Category Archives: Knoxville

Debating the staff of life: free bread with dinner?

My husband is a bread lover. Raised in North Knoxville, Alan Carmichael says his family had bread at every meal: biscuits, cornbread, dinner rolls — or just sliced store-bought white bread stacked on a plate in the center of the … Continue reading

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Expert has advice for local non-profits: Carefully reschedule events and consider joining forces

Jerry Askew, president of the Alliance for Better Nonprofits, says organizations should recognize that the current pandemic has forced everyone to try to cram a year’s worth of events into the last half of this year. This will put stress … Continue reading

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Remember eating, drinking and dancing together?

Greetings! Hope everyone is holding up during these stressful times of social distancing. I decided to haul out a not-so-long-ago memory of the Symphony Ball when we all gathered to eat, drink and even dance together. It makes me smile … Continue reading

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Girl Scout cookies: an important excuse for a party. (And you still can nab some!)

The sale of Girl Scout cookies provides 70 percent of the entire budget of the local Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians every year. So, you can imagine what a blow it was when the coronavirus forced the organization to … Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin 2020: Back when we could have fun!

It hasn’t been that long — it actually was just earlier this month — but it seems like an eternity ago. The Knoxville Museum of Art hosted what was one of the last big social occasions many Knoxvillians would attend: … Continue reading

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Players dazzle with diverse culinary, musical talents

When the Knoxville Symphony performs at one of our beautiful downtown theaters, the musicians seem to effortlessly harmonize and form one cohesive voice. But, actually, the Knoxville Symphony is a very diverse group of individuals. The members hail from nine … Continue reading

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Opera airs anguish and artistry of Beauford Delaney

The season of Beauford Delaney continues in Knoxville, this time with a gripping locally produced opera performed by the Marble City Opera last Friday and Saturday to a full house at Beck Cultural Exchange Center. The one-hour world premiere tells … Continue reading

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Witnessing ‘the cleaning ballet’

“It’s the most amazing thing,” raved my friend Gay Lyons. “You’ve just got to see it!” My friend Laura Cole was incredulous, as well. “You mean you’ve never seen it?” she asked. What the heck were they talking about? Gay … Continue reading

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‘Scarves are always in style’

That’s what Rene Mackley told a  lucky group of women last week. They were the beneficiaries of Jeannie Dulaney purchasing an auction item entitling six folks to have wine, appetizers and a lesson in scarf tying at Linda’s Hallmark in … Continue reading

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‘The most important artist Knoxville ever produced’

We are in full-on Beauford Delaney season here in Knoxville. And that’s a good thing. Because, according to David Butler, executive director of the Knoxville Museum of Art, the late Delaney is “by any standard, the most important artist Knoxville … Continue reading

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