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The Making of Cityview Sunset

Robert Tino’s studio sits atop a hill in Sevier County. The space is filled with an eclectic mix of personal belongings, artwork, and supples—one gets the feeling this is his space and his alone. This is where he comes to relax and paint.…
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Put Upon Pat

Dear Knoxonomist: Over the summer, I fulfilled one of my dreams and bought a pickup truck, a beauty with a V-8, extended bed and liner, tie downs, assist steps—all the bells and whistles. Thing is, not two days after I took her home, my…
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Puccini’s Turandot

In the midst of celebrating its 40th season, Knoxville Opera opens its spring calendar with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, an opera that was left without its conclusion due to the composer’s untimely death.  Thankfully, one of…
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Game Day Fashion

Famed costume designer Edith Head, who dressed such stars as Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn, once said that “you can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” She should know; she won eight Academy Awards for her…
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Resourceful Tailgaters

Dear Knoxonomist: I’ve been a Vol fan my entire life, and my blood runs orange! But I grew up with parents from a non-football town, and we didn’t attend the games. As a freshman last year, I fell in love with everything about going to…
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Agreed

These days, we seem to disagree on many more things than we used to, or at least it appeared that way to us before we began making a list of what folks from this part of Tennessee do agree on: that Knoxville’s restaurants are better than…
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Ablaze with Color

As spectacular as many destinations in the Smoky Mountains can be, Gregory Bald holds a special place in the hearts of many hikers for its unique beauty. The bald has an intriguing and disputed history. One story is that, during the Civil…
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Umphrey’s McGee

If you’re strolling along Gay Street on a hot August Knoxville Sunday and get the jones to jam out to some live music, Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee is your ticket. Known for their funky rhythms and vibrant light shows, and performing a wide…
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