Everything Knoxville August 2019 Edition

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Discover how to avoid separation anxiety as kids head back to school.

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Make anywhere home with a custom mattress for your RV, camper, travel trailer, or boat.

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Learn how to create zones for an organized pantry.





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and business owner, Jesse Vose, who recently acquired Exit Real Estate Professionals Network in Farragut, remains committed to providing the most stress-free experience for both buyers and sellers. With more than 3,600 brokerages and 100,000 agents, Exit Realty is well on its way to becoming the largest and most successful real estate organization in North America, using cutting-edge technologies and the latest marketing innovations.

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From the Publisher AS WE GO

into the last full month of the summer season, families have a final chance to take that vacation before school starts. The closer it comes to the first day back hitting the books, there is always the back-toschool shopping rush for supplies and clothing. And there is the Photo by D. Roberts Photography excitement going into the new football season, plus the cooler days of fall. In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we have a focus on some seasonal bargains and services. August has some great activities that you and your family can enjoy while the weather is still pleasant. There are number of festivals that will take place in the Knoxville area, as well as other entertainment that we have highlighted. Check out our August calendar for listings on what is available.



If a move is in your future and you need a home or are looking to sell a home, then our feature article on Exit Real Estate Professionals Network may help. Local entrepreneur and business owner, Jesse Vose, recently acquired Exit Real Estate Professionals Network in Farragut, and he is committed to providing the most stress-free experience for both buyers and sellers. Now is a great time to buy or sell, and Jesse’s team can help make your home buying or selling a success. So before the summer season passes, and if it’s back to school for you or your children, or if you wish to complete your home improvement projects before cold weather sets in, or if you’re looking to improve your appearance and your health, then our August edition has it all. Summer is too short, so take advantage of the season.

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A Strong and Dedicated Team is Your Foundation to Success in Buying or Selling Real Estate

Jesse Vose, Owner


O U M A Y R E C A L L several commercials that aired on television a decade or so ago that featured entrepreneurs who purchased companies after their positive experiences with the very products or services offered by these same companies. Well, history has repeated itself right here in Knoxville. Local entrepreneur and Exit Real Estate Professionals Network Associate Broker, Jesse Vose, who first began his self-employment career at a very early age in a business started by his parents, just recently purchased Exit Real Estate Professionals Network, located at 165 West End Avenue in Farragut. Jesse, who has earned a reputation for successful new business startups, is also credited with launching two other successful area businesses, including Knox Graphics & Design in 2017. As an Associate Broker at Exit Real Estate Professionals Network, Jesse had the unique opportunity to observe first-hand how a strong and dedicated team of real estate professionals could combine their individual talents to consistently deliver positive results for their many clients. Recognizing that success in real estate extends far beyond a listing and yard sign, Jesse and his team have developed a comprehensive market approach that is customized for each client and designed to deliver optimal results. We trust you will enjoy this recent interview with Jesse. EK: Describe your early experiences as an Associate Broker at Exit Real Estate Professionals Network. How do they help their Associate Brokers to provide maximum support for their clients and to succeed professionally? Jesse: I was truly excited about my new career as an Associate Broker. Exit’s



training is first class and the strong emphasis on teamwork is very exciting. Their in-depth marketing programs for clients are designed to help new agents like me achieve real success right out of the starting gate. I also appreciate the family atmosphere that exists. My experience truly exceeded my expectations. E K : Purchasing Exit Real Estate Professionals Network had to be the furthest thing from your mind when you launched your new career as an Associate Broker. How did working with your Exit Realty team convince you that purchasing Exit Real Estate Professionals Network was the right decision? Jesse: The positive office culture and big family feel are amazing. It’s what sold me. Our entire focus is directed to our clients, whether they’re buyers or sellers. We treat everyone with the highest level of respect and professionalism. Our clients are consistently expressing their appreciation for the efforts of our team on their behalf. They also share their appreciation for our comprehensive marketing efforts and use of the latest innovations and technologies in today’s fast-paced and ever evolving real estate marketplace. Clients are even more amazed to learn that the Exit Realty Corporation donates 10% of all closed real estate transactions to Habitat for Humanity. When the opportunity to invest in Exit Real Estate Professionals Network became available, it was an easy decision. What’s not to love, right? E K : Describe your comprehensive approach to marketing on behalf of your clients. Jesse: Our marketing efforts extend far beyond the customary listing agreement and yard sign. We make a thorough evaluation of your home. We conduct a price analysis, evaluate demographics on likely buyers, create print and online marketing pieces, and implement email and social media campaigns designed to reach your target audience. And because homes and neighborhoods are often unique, we may utilize a variety of other marketing tools designed to sell your home for the highest possible price and in the least amount of time. EK: How can our readers learn more about Exit Real Estate Professionals Network?

Jesse: We would like to invite them to visit us in person or check us out online on Facebook or Instagram. If they’re looking to buy or sell, we have a team of highly qualified agents available to assist them in selling their existing home or buying their dream home. We really would like your readers to experience what I experienced when I first walked into our office. I think they’ll be as surprised as I was. EK: Because your office has also earned a reputation for training and developing successful Associate Brokers, how can a person who might be considering a full-time or part-time real estate career learn more about joining the Exit Real Estate Professionals Network? Jesse: They can contact me directly at 865335-7270 or email vosepropetygroup@gmail. com, stop in to see what we are about, or set up an appointment. Come see what Exit’s all about and what separates us from the competition, from our marketing, branding, and contributing to our community, to our team building exercises and support for local community events. We are here to help guide you through the process. Whether you’re new to real estate or a seasoned veteran, we look forward to the opportunity to helping you succeed. Watch for our announcements for monthly career nights. We encourage you to RSVP, as space is limited. EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add? Jesse: Only that I look forward to meeting as many of your readers as possible. Buyers, sellers, and potential new agents – we’re anxious to share with you how our success story can become your success story when buying, selling, or searching for a new career opportunity.

Exit Real Estate Professionals Network Jesse Vose, Owner 165 West End Avenue Knoxville, TN 37934 865.383.3948 office 865.335.7270 cell vosepropetygroup@gmail.com

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Six Fun Fashion Tips for Summer B Y C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, C A R R I E M FA S H I O N C O N S U LT I N G . C O M


UMMER ISN’T ONLY about beach vacations and lying by the pool – it’s also the perfect season to add some zing to our everyday wardrobes. Certain items offer both fashion and function during the warm summer months and are easy and affordable to acquire if they aren’t already in our closets.

1. Make white your new neutral. It’s tempting to fall into wearing black yearround. Resist the urge and introduce a crisp white blazer, pant, or other core piece of clothing into your summer wardrobe. Purchase washable pieces if you are prone to spills or stains! 2. Choose a cheerful purse. Airy and fun, woven straw bags bring a bit of the beach to your daily routine. Classy rattan purses provide a dressier look and are guaranteed to bring compliments. Seeking something more traditional? Opt for a colored leather in your choice of pastel or bright. 3. Seek out two pairs of shades. Two sets of sunglasses are all you need to look the part no matter where your summer adventures may lead. Choose a sporty pair for weekend and outdoor activities and an elegant set for when you want to feel as sophisticated as Jackie-O. 4. Invest in special coverage bras. While it’s always good to take stock of your unmentionables (experts recommend replacing bras every six months to a year depending upon how often they are worn), body-baring summer fashions often require strapless and racer back styles. Buy them before you need them!

5. Wear a pair of wedges. Wedge heels mimic the benefits of stilettos by elongating the leg, shaping the calf, and encouraging a sexy stride. But unlike their chic cousins, easygoing wedges provide the benefit of a sturdier, pain-free platform on which to strut one’s stuff. 6. Turn heads in a dress. Summer is the ideal time to break out every woman’s secret weapon: The dress. What can be easier in the morning than not worrying about mixing and matching pieces? Put on a feminine frock and off you go, projecting an effortless elegance the entire day. The lengthy days of summer are a time to recharge and renew before the busy school and holiday months begin. Make the most of the season by integrating these timeless elements into your daily fashion routine and enjoy the sunshine!

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Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies

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groups looking for an inspirational way to put an exclamation point at the end of summer should circle August 24th on their calendars. Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies returns with headline performances in DP’s Celebrity Theater by For King & Country (“Fix My Eyes”) and Zach Williams (“Chain Breaker”). One headlining show time already has sold out (1 pm) while a second (7 pm) has very few seats remaining, leading park staff to add a 4 pm show. The Smokies will rock with the hit music of several of contemporary Christian music’s biggest names during this extremely popular annual event. Tauren Wells, Micah Tyler, and Jordan Feliz are set to perform on additional stages throughout the park. All performances outside of DP’s Celebrity Theater are free with park admission. Mr. Talkbox, a four-time Grammy winner, and Egypt Speaks, a dynamic author and spoken word artist, serve as emcees for the headline performances at Celebrity Theater. Meet and greet opportunities with Rock the Smokies artists are available for anyone who visits the Rock the Smokies website and follows the link to sponsor a child through Compassion International. Special Dollywood season passholder pricing also is available on the event website. By combining all the adventure of a day at the theme park with great music, Dollywood has crafted a unique event packed with fun for all ages. A ticket purchase includes admission to Dollywood; discounts are available for groups, season passholders, and guests who order tickets early. Packages are available that include VIP seating, t-shirts, pictures with the artists, and much more! 10


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Dreading Refinishing Your Home’s Hardwood Floors?


