Top Chefs

Nearly 300 guests braved a chilly, rainy evening in late March to arrive for the 11th annual Top Chefs event. The wine was flowing, the food was prepared to perfection, and silky jazz from the Larry Vincent Trio filled the venue. For the…
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Cellphone Celia

Dear Knoxonomist: Are smartphones smart? — Celia Powell, TN Dear Cellphone Celia: Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the smartness of smartphones is in the mind of the user. “Smart” implies some decision-making…
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Concerts on the Square

The City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 8 through June 28, and Tuesdays from July 3 thought August 28 in Market Square. The series was designed to provide a lower-key replacement for the…
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Top Docs 2018

Canadian physician William Osler said, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” This seems to be universal amongst our Top Doctors. They are patient-focused: engaged on a…
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Daffodil Dana

Dear Knoxonomist: Whenever I take an early spring drive from Rockwood to Oak Ridge, I am overwhelmed by the daffodils on Pellissippi Parkway. Daffodils always complement redbuds and dogwoods. But I think it’s gotten a little out of hand.…
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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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