Category Archives: Knoxville

Urban League’s ‘Shoes for School’ shatters records

New shoes will be on the feet of 1,270 children when they go back to school this week, thanks to the Knoxville Area Urban League, its sponsors and 300 volunteers. That’s because the annual “Shoes for School” event was held … Continue reading

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Tomato Jam a smash!

So, the second annual Tomato Jam was this past Sunday and the 10 cocktails I tasted (yep, 10!) were fabulous, as was the VIP brunch by Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro of OliBea. The event benefited Nourish Knoxville, the organization that oversees … Continue reading

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Coach Pruitt scores with Knox leaders

With the University of Tennessee football season starting in about a month, you can feel the excitement growing in the Knoxville air with each passing day. I see more people wearing orange. And I definitely hear more discussion of the … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre Gala kicks up its boots!

One of the best things about the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala fundraiser is getting to see the great theatrical talent that Knoxville produces. Last year, it was thespian  Dale Dickey who received the Clarence Brown’s Artistic Achievement Award at … Continue reading

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A good ‘thyme’ at the UT Gardens Gala

Well, it’s officially garden party season in East Tennessee. One of the first and largest of them is the UT Gardens Gala held in the sprawling UT Gardens — yep, the ones you pass on Neyland Drive on your route … Continue reading

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‘Knockouts of Knoxville’ = provocative provisions

What’s a good gourmet meal without a few gonads? In this case, sea urchin gonads, which also are known as uni. The occasion for this innovation was this past Monday when the “Knockouts of Knoxville” — arguably our town’s four … Continue reading

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‘Blues on the River’ razzle-dazzles!

Stunning views of the main channel of the Tennessee River, fabulous eats provided by Bistro by the Tracks and sultry jazz players turning the living room into a bluesy nightclub. That was the fun vibe for the Blues on the … Continue reading

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Burchett fundraiser fulfills on fun – and finances

Whereas many political fundraisers provide the attendees with a few cheese cubes and crummy donated wine in a drab banquet hall, the one three local couples had for Tim Burchett last week was over-the-top fun! I guess it should have … Continue reading

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Ken Burns: U.S. needs ‘less pluribus; more unum’

Historian Ken Burns was in Knoxville recently, appearing on behalf of the East Tennessee Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law. The $300 per seat dinner at the downtown Hilton featuring Gov. Bill Haslam interviewing Burns was … Continue reading

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Eclectic Ely Building initiates downtown home tour

Hey, everybody! It’s not too late to tour 11 residences on the City People Downtown Home Tour. The tour kicked off with a VIP reception on Thursday, but the tour itself runs tonight until 9 and tomorrow (Saturday) from noon … Continue reading

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