O M EOW N E RS SH A R E two common fears when contemplating refinishing their hardwood floors. First, it’s the dust that can permeate every room in their homes, and second, it’s the concern over toxic, solvent-based finishes that can drive you out of your house. First, the finishes. Homeowners have a va riet y of f inishes to select from, including acid-cured and oil-modified. Acid-cured finishes give off formaldehyde (a carcinogen) during the curing process, which can last more than 30 days. And oil-modif ied and acid-cured finishes emit very high VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and harmful fumes, causing the homeowner, pets, and plants to vacate the home for two to three days. Both finishes contain petroleum distillates, which are combustible and flammable. A third finish, from Bona, the world’s premier authority and manufacturer of h a rdwo od f lo or i n g i n s t a l l at ion , maintenance, and renovation products and systems since 1919, is a waterborne finish that is far superior to today’s acid-curate and oil-modified finishes. Bona waterborne finish benefits include: » No need to vacate your home during finishing » Durable

are the most durable polyurethane finishes available. In fact, waterborne finishes withstand the wear and tear of commercial and residential f loors better than oilmodified finishes. So where can you learn more about Bona? The answer is simple: From a Bona certified craftsman, Valera Tomescu, owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors. While protecting your family’s safety during the refinishing project and installing the finest and most durable finish available anywhere, Valera will also describe European Fine Hardwood Floors’ most advanced and 99.8% dust-free refinishing system from Bona, the Atomic DCS®. Simply put, nothing else can compete with it. Recipient of the much coveted Bona certified craftsman award, Valera and his team will safely deliver the results you deserve. Stop dreading refinishing your home’s hardwood f looring. Call Valera today! » No harmful fumes » Highlight the natura l beauty and elegance of your hardwood floors » GREENGUARD Certified Also, studies have shown that Bona’s specially-designed waterborne finishes

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for the third annual Cades Cove Loop Lope, the only footrace in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is now open at www.LoopLope. org. Participation is limited to 750 total runners on the 5k or 10-mile courses. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, November 3. The Cades Cove Loop Lope is hosted by and benefits Friends of the Smokies, an official non-profit partner of the National Park Service and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The non-profit organization raises money to support critical projects and programs in the park, including environmental education, historic preservation, wildlife management, and more. 12


“We are so excited to bring back the Loop Lope for another beautiful fall in the Smokies,” said Kathryn Hemphill, Special Projects Director at Friends of the Smokies. “This is the only race happening inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you do not want to miss out. Nothing else will match the experience!” This year, in addition to the 5k and 10-mile courses along Cades Cove Loop Road, the event features a virtual race option for those who cannot visit the Smokies to participate in person. Virtual runners can sign up online, run at the time and place of their choosing, and still support Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All participants must register in advance,

and space is limited. To protect the natural and cultural resources of Cades Cove, there are a limited number of parking passes available for runners to purchase at the time of registration. Free parking in Townsend and shuttle buses will be available for all registered runners without a parking pass. Registration for both course lengths, the virtual race, interested volunteers, and more information can be found at www.LoopLope.org. Friends of the Smokies is an official nonprofit partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has raised $65 million to support critical park programs in North Carolina and Tennessee. Discover and donate at www.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.





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Tennessee Valley Fair SEPTEMBER 6-15 AT CHILHOWEE PARK


TENNESSEE Valley Fair is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing East Tennessee heritage, agriculture, and the arts. Highlighting the very best of our region has been our focus for 100 years, and we are proud to be one of Knoxville’s largest and longest running events. In 2019, the Tennessee Valley Fair will be celebrating its 100th year. The Tennessee Valley Fair always offers something for everyone, including educational exhibits, livestock shows, thrilling rides, exciting concerts, and, of course, deliciously fun fair food. With nearly 100 food stands on-site, the fair offers a great selection of delectable deep-fried favorites. From funnel cakes and corn dogs to turkey legs and cotton candy, there’s plenty of deliciousness to devour at this year’s fair! Back again this year is the Cotton Candy Classic 5k on September 7. Our 2nd Annual 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will benefit the Tennessee Valley Fair Foundation and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The race will begin at 8 am and will start and end inside the fairgrounds. Register online at www.tnvalleyfair.org. New attractions will include a museum dedicated to the Tennessee Valley Fair’s 100-year history, a daring motorcycle riding on a tightrope across a lake, a threshing machine demonstration, 14


and more! Attractions from the past will also be included in the 100th celebration such as paddle boats and the money pole. In the Wade Shows Midway, there are more than 50 fantastic rides and attractions. Unlimited ride wristbands (good for one day of unlimited rides) are available for purchase online before the fair begins or on the fairgrounds from September 6-15. The Dirty Guv’nahs will kick off the concerts at the fair this year. The concert lineup is as follows: » September 6: The Dirty Guv’nahs at 8 pm – Reserved seats $15-$50 » September 7: Battle of the Classic Hits Cover Bands at 8 pm – Free with fair admission » September 8: Erick Baker with The Young Fables at 8 pm – Reserved seats $15-$50 » September 9: Morgan Wallen at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$75 » September 10: Mac Powell and the Family Reunion – Reserved seats $10-$40 » September 11: Keith Sweat at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$100 » September 12: Riley Green at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$50 » September 13: Bret Michaels at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$100 » September 14: Uptown Funk: Bruno Mars Tribute at 8 pm – Reserved seats $5-$10

» September 15: KC and the Sunshine Band at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$100 Please note that you must have a fair admission ticket to attend the concerts. The prices listed above are for reserved seats close to the stage. Free general admission seats are available with your paid fair admission to the Battle of the Cover Bands concert on a first come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, visit www.tnvalleyfair.org or call 865-215-1482. Fair admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 65 and older, $8 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. Get your tickets before September 5 and save: Tickets only cost $8 for adults and $6 for children 6-11. Parking is $10 per car. Join us in Celebrating 100 years of the Tennessee Valley Fair! About the Tennessee Valley Fair The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and one of the state’s largest multi-day events, attracting thousands of attendees each year. Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides, and variety of unique foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers great entertainment for the entire family. For more information, call 865-215-1471 or visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.

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about undergoing a dental implant procedure, Lynette Desper relied entirely upon her previously positive experiences at Heritage Family Dentistry. “I have never been apprehensive about visiting the dentist,” said Lynette. “I wore full metal braces for four years when I was in junior high, so I have never had any problems visiting the dentist.” However, this was an entirely new procedure for her. “Dr. Bradshaw has provided excellent dental care for me,” said Lynette. “I’ve had crown work done, regular fillings and cleanings, and the most important was my dental implants. I was apprehensive about THAT procedure, but Dr. Bradshaw and his staff worked with me, going above and beyond to make sure that I had a positive experience. It took some time to talk me into the procedure, and the staff was very patient and comforting in easing my fears. “I have always had a positive experience with the staff and Dr. Bradshaw. They are always so

I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bradshaw and Heritage Family Dentistry to anyone! They have been one of my most favorite healthcare professionals I have ever dealt with. They genuinely care about their patients, and it shows!” caring and helpful, and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in their office. You feel a sense of ‘family’ in their office, and

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Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash JOIN US

for a great event to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: The Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash! On Saturday, August 10, you can run the 5k, 10k, or participate in the fun walk. Then enjoy the day with your family and friends at the World’s Fair site listening to live music and enjoying Knoxville’s best cooking teams grilling burgers for a good cause. The Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash will benefit the Pain and Palliative Care program at ETCH. The 5k and 10k begin at 8:30 am, and the 1-mile fun walk begins at 8:45 am along the grounds of World’s Fair Park. The Burger Bash runs from 10 am to 3 pm. This event is fun for the whole family! There will be live music all day by The Coveralls and Soulfinger. There will be a lot of children’s activities for kids of all ages to participate in, including a sack race, lawn dice game, basketball throw, pirate’s treasure and crafts, ring toss, human ring toss, scavenger hunt, face painting and temporary tattoos, football toss, and more! Visitors get two free game tickets, with additional tickets available for $1 for two games. Bring your quarters! Burger Bash tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Admission allows you to sample three of Knoxville’s unique sliders (two for children) and listen to live music. Cold beverages, including soft drinks, water, and beer, will be for sale. VIP Burger Bash tickets are available for $75 and include entry into festival, six slider tickets, unlimited beverages, cocktails, and heavy hors d’ouevres inside VIP tent, and air conditioning. All race registrants receive free Burger Bash entry, event t-shirt, and three slider tickets (adults) or two slider tickets (children). We are also in need of volunteers to work at this year’s Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash. Since each event requires a separate set of volunteers, each with a different set of responsibilities, there are two options for volunteering. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a ticket to the Burger Bash!


The Coveralls While The Coveralls have established themselves as full-tilt rockand-roll heavies on the bar scene, their unique versatility and warm energy make them ideal for any party. Their sharp dress and natural ability to fit every party vibe have made them particularly successful at weddings. They have a special gift for “reading the room” and seem to know how to play just the right tunes at just the right time. Classic jazz standards, Motown hits, funk, rock & roll classics, and pop chart gems… they cover it all. With enough advance notice, The Coveralls can even learn special requests, be they special songs for fatherdaughter/couple’s first dances or simply old favorites. Too elaborate for a four-piece? They can DJ to fill in the gaps, making the entire occasion musically seamless, even when they aren’t playing.

Butterfly Dash volunteer responsibilities: » Monitor a specific location along the course » Monitor and report any injuries » Guide runners on the course » Cheer for runners » Assist children and or runners if needed » Water stations Burger Bash volunteer responsibilities: » Set-up crew » Event admissions » Beverage tent (must be 21 years of age) » ID check (must be 21 years of age) » Ticket sales » VIP tent » Kids’ activity zone » Volunteer check-in » Team ambassador assistants To sign up as a volunteer, register for the Butterfly Dash, or get tickets for the Burger Bash, visit www.etch.com. For more information on the event, contact Pat Scott at 865-541-8284 or email pmscott@etch.com. 16


Soulfinger They are the keepers of SOUL, those who bare the torch that brings the flame to a new generation to light the fires of FUNK. Soulfinger’s live shows often take on gigantic proportions, stretching deep into the night with a sweaty combo of funk and R&B classics and original songs. The eight-man band, led by singer Tim Spencer and horn player Pee Jay Alexander, shows that they can lay it down smooth.

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Sandra and Michael completed the Spartan Race with their trainer, Taylor (on left), earlier this year


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6th Annual Knox Asian Festival August 25 • 11 AM to 8 PM | World’s Fair Park



events, this year’s festival will feature authentic, traditional food vendors representing Asian countries, such as Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Burma, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The featured performance art includes traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, and Philippine dance. Also showcased will be various martial arts demonstrations, K-Pop and

J-Pop performances, Chinese professional musicians, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, and Japanese drummers from Disney World. Many of the artists travel to Knoxville from different U.S. cities and from various Asian countries to participate in the festival. The Asian Festival also includes a strong educational component. There will be a Knox Epcot Educational and Fun Booth, with a recently implemented “Kid’s Asian World,” where young visitors travel through booths that are named for Asian cultural interactive activities and feature traditional foods and art for each. Children receive a stamp in their festival passport for each cultural booth visited. Children are encouraged to visit all cultural booths to learn about the diversity of cultural traditions.

