Category Archives: Theater

Friends welcome Tom Cervone to his new post as executive director of Historic Tennessee Theatre

Like “I feel like I’ve jumped from AAA baseball into the major leagues,” said an ecstatic Tom Cervone Thursday night at a reception celebrating his new position as executive director of the Historic Tennessee Theatre. Cervone, the former managing director … Continue reading

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Our New York City Easter: three great plays, four fabulous restaurants — and a sobering conclusion

Like Alan and I love New York City. So, on December 31st last year, when I suddenly realized my chance to redeem some airline points was going to expire within hours, I jumped on the phone and booked two round-trip … Continue reading

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Akima loves “Lucy” and rakes in big bucks

Like Well, the ladies of Akima have done it again — with the help of a few male supporters. Their Cabaret 2012 fundraiser brought in over $100K — just in sponsorships alone. That doesn’t count the two nights of ticket … Continue reading

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Miranda Lambert, are you kidding me?

Like When Mike Strickland, the CEO of Knoxville-based Bandit Lites, came to speak recently to the Executive Women’s Association, I knew it would be interesting. But I figured that, since he also is the chairman of the board of the … Continue reading

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New York, New York!

Like Of course we all can book a hotel in New York City, browse the New York Times, select some plays and make a long weekend of it. Alan and I have done that several times and had great experiences each time. … Continue reading

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300 of our closest friends step back to 1947 with us at our client party in the historic Miller’s Building

Like To celebrate the great time we are having in our new offices in the historic Miller’s Department Store building at 445 S. Gay Street, we made “coming back to Miller’s” the theme of our annual mid-winter client party this … Continue reading

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First Friday downtown made tourists of us all!

Like On a cold night in January of 2005, festivities for the grand re-opening of the historic Tennessee Theatre were about to start. The “grand entertainment palace,” as it was nicknamed,  had just undergone a $25.5 million renovation and I found myself standing … Continue reading

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Two Christmas plays, a Shakespeare comedy, a child’s tale, murder and madness: get your tix now!

Like I guess the theory is that if one Christmas play is successful, maybe we should have two! In its recently announced upcoming season, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee will produce both the Charles Dickens classic, … Continue reading

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Special movie, special dog make memorable Sunday

Like While everyone else was getting ready for the Super Bowl Sunday, about a dozen folks were having a very unique Knoxville experience. Members of the Upper Left Book Club (more on them later) and a few hangers-on gathered in … Continue reading

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What does this sign mean?

Like I know. It seems pretty clear. You hear it all the time. Last week at the Clarence Brown Theatre production of “The Flu Season” (which was excellent, by the way), they said photography and audio and video recording of … Continue reading

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