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Appalachian neighbors gather to honor Alex Haley

About 150 Alex Haley fans packed into the cozy banquet hall at the Museum of Appalachia earlier this month to see the late “Roots” author awarded the museum’s “Heroes of Southern Appalachia” honor. Former Tennessee governor and U.S. senator Lamar … Continue reading

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“A Michelin-quality meal” — without a plane flight!

I understand how paying $296 per plate for dinner in Knoxville, TN, might seem a bit extravagant. But my friends and I felt like we got a bargain when we shelled out that amount for New Year’s Eve dinner (and … Continue reading

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Downtown dinner group salutes friend

Four couples who all live downtown occasionally stage progressive dinners, where each couple hosts a dinner course and we walk from home to home enjoying the food, camaraderie and the ambiance of downtown. We’ve been doing this for over 10 … Continue reading

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Picnic lovers share fun to fund Lakeshore Park

Lord, this town loves a picnic. And I have to admit that I do, as well. One of the best picnics every year is the annual fundraiser held each June as a benefit for Lakeshore Park. The view from the … Continue reading

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A very Knoxville Fourth of July

You know us. We love a big event. Rarely skip them. But this year, it just felt more comfortable having a low-key Independence Day celebration with a close group of friends in the suburbs — followed by front row seats, … Continue reading

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Sweet solstice supper is gentle slide into summer

“Why go to Stonehenge when you can experience the Solstice amid the old stones at the Botanical Gardens?” the invitation queried. “Why, indeed?” we asked ourselves. One other instruction on the invite: As part of the fun, we encourage guests … Continue reading

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New Carousel Theatre to be ‘a jewel box’

COVID might have delayed progress on the new Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus, but it didn’t stop it! Supporters of the Clarence Brown Theatre gathered last week for a design update on the planned new version of … Continue reading

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New season of Broadway at the Tennessee excites!

The Tennessee Theatre announced its upcoming series of touring Broadway performances last week to an enthusiastic crowd that applauded and whooped when each of the six upcoming shows was named. Even though “Wicked” had been previously announced, it still received … Continue reading

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The happiest party of the year!

Question: Do hats make people happy? Or do happy people wear hats? The answer really doesn’t matter. The upshot is that Hats in Bloom, an annual fundraiser and hat sale benefiting the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, is the happiest … Continue reading

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Symphony Ball ‘springs’ into success!

Through a combination of luck and nimbleness on the part of organizers, the Knoxville Symphony League just pulled off one of its most successful Symphony Balls ever. Set for March 25, the important fundraiser originally was scheduled to be held … Continue reading

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