For more information, visit www.knoxasianfestival.com. August 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


SUN’S OUT, SNACKS OUT: IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON Secrets to Snacking for Good Health This Festival Season A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T


T IS THE HEIGHT of festival season, themed around

everything from music, food, and drinks to culture and more. Preparation is key to having a healthy and happy summer. Keeping up your energy levels throughout the day with cleverly planned snacks can help control hunger levels. Check out these tips and tricks, recommended by registered dietitian Toby Smithson, to ensure you’re concentrating on the fun stuff and not depleting energy levels during your favorite festival outings. Long wait, smart snack Always carry smart, portable snacks to have on hand for long breaks between festival sets or to tide the group over before the main food event. Sometimes the food selection is slim, or you don’t feel like standing in a seemingly never-ending line for overpriced food. That’s why it’s also key to have more filling snack foods on hand in case nothing appealing is available and you need them to supplement a meal. Smithson encourages snacks with protein, fiber, and good fats to help you stay energized and full longer. “Almonds are normally included in my go-to snack,” he said. “A carb-only snack just isn’t going to cut it during a full day or afternoon of festival fun!” Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Bring a reusable water bottle or thermos that you can fill up at water fountains or water stations to stay hydrated all day long, especially if alcohol is involved in your fun! Add orange slices or mint leaves to give your water a refreshing twist. Balance it out Snacks like chips and sweet treats can mean unbalanced eating with too many empty calories that cause your energy to nose-dive. Nutrient-packed snacks like whole fruit and nuts can balance out the spread, helping you to stay strong no matter how long the wait. It’s all about options On your journey to the festival, why not create an on-the-go trail mix by keeping a selection of popcorn, dried fruit, and almonds in the car? It can be easily transferred to your backpack for a quick energy boost. You can also keep this trail mix handy while you enjoy your day and mix up the selection with sweet and savory ingredients. Following are a few great trail mix recipes to try!



BBQ Almond Trail Mix Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients: » 2 cups smoked almonds » 1 cup wasabi peas » 1 cup golden raisins (can substitute with dark raisins or dried cherries) » 1 cup dark chocolate pistoles » 3 tablespoons chopped rosemary » 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil » Salt Preparation: Gently heat rosemary and extra virgin olive oil together in a small sauté pan for about 5 minutes to infuse flavor very slowly on a low heat. Let it cool. Mix the rest of the ingredients together. Once the rosemary oil is cool, mix with the rest of the trail mix. Season with salt to taste. Keeps well in an airtight container. Nutritional Info: Calories 268; Fat 4.3 g; Sat Fat 4.3 g; Mono Fat 1.1 g; Poly Fat .2 g; Protein 6.7 g; Carb 19.9 g; Fiber 4.8 g; Cholesterol 19.7; Sodium 31.3 mg; Calcium 74.9 mg; Potassium 63.3 mg; Vitamin E 6.39 mg

Savory Curry Snack Mix Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Ingredients: » 1 cup whole roasted almonds » 1/2 cup puffed brown rice cereal, unsweetened » 1/2 cup golden raisins » 1 teaspoon curry powder » 1 teaspoon avocado oil Preparation: Put the ingredients into a medium-sized plastic freezer bag and shake until mixed. Portion each serving in an airtight container or bag for an easy snack throughout the week. Photos courtesy of Bonnie Plants Nutritional Info: Calories 211; Fat 15 g; Sat Fat 1 g; Protein 6 g; Carb 16 g; Fiber 3 g; Sugars 9 g; Added Sugars 0 g; Cholesterol 0; Sodium 110 mg; Calcium 83 mg; Potassium 276 mg; Iron 2 mg

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Discover the Power of a Positive Pharmacy


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Should your prescription be refilled too soon, we will contact you before you come to pick it up, and we will provide you with the date that your medication will be available. If you call or come to the pharmacy before we open, we will make every effort to make you feel appreciated and welcome. If you are trying to drop off your prescription, we will accept it so you can run an errand while we are getting it ready. If you need to pick up your prescription before you start your day, you are welcome to do so. If we’re closed when you drop by, you can still drop off your prescription, pick up your prescription, or have it delivered. Remember, we are available to serve you after closing with our after-hours drop off box, on-call number, and home delivery. Thirty-five minutes is not an option! Our goal is as soon as possible. At believeRX, we are here to serve you, and we will not add unneeded extra minutes to your already busy schedule. If a medication is not covered, we will inform you if there are similar medications available, a discount card, or any other option that you may benefit from. You should also feel comfortable showing up at opening time, knowing that we will make every effort to have your prescription ready before you walk in our doors. Should you experience a wait, we will move as expeditiously as possible. You will be warmly greeted when you first enter through our doors and when you arrive at our prescription counter. We are here to provide you with the highest level of service possible – it is just that simple. Get ready to experience the power of positivity for yourself. Our mission and value statements say it all. Becoming your pharmacy choice is based on the positive relationship offered by our team of likeminded healthcare professionals committed to serving you and your family.

Our Mission We recognize that we are in a strategic place to touch and/or change our patients’ lives with a positive impact. We are committed to meeting our patients where they are and to help them become the best version of themselves in all areas such as diet, exercise, health, disease management, and stress reduction with mind and body working together in the same forward direction. Our Values Our most important value is we believe. We believe in you. We believe in faith, abundance, empathy, loyalty, family, honesty, integrity, respect, good health, realizing and chasing our dreams, and in making a difference. At believeRX, we invite you to discover for yourself the power of positively that our pharmacy can offer you on your life and the lives of your family members as well.


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ELLEN PHILLIPS, Owner & Creator of believeRX, graduated in 1998 from The University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy with a Pharm D degree. She has both retail and some clinical hospital pharmacy experience and has been a retail pharmacy manager for most of her career. She has been a Pharmacy Preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award in 2016. She is also a Certified Health Coach from BrainMD & ACE Fitness.

JENNIFER REED received her Pharm D degree in 2008 from Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Grundy, Virginia. She has been in retail pharmacy and Long-Term Care since graduation and has been a manager for the majority of that time. She also has a Health Coach Certification from NSHC.

TAMMY KEENER has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 1989. She has worked in both hospital and retail pharmacy. She is also in the process of becoming a certified health coach.

JEFF PETERSEN, a Knoxville native, has been a store manager in the retail setting for more than 15 years. He has a culinary background and has a AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification. He is also a registered technician.

SHADRIELLE ROBBINS attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Biomedical Concentration. She is currently attending South College of Pharmacy, where she will graduate in May 2021 with a Pharm D degree. She is believeRX’s first pharmacy intern.

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Rediscover Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion



the Mansion will officially open for lunch beginning on Friday, August 9th. Local restaurateur, Janice Alley, will offer a variety of on-menu Southern specialties, including many of your Upstairs at the Mansion favorites such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Signature BLTs. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located on the second floor of Sweetwater Flower Shop, will also offer a combination of full lunch buffet, hot bar only or salad bar only choices, and daily sandwich specials that are sure to become favorites with diners as well, particularly those who may be on a tight schedule. Janice’s culinary experience includes 20 years of restaurant ownership and management in Rhea County, TN, and Cleveland, OH, in addition to her passion for both cooking and baking. You’ll also have an opportunity to savor a wide selection of her popular homemade daily dessert and candy specials, and if you’re celebrating a special event, you can pre-order your dessert choice so it will be ready when you arrive to dine. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion will be open during lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm and is also available to host your special events, including graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays. In-house catering is also available for a whole host of gatherings at a date and time convenient for you. Meat and cheese, cookie, and candy trays are also available. Southern Cuisine replaced Kelly D’s, who was forced to close for personal health reasons. We wish Kelly the very best and thank her for her fine efforts on behalf of all of our customers. For a true culinary treat with a unique Southern flare, you are invited to visit Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janice, who delights in greeting her guests.

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7TH ANNUAL BIG KAHUNA WING FESTIVAL September 1st from 1 to 9 pm at World’s Fair Park THIS YEAR

the 7th annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival celebrates the creation of the “Buffalo Wing,” which has become a national food icon. Invented in 1964 at the world famous Anchor Bar by Teresa Bellisimo, the popularity of the chicken wing has made it America’s number one appetizer. Last year alone more than 20 billion wings were consumed by Americans, with 1.25 billion being on Super Bowl weekend alone. The Big Kahuna Wing Festival has become one of the best culinary events in the region. Last year the festival drew more than 8,000 attendees who enjoyed more than 100 different sauces from 40 different teams representing restaurants, cooking teams, businesses, and The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute. Attendees and visitors come from all across the region – all for the love of the “Buffalo Wing” and to raise money for charity. Festival information A full-lineup of some of Knoxville’s best talents have been tapped to support this year’s festival on September 1st. The World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville will host the festival just steps away from the historic Sunsphere. Our 2019 festival will feature: » More than 18,000 lbs. of wings » Some of the best wings in the South » Fireworks/laser show » Culinary corner » Wing eating competition » XXX HOT wing eating competition » Bobbing for wings competition » Wing cooking competition » Live music performances » Kids corner & entertainment » Silent auction » Fun for the entire family Plan your day at the festival » Gates open at 1 pm (VIP ticketholders may enter at 12 pm) » Music begins at 1 pm and ends at 9 pm » Entry allows patrons to sample wings from any of the competing teams (25 complimentary) during the event » No pets please (We love our furry friends and don’t want them to choke on a chicken bone!) » No outside beverages of any kind allowed » Donation boxes are placed at all team tents, and patrons are asked to donate to receive additional wings » Lawn chairs may be brought into the festival » No backpacks or large bags allowed » Lost and found located at the front gate Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. A select number of VIP tickets are available for $200. Children under 8 years old are admitted free. Patrons of the festival receive 25 complimentary wings with their ticket. You can try as many of the teams as you like. You are allowed to get up to five wings at a time from teams, and any additional wings are sold at one wing for a $1 donation. VIP ticketholders receive unlimited wings. The Big Kahuna Wing Festival benefits the Empty Stocking Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute, and Big Heads Big Hearts Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bkwfestival.com. August 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Knoxville Choral Society Announces Fall Auditions 2019-2020 Season Openings for All Voice Parts


Society is pleased to announce fall auditions for the 2019-2020 season on Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13, beginning at 5 pm. Auditions will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, located at 1001 Ebenezer Road in Knoxville. Openings are available in all voice parts of the 120-voice volunteer choir. Since 1951, the Knoxville Choral Society has been honored to share a wide range of choral music with the community. Dedicated to choral performance excellence, the group – consisting of more than 120 auditioned musicians – performs major choral and orchestral works, highlighting a variety of choral literature and styles. During the 2018-2019 concert season, the Knoxville Choral Society presented a Handel Masterworks concert under the direction of new artistic director, John R. Orr. Additionally, the KCS performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and presented the first Sing! Knoxville concert at the Bijou Theatre. The 2019-2020 season presents the Knoxville Choral Society under the continued leadership of artistic director, John R. Orr. The 20192020 concert season will be announced in the coming weeks. “The Knoxville Choral Society creates an opportunity for singers to participate in the highest caliber of choral concerts in our area,” said Orr. “We are looking for artistic, creative singers who love choral music of all kinds and who want to connect with each other in the creative expression of the choral arts.” Rehearsals take place most Monday evenings, August through May, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Auditions will include an assessment of

vocal quality, sight-reading, and tonal memory drills. No prepared piece is required for the audition. For more information and to reserve an audition time, call 865-312-2440, email membership@ knoxvillechoralsociety.org, or visit www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org/ meet-the-kcs/auditions. About Knoxville Choral Society The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing the joy and wonder of choral music to East Tennessee since 1951. They are dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of choral excellence for both their members and audiences. For more information, visit www. knoxvillechoralsociety.org.


