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‘Wanderlust at Westwood:’ eating, drinking and partying through four decades in Knoxville!

It was a sellout at $150 per person a few Saturdays ago when 50 guests partied through time — four different decades to be exact — at Historic Westwood to benefit Knox Heritage. One of the organization’s popular Summer Suppers, … Continue reading

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KSO conductor makes Knox debut on cello during magical evening (Plus: a little scoop!)

From the Better Late than Never Department is a wonderful item to which Alan and I purchased tickets at the Knoxville Symphony Ball — in 2019! It was Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian’s Knoxville debut playing the cello … Continue reading

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‘Wine & Shine’ — two tasty beverages for a good cause

We knew we would enjoy the camaraderie and the wine and moonshine tastings on a recent Friday night at a fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Ministry Center. But we didn’t know we’d love the music so much! The 9th annual … Continue reading

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Osteria Stella: Northern Italy in the Old City

I’ve noticed that many of our favorite restaurants these days have a sleek, spare feel to their decor. Minimalist, almost. Think Emilia or J.C. Holdway. Well, Osteria Stella, the new Northern Italian eatery in Knoxville’s Old City, is not like … Continue reading

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Sweet P’s Uptown Corner fills niche in North Knox

It has been a pet peeve of mine and my husband for years. There’s a dearth of full-service eateries in North Knoxville. And even fewer if you are seeking one with a full bar. As much as we like it, … Continue reading

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‘Suttree’s Knoxville’ provides sublime summer evening

It was a stunningly beautiful evening last week at Lakeshore Park when the Big Ears Festival presented “Suttree’s Knoxville,” a silent film accompanied by live music. The film chronicled Knoxville during the four years in the 1950s which provided the … Continue reading

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Everyone’s 4th: food, fireworks, dogs, right? Ours, too!

Alan and I took COVID-19 very seriously. Therefore, prior to getting vaccinated, we had a limited number of social engagements — for over a year. Now, it’s funny. But I find myself almost giddy when I am involved in any … Continue reading

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Knoxville Museum of Art’s ‘Kickoff to Summer’ still holds title of most fun fundraiser in town: Here’s why!

I have always said that the most fun fundraiser of the year is the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Kickoff to Summer party. It was a little late this year, as many events have been, due to COVID cancellations and the … Continue reading

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Ooh la la! Mardi Growl delights in its 14th year — despite the heat and change of date, venue

Mardi Growl, the annual Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, was postponed three months this year due to COVID-19. And then it was moved from its usual location on Market Square to bigger, more wide-open space on World’s Fair … Continue reading

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Gwen McKenzie kicks off re-election bid with food, fun!

A good-natured and diverse crowd gathered in the sweltering  heat last Thursday to eat, dance, pray and pick up signs at the kickoff of Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie’s re-election campaign for her 6th District City Council seat. According to food … Continue reading

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