Category Archives: Knoxville

Melding of music and nature nets perfect Sunday

Among the top five best events in Knoxville every year is Symphony in the Park. Held this past Sunday at Ijams Nature Center, it features a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful setting that is Ijams. Funds … Continue reading

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‘We are going to be dreaming big.’

That’s what just-hired UT-Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman announced recently at a community reception held in her honor at the beautiful new Student Union on the University of Tennessee campus. The reception, sponsored by Pilot Flying J, Cherokee Distributing Company, The … Continue reading

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Attention event planners: Christmas is nigh!

This is another guest post by Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael. Maria expertly handles EventCheckKnox, which is designed to help event planners avoid having their events conflict with similar functions. Even though EventCheck Knox is designed for planners, it can … Continue reading

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Culinary community coalesces for Chef Cunningham

The Knoxville restaurant and hospitality community came together this past Sunday for an over-the-top fundraising dinner to assist the family of Chef Joe Cunningham. The popular 43-year-old executive chef at Northshore Brasserie died in July from complications after a car … Continue reading

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Tomato Jam ’19: Not just a bunch of Bloody Marys!

Congrats to the talented mixologists and proprietors of J.C. Holdway and Libacious Cocktail Catering for winning the first place Judges’ Award and People’s Choice Award, respectively, at the Tomato Jam cocktail contest. The festive event, held Aug. 4 at downtown’s … Continue reading

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Chef Gallaher’s ‘Summer Supper’ was scary good!

Chef Matt Gallaher took full advantage of the state-of-the-art kitchen in the newly renovated Kingston Pike home of former University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport for the Knox Heritage “Summer Supper” he prepared on Saturday. Davenport, who lived in the … Continue reading

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‘Shoes for School’ succeeds — for 17th year!

East Knoxville’s Caswell Park was filled with about 7,000 people Saturday morning as the Knoxville Area Urban League held its 17th annual “Shoes for School” event to distribute athletic shoes and school supplies to students on the last weekend of … Continue reading

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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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