Everything Knoxville May 2019 Edition

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H A V E B E E N blessed to have three great women role models in my life as I was growing up. My mother, grandmother, and aunt were all instrumental in shaping my character and my outlook on life, which has resulted in the person I am today. My mom taught me how a Photo by D. Roberts Photography mother’s love is so important in a child’s development. Mom was devoted to her two daughters, and she unselfishly gave her all for them. I grew up in the ’50s when few women worked outside the home, but my mom (and dad) wanted a home in a nice suburb where their kids could grow up in a safe neighborhood. So my mom worked to help save for the down payment, but she was always there for us for all the important times in our life, and for that unselfish love, I am forever grateful. Grandma Emily, the only grandmother I knew, became a widow shortly after I was born, and her grandkids were 4


the light of her life. But grandma was not one to sit idly. She kept busy with social events, club activities, and volunteering, as well as cooking wonderful meals for us when my mom was at work. Grandma Emily taught me to dream and dream big and not to let anyone take that dream away. She taught me to focus on the positive and not to let the negative take me down. And my aunt LaVerne, who married later in life and raised three boys of her own, had a hand in raising me and my sister. My aunt was a career woman who pursued a college education and graduated tops in her class. She instilled in me the importance of an education and, in fact, her chosen career in medical technology became my chosen career. There is so much more I could say about these three women, but during this month, when we celebrate moms and those in that role, I just want to say how grateful I am to have had them in my life. I miss them all every day, but their influence will never be forgotten.

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create a home you love Shae Design Studio, founded in 2014, is Knoxville’s only full-service interior design firm and curated boutique. Our experience and expertise allow us to offer a variety of services and a boutique-style showroom with a wide selection of home furnishings, decor, and more.

a curated boutique Shae Design Studio offers 10,000 sq ft of furniture, home decor, lighting, rugs, draperies, custom upholstery, clothing and so much more. Inspired by, owner, Shae Seeber’s signature mix of texture and color, alongside a wide selection of all design styles - we pride ourselves in having something for everyone, all budgets, and all tastes. Paired with our southern hospitality, Shae Designs has become a go-to for all things house and home.



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professional career as an architect, my true passion has always been to build affordable, custombuilt homes that are a reflection of the occupants’ personal tastes — one that is designed to meet not only their current lifestyle needs, but their future needs as well. I have been blessed to have worked on some great projects in the past, both commercial and residential. But my real passion will always be in serving the needs of area homeowners. That’s why I launched Personal Space, LLC. We’re truly unique. We are niche builders created for families that are underserved by contractors that build multimillion-dollar homes and contractors that build multiple homes simultaneously in area developments. My goal is to provide the average West Knoxville family with a custom home that they can both afford and will love for many years to come. I am the founder and sole owner of Personal Space, LLC and a West Knoxville

resident. Our crews are comprised of very talented and experienced people who truly love what they do and who want to share their diverse skills with families right here in our community. If you’re wondering about the name Personal Space, LLC, you’re not alone. We have all become familiar with the terms “man caves” and “she sheds.” Many homeowners have had to sacrifice design for other factors when home buying, then they are left trying to find ways to make the spaces personal. I encourage homeowners to ask themselves, “How can I make this space work for my entire family?” Would this room make a better office, home theater, or wine room? Would an addition make our kitchen work more efficiently? Do the finishes in my home really suit me? Ask yourself if your

home’s design “sparks joy” for you. Personal Space, LLC offers homeowners a quality product, professional services, and a reliable partner. We show up when we say we will show up, and we stay with you until the job is complete. We pride ourselves in finding solutions for even the most challenging projects. Each of our foremen is a carpenter with more than 20 years of experience. Their long careers as craftsmen are your assurance that every project will be completed both professionally and to your full satisfaction Whether you are contemplating an addition, a remodel, or a new home, I invite you to discover the Personal Space, LLC difference. We work with interior designers, realtors, and directly with homeowners. We are skilled in-home renovation projects from new additions to backyard decks, custom built-ins and trim, adaptive reuses, and restoration repair. To learn more, call us today at 865271-7998 and schedule your no-cost, no-obligation, in-home consultation and discover the Personal Space, LLC difference for yourself.

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You Might Need a New Closet


O R R O W I N G F R O M Jeff Foxworthy, here are some thoughts about organization: » If more clothes are on the floor than on your hanging rod, you might need a new closet. » If your wire shelving is falling from the wall, you might need a new closet. » If you wear the same pair of shoes every day because you can’t find the ones you want, you might need a new closet. » If your organizing system is to shut the closet door so you can’t see the clutter, you might need a new closet. There are many reasons to consider getting a new closet system: To get better organized, to have more storage, to make a more beautiful space. The best reason to do any project in the home is to add joy to your life – to create a space that is welcoming and saves time getting dressed. Before the current Maria Kondo craze, NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) members have helped clients deal with clutter and be better organized. Professional organizers help to demystify the challenges faced in

being more productive at home. Barbara Hemphill introduced the “Art of Wastebasketry™” in her book Taming the Paper Tiger at Home. It was Barbara that said, “Clutter is postponed decisions™.” In other words, the first step is deciding what needs to be edited. Then Julie Morgenstern wrote Organizing from the Inside Out, which states that we have to accept responsibility for our disorganization. She shares that change starts within us; the problem is not caused by others. When Peter Walsh came on the national organizing scene, his theme was (and still is) we need to Lighten Up. Our clutter is weighing us down. Now it’s Maria Kondo’s time in the spotlight sharing that our things must bring us joy. These are all great principles to learn from when organizing around the house, especially starting a closet design project. After the clutter is gone, a good custom storage design will give the best use of space. It can be grand or simple. Either way, having

a system designed for your needs will keep things accessible and organized. And today’s closet systems have flexibility to change as your needs change. If your closet does not add value to your life, then you need a new closet. Call Closets by McKenry for your complimentary consultation.

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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Announces 16th Annual Heritage Happening Gala and Auction May 18


REPARATIONS ARE WELL underway for the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s 16th annual Heritage Happening Dinner and Auction. The well-attended event supports the Heritage Center’s goals to preserve, communicate, and celebrate the rich history of the Smoky Mountains and their people. This year the Heritage Happening will be held at the Center’s home in Townsend on Saturday evening, May 18. It will feature both silent and live auctions, as well as an elegant dinner catered by Rothchild’s of Knoxville. Guests will enjoy live Appalachian music and welcome from local writer and storyteller, Sam Venable. The wide array of unique items to be auctioned this year includes beautiful artwork from area craftsmen, destination vacation trips, wine, Smoky Mountain activities, and food and dining experiences, thanks to the generosity of donors across East Tennessee and to the dedication of our Guild members who solicit these diverse items. To preview action items, visit www.auctria.com/auction/ HH2019. Items will be continually added, so 10


check the website frequently. The Heritage Center Guild was founded by a group of 21 women in 2003 with a goal of helping to raise funds for the yet-to-bebuilt Heritage Center museum. According to the Guild’s mission, it annually hosts the Heritage Happening auction and dinner to help support the continuing development of the Center and its extensive educational programs for children. This year more than 6,000 students are expected to participate in the Center’s unique educational programs. Commenting on the Guild’s role in the Heritage Center’s story, Director Bob Patterson said, “We could not do educational programming, bring in new exhibits, maintain our grounds, and fund transportation for visiting schoolchildren, among many other needs, if it were not for this Guild. In addition to their fundraising efforts, they volunteer thousands of hours each year’s in support of school field trips, festivals, and concerts.” Invitations to the 2019 Heritage Happening were mailed in April to Heritage Center members and past attendees, but all are welcome

to purchase tickets by calling the Heritage Center at 865-448-0044 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm or by going online to www.auctria.com/auction/HH2019 or visiting the Heritage Center website at www. gsmheritagecenter.org. Tickets are $125 per person, $90 of which is tax deductible. Online pre-bidding on silent auction items will open on or around May 1st, and a code to access the auction site will be emailed to ticket holders on that date. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501(c)(3) Museum and Cultural Center. The Heritage Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free for Heritage Center members, adults are $8, seniors 60+ and children ages 6-17 are $6, and children 5 and under are free. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is a not-forprofit museum and is located between the traffic light and the national park entrance on scenic Highway 73. For more information, call 865-448-0044 or visit www.gsmheritagecenter.org.


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Plan a Vacation for Both Your Family and Your Home this Summer


S SCHOOL VACATIONS begin, families are busy scheduling their summer vacations. Days at the beach, trips to theme parks, cruises, you name it – we’re all looking forward to enjoying some well deserved family fun in the sun time together. But summertime is also a great time to take care of some of those needed home repairs that you may have been postponing. Do you remember when your hardwood f loors were once the centerpiece of that showcase quality look your home used to have? But time and daily use have taken their toll on your once beautiful hardwood floors. Well here’s a suggestion – why not restore your home’s hardwood f loors to their former showroom appearance at the same time your family vacations? E u r op e a n F i ne H a r dwo o d F lo or s offers area homeowners a totally unique experience in hardwood floor refinishing. By combining skills learned from European craftsmen with the latest technological advances available in the refinishing marketplace, you will discover how easy it is to restore your home’s hardwood



floors to their original showroom quality look. If your home’s hardwood f loors are faded, scratched, dented and gouged, then European Fine Hardwood Floors can help. The first step is to contact European Fi ne Ha rdwood F loors a nd request your no-cost, no-obligation, in-home consultation. If you decide to refinish, they will schedule a time when your family is on vacation to restore your hardwood floors. While you are enjoying your family’s fun in the sun, their skilled, fully insured and bonded craftsmen will refinish your floors while safely and efficiently removing the dust resulting from refinishing out-of-

doors by using high-volume hoses attached to high-capacity vacuums, which remain outside your home. All you will see when you return home are your home’s beautiful floors. And before you leave on your trip, they will refinish a small area of your flooring so you will be able to see firsthand just how your f loors will look when you return home. Recipient of the much-coveted Bona Certified Craftsman designation, this is your assurance that all work performed by European Fine Hardwood Floors is compliant with the standards set by the number one name and leader in the world’s refinishing marketplace: Bona. If both your family and your home’s hardwood floors could use a vacation, why not call European Fine Hardwood Floors today to schedule an appointment?

