Tag Archives: Knoxville

Jar for the Course

The foodies whom I follow on Instagram and Twitter have posted enticing pictures of their meals at Knox Mason. The restaurant has also received a lot of attention recently from travel writers who have visited Knoxville. I finally tried it on Wednesday night. My … Continue reading

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Patel the Truth

The October program in the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Moxley Carmichael Masterworks series features music that is very appropriate for the Halloween season. Guest conductor Sameer Patel pointed out that fact during his comments between Night on Bald Mountain and The Sorcerer’s … Continue reading

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Splitter Splatter

Side Splitters Comedy Club has closed. Club manager Bridgette Martin announced on Facebook that Saturday’s show was the last and that she was returning to Tampa to work at the other Side Splitters location. On September 4, the club announced … Continue reading

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Carl’s Good Tavern

Carl LaBove was booked, canceled and rebooked for this weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club. LaBove was already on the schedule when the owner of Side Splitters decided to close for football season and cancel all the upcoming shows. Steve … Continue reading

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Rep Rally

Local Sales Manager Ben McWhorter sent an email to his staff pointing out that several Journal employees, including “Big Bank Frank Murphy,” had been nominated for Big Wig Awards. He mentioned me because I was put in the Best Radio … Continue reading

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Sleeps with the Anchovies

A local funeral home mailed a postcard to my house. They’re having a pizza party to attract potential customers. The postcard got my attention but it also made me laugh when I started thinking about what pizzas and mortuaries have … Continue reading

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Stride and True

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk traces its roots to an annual walk in Boston that started in 1984.  It got its name in 1993 when it expanded to other cities. The Knoxville chapter held its first … Continue reading

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Stock Dividends

Most of the food booths at the HoLa Festival had closed by the time my wife and I got there. The entertainment on stage and the information booths still had another hour to go. On our way to the festival, … Continue reading

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Bone Appétit

Dr. Bill Bass did something different for Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. He started his forensic lecture with a quiz. Before the guests arrived, Dr. Bass placed a bone on each table along … Continue reading

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Hazari Materials Team

A crowd was gathered around Dr. Al Hazari on Market Square on Sunday. The chemistry professor had a table at the HoLa Festival and was putting on a very cool demonstration, literally. When my wife and I approached, Dr. Hazari was … Continue reading

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Heart Knox Life

The 2014 Greater Knoxville Heart Walk drew a large crowd to World’s Fair Park on Sunday. I was the event emcee but I was also a participant. The cause is meaningful to me because, like many others, I’ve lost relatives … Continue reading

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Go Go! Gala

At the start of the fundraising gala for Go! Contemporary Dance Works, sketch artists drew pictures of the dancers. The sketches will be sold at the studio next week. The Dancetasia Gala was held Friday night at The Foundry. I … Continue reading

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General T.S.O.

Paul O’Neill, the founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, is a native New Yorker. At one point in my phone interview with him, I made him laugh by using a New York accent. Paul called WNOX to promote the band’s December 10 … Continue reading

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Road Addendum

 The Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow began airing on Monday night. The shows, which were recorded in July 2013, continue airing on September 29 and October 6. East Tennessee PBS recorded some behind-the-scenes footage, which they aired Monday as well. I … Continue reading

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