Performs at the Bijou Theatre September 6 at 8 pm

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T V credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry was co-creator, co-producer, and co-writer of “The Henry Cho Show” on GAC. Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?,” is currently running and on Netflix. Henry can also be heard daily on Sirrus, XM, Blue Collar Radio, and Pandora. He’s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry. Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer, Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field, and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston, produced by Madonna. Henry was the keynote entertainer

for the 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Reba, and many others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith. Henry filmed the Faith-based Indy film “Saving Faith,” in which he co-starred and was also co-producer. He has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film by the International Christian Film Festival. Henry recently completed filming a Hallmark movie, “The Farmer and the Belle-Saving Santaland.” He started shooting a TV pilot, Double Occupancy, in early July and also the film Cheyenne. He is working on his own sitcom with Triple Horse Studios, the guys behind Case for Christ. For more information or tickets, visit www. knoxbijou.org.

Avoid Separation Anxiety as Kids Head Back to School



change for the family dog. Kids go back to school, football season begins, and we’re constantly on the go. Dogs are creatures of habit – they feel the additional stress of the family’s changing schedule, which can result in anxiety. Causes include: » Separation anxiety: With no kids to play with during the day, begin preparing your dog. A week before school, separate your dog from the family for a short 15 minutes, gradually increasing the time. The dog has been the center of attention during the summer, romping and playing with the kids, and this routine needs to change before school starts. Provide toys for the dog. Have the dog spend more time playing by themselves. Each time you leave the home begin ignoring the dog at least 10 minutes before you depart. » Boredom: Dogs sleep much of the day, and when they wake up, they want something to do. Provide interactive toys, such as peanut butter

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filled Kongs, Buster Cube, or a Roll-a-Treat ball. » Holding (nature) too long: It is not reasonable to expect a dog to routinely “hold it” for much longer than eight hours maximum. Do not expect a young or small dog to “hold it” longer than two to four hours. Don’t leave your dog alone for an unreasonable amount of time. » Consider “doggy day care” at Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits, who offers day camp from 7:30 am to 6 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Dogs love to dig, play, and romp, and Ms. C’s provides a fun, safe, calming environment when family members need to be away for several hours during the day. Call 865-986-6325 for reservations today.

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The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope


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nity already know that Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering hope, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness through bouquets of repurposed flowers. But what they – and you – may not realize is that the impact of our mission goes far beyond our direct recipients in hospitals, assisted living homes, hospice, and other community health organizations. Every arrangement delivered also impacts family members, friends, healthcare providers, and volunteers at both RAF and the facilities we serve.

Families and friends can see the positive effect that a floral delivery has on their loved ones. “My husband was at UT Medical Center receiving his chemotherapy, and he received one of your beautiful arrangements. We want to thank you so much!” – Beth, family member Recipients’ healthcare providers and caregivers also get an emotional boost knowing that their patients will be having better days because of the flowers and moments of kindness and connection extended to them. “We can’t begin to thank you enough. They look so beautiful in all of our residents’ rooms.” – Beth, healthcare provider Further, our volunteers often cite the joy

that they get in brightening the days of their neighbors as their main reason for working with us. They know that their efforts don’t just provide one better day to a recipient, but many better days as the flowers will be a recurring reminder that someone cared for them and is thinking of them. “He said he rarely got visitors, let alone flowers, and he really appreciated it. Amazing what a bouquet of flowers can do for a person!” – Becky, RAF volunteer This is what Random Acts of Flowers calls “the ripple effect of delivering hope.” The number of lives impacted by a single delivery goes far beyond the recipient. Our deliveries affect family member, friends, caregivers, volunteers, and – hopefully – you, too! If you want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers, call us at 865-6339082, email us at info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit RAFKnoxville.org and fill out the individual volunteer form.

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New Feature Exhibition, “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew, Open at the Museum of East Tennessee History MOUNTAIN DEW.

Today it’s the soft drink of gamers and programmers. It “fuels” skateboarders, snowboarders, and racecar drivers. And, for some, it’s the perfect pairing for Doritos or Taco Bell fare. High in sugar and caffeine, Mountain Dew ranks as the third most popular “liquid refreshment brand,” behind only Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola. How did Mountain Dew become so popular at a time when many Americans are looking for healthier beverage options? In a new feature exhibition “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew at the Museum of East Tennessee History, you can explore the drink’s storied history, which began here in the hills of Appalachia. Mountain Dew was invented in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1946 when Barney and Ally Hartman, of the Hartman Beverage Corporation, first debuted their new soft drink at a Gatlinburg convention. The drink’s trademark became official in 1953. Originally, Mountain Dew’s flavor was lemon-lime similar to 7-Up or Sprite, and it was created by the Hartman brothers primarily as a mixer for hard liquor. In fact, the name Mountain Dew came about because the brothers joked that when mixed with liquor, the drink resembled a fine Tennessee moonshine. To continue the hillbilly aura, the old Mountain Dew bottles depicted a Tennessee moonshiner shooting at a revenuer as he exits an outhouse. Although Mountain Dew was born in Knoxville, it grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee. Sales of the lemon-lime flavored Mountain Dew were modest around Knoxville, so the Hartmans decided to expand their reach by issuing their first franchise to Charlie Gordon of Tri-City Beverage in Johnson City in 1954. Charlie Gordon used unique and aggressive advertising techniques to promote Mountain Dew and to dramatically increase the drinks hillbilly 28


desirability. However, it was not until 1960 when Tri-City’s manager, Bill Bridgforth, changed the flavor to the citrus-lemonade flavor we know today, that the drink began to soar. As Bridgforth put it, “it took off like a cat hit on the tail with a hammer.” About “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A Hillbilly History of Mountain Dew The Museum of East Tennessee History will feature “It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew, on view now through January 20, 2020. The exhibition highlights the drink’s history, from the origins of the term “mountain dew” and the development of the marketable hillbilly image that influenced media and culture to becoming the third most popular soft drink brand. The exhibition includes more than 200 artifacts highlighting the drinks history, moonshining, and the hillbilly image. The exhibition begins with video footage of early moonshine busts and a visit to a moonshine still in Cocke County in 1938. A variety of liquor jugs, dating from as early as the 1890s, are on display with other moonshine paraphernalia. There is an assortment of artifacts reflecting the early color writers and their effects on the hillbilly image, as well as artifacts from Knoxville’s 1910 Appalachian Exposition. One case contains a variety of “hillbilly” memorabilia, including Beverly Hillbillies dolls, comic books, Lil’ Abner items, and a pair of Hee Haw overalls. The exhibition features a 1900 carbonation machine from the Roddy Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Knoxville and a sizeable display of rare and highly collectable bottles, including a few dating to Knoxville in 1927, a progression of Mountain Dew bottles over the years, and a variety of other vintage soft drinks from around the region. Of special interest are the “Barney and Ally” bottles, which were the first Mountain Dew bottles

ever produced. In 1951 and 1952, the Hartman Beverage Company produced 7 oz. green and clear bottles. The applied color labels bear the name of the creators of Mountain Dew. In the early 1950s, green bottles were reserved for “colorless” flavors, while clear bottles were used for drinks where the color would reflect the actual flavor. Mountain Dew was originally bottled as a set of flavored drinks and not as a specific flavor like today. Also displayed are a variety of items relating to the Hartmann family. The exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society is made possible through a partnership with PepsiCo Knoxville. The exhibit is on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History through January 20, 2020. The Museum of East Tennessee History is open 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 1 to 5 pm Sunday. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and FREE for children under 16. Each Sunday admission is FREE to all, and ETHS members always receive FREE admission. The museum is located in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street in Knoxville. For more information about the exhibition, scheduling a school tour, or visiting the museum, call 865-215-8824, email eths@eastTNhistory.org, or visit www. easttnhistory.org. About East Tennessee Historical Society Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 185 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage – recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share.

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for a new overnight tour: Home of the Corvette in Bowling Green, KY, on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20. Visit the National Corvette Museum, the Lost River Cave, and the Fathers of Mercy and enjoy southern hospitality and food. See the National Corvette Museum Explore the 115,000-square-foot museum that features more than 70 Corvettes. You won’t want to miss the “Corvette Cave-in” exhibit that chronicles the sinkhole that opened up in 2014 at the museum, swallowing eight Corvettes. The museum now features a real C6 Corvette augmented with a racing simulator, which, for a small fee, allows visitors to take a virtual drive with life-like movements. For an additional cost, you can reserve a spot and experience racing first-hand! Choose to drive or be behind the wheel of a Corvette (or Camaro) as a passenger. High speed laps put you in the passenger seat with an experienced driver in a Corvette, or you can choose to explore the thrill of the NCM Kartplex, offering high speed go-karts, and race against other members of our tour. Not interested in getting behind the wheel or riding in a Corvette on a racetrack at racing speeds? Step back in time and get a close look at passenger travel with a guided tour of

five authentically restored railcars. Wander through the two-story museum filled with original pieces of history and stories about the railroads. Thursday night dinner will be at Montana Grille, which is warm and inviting, from the hand-hewn logs to the stone wood-burning fireplaces. Cast iron and copper highlights our dining area, including the rotisserie and cooking areas, which are in full view. Details surround our guests, from the décor to our quality food and service. Your trip includes a boat tour of Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, which offers a visit into the timeless world of this natural wonder. Stroll through the valley as guides share stories of the mysterious blue hole, Civil War soldier, and the cavern’s night club. Enjoy one-of-a-kind adventure floating on Kentucky’s only underground boat tour.