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Pirates Voyage Taking Shape in Pigeon Forge as Construction Progresses


OLLY PARTON is making good on staking her claim in Pigeon Forge with the construction of the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, her newest attraction in the Smokies, and the treasure – buried and otherwise – already has begun to arrive and take shape at the venue. Construction on the Pirates Voyage building, located on the Parkway adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge, began the first week in January. The first – and biggest – task was to “build” the lagoon, the centerpiece of the set that will house the two pirate ships where the action of the entire show takes place. The digging of that foundation required removing more than 281 loads of dirt via dump truck for more than a month (that’s 4,500 cubic yards or 7,500 tons of dirt!); that part of the project was completed in February. That 15-foot lagoon soon will hold 300,000 gallons of water. The installation and finishing of 600 cubic yards of concrete and 50,000 lbs. of steel in the 30,000 square foot arena began the week of February 25. An extensive nationwide talent search 12


began as soon as this entertainment project was announced last fall, and the cast of 20 has already begun show rehearsals and intense training for the acrobatic and diving skills required of pirates and mermaids alike in this show. One of the most anticipated phases of construction happened in late March when the exterior started to take shape and the large Pirates Voyage sign was placed outside the building. “Among our ‘pirates crew’ here for our new Dinner & Show, we like to say that we are going ‘overboard’ with the details as we prepare everything – from the show

elements to the new four-course menu to the exterior,” said Steve Cruz, Corporate Director of Marketing. “This is going to be a show that guests to our Smoky Mountain area are not going to want to miss. People have been asking for details, so we thought now would be a good time to share some of those.” Set to be complete in May, the construction phase is a $9 million project, in addition to the initial investment in the property for a total of $28 million. Reservations are now being taken for all 2019 shows. Ticket information is available at www.piratesvoyage.com or by calling 865-505-AHOY (2469).







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HEN WE FIRST launched the Knox Cabinet Co. brand in Hardin Valley in October 2018, we were confident that our wide selection of quality, solid wood cabinetry, dynamic kitchen designs, highly competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service would become the cornerstone to our success. What we did not anticipate was your incredible response that exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. For that, we wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for both your overwhelming support and your encouragement. As you might have imagined, we’ve been busy. We’ve added new displays to our Discovery Showroom, brought on new team members, and increased the already wide selection of cabinetry for you to select from. We are also excited to announce our future expansion into the home cabinetry marketplace with a brand new Knox Cabinet Co. Discovery Showroom and warehouse facility in the Maryville area. This new, 10,000 square foot facility will help us to respond to both current and future demand for affordable, high-quality, solid wood cabinetry, as well as make it more convenient for homeowners living in Blount and the surrounding counties. We will be announcing the opening date of

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our new Maryville location within the next several months. In the meantime, if you are in the market for new or replacement cabinetry for your home, I invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself. Discover that showcase quality kitchen and bath in your home from our large selection of quality crafted, solid wood cabinetry, creative CAD drawings using our state-of-the-art 2020 design software, competitive pricing, and a level of customer service designed to exceed your expectations.

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Electric Scooter Pilot Program Launches in Knoxville


HE CITY of Knoxville launched an electric scooter pilot program, with the first of two companies – Zagster, which operates the local Pace bike-sharing program, and VeoRide – selected through a competitive process. Both companies are the first electric scooter-sharing companies to provide services following a moratorium that allowed City officials time to review best practices and provide some guidance for a program. “We have taken our time to learn from other cities and feel we have selected two companies that will be flexible and responsive to the needs of Knoxville,” said Mayor Madeline Rogero. Initially the electric scooters will be staged across downtown and major residential and commercial corridors. “We’ve seen amazing success with Pace Bike Share and anticipate scooters to be welcomed by our community with similar excitement,” said Kim Bumpas, President of 14


Visit Knoxville. Per the pilot program rules and City ordinances, electric scooters must be ridden in the streets and are not allowed on sidewalks or greenways. Electric scooters will be treated similar to bicycles ridden on city roads. All details around the operations of the pilot program will be subject to change as the program evolves. The scooters can be ridden on many downtown streets but not currently on Market Square, Cumberland Avenue, or Henley Bridge. The Spin App provides uses with a map of areas where electric scooters are permitted. If a rider approaches the border of the approved area, the scooter will provide a warning to turn around or change direction or slow to a stop. Riders must be 18 years of age or 13-17 with adult permission and supervision. A valid identification indicating age will be required to rent a scooter. Scooters can travel at a maximum of 15

mph, but speeds may be lowered or restricted remotely based on special events. Currently scooter availability is 7 am to 9 pm daily and dependent on the weather and events. Rain, or the threat of rain, may make rentals unavailable. Spin and VeoRide will each provide an initial supply of 250 electric scooters and will adjust supply based on demand. The companies are responsible for moving, recharging, and restaging the scooters throughout the day. Scooters should be parked upright and out of the way of pedestrians or moving vehicles. Users are encouraged to park scooters adjacent to Pace bike stations or public bicycle racks. Individuals who misuse a scooter or park the scooter in a position that impedes pedestrian, bicycle, or motor vehicle traffic may be fined or ticketed. The pilot program is for one year, which can be renewed. The City, or the companies, may end the pilot agreement with 30 days’ notice.

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30? Consider taking charge of your nutrition by adding in foods that help you feel decades younger. “What you eat and drink can have a tremendous impact on how you look and feel,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. “Eating healthy is important at any age, but as you get older, certain foods can have a powerful impact on your overall well-being.” Dawn’s top picks for food that fight aging include: Fish “Try substituting fish into meals a few times a week,” said Dawn. “Americans tend to eat less fish than people in other parts of the world, and they are missing out on great-tasting protein that’s packed with omega-3s.” Omega-3s support brain and heart health, two important considerations as you age. In fact, Mayo Clinic doctors believe that omega-3s reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. “Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel are good options,” she said. “Try buying wild-caught versus farm-raised when possible.” Eggs “Many people don’t realize the benefits of eating eggs, and when you choose the right type of egg, you get higher levels of omega-3s, B12, and vitamin E – all nutrients needed for healthy aging,” said Dawn. She suggests Eggland’s Best eggs, which have 25% less saturated fat, more than double the omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E, and more than double the amount of vitamin B12. Eggland’s Best has superior nutrition due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp, and vitamin E. Our ability to absorb energizing B12 decreases with age, so getting B12 in places like EB eggs is important. Also important in EB eggs is the antioxidant vitamin E, which can act like an internal “sunscreen” to protect skin from sun damage and help skin age more gracefully. “A better egg equals a better recipe,” she said. “Eggland’s Best eggs are the only eggs I recommend to my clients and serve to my family – double the omega-3s will help promote healthier aging.” Berries “Antioxidants protect your cells from damage and support a strong immune system,” said Dawn. “This is incredibly important as you age so you can stay healthy and feel younger.” Packed with vitamins C and E, berries are a superfood great for snacking and cooking. Try eating an array of colorful berries each week to give your body the antioxidants it craves. Blueberries are particularly well-known for their antioxidant properties. “The sky is the limit for berry versatility,” she said. “Sprinkle some in yogurt, make a smoothie, add some to a salad, or eat as a healthy dessert.” Cruciferous vegetables “Pack your plate with cruciferous vegetables as you age,” said Dawn. “These are members of the cabbage family and include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and kale.” These tasty greens are great fresh or cooked, providing plenty of fiber to help keep your digestion on track, which is a concern for many as they age. But there’s more: The National Cancer Institute states that cruciferous vegetables may help reduce the risk of some cancers. “These dark-green powerhouses pack a nutritional punch that supports healthy aging, so discover recipes that include cruciferous vegetables and other ‘anti-aging’ foods.” Following is one of Dawn’s favorite recipes featuring some of these ingredients. 18


Omega 3 Burrito (Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients: » 2 tablespoons olive oil » 2 tablespoons chopped red onion » 2 tablespoons cream cheese » 1 clove garlic, minced » 4 Eggland’s Best eggs (large) » 4 lacinato kale leaves, de-stemmed with leaves finely chopped » 4 ounces sliced smoked salmon » 2 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas » Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add onion stirring occasionally until softened, approximately 3 minutes, then add garlic and cook for one minute. Add kale to skillet and toss to combine with garlic and onion. Continue sautéing for five minutes, or until kale becomes tender. Add Eggland’s Best eggs into skillet with kale and scramble until cooked through. Remove mixture from heat and set aside. If warm tortillas are desired, simply place them on a microwavable plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave in 30-second intervals until warm. Spread cream cheese on the tortillas and lay salmon onto tortilla. Spoon egg and kale mixture into center of tortillas. Roll up burrito-style, tucking in the ends and enjoy.

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces


F Y O U F I N D yourself comparing your smile to others whose smiles exhibit beautiful, straight, white teeth, then perhaps it’s time you discovered just how easy it can be to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. After all, how many of those people whose smiles you envy were actually born with that perfect smile? Probably not many. Let’s consider teeth straightening first. Did you know that there is a procedure – in fact, the most advanced teeth straightening system available anywhere – that has already helped more than six million people achieve straighter, more natural looking smiles? Called Invisalign, these transparent aligners incrementally adjust your teeth without the use of wire braces. Invisalign is the world’s most advanced clear aligner. By combining 20 years of research and data from six million smiles, you can trust Invisalign to deliver the smile that you deserve. Invisalign is a modern, fully digitized experience designed to help you achieve the smile you want, the way you want it. Unlike other competitive clear aligners, Invisalign aligners use a proprietary SmartTrack® material that offers treatment times that are up to 50% faster. Patients report that Invisalign

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May 11 • 12 PM Dr. Walter Hardy Park

MAY 11, local arts non-profit Cattywampus Puppet Council will host its 3rd annual giant puppet community arts parade, the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, in East Knoxville in partnership with Carpetbag Theatre, African American Appalachian Arts, Inc, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Our Community Organization. This parade seeks to bring together community members of all ages and backgrounds to share their stories and collective concerns through the visual and performing arts while playing together and raising power and joy as a community. Parade line-up is at 11 am at Dr. Walter Hardy Park. The parade will kick off at 12 pm and conclude with a block party from 1 to 4 pm at Paul Hogue Park at the corner of Chestnut and Selma. The block party will feature live hip-hop, spoken word, and dance performances, as well as art making, play, and garden activities for all ages. Both the parade and block party are free and open to all! This year’s parade theme is “I See You.” Community members are invited to craft individual and collaborative giant puppets, masks, costumes, flags, and other art around this theme and parade together as one. For more information, visit www.cattywampuspuppetcouncil.com.



Even in My 60s, I Lost 20 Pounds and Got into the Best Shape of My Life!


