Category Archives: Music

Symphony League celebrates success in trying year

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn About 80 members of the Knoxville Symphony League seemed almost giddy to get together this week at a celebratory Cherokee Country Club luncheon. It was the League’s annual business meeting and also the time when new officers are … Continue reading

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Nestful of Knoxvillians help The Swag open 40th season

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Swag over near Waynesville, North Carolina, opened for its 40th season last weekend with a lot of familiar faces — including ours! Owned by Knoxville residents Annie and David Colquitt, the mountain resort which consistently ranks in … Continue reading

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Dr. Frank Gray: surgeon, music lover, friend

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn I just can’t believe that Dr. Frank Gray is gone. The retired orthopedic surgeon, music lover and fixture on Knoxville’s social scene has been a regular on the Blue Streak since its inception. That’s because he was passionate … Continue reading

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Remember eating, drinking and dancing together?

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Players dazzle with diverse culinary, musical talents

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Opera airs anguish and artistry of Beauford Delaney

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Cuisine to crave! (Don’t read this if you are hungry.)

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn I may already have had my best meal of 2020 — and it’s only February! You can’t beat the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s annual trek to Blackberry Farm for what many think is the best fundraiser of the year. … Continue reading

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Next Symphony season: new, American & diverse!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian announced the 2020-2021 classical music schedule to season ticket holders last night — and boy is it a doozy. “Next season is the clearest realization of what I envisioned the Knoxville … Continue reading

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Doctors by day; rockers at night

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Talk about seeing doctors in a whole new light! Five local rock and roll cover bands — all featuring area physicians — battled it out this past Saturday at the 15th annual Doc Rock event to raise money … Continue reading

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Clinton 12 honored for high school heroism

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Another Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala has come and gone. Yes, the music, decorations, camaraderie and dancing were fun. But, the real hit of the evening? The presence of two members of “The Clinton 12,” who received … Continue reading

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