Category Archives: Knoxville

‘Symphony Soiree:’ a sprightly shindig!

Like One of the best of the Knoxville Symphony League‘s “Elegant Dining” fundraisers is the one every year featuring the culinary talents of the musicians themselves. Held earlier this month in the Great Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown, … Continue reading

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Wallace becomes independent real estate agency: ‘We’ve got the horsepower. We just needed to take the reins.’

Like The large gathering in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites hotel on Parkside Drive last Wednesday had all the markings of a highly charged political event. A large screen with the words, “The Big Reveal,” was positioned front and … Continue reading

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It was a souper good time!

Like One of the tastiest and most laid-back fundraisers in Knoxville has to be CAC Beardsley Community Garden’s annual “Snow Day” soup competition. I’ve been going to it for years and, I swear, the soups keep getting better and better! … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras on Magnolia!

Like Kim Trent is an expert on Mardi Gras. She is from Mobile, where the first Mardi Gras was held. So, it was with great enthusiasm that I signed up to attend a Mardi Gras-themed Elegant Dining fundraiser for the … Continue reading

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KSO’s next season will be out of this world

Like The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra held a little cocktail party at The Emporium Center on Gay Street recently to unveil to its board members and major supporters the schedule for the 2023-24 concert season, which starts in September. (You can … Continue reading

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Does your doc rock? These do!

Like Hey, I like attending a fancy fundraiser at a swanky country club as much as the next person. But, sometimes, something a little different is what the doctor ordered! Case in point: Doc Rock, a battle of bands, whose … Continue reading

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Tips from a cancer fighter — and survivor

Like Members of the Moxley Carmichael family had a big reason to celebrate last week. Our colleague Maria Cornelius, the best editor you’ll ever meet, officially hit her 10-year milestone of being cancer-free. Her oncologist officially discharged her into the … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: the most fun outside New Orleans!

Like We felt as if we had gone to New Orleans last Saturday — and we never even left downtown Knoxville. Here’s why. The historic Bijou Theatre had a Mardi Gras theme for its annual Jubilee, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser … Continue reading

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Artsclamation! ’22 rocked it!

Like Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a non-profit mental health facility operated by Covenant Health. It provides in-patient and out-patient services to children, adolescents and adults. Held the first weekend in December, Artsclamation! also is a good landmark … Continue reading

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Lynne Fugate kicks off City Council re-election race with politically diverse support — and fun!

Like If you stepped into the bright and noisy rooftop lounge at the downtown Hyatt Place hotel last night, you might have known you were at a political event — if only by the number of politicians present. But you … Continue reading

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