HE FIRST time I exercised was one week after our second daughter was born,” said Jan Berry, mom and busy chemical engineer. “I ran about one-quarter mile and thought I would die. This was in the 1970s and no one was running. “I kept exercising. Running and swimm i n g i n t h e ’ 70 s ; running, water skiing, aerobics, and weight lifting in the ’80s; step aerobics, water and snow skiing, and weight lifting in the ’90s. When I turned 50 in the early 2000s, I started injuring myself when I would push myself hard to exercise. I had to quit exercising so much, and I gained weight and started having knee and hip problems. “I realized I needed personalized help, so I joined Fitness Together in 2013. The personal trainer recognized that my muscles were not balanced and started me on flexibility exercises for specific muscle groups. During each session, the trainer would push me a little harder while making sure I maintained excellent form. No matter how hard I worked with the Fitness Together personal trainer, I never got injured. “The personal trainers are truly personal. They get to know you, understand how to motivate you, and encourage you to stay committed to good health. My trainer also helped me with improving my diet, although I was already a vegetarian (who eats fish) and eating fairly low carbs. I started tracking what I ate. I was eating the right sized portions. I lost 20 lbs and reduced my body fat from 33% to 26%. I’m 70 years old now and in the best shape of my life. I have good energy and look forward to my personalized training sessions.” When asked if she would recommend Fitness Together to others, Jan replied, “Yes, absolutely. You’re never too old or have too many physical problems to improve your well-being. Keep a positive attitude, keep going even when you’re tired or want to stop, and be curious. I’m studying to be a personal trainer myself. It will be fun to encourage others to make the best of life with energy and enthusiasm.” Are you ready to improve your personal well-being? Why not discover the Fitness Together difference for yourself today?

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family dog when you’re out of town? Is he home alone, with a sitter that only visits for a few minutes a couple times a day, visiting relatives, or having a vacation of his own at a doggy resort? In determining your four-legged kid’s best option, talk to people you trust and ask your veterinarian for recommendations. Tour boarding facilities and meet the staff who will care for your kid. Inquire about the daily routine of the facility. Is it the same on weekends and major holidays as it is on weekdays? Is the staff skilled in administering needed medications, including insulin injections? Are they trained to detect issues of concern? What are the costs for extra/individualized care? These are just a few questions you should ask prior to going out of town. Ms. C’s invites all prospective guest owners to tour our resort anytime during lobby hours. The staff is eager to meet owners and explain the daily schedule, which is consistent seven days a week, including holidays. In return, the owners provide vital information

to properly care for each individual pet. Examples include separation anxiety, requiring more one-on-one attention, or a torn or ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), which may limit exercise and require greater observation. Ask the resort if there are additional charges to accommodate these special circumstances. Ms. C’s is an all-inclusive resort without additional charges to meet the individual needs of our guests. Excellent care is possible when owners are candid with kennel staff regarding personality and health issues of their pet. Your veterinarian is also a vital link between you and the kennel staff. Going the extra mile in caring for your dog is a partnership between you, the owner, and the kennel staff, with honest, open communication the key, allowing you to travel with true peace of mind.

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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony advancements of women’s athletics at the collegiate level.


Schedule of Events on June 8th 11 am: Class of 2019 Autograph Session at WBHOF (free) 5:30 pm: 2019 VIP Reception at the Tennessee Theatre (ticketed event) 7 pm: 2019 Induction Ceremony at the Tennessee Theatre (ticketed event) 9 pm: Post-Induction Celebration at the WBHOF (ticketed event)


Hall of Fame Class of 2019 members are Beth Bass (Contributor), Joan Cronan (Contributor), Nora Lynn Finch (Contributor), Ticha Penicheiro (International Player), Ruth Riley (Player), Carolyn Bush Roddy (Veteran Player), and Valerie Still (Player). The 2019 Induction will mark the 21st Class of Inductees to be honored by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999. The Class of 2019 will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving their coveted Eastman Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring, on June 8 in Knoxville. Tickets for the ceremony are on sale now. In addition to inducting the Class of 2019,

the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will recognize key contributors from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) for their contributions to the game with a display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame entitled “Trailblazers of the Game.” The AIAW will join nine other teams and organizations that have been recognized as “Trailblazers of the Game.” The AIAW was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics in the United States and was one of the key contributors to the significant

Ticket Packages VIP ticket – $275 » 1 VIP Reception ticket at the Tennessee Theatre » 1 Induction Ceremony ticket at the Tennessee Theatre » 1 Post Celebration ticket at the WBHOF Ceremony ticket – $125 » 1 Induction Ceremony ticket at the Tennessee Theatre » 1 Post Celebration ticket at the WBHOF For more information, visit www.wbhof.com. May 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25 Feature Exhibition Updated and Extended


HEN THE MUSEUM of East Tennessee History opened in 1993, it fulfilled a shared vision to preserve and interpret the region’s rich history for the benefit of all; a vision first articulated a century and a half earlier. On May 5, 1834, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey addressed a group of a historicallyminded citizens gathered for the first annual meeting of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society. Concerned that many of the participants in Tennessee’s early history were passing away and with them their memories, Ramsey issued a call to action: “Let us hasten to redeem the time that is lost.” Today, 185 years later, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey’s plea to save Tennessee’s past continues to reverberate in the galleries of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s museum, a permanent home for our region’s cherished stories, traditions, and artifacts. The East Tennessee Historical Society actively began collecting artifacts and producing awardwinning interpretive exhibits in 1993, which has now grown to more than 15,000 artifacts housed within the East Tennessee History Center. In this special exhibition, ETHS is excited to highlight East Tennessee’s unique history through a variety of artifacts, with at least one exhibited item from each year of ETHS’s active 25 years of collections, most of which are on display for the first time. The exhibition, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of East Tennessee History and the 10th of the signature exhibition “Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee,” includes more than 35 artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of East Tennessee’s unique history. Some of the items include an 1883 Springfield penny-farthing, the first apparatus to be called a “bicycle;” an 1822 artificial hand that belonged to a teacher from Union County; a silver coffee and tea service from the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad presented to Superintendent James Baker



Hoxsie upon his retirement in 1866; a coverlet woven by one of the famed Walker sisters of Greenbrier; a shirt stating “Healing in the name of Jesus. Take up serpents, Acts 2:38” worn during religious services practicing snake handling in Cocke County; an 1817 bead necklace belonging to Eliza Sevier, the wife of Templin Ross and the granddaughter of both John Sevier and Cherokee Chief Oconostota; a 1907 baseball uniform from a coal town’s team in Marrion County; and the distinctive backdrop and wall clock from the WBIR-TV variety program “The Cas Walker Farm & Home Show.” The exhibit also features a brilliant display of East Tennessee furniture, textiles, folk art, instruments, and vintage toys. New artifacts have been added to the

exhibition for its extension, including a flag of the 39th Tennessee Regiment from the Battle of Horseshoe Bend; Civil War field drum, drumsticks, and daguerreotype that belonged to Martin E. Parmelle, Knoxville’s last Civil War veteran; a Tennessee muzzle-loading percussion rifle; a “Pots of Flowers” quilt attributed to Mary Jane Spangler Green that is said to have been hidden under her dress in Civil War raids to prevent being taken by Union soldiers; a wood-fired face jug by local potter Peter Rose; an 1825-1850 pie safe from the border of Greene and Hawkins Counties; a 1902 oak basket from the Riverdale Community of East Knoxville; a 1930s roadside sign for Indian Cave, the Grainger County tourist attraction; and paintings by Charles Krutch, Jim Gray, and Lucile Smith. The exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society is on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History through June 9th. 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 or visiting the museum, call 865215-8824, 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.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sweetwater Flower Shop


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South Arts Announces Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship Recipients

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OUTH ARTS, a non-profit regional arts organization, has announced the inaugural recipients of the In These Mountains: Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships. These nine folk and traditional artists from throughout Central Appalachian counties of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee will each receive an award of $9,000 to continue their lifelong learning. The nine recipients include: » Sheila Kay Adams: Ballad singer, storyteller, and banjo player from Marshall, North Carolina » Will Bowling: Square dance caller from Oneida, Kentucky » Matt Downer: Old time fiddler and banjo player from Chattanooga, Tennessee » Ranjani Murthy: Performer of the classical Indian dances of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi from Knoxville, Tennessee » Douglas Naselroad: Luthiery from Winchester, Kentucky » William Parsons: Luthiery from Olive Hill, Kentucky » Travis Stuart: Old time music, banjo and fiddle player from Canton, North Carolina » Rodney Sutton: Flatfoot dancer, clogger, and dance caller from Asheville, North Carolina » Sue Williams: White oak basketmaker from Morrison, Tennessee “The traditional arts and culture of Central Appalachia are integral components of our national identity,” said Teresa Hollingsworth,

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Sue Williams Program Director. “Bluegrass, old time music, and flatfooting dancing represent centuries of traditional culture that have been passed down across generations. As new residents make their homes in these communities, we hope new traditions in the South will flourish. Our first class of Master Artists represent the standard-bearers keeping these traditions strong and perpetuating them for younger artists.” The nine Master Artists were selected from approximately 75 submissions by a juried panel, including Mark Brown (Folk and Traditional Arts Director, Kentucky Arts Council), Whitney Brown (independent folklorist, writer, and dry-stone waller), Linda Damron Caldwell (founding Executive Director, Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association), Bradley A. Hanson (Director of Folklife, Tennessee Arts Commission), and Sally Peterson (Folklife Director, North Carolina Arts Council). During the application process, folk and

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Matt Downer traditional artists from eligible counties submitted work samples, explained their traditional art practice, and the lifelong opportunity they would pursue. “It was extraordinary to review the breadth of talent, creativity, and history in the applicant pool,” said Hollingsworth. “We are proud to support opportunities for folk and traditional artists to continue their mastery of their work.” Work samples and profiles of the nine Folks & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship recipients are available on www. southarts.org. Information and guidelines for future rounds of this fellowship will be posted in late fall 2019. About South Arts South Arts advances Southern vitality through the arts. The non-profit regional arts organization was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to support the success of artists and arts providers in the South, address the needs of Southern communities through impactful arts-based programs, and celebrate the excellence, innovation, value, and power of the arts of the South. For more information, visit www. southarts.org.