We will also visit The Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy, founded in 1808, originally under the title of the “Missionaries of France.” The community was founded for the purpose of re-evangelizing the French people after the Catholic Faith had been subjected to years of attacks and persecution during the French Revolution. It is now an exclusively American community. The main structure of the church is representative of the Vatican in Rome. Before we return to Townsend, you will enjoy the finest old-fashioned, southernstyle food, served in an elegant country setting that has been a place for families to come together for generations at Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast in Auburn, Kentucky. The cost is $399 per person ( based on double occupancy) and includes all transportation, taxes, gratuities, and service fees. Single occupancy is available at $599 per person. Check-in begins at 6:30 am on September 19, and tours depart at 7 am from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Reservations and payment are required on or before August 16. No refunds after August 16. Fo r re se r vat i o n s, p l e a se ca l l D o n Alexander at 865-448-8838. Reserve early – overnight tours are limited to 24 guests. For more information, visit www. cadescoveheritagetours.org.



BOZ SCAGGS Performs at the Tennessee Theater September 5 IT’S APPROPRIATE

that Boz Scaggs’ latest album is Out of the Blues (July 2018), since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio, on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI, and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm, where he recorded the album Boz. Returning to the U.S. in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco, performing on that group’s albums Children of the Future and Sailor before launching his solo career with 1968’s seminal Boz Scaggs LP, recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL, for Atlantic Records. Scaggs continued to mine a



personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ‘70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer, and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching number two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” and the Grammywinning “Lowdown.” Subsequently, “We’re All Alone,” from that same album, would become a number one single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man and such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo,” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” Despite his ‘70s successes, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children, and founding the San Francisco nightclub Slim’s, He returned to the studio after an eight year hiatus and

released Other Roads, Some Change, Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits Live, as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock & Soul Review – all while continuing to maintain a loyal audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs’ stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care. “Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” said Scaggs. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.” Scaggs will be performing at the Tennessee Theatre on September 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $45 to $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.

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whose career is about to span seven decades (yes, seven). Imagine writing songs that are immediately recognizable by every generation who listens to music today. Imagine writing songs that have been recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Olivia Newton-John, John Mellencamp, Harry Belafonte, and countless others.

The artist who personifies that and so much more is none other than Gordon Lightfoot. My earliest remembrances of the Canadian artist (and national treasure, in the opinion of The Band’s Robbie Robertson) are of hearing “If You Could Read My Mind” on the Phoenix radio stations when I was a radio listening 11 year old. I became an instant fan. That following was further solidified when I watched Elvis Presley cover “Early Morning Rain” on his historic “Aloha from Hawaii” televised concert. When I heard that the Canadian legend was going to be performing at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre, I had to reach out for an interview and was thrilled that it was granted. I reached Gordon at his home in Toronto. After making small talk, I asked him how he felt about still performing and having performed for more than six decades. “ We l l , I t h i n k I b e tte r b e prepared!” he said. “I think I had better be prepared and stay prepared. I have a group of people working with me, and they’re all prepared. We’re ready to go. We go on tour seven times a year. Each time we do about 10 or 11 shows. So if you add up the year, we’ve done about 80 shows, and we play all across North America!” Word has been circulating about a possible new album of new material by Gordon, so I asked him about it. “The record is from some newly discovered material that I had forgotten I owned. Honestly. At that point, I really didn’t have enough for another album, but when I found this stuff accidentally one day while cleaning my office, it became

apparent that I had enough material available. It was interesting, too, because it was done just before I had a serious illness. I was at full strength. I was playing really strong on my guitar. My vocals were really at a peak at that point. It was about the year 2000. The stuff was written over a three year period there. I dug it out, and it was so good that I kept it all. I was 32


able to work on it and do some orchestrating. That stuff sounds great! That’s going to be my 21st album. All original material.” Since Elvis had a song or two of his, I asked Gordon what his thoughts were of the King. “He covered my song Early Morning Rain better than anybody, and I tell ya, a lot of people recorded that song. I like George Hamilton IV doing it best of all. But Elvis? Yes, I almost jumped out of my car when I heard it on my car radio, because that was the first time I knew that he even did the song, when I heard it one day on my car radio when I was driving down the highway. I didn’t even know about it. All of a sudden, there it was, and I said, ‘Oh my goodness! He’s done it!’ I remember buying a guitar when I was 14 when I first started hearing Elvis Presley, and there he was. I almost jumped out of my car, but I was doing about 75 miles per hour at the time. Ha! Ha!” And why does he still do it? “I’m over 80. You’re not supposed to still be doing this when you’re over 80, so they say; still out there playing music. They tell me some people still play until they’re 90. A prime example is Willie Nelson. Tony Bennett. They’re still playing their music. They’re not getting any younger. I really love the work. I feel confident, and I like my material. I stay ready to perform. I stay prepared. You’ve always got to be in a state of readiness to go out seven times a year.” We all hope that Gordon Lightfoot is around and performing for many more years to come. That said, I asked him a question that I’ve asked many of his peers: How do you want to be remembered, and what do you hope your legacy is? His answer was short, sweet, and to the point. “My answer is a l way s s o s i m p l e , it’s so stupid: That I took care of business! Yeah!” My chat with Gordon Lightfoot can be read in its entirety at www.boomerocity.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity. com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.




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the label “mudroom,” it’s a good description of how we often use the space. It can be a messy catchall for daily items like shoes, coats, bags, and dog leashes. However, the mudroom has evolved into a highly functional family center. Since it’s in a common entryway that visitors see, homeowners want the mudroom to match the style of the house while functioning as a control center. So besides a place to sit as you put on your shoes, the mudroom can be designed to do so much more. Include Hooks and Cubbies Every member of the family needs their own coat hook and cubby space. Kids are more likely to hang their backpack and jackets on a hook, keeping them organized and saving valuable time on school mornings. Cubbies help everyone keep track of everyday items like a purse or cap. Add Cabinets A mudroom is part of your home, so dress up the look of the space by adding cabinet doors over the cubbies. Doors make a mudroom look more stylish rather than a catchall zone. And, let’s be honest, a cabinet door hides any cluttered shelves. Put in a Hamper With a hamper, clothes that are wet or

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notes, invitations, and pictures. Also, include USB ports to create a place to recharge cell phones, tablets, and other electronic equipment. Install a Sink A sink helps to cut down on the dirt. So if you have the space, install one to help keep everyone – and your house – clean. Use the Garage If you don’t have the space for a mudroom inside your house, use the garage! Placed just outside the door, a garage mudroom serves the same purpose and keeps a lot of the dirt out of the house. Want to create a mudroom for your house? Tailored Living of Knoxville will work with you to design, select materials that coordinate with the rest of your house, and install the space that best fits your family’s needs. You’ll love your new space and ask yourself, “Why didn’t we do this sooner?”

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neighborhoods are important. They contribute to the architectural character of the city, provide walkable neighborhoods, which add to the quality of life for the people who live there, and help tell the story of this city’s history and place in the world. All across the city there are historic neighborhoods and buildings. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes many of these places as either individually important or important as a district when many buildings are grouped together to form notable historic neighborhoods. Edgewood – Park City, Old North Knoxville, and Fourth and Gill are good examples. Some such districts have enhanced protection through city zoning, which designates them as H-1 Historic Districts. These districts have design guidelines that regulate repairs and changes that are reviewed by the Historic Zoning Commission before issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness. Knox Heritage, with funding from the City of Knoxville’s Preservation Fund, is offering limited “gap funding” to eligible homeowners residing within one of the City of Knoxville’s H-1 Historic Overlay districts. The intent of the Gap Fund program is to assist eligible homeowners with “additional costs” that may derive from requirements associated with receiving a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior property repairs, maintenance, or improvements. It will also reimburse the Historic Zoning Commission application fee in full For Level I or II. How do you know if your project will require a Certificate of 38


Appropriateness (COA) from the Historic Zoning Commission? Homeowners can check the design guidelines for their district on the MPC Historic Zoning Commission website. Examples of qualifying projects include repair or replacement of roofs, windows, front entrances, porches, siding, and masonry. Items that would not qualify include exterior painting, fences, landscaping, lighting, walkways, and driveways. This is a reimbursement program that will reimburse a qualifying portion of total project expenses. Applicants must be able to pay for all project costs in advance. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis based on the date the application is received. All projects must be completed by December 1, 2019.

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Set to Open at Biltmore November 8th


The Exhibition will open at Biltmore in Asheville, NC, on November 8, 2019, for a limited engagement through April 7, 2020. This immersive exhibition will feature set recreations, costumes, and exclusive multimedia elements, providing guests with a chance to step inside the world of Carnival Films’ global television phenomenon and highly anticipated feature film, which will hit the big screen on September 20, 2019, in the U.S. Showcased in two locations at Biltmore, the exhibition will transport guests on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey, providing an inside look into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs. It will also provide a fascinating look at all aspects of the postEdwardian era in which the TV series is set and offer in-depth insight into the remarkable events that shaped the world, such as World War I. At Biltmore’s Amherst, never-beforeseen multimedia elements and the series’ most recognizable sets and artifacts will immerse guests in the social history, culture, and memorable moments from the show. At Biltmore Legacy, guests will get an up-close look at more than 50 of the show’s costumes that were worn by their favorite actors, including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions. Biltmore marks the fourth stop on the exhibition’s U.S. tour, which has received wide critical acclaim. The exhibition made its U.S. debut in New York City in November 2017, where it was hailed by the New York Times as, “a cleverly immersive experience mounted with the same exacting care as the show itself.” Following its debut, the exhibition completed a stop in West Palm Beach and is currently residing in Boston at The Castle at Park Plaza. “There are many parallels between Downton Abbey and Biltmore’s real-life story of the



Vanderbilt family, their friends, and staff,” said Travis Tatham, Biltmore Director of Entertainment and Event Programming. “We know the world of Downton Abbey really resonates with our guests. With Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, we’re excited to provide a new, interactive experience unlike any we have had at Biltmore. “Biltmore is an estate that is rich with history, so it makes for the perfect home for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” said Gareth Neame, Executive Chairman of Carnival Films and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey. “For those only just embarking on the Downton journey or fans who have longed to experience its splendor, this is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in the real sets and get up close to more than 50 costumes and artifacts from the series. You can also see the historical context and subject matter behind the show, which you wouldn’t see otherwise, and learn more about the society, culture, and issues, which led to the stories we told.” “We are delighted to be bringing Downton Abbey: The Exhibition to the majestic setting of Biltmore for the fourth stop on our U.S. tour,” said Dominic Burns, SVP, Brand Management, NBCU. “The beautiful estate,

