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With the University of Tennessee football season starting in about a month, you can feel the excitement growing in the Knoxville air with each passing day. I see more people wearing orange. And I definitely hear more discussion of the … Continue reading
More than 200 community and business leaders gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to be utterly charmed by the University of Tennessee’s new athletics director, John Currie. For his part, Currie seemed equally enamored with Knoxville.
Here’s some welcome news for party and event planners. The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information has just opened a spacious new patio with an interesting view of Neyland Stadium and the Tennessee River. Moxley Carmichael used it … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to receive one of the first copies of “The Final Season,” the new book about University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt’s last season coaching the legendary Lady Vols. The early copy was a gift … Continue reading
Maybe you’ve heard of “Throwback Thursday.” It’s a practice on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, whereby users on Thursdays post old photos with the hashtag “ThrowbackThursday” or “TBT.” Well, we are doing it today on the Blue Streak. … Continue reading
I know it’s football all the time right now as the countdown draws close to kickoff of the gridiron season. But for one day last week, thoughts turned to basketball as the business community hosted a reception to welcome Rick Barnes, … Continue reading
More than 200 community and business leaders filled a big tent overlooking World’s Fair Park on a patio at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to welcome Donnie Tyndall, UT’s new men’s basketball coach. The mood was optimistic and the … Continue reading
I think Bobby Denton would have liked the beautiful funeral flowers from Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. I know he would have chuckled at the wreath created in the image of “Wivik,” the frog mascot of radio station WIVK. And … Continue reading
If I can help it, I’m not going to miss seeing boogie woogie piano player Jason D. Williams when he is in our area. The spitting image of (a younger) Jerry Lee Lewis, Williams most recently was in town for … Continue reading
The Knoxville business community gave new Lady Vols Basketball Coach Holly Warlick and her staff a warm reception last week at a well attended cocktail party at the Knoxville Convention Center. In return, Warlick made three commitments that surely gave … Continue reading