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The Knoxville Choral Society Closes 2018-2019 Season with Sing! Knoxville Concert



Society has for many years established itself as the premier ensemble for choral masterworks and classical choral music in East Tennessee. The Sing! Knoxville concert is an opportunity for us to show our audiences the versatility of the choral art in today’s performing arts scene. Choral music today spans far more than the masterworks and church music we regularly perform. We’ll be looking at new, atmospheric music by modern, living composers, artful arrangements by popular artists such as Ed Sheeran and John Legend, world music styles incorporating Spanish and Arabic languages, as well as new arrangements of well known spirituals. The audience will be invited to sing with the Knoxville Choral Society as well. We’re going to be singing about singing and why singing is such an important part of our culture and how we connect with each other through music and togetherness. Come sing with the Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of conductor and artistic director, John R. Orr. The Sing! Knoxville concert takes place on Sunday, May 19, at 7:30 pm at the historic Bijou

Theatre, located at 803 S Gay Street. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from a choral society member, by visiting the Bijou Theatre website (www.knoxbijou.org), or by calling 865-684-1200, option 2. 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.

Little Women at Knoxville Children’s Theatre



Theatre will present a live stage adaptation of the beloved children’s novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The play is being performed through May 12: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. Little Women is one of the most widely read novels of all time and named one of the “Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association. As another Christmas arrives with Mr. March still off at the war front, Mrs. March’s daughters are growing up to be strikingly different from each other. Jo is willful, impulsive, and temperamental, whereas Beth is humble and selfless. Meg does not see a future outside her hometown, whereas Amy dreams of Europe. Jo and Laurence are inseparable in their youth, but which of the “Little Women” will he marry? And if “Laurie” is too conventional for Jo, what kind of man will she ever end up with? Ripe with life lessons about the change from child into young adult, Little Women is a timeless American classic. 26


The play is performed by 14 talented young actors from ages 12 to 17. The March sisters are portrayed by four veteran KCT performers: Brycen Ritchie plays Jo, Emma Stark plays Amy, and Beth is played by Maddy Grace Payne. Campbell Ella plays the oldest March sister Meg, while the sisters’ mother, Mrs. March, also known as Marme, is played by Kennis Van Dyke. The girls’ friend Laurence is played by Dale Gross. The rest of the cast features Nico Ellerbush, Starr Harrell, Logan Langley, Emmalea Merrell, Bella Patterson, Levi Vinsant, Alyssa Vogt, and Derrick Washington, Jr. The play is directed by KCT student intern, Charlotte Stark. The production team includes three students from the L&N STEM Academy: Quintin Rhodes, a junior, is the production’s lighting designer, and seniors Kennis Van Dyke and Derrick Washington, Jr. designed and built the costumes. Corbin Fram, an 8th grader at Gresham Middle School, provides the scenic design. The play’s stage manager is West Valley 8th grade student, Ava Bradshaw.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and is located at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville. For tickets or more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.

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LUES AFICIONADOS are quite aware of guitar great Jimmie Ray Vaughan. He rose to fame as the axe handler for the Fabulous Thunderbirds and their smash hit, Tuff Enuff. This allowed him to work with such greats as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana, among many others. Since the T-birds disbanded, Jimmie has enjoyed a successful solo career, as well as teaming with others for fun side projects with such artists as Tanya Tucker and Dennis Quaid. He’s played in every one of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festivals and will again later this year. It was because of the release of his seventh solo album, “Baby, Please Come Home,” that I was afforded the opportunity to fulfill one of my journalistic goals: Interviewing the blues great. Regarding the story behind “Baby, Please Come Home,” Jimmie said: “It was just a lot of songs that I love. I went and recorded them down in San Marcos, Texas. It’s my band. We went and recorded what we wanted to, and there it is! It sounds more simple than it is, I guess. It’s the real deal for us.” When I asked Jimmie how this LP is different for him than all of the other albums – solo or otherwise – in recording, approach, and related areas, he shared: “Well, I didn’t change my approach. I mean, basically, what I do is record live in the studio. I’ll get together with my band, and we rehearse and just play the songs. Then we just go into the studio and record them. If we need to overdub something, we do. But basically, it’s live.” Artists will often point to a particular song on their disc as a calling card for the entire album, but Jimmie actually seemed a tad stumped. “Gosh! Listen, I like everything on it. I’ve got Lefty Frizzell, Jimmy Donley. Songs by Lloyd Price, Bill Doggett, Earl Garner. Did I say T. Bone Walker? It’s really all over the



place. When I first started playing, the first record that I bought was by a band called the Nightcaps. You know them. They were into the same thing. They even did some of the same songs. That’s really what I’m into. If you come see me, you’re gonna get all that, and I play stuff from my career over the years. But basically, I’m playing what I love.” I commented that the album is a “feel good” album that makes you involuntarily lift up your head and shoulders while tapping your feet. “I agree with you!” he said. “That’s really why we did it. It might be kinda hard to explain because it’s just what we do. It’s real, and we’re not trying to put on any airs. This is us.” I know that fans would want to hear an answer to this, so I had to ask: Will there ever be any sort of reunion with the Thunderbirds, and is Jimmie Ray ever going to do any more recording with Dennis Quaid again?

“Well, actually, I just did a song with Dennis Quaid and Tanya Tucker,” he said. “They came to town – they came to Austin and called me and said, ‘Hey, come over here and we’re gonna record. Come over and play guitar on a song.’ I just did it! There’s the answer to that one. “I would love for the Thunderbirds to get back together! Of course a couple of the guys have died. We had a lot of drummers and bass players. So maybe we could talk Mike Buck into it and get us another bass player. I’d love to play with Kim Wilson. I’m playing anyway and very proud and happy about what we did, Kim and I, back in the day. That would be fun!” Wrapping up our chat, I asked Jimmie how he wanted to be remembered and what he hoped his legacy will be. “Oh, gosh! I don’t know that I want to come up with that answer,” he said. “I just want everybody to say what they want to say. I just have a lot of fun. I always have fun out here on the road with my buddies and me. We drive around and play guitars and play music, laugh and joke. This is the best job in the entire world! There couldn’t be a better job than this! You get to express yourself every night! Hang out with your friends. Sounds like a Willie Nelson song, doesn’t it? Ha! Ha! I can’t imagine that there would be a better job than this.” If you want to read more about what Jimmie Ray Vaughan shared – especially about the untimely passing of his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan – visit www.boomerocity. com. He had a lot more to say. To keep up with all things JRV, visit his website, www. JimmieVaughan.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

This Memorial Day Let’s Not Forget the Caregivers of our Military Veterans Past and Present Addressing the needs of caregivers helping our military, veteran heroes


OU’RE SITTING at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” said Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live in your new normal. It’s stressful. It’s isolating. You have to let go of what you had. That is the hardest part. Sometimes it takes years. You can find strength from the person you are caring for. If you can, find other support.” One place to find that support has been the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. The organization recently received a grant from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Campaign for innovative and evidencebased programs that address the long-term needs of military caregivers, spouses, parents, and loved ones caring for servicemembers and veterans at home. Veterans depend on caregivers “The ALA recognizes that many veterans depend daily on their dedicated caregivers,” said Kathy Dungan, national president of the organization. “We recognize how important it is to support caregivers and address the unique stresses they face to help ensure our nation’s heroes are supported for years to come.” 30



At the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) last fall, the grant helped the Auxiliary provide several opportunities to empower caregivers and provide social support. Respite bags were handed out to each caregiver at registration. Although the event is centered around veterans, the bags and warm welcomes from Auxiliary volunteers and staff made the caregivers feel special. Programs relevant to the needs of military caregivers are typically focused on the servicemember or veteran and only incidentally related to the caregiver’s role. There are gaps in needed programs, which the grant helped to address. In addition, the funding provided the opportunity to build skills and confidence as caregivers. Caregivers need support, too Dolores Kostiw, 71, caregiver to her husband, Steve, an Air Force veteran, said, “I retired two years ago. I’m around to help do what he needs to do, make sure he gets in and out of the shower OK. If he needs help with his shoes or dressing of any sort, I can try and help him with that. It’s very hard because he’s first – I have to make sure he’s OK and everything before I can take care of myself.” According to a Rand Corp. study, there are more than 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the U.S. They spend many hours tending to the visible and invisible injuries or illnesses of their loved ones. In the study, 17%

of civilian caregivers reported spending more than 40 hours per week providing care; 12% of post-9/11 military caregivers and 10% of pre-9/11 military caregivers spent more than 40 hours per week. It’s OK not to be OK and ask for help “Anger is a big thing,” said Spooneybarger. “Address that as soon as you can, because that’s the biggest reason I see why people leave their spouses – unresolved anger. They take it out on the only safe place they know – the person holding their hand through the whole process.” For Kostiw, it’s about finding time for herself. “More than once you think, I can’t do this anymore, I want to get out of it, but then he needs something, and I have to be there for him to give it to him,” she said. “Do what you can and if you can’t do it, ask for help.” Through the educational program and social support opportunities that were offered at the NVCAF, Kostiw and others learned it was OK to not be OK and to ask for help as a caregiver. They had the opportunity to show their emotions in a welcoming environment with others in similar situations. Some also offered suggestions on how to cope based on their own experiences. To learn more about how to get involved in the ongoing work of supporting caregivers and to give back to veterans, the military, and their families, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.

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Hours events are a great way to celebrate a special event, enjoy a girls’ night out, or meet new people while spending some meaningful time together helping others. Participants enjoy hands-on floral instruction from a professional florist before having the opportunity to create one floral arrangement to take home and at least one additional arrangement for delivery to an individual in a local healthcare facility. Flowers After Hours is an opportunity for people to get together at the Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville workshop to share an evening of fun, fellowship, and flower arranging – all while providing bouquets to those in need of a personal moment of kindness. Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville hosts Flowers After Hours classes bi-monthly, and the dates are posted on our website and

Facebook. The $50 ticket price includes vases, flowers, and instruction. Coffee, water, and light appetizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over. For more information or to get your tickets, visit www.RAFKnoxville.org. Interested in booking a private Flowers After Hours event for a birthday party, wedding shower, company teambuilding, or other occasion? If so, please contact Mick Reed at Mick@RAFKnoxville.org or by