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Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival at Ijams Nature Center UPCOMING EVENTS AT IJAMS »» August 3: FREE Guided Trail Walk »» August 10: Kayak Program: Evening Wildlife Watch »» August 15: Nature Nuggets: Water Ways »» August 17: Farragut Program: Insect Safari; Bird Abouts: Whip-poor-wills at Chota Memorial


9TH ANNUAL Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 8 am to 2 pm at the Visitors Center at Ijams Nature Center. Visitors have the opportunity to see rubythroated hummingbirds up close at a banding demonstration by Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander. Banding demonstrations will take place between 8 and 11:30 am. However, banding is weather dependent and may end earlier if hummingbirds can’t be captured. The Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival began as a joint effort between Ijams and the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. The event features speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, and local art and craft vendors that specialize in products that showcase nature. Come browse our marketplace of



photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more. This event also features local nurseries with a wide variety of native plants designed to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard. But the main highlight of this event is the opportunity for visitors to get close to rubythroated hummingbirds and learn about them during the banding demonstrations. Hummingbirds are harmlessly captured, weighed, measured, and banded before being sent on their way. Banding provides a way to document hummingbird movement during migration. August and September are busy migration months in Tennessee, with thousands of hummingbirds moving south on their way to wintering grounds in Central America and Southern Mexico. Parking for this event will take place in all

Ijams Nature Center parking lots. Visitors also can park at Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area (3140 McClure Lane) and take a shuttle to the event. Please note that we do not allow dogs at the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival. Although dogs are welcome at many of our events, the Hummingbird Festival is not a good fit since all of the speakers and the children’s crafts are indoors (where dogs are not allowed), and dogs are not allowed at the banding station. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event and cost $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for children ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. Family passes for parents/guardians plus up to four children are available for $20. For more information, visit www.ijams.org.

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MOVIES Under the Stars

August 16 • 7-11 PM | Ijams Nature Center


JAMS NATURE CENTER and Central Cinema are pairing up for another year of Movies Under the Stars. Our summer is filled with great films that you won’t want to miss! This month’s movie on August 16 is Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (G, 1951). Doors open at 7 pm, and the movie begins at dark (approximately 8:30 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. The cost is $8 per person and $25 for a family. This event takes place at Ijams Nature Center on the front lawn near the Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors. For more information, visit www.ijams.org.





also called Vitex agnus-castus, can be found at old homes across the South, a testimonial to its durability. A couple of decades ago old homesteads were about the only place you might run across them, as they were considered passé and were no longer carried in garden centers. Fortunately, chastetrees have gone through a revival in popularity, and many forms are currently available in the trade. A variety of growth habits, from small trees to rounded shrubs, will suit many landscapes. Terminal bloom panicles are usually in shades of blue, purple or lilac, but white- and pink-blooming forms can also be found. Although its other attributes are plenty, the bloom time for this plant has been extended later in the year in some of the newer cultivars, making chastetree an even more garden-worthy plant. It is also extremely drought tolerant once established and has no pests or disease issues. Another endearing quality of this plant is the back story. Chastetree earned its name because it was said to be an herb given to monks to suppress their sex drive and thus help to keep them chaste. It was also strewn into the beds of women whose husbands were away in war to help cool their lust. The plant’s Latin name acknowledges the story, with ‘agnus’ being derived from the Greek word ‘hagnos’, meaning pure or virginal, and the Latin word ‘castus’, meaning chaste and moral. If you peruse herbal products sold in drugstores that are intended to help women with a variety of hormone-based disorders, you will find chastetree listed as an ingredient, and in a small number of reputable double-blind studies, it has been shown to have some efficacy. This does not confirm the plant’s storied reputation for suppressing the libido, but it does hint that there is some effect on human hormone levels. Plant this deciduous shrub in full sun and well-drained soil. Larger cultivars can be limbed up to form small trees, and dwarf cultivars make rounded shrubs that range from three feet to several feet tall. When needed, chastetree size can be controlled by 48


This specimen of ‘Delta Blues’ chastetree can be seen adjacent to the flag circle in front of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson

pruning back as it will bloom on new growth. This is an asset that allows it to be used as a cutback shrub in regions of Tennessee where it is marginally hardy. Even in warmer parts of Tennessee, there may be dieback during years of severe winter, but re-growth from roots can be expected from well-established plants. Some common cultivars include: » Blue Puffball™ (First Editions®), deep blue blooms, 3 to 4 feet tall and wide » Delta Blues™ (First Editions®), purple blooms, 10 feet tall » Blue Diddley® (Proven Winners®), purple blooms, 7 feet tall » ‘Shoal Creek’, purple bloom, 15 feet tall with 12-inch inflorescences

Gardeners in colder parts of Tennessee may wish to try a different species of chastetree, Vitex negundo, which is hardier by several degrees. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www. ag.tennessee.edu/utg. Photo by C. Reese, courtesy UTIA

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August in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


TO the Dog Days! Is August anyone’s favorite month? It is hot and humid, bugs and fungus are rampant, and gardening chores that were once pleasant are now a true chore. Those jobs must be done, however, so pick a nice cool morning and head on outside with a cold beverage, a bottle of bugspray, and a hat! » Do your walk around. You can’t properly check your plants from the recliner in the AC! Check up, down, and all around for problems that need to be addressed. I know the temptation is to just give up and let things die, but many plants will perk up as temps cool. » Please keep an eye on your trees. I know several people who have had to have trees cut this year because they had become a hazard. If the tree has ever been topped, if it has lots of woodpecker holes, if it has shelf mushrooms, or if it is oozing, have it checked by an arborist. We had one cut last week that I am sure would have landed on our bedroom in the next big storm. » You can still plant small shrubs,

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Are Fall Invaders Already In Your Home?


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Upcoming Events at the Knoxville Museum of Art

Alive After Five with Stacy Mitchhart Band August 2 from 6 to 8:30 pm A native of Cincinnati, Stacy Mitchhart moved to Nashville in 1996 and took up residency as the house band for the hugely popular Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar in historic Printer’s Alley. Known as “The Blues Doctor,” Stacy is a flamboyant entertainer, virtuoso guitarist, and soulful singer who leads a dynamic band that includes trumpet, saxophone, keyboards, bass, and drums. He and his band tour nationally and internationally whenever they’re not in Nashville, where they still play at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar and also B. B. King’s Club since it opened in 2003. He has won numerous industry awards and released 12 albums, with a new one due out this year. Alive After Five with Dwight Hardin & Think Twice August 9 from 6 to 8:30 pm The son of gospel singer, Ruth Hardin, a.k.a. “The Songbird of the South,” vocalist and percussionist, Dwight Hardin, has performed with/opened for such artists as The Pointer 56


Sisters, The Jacksons, Bootsy Collins, The Manhattans, B.T. Express, Eddie Floyd, The Original Eastwind, and more. He and Think Twice keyboard player, Neil Gillespie, have become a formidable songwriting team. They’ll perform some of their original music, along with some classic Soul and R&B hits, accompanied by the rest of the band: Jaimie Cameron on guitar, Phil Senseny on bass, and Kenneth Robinson on drums. Family Fun Day August 24 from 11 am to 3 pm The summer KMA Family Fun Day is packed with fun activities, including artist demonstrations, continuous entertainment on stage, gallery tours, face painting, and family art-making stations. Free and open to the public!

“Pardi Gras” with Roux du Bayou Cajun Band August 30 from 6 to 8:30 pm The “Fat Friday Mardi Gras” Alive After Five has been the most popular theme show here for many years, and ever since their first performance in 2012, by popular demand, Roux du Bayou Cajun Band has been invited back every year to play for it. This year, due to a scheduling conflict at the museum, we were unable to schedule “Fat Friday Mardi Gras,” but that’s not stopping us from bringing Roux du Bayou back to play for us. Led by Paul Gregoire from Dulac, Louisiana, Roux du Bayou plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, mardi gras music, and more. The band has been together for 17 years, and in 2010, they won the prestigious 1st Runner-Up award in the category Prix de Hors Nous for best cajun band outside of Louisiana from the Cajun French Music Association. It’s a few months past Mardi Gras, so we’ll call it “Pardi Gras,” and everyone is encouraged to wear purple, gold, and/or green to add to the “Big Easy” merriment as we “laissez les bontemps roulez” on Labor Day weekend! For more information, visit www.knoxart.org.

Please join us on Saturday, September 28th, 6PM at The Venue, Lenoir City, for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs “Night for Patriots” annual fundraiser.

The event will include music, silent auction, dinner, cash bar, and guest speaker U.S. Army General Bryan Brown, (ret.). Among General Brown’s commands were: U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command, and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In addition, our own U.S. Air Force Veteran Cheryl Happel will talk about life before “Chance”, her SMSDog, and her life after receiving “Chance”. LOCATION: The Venue, Lenoir City, 6PM, September 28th. 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd., Lenoir City, TN, Tel. 865-986-8340 Tickets are $120 per person, tables of 10 may be reserved. For reserved tables we request one $1200 check from a table coordinator be sent. Ticket stubs can be used for tax deductible receipts. Mail check for tickets to: SMSD, 110 Tooweka Circle, Loudon, TN. 37774. Tickets will be mailed.

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The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band Live in Concert at The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN Call 865-448-0044 for tickets.

Thanks to our sponsors who helped make this Great Evening at the Center possible.

If you loved the Beatles, You’ll Want to see

Friday, September 13 7 pm – 9 pm

Members Advance Admission $25 / Night of Concert $30 Non-members Advance Admission $30/ Night of Concert $35 Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner available for purchase from Meatball Madness and More and The Abbey

The WannaBeatles are a nationally recognized group that features music by the Beatles and also performs a medley of songs from artists such as, The Monkees, David Cassidy, The Doors, The Association, Simon and Garfunkel, The Who, and more. Barbara and A partial playlist from the WannaBeatles includes: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, Jim Leach “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, and much more! & Grammy nominated for “Fab Fan Memories-The Beatles Bond” National TV appearance on USA representative Beatles 50th Global Anniversary “We Wanna Meet Paul” Joni and Fox Network Richard One-of-a-kind Ed Sullivan live-to-video re-creation Symphony concerts video gone viral and Master Classes on The Beatles. Get more information on WannaBeatles at WannaBeatles.com Maples VIP Experience - Limit 50 - Reservations Required



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Do you want to meet the Entertainers? Get the best seat in the house, an extra cushy chair, and a meet and greet dinner with the Band! VIP ticket holders will enjoy catered heavy appetizers and have the opportunity to socialize with the band in a private area before the show. Once the show begins, you will be seated in our padded chairs on the apron of the stage! VIP pricing : $15 in addition to the ticket price.


