHouse: a downtown stunner

If you want to see the latest in downtown living, now’s your chance. The Knoxville Symphony League opened its 2019 Designer ShowHouse last week at Regas Square, and you can get a peek into the very latest in home design … Continue reading

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Exceptional eating at Eugenia’s extraordinary house

If there are two kinds of events we love to attend, it is these: the wonderful Summer Suppers to support Knox Heritage and the fascinating Trust Fall dinners whereby you put yourself totally at the discretion of a local chef … Continue reading

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Five plays in five days — from the best to the bomb

Five plays in five days. Picasso, Van Gogh, Magritte, Pollock, Warhol. A Liberty cruise. And enough food and drink to sink a battleship. That’s what Alan and I experienced last month when we joined other supporters of the Clarence Brown … Continue reading

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Marriott opens two new hotels in downtown Knox

A festive ribbon-cutting and reception last week celebrated the opening of the new Courtyard and Residence Inn Knoxville Downtown on the site of the former News-Sentinel building. The unique property features rooms and amenities to fit every type of visitor … Continue reading

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