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Off-Broadway Hit Show, Not That Jewish, Comes to Knoxville! N OT THAT JEWISH, a critically

acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit comedy, will come to Knoxville during Memorial Day Weekend. This one-woman play is written and performed by Emmy Award Winning writer, comedian, and actress Monica Piper. It’s a provocative, entertaining, and poignant exploration of faith, family, and the values that inform our lives. Critics have praised the show as “a gem” (New York Times) and “a wonderful evening of entertainment” (Broadway World). Often compared to Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays and Amazon Prime’s hottest comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Not That Jewish is a story about everyday events written through the lens of a Jewish Heart. Attendees don’t need to be Jewish (or religious at all) to appreciate and enjoy the show – they need only to be human. Monsignor Jim Lisante, host of “Personally Speaking” on Sirius XM Radio, said, “Monica Piper – a great writer, comedienne, and actress – has put together a work of art about life, family, and values. One of the most moving things I’ve ever seen. It made me

laugh. It made me cry.” Written with the same humor and wit that won Piper an Emmy for Rugrats, an American Comedy Award Nomination for Top Female Comedian, and her own Showtime Special, Monica takes us on a hilarious journey from her childhood in the Bronx all the way to Broadway. Her questioning of what it means to “be Jewish” leads her on a journey of exploration that concludes with an understanding of what it means to have “a Jewish Heart” – one of humor, compassion, acceptance, and good deeds. In fact, a Jewish Heart is a human heart; something that can be shared universally and appreciated by those across all faiths and backgrounds. The audience falls in love with her whole family, but especially her

father – who began his career as a comedian and provides some of the funniest, most poignant moments of the play. The Bijou Theatre will host three performances during Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 24, at 7 pm, Saturday, May 25, at 2 pm, and Sunday, May 26, at 7 pm. For more information or tickets, visit www.knoxbijou. org/events. May 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Pops Season



Orchestra has announced the 20182019 concert line-up for its Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Season subscriptions are on sale now starting at $110, and current subscribers have first chance to renew their subscriptions and retain their seats. All concerts take place at 8 pm at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Current Pops subscribers can retain their seats by renewing their subscription by May 11. Tickets may be purchased by calling 865291-3310. Single tickets to all KSO concerts will go on sale in August. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337. New or renewing subscribers can choose one of two FREE bonus concerts. The 2019-2020 Knoxville Symphony Pops Season includes: Super Diamond: The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute!* (*Bonus concert) Friday, October 11, 2019 8 pm at the Tennessee Theatre The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Super Diamond pay tribute to an American icon. Patrons will enjoy favorite Neil Diamond hits, including “Sweet Caroline,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Songs Sung Blue,” and “Cracklin’ Rosie.” Singin’ in the Rain: Film & Orchestra Saturday, January 11, 2020 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium Singin’ in the Rain – the greatest movie musical of all time, according to the American Film Institute – featured a legendary cast of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. Experience the film like never before, projected on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment. The Texas Tenors Saturday, February 8, 2020 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium The Trio became the most successful music act ever to appear on the hit television show, “America’s Got Talent,” with four studio albums, two PBS specials, and numerous awards. Don’t miss the group’s Knoxville Symphony Orchestra debut! Music of The Rolling Stones* (*Bonus concert) Saturday, March 7, 2020 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium Relive 50 years of hits, including “Satisfaction,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Angie,” and “Paint it Black” in this shout-out to the Rolling Stones. The same creative minds led tributes with the Knoxville Symphony to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Journey, and Pink Floyd. Symphony of Illusions with Michael Grandinetti Saturday, April 4, 2020 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium Acclaimed magician Michael Grandinetti



will turn the Civic Auditorium into a symphony of illusions as he turns a tuxedo into a conductor, makes flowers bloom, and levitates 15 feet above the stage – all to the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, live in concert. Swingin’ Symphony Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 pm at the Civic Auditorium The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra joins the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for a swingin’ evening of the best music by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Savor the sounds of “Take the A Train,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” and more! Subscriber Benefits Subscriptions to the FIVE concerts of the 2019-20 Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series begin at just $110 and are on sale to the general public. Subscribers receive five concerts for the price of four – which is like getting tickets to your choice of either Super Diamond OR Music of The Rolling Stones for FREE! Subscribers can purchase the second “pick one” concert at a discounted rate, as well as receive a 20% discount to the KSO Clayton Holiday Concerts. Subscriptions to

last season’s Pops Series sold very quickly, and patrons are encouraged to subscribe early to ensure the best seats. About the KSO Established in 1935, and now under the leadership of Music Director Aram Demirjian, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for more than 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs more than 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks, and churches. For more information about the KSO’s 2019-20 Pops or classical season, visit www. knoxvillesymphony.com. Series subscriptions may be purchased through the KSO box office by calling 865-291-3310 or in person at the Emporium Building, located at 100 S. Gay Street in Knoxville.




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Give your mom flowers that will last a lifetime! “Here Comes the Sun� is just one of many offerings from Sevierville artist Robert A Tino. Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www. thetownframery.com.


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This elegant peacock painting featuring a rich palette of colors and gentle hues would be a wonderful addition to nearly any room in your home. Discover this and other beautiful home décor items, in addition to all custom hand-crafted Amish furniture, at Amish Elegance, 613 N. Campbell Station Road in Knoxville, 865.392.6000, www.amisheleganceknox.com.


The Ariel Chandelier (62W x 62D x 50H) offers the timeless beauty of classic antique European fixtures with a fresh, hand-painted, two-tone finish of dappled cream and antiqued silver. It’s the perfect statement fixture for a two-story foyer or space with a vaulted ceiling. Available at Shae Design Studio, 10420 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.313.2656, www.shaedesigns.com.


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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Iris B Y A N DY P U LT E , U T D E PA R T M E N T O F P L A N T S C I E N C E S



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N GREEK mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow; she was a messenger who brought an arc of color to the sky. In our gardens, the blooms of the iris bring a rainbow of color to our landscape. It doesn’t matter if you live on a country road or on a downtown street; iris are plants that catch your eye when in bloom. For most of Tennessee and the Mid-South, this begins in April and persists through May with other iris blooming later in the season. By midApril, the largest flush of bearded iris flowers are taking center stage in most gardens. There are 200-plus species of iris, including some North American natives. Species are separated into two main groups: Rhizomatous and bulbous. Bulbous irises form a more typical bulb and include Persian, reticulate, and many dwarf irises. Rhizomes are underground stems that grow horizontally and are used as storage for the plant. Bearded iris falls into this group, as do both the Japanese and Siberian iris. The Iris, genus Iridaceae, is the official state cultivated flower of Tennessee. While iris come in several different colors, the act naming the iris as the state flower did not name a particular color. However, by

common acceptance, the purple iris is considered the state cultivated flower. If you love and enjoy iris, you may consider having a secession of iris bloom in your garden comprised of several different species. This could begin with Iris reticulata a small bulbus iris, followed by a dwarf bearded iris like ‘little sighs.’ Next, add classic tall bearded iris to your garden. There are many to choose from; ‘Team Player’ and ‘Gypsy Lord’ are two

of my favorites. Follow this up with a Siberian iris like ‘Caesar’s Brother’ and Iris tectorum, the Japanese roof iris. If you like iris, why not get involved with one of the many iris societies we have right here in Tennessee, including the East Tennessee Iris Society in Knoxville? These can be great ways to meet new gardening friends, share knowledge, and gain insight into gardening in your specific region of the state. There are iris societies in neighboring states as well. To get more information, simply search the internet for any of these iris gardening groups or visit the website of the American Iris Society at www.irises.org. 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.

May in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


I really cannot remember a spring that has been any prettier. It seems like every morning when I am walking the dogs there is something new in bloom or leafing out. Maybe Mother Nature is trying to make up for all that grey, rainy nastiness earlier in the year! May is one of a gardener’s busiest months, so let’s get started on your to-do list: » Do your walk-about and see what is going on. Remember to look up, down, and all around! Look up to check for signs of disease or damage to larger shrubs and trees. Look down to check for moles/ voles. Look all around for signs of disease and insect damage in your smaller shrubs and perennials. What needs to be moved, divided, treated, or fertilized? Make notes about what you need to do. » If you are planting larger trees and shrubs this year, try to get them in by the end of the month. It is easier for the plants to establish root systems before they have to start battling the heat. Don’t panic if you don’t get everything planted, however. You

can still plant in June, but you will have to pay more attention to watering and nurturing. » Get those container gardens started while plants are small, but leave room for them to grow. Use a good quality potting soil and pick plants that like the same conditions. Also, remember that any planter that is outside in the elements should have a drain hole or it will become a water garden! Stop by if you need help making your selections. » Speaking of water, let’s talk a bit about that. Water issues are the number one plant killer. I am often told “we have a sprinkler system” when I ask about watering. Sprinkler systems are great for grass and flowers, but they are often woefully inadequate for trees and shrubs. You need to get 1” of water to the roots of larger plants every week, and most of you have no idea how much water your system puts out. A very easy way to tell is to put a tuna or cat food can under a section of your sprinkler and see how much water actually goes into it. It is also important to water deeper and less frequently. This

encourages plants to develop deep roots instead of shallow roots. » Did you mulch? If not, think about applying a fresh layer or top-dressing. At least go out and take a rake to old mulch to “fluff ” it, because it becomes very compacted over the winter. Mulch adds a neat look and keeps soil temperature and moisture levels stable. It also breaks down and adds nutrients to the soil. Please use hardwood or pine mulch! Cypress harvesting is decimating the forests, and I don’t recommend rubber. » You can prune spring bloomers once the blooms have faded. Forsythia and quince can be pruned somewhat severely. Be more selective with azaleas, rhododendrons, and lilacs. Call us if you have questions. I have seen some truly tragic pruning done, so please do a little research before you start whacking. » As your spring bulbs die back, don’t get in too big a hurry to cut them down. Wait until the foliage has died back, because it is storing the energy for next year’s blooms. If you cut them down too soon, it will have a negative impact on flower quantity. » Some of your perennials may need a little assistance as they emerge. Tall plants may need to be staked or caged, and it is easier to do that while the plants are small. You can also pinch plants back to encourage them to be shorter and bushier. » You will get a much longer bloom season if you deadhead on a regular basis. (Deadheading is cutting the spent blooms off, by the way.) You should do this to perennials AND annuals to keep those blooms coming! You can use your fingernails or scissors to remove them. Take the stalk down to the next leaf cluster to avoid having those ugly sticks poking up out of the plant. » We have lots of bugs already, but I encourage you to avoid using insecticides as much as possible. Always start with the least toxic product first, and spray when bees are not active. If you have a shrub that only blooms in the spring, wait until after it finishes before you apply insecticides. » My last pitch is for the birds. Keep those feeders and baths full and clean! Birds will remove lots of those pesky insects, so attract them to your yard with plants, houses, feeders, and water sources. We are getting several trucks in every week, so stop by often to see what is new. Happy gardening!