The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance on Scenic Highway 73 in Townsend. Call 865-448-0044 for more information.



THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE August 1: Shakespeare on the Square: The Comedy of Errors in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 3, 9 & 11.

August 6: Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays in Market Square from 8 to 10 pm. Every Tuesday through August 27.

August 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

August 7: Vince Gill with Special Guest Jedd Hughes at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

August 2: Alive After Five with Stacy Mitchhart Band at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6 to 8:30 pm.

August 7: Black Violin at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 2: Shakespeare on the Square: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 4, 8 & 10. August 2: Summer Movie Magic: Ghostbusters at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 2 & 3: Smoky Mountain Quilters Annual Quilt Show at the Knoxville Expo Center. August 2 from 9 am to 5 pm and August 3 from 9 am to 4 pm. August 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 11 am to 2 pm. August 3: Alice Cooper & Halestorm at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 pm. August 3: Music Feeds Concert Series featuring Shining Star (an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band) at the Tennessee Amphitheatre in World’s Fair Park at 7:30 pm. August 4: Summer Movie Magic: North by Northwest at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. August 5: Mighty Musical Monday with K-Town at the Tennessee Theatre at 12 pm. Free!


August 17 & 18: AlienXPO at the Knoxville Convention Center. August 17 from 9:30 am to 8 pm and August 18 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. August 18: Summer Movie Magic: Singin’ in the Rain at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm.

August 9: Alive After Five with Dwight Hardin and Think Twice at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6 to 8:30 pm.

August 20 & 21: Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. August 20 at 6 pm and August 21 at 10 am & 6 pm.

August 9: 1964 “The Tribute” at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

August 21: Lianne La Havas at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 10: East Tennessee Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash 5K/10K at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

August 23: Summer Movie Magic: Unforgiven at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

August 10: Feast with the Beasts at the Knoxville Zoo from 7 to 10:30 pm.

August 24: 9th Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival at Ijams Nature Center from 8 am to 2 pm.

August 11: The Raconteurs at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

August 24: Family Fun Day at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 11 am to 3 pm. Free!

August 12: 7th Annual East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Championship Vols for Kidneys Golf Classic at Cherokee Country Club. Registration opens at 10 am, lunch at 11 am, shotgun start at 12 pm.

August 25: 6th Annual Knox Asian Festival in Market Square from 11 am to 8 pm.

August 14: Jon Anderson of YES with the Paul Green Rock Academy at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 28: Valerie June with Mick Flannery at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 16: Summer Movie Magic: Saturday Night Fever at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 16: Movies Under the Stars – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark (approx. 8:30 pm). August 17: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet at Mayor Bob Leonard Park from 9 to 11 am.


August 17: East Tennessee History Fair in Downtown Knoxville from 10 am to 5 pm.

August 25: Summer Movie Magic: The Iron Giant at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm.

August 30: Alive After Five “Pardi Gras” with Roux du Bayou Cajun Band at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6 to 8:30 pm. August 30: Music Feeds Concert Series featuring Steve Earle and the Dukes at the Tennessee Amphitheatre in World’s Fair Park at 7:30 pm. August 31: UT Football vs. Georgia State at Neyland Stadium at 3:30 pm.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 2


Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 2-30. A reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The opening reception features flamenco dancing by local group Tinadre at 7 pm.

Terina Gillette

Terina Gillette: Discovery: An Exploration of the Nuances of Life in the Main Gallery Discovery: An Exploration of the Nuances of Life is a celebration in acrylic, pastel, and mixed media of all the small things that work together to bring joy, happiness, peace, or puzzlement. Sometimes hearing a bird singing or seeing a fish swimming makes us take notice of the simple beauties that create our world. Each of us have small nuances that greet us daily, and when we stop to discover them, we embrace who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Many of the pieces in this exhibition represent special moments in the artist’s life, and perhaps these are things that you also celebrate. Terina Gillette is a Tennessee native. She works in a wide variety of mediums and is diverse in her expression and abilities. She creates colorful, texturized abstracts, as well as detailed local landmarks. She is also a face and body painter and spends each weekend painting theatrical face paints on living canvas. She believes that art is the full expression of life. You can find various installations of her painted window glass art, as well as her chalk murals, around East Tennessee. Gillette holds a double cognate in counseling and crisis, grief, and trauma, as well as business, and is currently completing her master’s in psychology. Her educational pursuits heavily influence her pieces, and her view of art is immersed in expression regardless of the subject matter.

Mariclair Tan

Broadway Studios & Gallery: Rare Combinations in the Balcony Gallery Rare Combinations features an eclectic mix of work in various media by 10 artists based in Broadway Studios and Gallery (BSG): Sheila Chesanow, Nancy Rowland Engle, Anne Freels, Jessica Gregory, Paula Johnson, Katie Kinney, Jeremy Logan, Stacy Monday, Pat O’Neil, and Mariclair Tan. BSG is a co-op of artists working in individual studios under one roof. These uniquely talented artists create original sculpture, paintings, pysanky, jewelry, photography, collage, and fine craft on-site. Adam Newman: Delusionary on the North Wall Statement: Delusionary can be defined as one having the ability to see and believe alternate versions and personalities of others formed in an ever-evolving environment of the mind, which may or may not be based upon Adam Newman real interactions. Born of frustration and confusion, delusionary is an investigation. An intro, a sore yet needful beginning to what will hopefully yield a promising conclusion. A collection of introspective works presented through mixed media panels. Created by working through the subjective rather than the objective. Unlike my last project in which I utilized a realism style, here I work with less planning and in most all cases find myself coming to dead ends that I am forced to work past rather than simply starting over. The process mimics that of my thoughts in a romantic relationship. In viewing these panels, you see firsthand my struggles, and to this point failure, to orchestrate a working version of romantic love. Michelle Barillaro: Travel in the Display Case This new exhibition features abstract paintings with acrylic, charcoal, and graphite. Michelle Barillaro is a native of South Florida and moved to Knoxville more than 20 years ago, graduating from the University of Tennessee, School of Architecture. She remained in the Knoxville area because of the friendly folks,

Michelle Barillaro

natural beauty, and pleasant climate. However, many of her paintings seem to reflect the colors, movement, and serenity of the Florida coast. She paints with acrylic and oil and cold wax and often incorporates a dash of charcoal, graphite, and pastels. She uses palette knives, bowl scrapers, credit cards, her fingers, and an occasional hake style brush to create her work. As a result, her paintings are abstract in nature with a multi-textural, often ethereal feel.

Khoa Dinh

League of Scruffy Photographers: Observing Knoxville in the Atrium The League of Scruffy Photographers was formed initially as a social group for local photographers. It became readily apparent that there was a tremendous amount of talent and experience contained in that initial group of seasoned individuals. As the group grew with younger, eager, and undiscovered artists, the potential for a group that could educate and put forth a number of projects coalesced. Currently the group includes educators and long-time volunteers, so workshops and collaborations with other entities are in the future. Taking a page from Roger May’s “Looking at Appalachia” and a photo project proposed for TVA in the 1980s, “Observing Knoxville” came about. The League intends over the next year to document all aspects of Knoxville. The good and the bad. A candid, no holds barred look at our fair “Scruffy” city. Beginning with its neighborhoods and moving on to its people and what they do for work and leisure to lifestyles, education, transportation, music, food, and drink to government. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 pm. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. August 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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Photo by Grand Ole Opry Holo Photographics Inc.





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ones you don’t just remember, but replay over and over again. When your heart skipped a beat and eyes opened wide to the wonders of the world. It’s a connection, a reunion, and it’s made in Tennessee.


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Dolly Parton’s Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is Tennessee’s number one attraction. The world-class theme park’s $37 million expansion, Wildwood Grove, includes 11 guest experiences, including a suspended family roller coaster called the Dragonflier, the 55-foot-tall Wildwood Tree, live entertainment, indoor and outdoor play areas, and a new restaurant. Dollywood also has inspiring theatrical shows, concerts, and Dollywood’s Splash Country, the waterpark that houses the more than 20 water slides and splash pads. Book a stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa for family-inspired rooms, spa services, a pool, live music, storytelling at night, and much more.





Reach new heights at Gatlinburg’s newest attraction, Anakeesta, where a tree canopy walk, gem mining for the little ones, barbecue, shopping, and dual-ziplining wait to fill a fun day for the family. Visit Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, the largest and deepest waterfall open to the public in the U.S., for its beautiful cave formations and impressive waterfall. Ruby Falls unveiled a $20 million expansion with upgrades like an outdoor observation area, improved ticketing experience, expanded retail, LED lights, and additional parking. Enjoy the ZIPstream Aerial Adventure Course, adjacent to Ruby Falls, for an adventure above the trees in the suspending obstacle courses. Explore the Secret City, Oak Ridge, the site of the Manhattan Project that is told through interactive exhibits and well-preserved artifacts at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Discover America’s largest underground lake, The Lost Sea, in Sweetwater, where guests take a voyage across the lake in a

glass-bottom boat. Families visiting Nashville can soak in the fun at SoundWaves, a new luxury indoor/ outdoor water park at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Kids can ride the slide tower, rapid and lazy river, or rock climb in the activity pool. In Hendersonville, just 30 minutes from Nashville, Mary’s Magical Place is an allinclusive playground designed and created for children, ranging from able-bodied to those in wheelchairs, where they can come and play together. Learn the deep-rooted music history in Nashville with interactive exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and go behind-the-scenes in some of the nation’s iconic music sites like the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, all in Nashville. Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills is an opportunity to peer into the famous musician’s home along with the newly added Loretta’s Frontier Homestead that has original log cabins and 400 artifacts. Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum tells the story of the famous engineer who saved his passengers by sacrificing his life. Enjoy the Old Country Store, which has a southern-style buffet, ice cream served in an 1800s replica ice cream parlor, fudge, and gifts. Explore Cherry Mansion in Savannah to take a peek at the historic Antebellum home that was General Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters during the Civil War Battle of Shiloh. The Tennessee River Museum in Savannah highlights archaeology, Trail of Tears, the Civil War battles over the Tennessee River, and more than 200 fossils

Photo by Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge


Center. Kids can explore, play, and discover Tennessee’s history and culture in a hands-on way at the Tennessee State Museum. Browse world-class paintings, sculptures, and tapestries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Cannonsburgh Village, a reconstructed pioneer village from 1830s to the 1930s, can be found in Murfreesboro. Kids can learn about the Civil War through a comprehensive collection of Union and Confederate artifacts at the Lairdland Farm House and Civil War Museum. Discover the rich natural and musical history of Brownsville at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, which honors the Queen of Rock n’ Roll in the one-room schoolhouse she attended. Enjoy seeing more than 25 iconic cars made famous in movies and TV shows at Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum in Jackson. And with tickets only $5, it’s an affordable way to entertain the whole family. Discovery Park of America in Union City offers entertainment in an educational setting with 50 acres and 70,000 square feet of exhibits ranging from nature, to technology, to science, a Human Slide, Earthquake Simulator, The Observation Tower, and more. The Pink Palace Museum in Memphis is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast and has a replica of the first self-service grocery store, cultural and natural history exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visual displays for a wellrounded, fun, and educational experience.

