Tag Archives: Martha Kern

Twilight in the garden of good and evil

The last of Knox Heritage’s fun “Summer Suppers” was one of the year’s best! And it was held in one of the most historic places in Knoxville — Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway. Established in 1850, Old Gray contains the … Continue reading

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Even Mother Nature loves Ijams and the Symphony

In the 32-year history of Symphony in the Park, the fun, fun event where the Knoxville Symphony plays at an outdoor fundraiser for Ijams Nature Center at the nature center, there’s never been a rain plan in place. And, although … Continue reading

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Symphony in Park was sublime. Season will soar!

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra launches its 81st season tonight and Friday with new conductor and music director Aram Demirjian taking the podium at the Tennessee Theatre for a program called “Russian Passion” featuring the works of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. But … Continue reading

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A party for the posies

Knoxville-based nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers specializes in bringing smiles to the faces of people in health care facilities. On a recent scorcher of a Friday evening, benefactors Hash and Nazzy Hashemian brought smiles to faces of Random Acts of … Continue reading

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Southern food under a super moon

I think I breathed an audible sigh of relief the other night when, after a bounteous dinner on the porch of a historic farmhouse, I heard author John Egerton talking about Southern food. “Take the warnings of the food police … Continue reading

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Hayride gives city folks a taste of the country life — and the best damn hamburger in the world!

On the city vs. country continuum, I’m definitely way far on the city side. Although I like dogs and cats, I am suspicious of cows, scared of horses and generally loathe almost all reptiles, amphibians and insects. And I don’t … Continue reading

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