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F NEW replacement windows for your home are on this year’s list of “things to do,” then look no further than the team that has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and performance: Window Works of Knoxville and OKNA Windows. Family owned and operated for two generations, Window Works of Knoxville has earned a reputation for personal integrity, honesty, and superior craftsmanship. Homeowners have come to rely upon Window Works for the quality of the products they offer and their peace-ofmind product warranty that includes a transferrable lifetime limited warranty from one of the nation’s top manufacturers of replacement windows, Pennsylvaniabased OKNA. OKNA vinyl windows offer homeowners exceptional energy savings with their ENERGY STAR rated windows that are available in a variety of options, including window type, your



choice of standard interior and exterior, colors, wood grain finishes and custom colors, hardware, grid patterns, glass, and screens. But what really set windows from OKNA apart from the competition is their reputation for combining today’s state-ofthe-art equipment, advanced technologies, and dedication to craftsmanship. OKNA’s high-strength, insulated glass with multiple coatings provide unprecedented energy savings, sound reduction, and UV protection. And their 100% vinyl frames with optimal high-density composite reinforcement makes OKNA windows structurally stronger than the competition. These and other features result in a better replacement window than most other windows available in today’s replacement window marketplace. But even the performa nce of the world’s best replacement window is totally dependent on the expertise of

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shoes that can be stored in the same space. Baskets for Flip-Flops It’s spring, and women love their flip-flops! Storing them in a pretty basket and clipping pairs together will save valuable space on your shoe shelves. The basket can fit on the floor or the top shelf of your closet. Shoe Cubbies Each side-by-side mini bin houses one pair of shoes. This makes for easy storage and minimizes dust. However, individual cubbies take up more closet space than dedicated shelving. If you have a small closet, opt for shelving. From high-heel shoes to your shirts, Tailored Living will design and install a custom closet that meets your individual needs… even on a shoestring budget!

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Shakespeare on the Hill at Mabry-Hazen House


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proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Light concessions will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, visit www. mabryhazen.com/shakespeare. The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style

home overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, and the Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with more than 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history.

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and keep out insects. As summer approaches, we look forward to spending more family time on our patios and porches. Yet with warm weather comes bugs, making it difficult to remain outside in comfort. Installing retractable screens on your home allows you to open up your living space without the nuisance of insects. Whether you need to screen your doors, windows, patios, or lanais, there’s a retractable screen solution that fits your needs. 2. Retract your screen for an unobstructed view. Retractable screens allow you to enjoy unimpaired views when the screens are retracted and let in fresh air without worrying about annoying insects when screens are in place. Large, motorized screens can blend form, function, and comfort. They can be recessed into the beams or walls of your home, thereby staying hidden when fully retracted. They don’t diminish your views or esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. 3. Preserve the look and design of your doorway. Homeowners are abandoning the idea of conventional fixed screens and adopting retractable screens as the ideal solution. Retractable door screens provide the utility of a conventional insect screen without the unsightly appearance of conventional door screens, making it a perfect addition for any home. 4. Let more natural daylight into your home when desired. Retractable screens are the versatile and cost-effective choice for creating a more comfortable living environment while reducing energy waste. For example, installing Phantom’s fully retractable screens in the windows on the west side of a home allows homeowners to block the hot afternoon sun in the warmer months or fully retract the screens to gain the maximum warming effects of the sun in the cooler months. 5. Enjoy the convenience of professional design and installation. Homeowners often struggle to find screen solutions that match the design and size requirements of the openings they want to screen. For example, it can be difficult to install screens on large openings like a patio or balcony, especially if you’re considering recessed or motorized options. Professional installers eliminate these concerns by providing a screen solution that’s specific to your needs. To discover all the possibilities retractable screens can offer you and your family, contact me today.

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O THE CASUAL rock music listener, the name Nils Lofgren may not ring a bell. However, you can be assured that you’ve heard him if not as a solo artist, you most definitely have as guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, or time in Neil Young’s Crazy Horse (“then” – in the seventies – and now), in Ringo’s All Starr Band, or as the front man for one of his bands, Grin. So yeah, you’ve heard at least some of Nils’ work. It is because of the release of his latest album, Blue with Lou (featuring several songs he co-wrote with the late Lou Reed), that I reached out for my third interview with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee by phone at his home in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. I hadn’t spoken with him since I interviewed him about his Face the Music release almost five years ago. After some small talk, Nils cut to the chase to tell me about Blue with Lou. “I’m excited to have a band of a great group of friends that made a record,” he said. “My dear brother, Tommy, who I don’t get to play with enough. It’s going to be exciting to get some new music out. Six songs co-written with Lou Reed is something; I knew those songs had to be shared on this record, too. Just a lot of elements that I set out to try to accomplish. Very important were the Lou songs and being able to play and sing everything live and really know the songs well; not having to write a line or two and then a bridge. ‘I’ll figure out the melody there later. I like the chords.’ I’ve done all of that. Now, especially as I get older, I know I’m much better off creating something as live as possible. With good friends and great players, I was able to accomplish that, thankfully. “I was coming up with some ideas. Years 50



ago Lou and I wrote 13 songs together. Eight of them have been released; three by him. I put out three, originally, and a couple after that. And I always thought – regarding the ones left behind – Lou might call and say, ‘Hey, let’s take a look at those.’ And then, of course, tragically we lost Lou Reed, who was an incredible rock and roller, lyricist, poet, artist. I knew at that point – in the back of my mind – that the next record that I made, it would really be appropriate to get the notebooks out and get those songs in shape to record. That was part of it, too. “When we wrapped up the E Street Band tour in Australia – the River tour – our last legs were called the River. We did six weeks in Australia and New Zealand. And during that, I started writing in earnest and just kinda gathering my thoughts; working on the Lou songs; kind of refined them and arranged them. So there was that excitement. ‘Okay, now it’s time to make a record.’ “I’ve got the five Lou songs that nobody ever heard, and I wanted to re-do ‘City Lights’. That was a song that – when I sent Lou this

cassette tape of 13 songs – was one that he said, ‘Look, I love your chorus. I’m going to keep it and write a song about Charlie Chaplin. It’s a beautiful chorus.’” Nils points to two songs as the album’s calling cards. “I’m very mostly proud and attached to all these songs,” he said. “Just because of the nature of the lyric, there’s a song called ‘Give’ that I think is kind of representative of the record in the sense that it’s a classic lyric by Lou. Give everything you got. There’s a six or seven minute jam that we kept on the record live as it went down. It reminded me of the old days of Cream and the Hendrix Experience, where there were power trios and long jams, which people don’t put on records anymore.” Nils shared so much during our chat, and virtually all of it can be read on www. boomerocity.com. But in wrapping up our chat, I asked Nils how he wanted to be remembered and what he hoped his legacy would be. He said, in part: “Randy, I’m not ready to write my epitaph. I can’t go there. Ha! Ha! I hope I got a good piece of time left. I’ll be a bit more excited about what I’ve accomplished in the next 10 years than the past 67 years or whatever. But anyway, that’s the best I can give you right now.” Nils will be performing songs from Blue with Lou in Nashville and Atlanta this month. Visit www.NilsLofgren.com or www. boomerocity.com for details. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity. com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music. Photos by by Carl Shultz

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on May 3


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pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 3-31. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Grace and Grandeur by Sam Stapleton and John Vavruska in the Balcony Gallery Tw o p h o t o g r a phers born in 1951, Sam Stapleton and J o h n Va v r u s k a , grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains: Sam on the western side in the town of Kingsport, TN, and John on the eastern slopes in Waynesville, NC. Sam Stapleton Both were heavily influenced by the culture and natural beauty of the southern Appalachians, both subsequently obtained professional degrees from John Vavruska the University of Tennessee (Sam in accounting and John in engineering), and both began their serious pursuit of photography in the early 1970s. When they met in 1976, it was their shared love of photography that provided the foundation for their friendship, and for two years, they shared a house and a darkroom they built themselves. Time separated them: Vavruska was drawn to the American west in the early 1980s, served in the Peace Corps in Nepal, and then settled in Santa Fe, where he now resides with his wife of 30+ years; Stapleton remained close to his roots in Knoxville, where he too resides with his wife of 30+ years. Yet with all of their similarities, the two have drifted apart in their photographic vision and now occupy virtual opposite ends of the photographic spectrum. Vavruska has remained primarily in the analog (film) world and has grown in the direction of large (4x5”) format black and white photography, capturing the grandeur of the natural landscape through hand-crafted gelatin silver prints. Conversely, Stapleton remained with small (35mm) format photography but converted whole-heartedly to digital technology, where he continues to focus on the intimate color imagery of the East Tennessee landscape. While one’s images convey a high level of detail and tonal gradation, another’s use the spontaneity of the smaller format to explore the abstract and impressionistic capabilities of the medium. This exhibit is to share their



story – the story of two men with a common photographic grounding that has matured into expressions of widely divergent visions.

BJ Adams Pairs: Work by the New Image Artists in the Main Gallery This fiber and mixed media exhibition, curated by Trudi Van Dyke, features 13 contemporary fiber artists who are juried members of the New Image Artists group. Members are active studio artists who work primarily with cloth, paper, and alternative materials. The concept of “pairs” challenged the artists to consider their work as it developed in theme or concept and how one piece could influence the artist to create a companion piece. Unlike a diptych, each new work stands alone, and yet its voice is more fully developed when viewed as a pair that evolved from the subject, materials, or some other element of the initial work. When conceiving work for Pairs, the artists experimented with relationships between subject, media, and techniques. The artists began in a creative dimension without boundaries and chose a concept or subject without limits. The first work was planned and sometimes completed when the artist found a way to morph the idea, media, or subject into a complementary piece. The resulting pair effectively enables viewers a more in-depth appreciation than a solitary work. Knoxville: Special Light by Allen Monsarrat in the Display Case A l l e n Monsarrat’s first art career was as a studio potter in Friendsville, TN, for 25 years, fol l owe d by a career in decorative wall finishes, faux painting, Allen Monsarrat cabinetry finishing, and the occasional mural project. Never one to sit still, he turned to fine art painting, which has developed into a concentration on representational work, including photorealism (paintings intended to look like photographs). Monsarrat’s source material comes from photographs he has taken, which allows him to carefully design a composition and have plenty of information to include as

much detail as he chooses. As his reference source, a photograph allows him to study the nuances of color, light, and reflection and how they change across a seemingly uniformly colored surface. Monsarrat uses translucent layers of paint to build depth unachievable with ink on paper. He began working in pastels in 2018, and for this exhibition, he will display oil paintings and pastels that depict iconic Knoxville scenes. Anna Halliwell Boyd: Forget Me Not (Really) on the North Wall Anna Halliwell Boyd is a mixed media artist and arts educator from Oak Ridge. During her undergraduate Anna Halliwell Boyd years and first graduate program, she made watercolors, ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, and drawings that alluded to the bizarre, sad nature of witnessing the decay of her grandmother’s mind with Alzheimer’s. Her recent works use mixed media to convey themes of loss and how the past is recollected. The photographs she took growing up are often resurrected in her work to convey lost connections with others and the distorted nature of memory.

