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A Big Orange welcome for new athletics director

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.

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Knoxville community welcomes new campus leader

Beverly Davenport, UT-Knoxville’s new chancellor, charmed more than 200 Knoxville business and community leaders recently with her enthusiasm and openness at a reception held in her honor at the Knoxville Convention Center. Costs of the reception were paid for entirely … Continue reading

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Vision – and views – fill Massey fundraiser

Stunning river views — and the views of a large number of local politicians — were the highlights of a very successful fundraiser for state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey last night. Held at the beautiful Harrison Keepe home of Steve … Continue reading

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Les Trois Chefs (minus two)

This post is from the Better Late Than Never Department! Les Trois Chefs, the signature fundraiser of Childhelp Tennessee, was held before Christmas at Cherokee Country Club. Traditionally, it involves three great chefs — thus the name of the event … Continue reading

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Southern Summer’s Night: A blast!

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., was nearly destitute. He had been working at a car wash and had only one pair of jeans and one jacket in November 2010 when he and his wife left their hometown of Logan, West Virginia, … Continue reading

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Blossoms, biofuels and bearded irises

I pass by the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive several times a week coming and going from downtown Knoxville to parts west. They are mostly a blur to me. But once a year, we attend a fantastic fundraiser there that … Continue reading

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Sunset & Roses Gala celebrates 30th anniversary of University of Tennessee Gardens — and much more

The UT Gardens have a lot to celebrate. Just last month, Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill sponsored by Knoxville state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey designating UT Gardens as the “State Botanical Gardens of Tennessee.”

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It wasn’t just the singing that dropped jaws at Saturday night’s Knoxville Opera Ball

Everybody said last Saturday’s Opera Ball was going to be “different” this year. And, take it from me, it was! It was so much fun that we almost didn’t care when former UT football coach Johnny Majors, an opera buff, … Continue reading

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

“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 of … Continue reading

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