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Symphony ShowHouse goes uptown. (You should, too!)

Every year, the Knoxville Symphony League typically selects a brand new 5,500-square-foot home, usually on the water, and invites an assortment of interior designers to decorate its various rooms. Called the Symphony Designer ShowHouse, tours of the home are one … Continue reading

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Cute puppy and the Rolling Stones help animal cause

An evening gathering called “Cause for Paws,” held in Steve and Ann Bailey’s beautiful Sequoyah Hills garden, recently raised $70,000 for Young-Williams Animal Center. It didn’t hurt that an adorable puppy and a guitar autographed by members of the Rolling … Continue reading

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Longtime couple tie knot quietly, celebrate out loud

David Butler and Ted Smith have been together as a couple for 20 years. This past Thanksgiving, they decided to get married in a small, quiet ceremony in Connecticut attended only by the couple who first introduced them. This past … Continue reading

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Glittering Glass Ball launches new era at museum

When I tell folks the Glass Ball at the Knoxville Museum of Art was one of the best parties I’ve ever attended, many ask what made it so great. I think it was a combination of things. Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin: food, wine and a peek at the sky

Chef Patrick O’Connell, dubbed “the Pope of American cuisine,” knocked ’em dead earlier this month at L’Amour du Vin, the annual wine dinner and auction that raises funds for the Knoxville Museum of Art. But, equally mesmerizing to the hundreds of … Continue reading

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Jolley on his art’s scale, history and private ‘parts’

Every year, in connection with its huge wine auction fundraiser called L’Amour du Vin, the Knoxville Museum of Art has an Artist’s Luncheon at Blackberry Farm showcasing the weekend’s featured artist. Since an epic glass and steel installation by Knoxville’s … Continue reading

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Richard Jolley’s monumental installation at Knoxville Museum of Art addresses big questions

In a little less than a year, an art installation that organizers hope will be the “tipping point” for Knoxville’s growing reputation as a vibrant arts and culture destination will have its official opening.

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Wishing our buddy Ted Smith a happy birthday – and learning how to avoid kidney stones!

Last Friday was the end of a stress-filled week. Alan and I had been out of town at a conference three of the days and we had, of course, been trying to cram everything into the remaining two days of … Continue reading

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Visiting some Knox expatriates in sunny Naples

This past weekend, Alan and I decided to make a whirlwind trip to Naples, Florida, to visit some Knoxville friends who have taken up residence there. Just wanted to put up this quick post to let everyone know how Wanda … Continue reading

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Artscapes preview = temptation and fun!

Before you buy any new art for your home or office, you’ve got the next 10 days to scoop up an original treasure while at the same time benefiting the Knoxville Museum of Art. We are, you see, in the … Continue reading

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