Rodney Yardley Rodney Yardley: Barns, Beer Joints, and Baptist Churches in the Atrium Rodney Yardley is a self-taught photographer and part-time flaneur from Knoxville. Much of his time is spent trying to capture the feeling of memories and dreams using tools from antique film cameras to modern digital cameras and cell phones. 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. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

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you who participated in our April 29th Grand Re-opening celebrating the launch of Amish Elegance, formerly Amish Excellence. It was our pleasure to host local radio and TV personality, Hallerin Hilton Hill, during the live broadcast of his popular afternoon radio broadcast on Knoxville’s own Newstalk 98.7 WOKI. Also, we enjoyed having Dawn Steimer, Contractor with Master Remodelers and host of the popular radio broadcast Around the House with Dawn Steimer, broadcast from the showroom Saturday morning, March 30th. We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to share our Amish Elegance vision for the future with the WOKI radio listening audience and those in attendance. Amish Elegance’s origin first began with our 1,900 square foot showroom, which we opened on April 1, 2016. Not surprisingly, as our understanding and appreciation of the Amish furniture marketplace grew, and in response to the evolving needs of our rapidly growing customer base, we evolved as well. We expanded our existing retail showroom to 4,200 square feet, allowing us to display many new lines of Amish furnishings in furniture styles beyond the traditional Mission style of furniture most often associated with Amish furniture. A growing number of customers also began requesting upholstered furniture pieces,

so we began displaying an expanded selection of sofas, recliners, chairs, and headboards featuring both performance fabrics and highquality leather. In recognition of our efforts, we were recognized as the Number One Furniture Store in Farragut in 2017, Favorite Furniture Store in Knoxville in 2018, and Favorite Interior Design in Knoxville in 2018. But our efforts didn’t stop there, as we began offering our customers an extensive selection of outstanding designer-inspired home décor items, including lamps, mirrors, clocks, and more, as well as framed art from some of our most celebrated regional artists, to help you to create those showcase quality living spaces within your home. Although much has changed, one thing that has not changed is our commitment to providing you with the exceptional customer service, quality, and value you deserve, as we continue our tradition of offering you only

the finest, solid American hardwood, custom hand-crafted Amish furniture, art, and home décor items that you have been searching for. We invite you to discover the exciting world of quality, hand-crafted Amish furniture, home décor, and art at the all-new Amish Elegance. We also invite you to visit our new website featuring many of our product catalogs and photo galleries. Also, be sure to watch for the special events that we will be hosting throughout the year, where we will be introducing you to many of our very own Amish craftsmen and an expanded selection of new products.

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held an estate sale in the past or tried to sell excess furniture, art, and home décor items resulting from a relocation or downsizing, there is a good chance that you will in the future. And if you are the individual responsible for the sale, the experience can quickly become an overwhelming one. The perfect solution for overcoming the estate sale blues is Premiere Consignment. We offer our clients three options: The first option is to display your sale items in our Tellico Village retail showroom, and a second option is to resell your items right in your own home. This option eliminates the added expense and inconvenience of having to move your no longer needed items and offers you the added benefit of allowing would-be buyers the opportunity to visualize just how your furniture, art, and home décor pieces might appear in their own homes. A third option is our eBay store, where people from all across the world shop. We do the photographing, listing, shipping, and send you the money! Premiere Consignment does it all. We price your sale items based on our years of experience of what similar items sell for, we advertise, and we conduct your sale at the agreed upon dates and times. It couldn’t be easier. At the end of your estate sale, any saleable, good quality items remaining can be displayed in our retail showroom or donated to a charity, in which you would receive the tax donation receipt. A full-service, upscale consignment company, we offer our clients the perfect solution to help you sell your gently used furniture, art, home décor, and Oriental rugs in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible, whether in our retail store, your home, or a separate off-site location. And don’t forget that our extensive eBay online retail store can also be used to sell many of your other items, including china, collectibles, art, etc. Whether you have a single item or entire house full of furniture, Premiere Consignment can help you manage the sale of many of your household items worry-free. To learn more, I invite you to call us at 865-458-9721 or visit www. premiereconsignment.com.

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“Suor Angelica” by Giacomo Puccini May 30-31 & June 1 • 7:30 PM St. John’s Cathedral


cast and orchestra in the courtyard of St. John’s Cathedral, the Marble City Opera presents the Puccini classic “Suor Angelica,” which follows the events of a single day in the lives of Sister Angelica and the other nuns in a convent. Their peaceful lives are interrupted one day when Angelica’s aunt, the Principessa, arrives with news of their family. Having been cloistered within the walls of the convent for several years, the information is completely new to Angelica and shakes her to the core. The tragic events that are set off eventually lead to her ultimate redemption, and the story masterfully told through Puccini’s score make this a can’t-miss staple of the operatic canon. The cast includes Kathryn Frady as Suor Angelica, Julie Belanger-Roy as The Principessa, and Jacquie Brecheen as Suor Genovieffa. Allan R. Scott is the conductor and James Marvel is stage director. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for students. For more information, visit www.marblecityopera.com.



Knox Heritage Celebrates 45 Years


N 1974, the Bijou Theatre was threatened by demolition

and neglect. The historic venue that had once hosted the Marx Brothers, Dizzy Gillespie, and many other entertainers had fallen on hard times. The wrecking ball was poised to wipe out an important part of Knoxville’s history. But a group of concerned citizens was determined not to let that happen. They formed an organization called Knoxville Heritage, a name later changed to Knox Heritage. Incorporated on April Fools’ Day in 1974 and founded in the Dulin Art Gallery on Kingston Pike, Knox Heritage was thereafter dedicated to protecting and preserving structures and places in Knox County with historic or cultural significance. In the nick of time, the group raised the money to purchase the Bijou Theatre and save it for future generations to enjoy. Since its founding, Knox Heritage has aimed to educate everyone about the benefits of historic preservation. It has acquired blighted houses that once were the worst examples of neglect and restored them to attractive homes, improving historic neighborhoods. It has helped secure funding for development projects that contribute to the revitalization of downtown. It has called attention to some of Knox County’s most endangered cultural and historic assets, encouraging owners to preserve these unique places for the next generation. And it has helped build a broad network of those that value historic preservation throughout the community. Tireless dedication from countless volunteers serving on the board and committees, financial support from members, hardworking and



talented staff, and the growing awareness of the importance of historic preservation by the community all have enabled Knox Heritage to celebrate many success stories over the course of this history. Knox Heritage continues to grow and expand its influence in preservation. Today’s organization often works regionally, holds protective easements on several historic properties, manages the Salvage Shop on N. Broadway, and owns and operates historic properties such as the Airplane Filling Station on Clinton Highway and the Historic Westwood estate, which serves as its home office. Its annual fundraisers, such as the Summer Supper series, are hugely popular in the community. Learn more about Knox Heritage and supporting its mission through membership or sponsorship at www.knoxheritage.org.

Knox Heritage preserves structures and places of historic or cultural significance for our community. Established in 1974 as a non-profit educational corporation, our organization works to protect and raise awareness of what is beautiful and irreplaceable in East Tennessee.



I N T E R H A S P A S S E D , and

the dogwood blooms have finally blossomed, welcoming our much anticipated spring. For a few precious weeks, we can open up our windows to allow the mild spring breezes to refresh our homes. But all too quickly temperatures rise, windows close, and air conditioners are turned back on. One challenge many of us experience during those periods of time when our homes are “buttoned up” is that dust and allergens are trapped inside, and our home’s HVAC and ceiling fans only help to redistribute these contaminants throughout our entire house, as is evident by the dust on your furniture. No amount of dusting seems to alleviate the sneezing and coughing that many of our family members experience from these contaminants. While there is no way to totally eliminate annoying dust and allergens in your home, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce these airborne contaminants. One surefire way is to remove dust and allergens from your home’s carpeting and Oriental rugs. While vacuuming helps, your vacuum only removes a small portion of the accumulated contaminants that are trapped deep in the fibers of your home’s carpeting and rugs. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we offer homeowners two proven solutions to dust and allergens in your home. For your home’s wallto-wall carpeting, we offer a deep cleaning and extraction process that thoroughly cleans your carpets using only specially treated water from our truck-mounted cleaning plant that assures a level of clean that leaves our competition in the dust. For your home’s Oriental rugs, we offer our proprietary 11-step rug washing process at our state-of-the-art rug washing boutique that achieves a level of clean that is simply not achievable using any other method. Call us today, and discover for yourself a Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning level of clean – a level of clean that is nothing to sneeze at, and a level of clean that we have been offering all of our customers since 1985.

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History Alive! Summer Day Camp June 17-21 at Marble Springs State Historic Site


ROM JUNE 17-21, Marble Springs State Historic Site will hold its History Alive! Summer Day Camp for kids entering grades 4 through 6 in the fall. For five incredible hands-on days, children will be immersed in East Tennessee history on 35 beautiful acres of urban wilderness that were once a part of Governor John Sevier’s farm. Traditional skills, crafts, music, and games of the frontier settlers and Native Americans will be taught by area experts. The cost of the camp is $100 per child. Children should bring a lunch, but an afternoon snack will be provided. Registration is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 865-573-5508 or email info@ marblesprings.net. Marble Springs State Historic site is the farm and last remaining home of John Sevier, Revolutionary War hero at the Battle of Kings Mountain and first governor of Tennessee. The site is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 12 to 5 pm. Guided tours of the cabins are available for a fee. The site is located at 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway in Knoxville.



Summer Camps and Activities for Kids W HAT ARE YOU

doing this summer? Below is a list of summer camps and activities offered by members of the Arts & Culture Alliance. Many of them are already your favorites from Penny4Arts year-round activities.

Family Fun Program May 28 – July 3 Mon-Fri 10 am – 12 pm Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend For more information, call 865-448-0044 or visit www. gsmheritagecenter.org/visit/ summer-family-programs. Knoxville Summer Camp May 28 – August 2 Dates & times vary UT Gardens For more information, www.tiny. utk.edu/gogardencamp. Our Place Art Camp June 3 – July 12 Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm The Emporium Center Annex For more information, call 865-973-7297 or visit www. ourplaceart.com.

Summer Adventure – Dance & Music June 3 – July 26 Dates & times vary Angela Floyd Schools

For more information, visit www.angelafloydschools.com/ summer-programs.

2019 Summer Art Academy Classes June 3 – July 26 Knoxville Museum of Art For more information, call 865525-6101, ext. 241 or visit www. knoxart.org/kma_events/2019summer-art-academy.

