Category Archives: Music

‘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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A jaunt to Scotland — without leaving Knoxville

Like A packed Scottish pub. Scotch eggs. Four kinds of Scotch whisky. And Scottish music – with a couple of tangos thrown in for good measure. That’s what the sold-out “Scotch and Strings” fundraiser at Boyd’s Jig and Reel offered … 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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Artsy party announces Yo-Yo Ma appearance

Like If you were looking for anyone from Knoxville’s arts and culture crowd last night, chances are they were at The Mill & Mine music hall. That’s where Ashley Capps and his colleagues from the Big Ears Festival were making … Continue reading

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MLK Celebration: a tale of two concerts. Or, ‘Sometimes things really do work out for the best!’

Like After more than 20 years, this year the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission decided not to partner with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for its annual MLK Celebration Concert. Instead, the Commission moved its program from the traditional location … 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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‘Mozart in the Garden:’ magical in many ways

Like “Mozart in the Garden,” a free evening of music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra held at four locations in the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, was an almost magical experience last week. Quartets each played two sets in three … Continue reading

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Helping Ukraine from a garden in Knoxville

Like It was an extraordinary evening recently at the Knoxville Botanical Garden with moving music and a delicious — and unique — dinner. But the most special thing of all was the purpose. It was a fundraiser organized by Dr. … Continue reading

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