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Memories can be made in the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Kids and adults find the Birthplace of Country Music Museum as the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings are told. The museum explores the way sound technology shaped their successes and how they were the foundation for the rich musical heritage that can be traced in today’s music. Interactive displays, exhibits, images, and artifacts help bring the historic event to life. Hands-on learning is fun at the Hands On! Regional Museum in Gray. Kids can learn in a brand new all-ages science center through fun, interactive programs and exhibits, including a musical Tesla coil, giant building blocks, and a maker studio where guests can engineer a rocket, create a masterpiece, and uncover something new. In Pigeon Forge, experience attractions like the Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge, which tells the story of the crew and passengers aboard the Titanic, and WonderWorks, where exhibits on science are featured in an interactive and fun way. Gatlinburg has the newly-opened Guinness World Records Adventure that highlights some of the famous world records in 20 interactive exhibits, games, and challenges. In Nashville, explore space, nature, and the human body at Adventure Science


Talk to the Animals

The Tennessee Aquarium is the number one attraction in Chattanooga and in the top five for aquariums worldwide with 10,000 animals in two buildings: River Journey, which showcases fish and plants in local and regional rivers, and Ocean Journey, where exotic plants and animals from the earth’s regions are highlighted. Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies in Gatlinburg is one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountain region and celebrated among the top aquariums in the country. More than 4,500 animals call Memphis Zoo home, including the newest Zambezi River Camp featuring hippos, Nile crocodiles, flamingos, okapi, fish, African birds, and more. The Nashville Zoo is in a multi-year

expansion plan, which includes a new Entry Village that opened in 2016 and the spider monkey and white rhinoceros exhibits that opened in 2017. Exhibits to be open include a Peruvian-style lodge, which will house Peruvian creatures including pudus, viscachas, marmoset, Andean bears, and sloths, a Sumatran tiger exhibition, and the new animal health center to enhance the Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, Zoo Knoxville

in the paleontology exhibit. In Memphis, bring the family to the National Civil Rights Museum, commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the story of Civil Rights in America.; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, a collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art and a botanical park; and Shelby Farms, where kids and adults can fish, boat, hike, bike, horseback ride, and visit bison on its 4,500 acres.


zoo’s veterinary capabilities. Zoo Knoxville is where more red pandas have been born than any other zoo in the world. It’s also the first zoo to see critically-endangered Northern spider tortoises hatch. Recently Zoo Knoxville has opened Tiger Forest, a new habitat for critically-endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. Guests become fully immersed in the exotic Orient thanks to authentic structures and décor. Chattanooga is home to the Chattanooga Zoo, which underwent a South American Expansion, including multiple indoor and outdoor exhibits of monkeys and tamarins, South American birds, and a space of interactive elements for education, keeper chats, and more. The zoo’s African Expansion includes multiple exhibits of giraffes and lions, multiple view opportunities, animal feeding stations and encounters with guests, a special event plaza, and more. At Brights Zoo near Jonesborough, you can be a Keeper for a Day and hand out food to giraffes, bongos, and zebras. Bring your camera to capture birds, reptiles, mammals, and bugs at Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo in Sevierville. Pet and feed more than 80 species of animals at Tennessee Safari Park in Alamo. The drivethrough zoo located on a century farm is known for its friendly, exotic animals, including giraffes, zebras, bison, primates, and tapirs. Life is never boring at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, home to the largest petting zoo attraction in Tennessee, with more than 100 friendly farm animals. Watch goats scale the Goat-A-Coaster. Brush, pet, and feed the animals in the barnyard. Take in the beauty of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains on horseback at the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo in Sevierville. The farm’s riding stables offer pony rides for children and horseback riding for all ages. Hand-feed the animals and interact with kangaroos, camels, emu, and pot-bellied pigs. For more information, visit www.tnvacation.com. August 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Your Untapped Sales Potential B Y TO M I R M E N


Y O U ’ R E a small business owner that finds it necessary to employ salespeople (we call them account executives today), you’re not alone. But hiring and retaining great salespeople can be a challenge. Not that there aren’t great salespeople out there, but they are coveted by their employers who often pay them high salaries and commissions, and a growing number of these sales superstars have decided to pursue their own self employment dreams. But there is even a larger, untapped sales force available to you that will cost you very little and consistently outperform even your greatest sales superstars. Who am I talking about? Your customers. And all you need to do to unleash this untapped potential is to deliver a product or service that provides a value that’s perceived to be far greater than the price paid.

By focusing entirely on the results that meet or exceed your clients’ expectations, your efforts will lead to referrals, which will lead to new sales, which will lead to more referrals, which will lead to more sales. Sound too simple? It is, but few businesses take advantage of this free and unlimited resource. Why? One reason is that far too many business owners and their salespeople are in hot pursuit of the sale and not the

customer experience. If you sell advertising, instead of focusing on commissions and sales revenue, focus all of your attention on producing results that exceed your clients’ expectations. If you don’t think your client knows the difference, you’re fooling yourself. By focusing entirely on the results that meet or exceed your clients’ expectations, your efforts will lead to referrals, which will lead to new sales, which will lead to more referrals, which will lead to more sales. You get it. Instead of chasing advertising revenue, you’ll discover that revenue will be chasing you, because revenue growth is the by-product of a successful customer experience and not the reverse. Put your customers’ expectations ahead of your own, and watch your customers turn into the greatest sales team you’ve ever known.

2019 Maker City Summit Offers Creative Entrepreneurs Strategies for Growth T HE

2 0 1 9 Maker City Summit will bring together a host of experts in a variety of business areas to help makers of all disciplines earn a living doing what they love. The fourth annual summit will run from 9:30 am to 6 pm on September 8 at the Mill and Mine. “The Maker City Summit is a great opportunity to celebrate and share the accomplishments of our maker community,” said Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Mayor. “The collaboration among individuals dedicated to their craft is bringing new energy to our city and is contributing to the redevelopment of our city corridors such as North Central Street. Makers are becoming an important part of the identity of Knoxville and represent our future as much as they reflect our past.”



Shunta Grant, maker, businesswoman, and consultant, will give the first keynote to the crowd on how to “Unbusy Your Business.” Jonathan Clark, Executive Director of Knoxville’s Carbetbag Theatre, will allow attendees to experience his love for the spoken word and conclude the summit with guided motivation to take the next step toward success. Panels will address topics including product pricing, wholesale growth, online sales funnels, creating a space in the maker universe, and diversity within the maker community. Attendees can expect to leave the summit with the direction they need to meet their goals. Industry experts are available throughout the event in one-on-one sessions and small group discussions in the areas of business, design, law, photography, and more.

“Knoxville is lucky to have so many talented makers,” said Alaina Smith, co-chair of The Maker City’s Summit committee. “It’s my dream that The Maker City Summit will continue to draw those people out so we can build a supportive, strong, fun community that can have a real effect on our local economy.” Registration is $45, which includes coffee and bagels, lunch, evening cocktails, and a t-shirt. Participants also may sign up in advance for Ask the Experts consultations. A complete schedule of programs is available at http://themakercity.org/summit. The summit is presented by the City of Knoxville’s Mayor’s Maker Council in partnership with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Launch TN. For more information, visit http://themakercity.org/summit.

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Dr. Doppelt is a board certified dermatologist with more than 19 years of extensive medical and aesthetic dermatology training. Through specialized training with the world’s top physician injectors, Dr. Doppelt continues to gain knowledge and experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. He regularly participates in physician-led workshops and training courses to keep him up to date on the latest aesthetic techniques used with cosmetic injections like Botox and Juvéderm and all types of skin rejuvenation. By employing all the advanced techniques and treatments at his disposal, he provides each of his patients with a customized treatment plan specifically suited to their needs. Dr. Doppelt is devoted to helping each and every one of his patients achieve their overall aesthetic goals.


Kathy is a registered nurse with 20 years experience in both plastic surgery and dermatology. She has a BSN from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Fort Sanders School of Nursing and is certified by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses as a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She loves every aspect of what she does – not only the clinical part, but the artistic part as well. Her goal for each of her patients is to “slow the normal aging process, restore a natural look, and enhance each person’s true beauty.” Her passion for aesthetic medicine and for each and every one of her patients drives her to continually increase her knowledge and training so that she can offer each patient state-of-the-art treatments in the safest way possible. Kathy looks forward to helping each person on their journey. MARY HUGGINS, LICENSED AESTHETICIAN Mary Huggins is a licensed aesthetician with more than 18 years of experience in a dermatology medical spa setting. Mary provides advanced techniques in several aesthetic procedures such as Ultherapy (skin tightening), tattoo removal, radio-frequency microneedling, acne scars, non-invasive fat reduction, Photorejuvenation (IPL), laser hair removal, and more. Mary enjoys the challenge of treating various skin conditions and age-related concerns. “Healthy soul, healthy skin will forever lead to a happy life” is Mary’s personal motto. Providing clients with state-of-the-art aesthetic care brings Mary great personal satisfaction.


Melissa is a licensed aesthetician with more than 14 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She has extensive experience and knowledge in pharmaceutical grade skin care products and procedures, including laser hair removal, photo facial (IPL) microneedling, as well as other medical facial treatments. Melissa has attended several advanced training seminars in Knoxville, Nashville, and California to stay up to date on the newest and most effective treatments for her patients’ skin. Melissa loves all things aesthetic. Her greatest desire is for her patients to feel special when she treats them. She works directly with Dr. Doppelt and his entire medical and cosmetic teams to customize a skin care plan tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals. It is rewarding for Melissa to help women and men find the best products and treatments.

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