Wildly Fun Zoo Camp 2019 June 3 – July 26 Mon-Fri (except July 1-3) Zoo Knoxville For more information, call 865637-5331, ext. 8 or visit www. zooknoxville.org/experience/ zoo-camp. Preschool Summer Camp (Ages 3-5) June 3 – August 2 Mon-Fri 9 am – 12 pm Ijams Nature Center For more information, call 865577-4717 or visit www.ijams.org/ nature-preschool-day-camp.

Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 6-12) June 3 – August 2 Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm Ijams Nature Center For more information, call 865577-4717 or visit www.ijams.org/ nature-adventure-camp.

Summer Camps June 4-28 McClung Museum on the UT campus For more information, visit www.mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/ education/families/summer-camps.

w w w. k n o x v i l l e s y m p h o n y. com /youth-orchestra / summer-string-camp. Summer Camps June 17 – July 26 The Muse Knoxville For more information, visit www. themuseknoxville.org/camps. Bug Camp June 26-28 9 am – 2 pm UT Arboretum Auditorium For more information, visit www.utarboretum.tennessee. edu/events/Bug%20Camp%20 2019.pdf.

Summer Acting Camps June 10-28 9 am – 3 pm daily Bijou Theatre For more information, visit www.knoxbijou.org /events / summer-acting-camps.

Learn to Make Japanese Food & Sushi July 8-12 8:45 – 11:45 am UT Conference Center For more information, visit www.utk.edu.

Summer Course & Arts Intensives June 10 – July 27 Dancers Studio For more information, visit www.dancersstudioknox.com. Summer Tours for Students June 12 – August 2 Wed-Fri 10 am – 3 pm Historic Ramsey House For more information, call 865-546-0745 or visit www. ramseyhouse.org.

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Summer String Camp June 17-21 Bearden High School For more information, visit

Acting Workshop July 8-19 Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm Clarence Brown Theatre complex on the UT campus For more information, call 865-974-8504 or visit www. clarencebrowntheatre.com / community/acting-workshops. Multicultural Fine Art Camp July 15-19 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 211 Hariett Tubman Street in Knoxville Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , call 240-455-8230 or visit www. ge n eva ga l l e r i e s.c o m / current-events.

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Happy Mother's Day ~ Sunday, May 12th

May 1: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 9 am to 2 pm.

May 7: Hal & Phil Off the Record 6.0 at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm.

May 1: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

May 7: Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays in Market Square from 8 to 10 pm. Every Tuesday through August 27.

May 2: Concerts on the Square: Variety Thursdays in Market Square from 7 to 9 pm. Every Thursday through June 27. May 2-5: Little Women at Knoxville Children’s Theatre. May 2 & 3 at 7 pm, May 4 at 1 & 5 pm, and May 5 at 3 pm. Also on May 9 & 10 at 7 pm, May 11 at 1 & 5 pm, and May 12 at 3 pm. May 3: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. May 3-5: Jersey Boys at the Tennessee Theatre. May 3 at 8 pm, May 4 at 2 & 8 pm, and May 5 at 1:30 & 7 pm. May 4: JDRF One Walk at World’s Fair Park at 10 am. May 4: Tennessee Pottery Festival at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center from 10 am to 4 pm. May 4: Steep Canyon Rangers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. May 5: Cinco de Mayo. May 6: Mighty Musical Monday with AP Strings at the Tennessee Theatre at 12 pm. Free!



May 7: An Evening with Ron Chernow at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

May 8: Johnnyswim at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. May 10: Preacher Lawson at the Bijou Theatre at 8 & 10:30 pm. May 10-12: Shakespeare on the Hill: Romeo and Juliet at Mabry-Hazen House and Bethel Cemetery. May 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm and May 12 at 2:30 pm. May 11: 35th Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo at Anchor Park from 9:30 to 11 am. May 11: East Tennessee Plant Swap at New Harvest Park from 10 to 11:30 am. May 11: Studio Arts for Dancers Spring Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 1 & 7 pm. May 11: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Leslie Odom, Jr. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm. May 11: Leanne Morgan at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. May 12: Mother’s Day. May 16: Nick Lowe with Esther Rose at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

May 16 & 17: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents An American Paris at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. May 17: Alive After Five with Boys Night Out at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6 to 8:30 pm. May 17-19: Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival in Historic Old City. May 18: Shred Event at Marsh Wealth Management (504 Ebenezer Road in Knoxville) from 8:30 to 11:30 am. May 18: 37th Annual Smoky Mountain Model-Con at Chilhowee Park & Expo Center from 9 am to 4 pm. May 18: Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park from 10 am to 3 pm. May 19: Open Streets Knoxville on Sutherland Avenue (N. Bellemeade Ave. to Division St.) from 2 to 6 pm. May 19: Knoxville Community Band Concert at World’s Fair Park from 3 to 5 pm. May 21: Friends of the Library with Union Ave Books at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. May 24 & 26: Not That Jewish at the Bijou Theatre. May 24 at 7 pm and May 26 2 & 7 pm. May 27: Memorial Day. May 29: Knox News Sports Awards at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. May 31: Shovels & Rope and I’m with Her: Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

The 23rd Annual Biltmore Concert Series Kicks off July 25th


N JULY 25, The Beach Boys

are set to kick off the 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, with breathtaking twilight views of Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All shows start at 7:30 pm. The 2019 Biltmore Concert Series line-up: » July 25: The Beach Boys » July 26: The B-52s » August 3: The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band » August 6: Chicago » August 9: The O’Jays and Kool & The Gang » August 10: Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman Tickets may be purchased at www. biltmore.com/concerts, by calling 866-3361255, or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, located at 1 Lodge Street in Asheville, NC. Performers and dates are subject to change.

About the Artists The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same imagination and style that marked their debut more than 50 years ago with unforgettable classics such as “Surfin’,” “I Get Around,” and “California Girls.”

The B-52s

Selling more than 20 million albums worldwide, the GRAMMY Award-nominated quartet The B-52s has impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture during the course of four decades with hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” and “Private Idaho.” Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company

The Charlie Daniels Band and

The Marshall Tucker Band

North Carolina-raised Charlie Daniels made his mark with Southern rock anthems, award-winning country hits, and gospel albums. The Charlie Daniels Band’s performance at Biltmore this year is one of 100+ concert dates on the band’s 2019 schedule, coming to the stage with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” and “Uneasy Rider.” Equal parts rock, blues, jazz, country, soul, and bluegrass, The Marshall Tucker Band has a music catalog consisting of more than 20 studio albums, including songs like “Can’t You See” and “Heard It in a Love Song.”


Chicago has garnered two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a Chicago street dedicated in their honor. The band hits the South Terrace stage to perform their well-known tunes such as “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day,” and many others. The O’Jays and Kool & The Gang The O’Jays have been performing for more than 50 years. Their single “Love Train” rose to number one on both the R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 charts upon release. Other chart-topping hits include “Backstabbers,” “For the Love of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” Classic R&B hits such as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” and “Ladies Night” have earned the Grammy-winning group Kool & The Gang global fame and recognition

and a following that spans generations.

Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman

Amy Grant is recognizable in both the Christian and pop worlds, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide and receiving six Grammys, along with a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Music City Walk of Fame. Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with accolades such as 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammys, an American Music Award, and 48 number one singles. About Biltmore Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250r o o m F re n c h R e n a i s s a n c e c h a t e a u , e x h i b i t i n g t h e Va n d e r b i l t f a m i l y ’s original collection of furnishings, art, and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including renowned g a rd e n s d e s i g n e d b y Fre d e r i c k L a w Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting v e n u es ; a n d t h e co m p a n y’s l i ce n s e d products division. For more information c a l l 8 7 7- B I LT M O R E o r v i s i t w w w . biltmore.com. May 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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Plan Your Best Vacation in


This Summer A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T



Look to Duluth for amazing events and activities not only this summer but year-round. With such a wide variety of amazing events, you’ll want to book your stay as soon as possible. Check out your options at www.visitduluth.com/lodging.



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By Land, Air, and Water

Duluth offers great natural beauty and outdoor experiences. One of the best-known is the 43rd annual Grandma’s Marathon June 22, a 26.2-mile race along the scenic North Shore. Other races include the William A. Irvin 5K and the Whipper Snapper Races for kids 14 and under on June 21, then the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 22.

For automobile enthusiasts, visit Spirit Valley Days July 30-31, hosting the Northland’s largest classic car show. Also included in the celebration is a canoe and kayak tour of the St. Louis River, the largest freshwater estuary in North America, and the headwaters of the Great Lakes. Plan your trip around the exciting Duluth Air Show July 20-21. Minnesota’s largest air show features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Since Duluth is best known for its proximity to Lake Superior, there are two must-see events celebrating all things nautical: Cheer on the Duluth Rowing Club at the spectacular Duluth International Regatta, a 29-event rowing regatta held on a 2,000-meter course on July 13. But the most famous event this summer is the thrilling Festival of Sail August 11-13. When these sailing vessels visit Duluth, it is a rare chance to see the grandest ships of yore. Historic ships arrive in Duluth for a three-day visit, featuring tours and fun for the entire family! The World’s Largest Rubber Duck will visit the harbor, making an incredible photo backdrop for the ships. This event is extremely popular, so you will want to book your lodging now if you plan to stay in Duluth that week.

Fun, Music, and Food

Duluth provides an amazing array of musical talent year-round but especially during the summer months. Plan your visit around these exciting artists and festivals for a truly memorable vacation. National acts visiting Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park this summer alone include Trampled by Turtles on July 6, Steve Miller Band on July 14, and O.A.R. on August 1. Concerts and festivals provide a great opportunity to enjoy Duluth. The annual Duluth Dylan Fest May 18-26 celebrates iconic artist Bob Dylan, who was born in Duluth in 1941. The week-long festival includes an art show, poetry reading, concerts, lectures by Dylanologists, and a Singer-Songwriter Contest. The Concert on the Pier at Glensheen is held July 18 at the historic 20,000-square-foot mansion. Concertgoers can bike, boat, or walk to the

Cultural Events

For film aficionados, the Duluth Superior Film Festival (DSFF) May 29-31 presents an imaginative, diverse lineup of international, independent, and regional films. DSFF hosts visiting filmmakers, plus events and parties. Catch the Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair August 17-18 for the opportunity to purchase gallery-quality artwork, including jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics, and more from around 180 artists. You can even take an art class during a fun-filled weekend of art appreciation.

concert since parking is limited. The best seats in the house are on Lake Superior. Concertgoers can purchase a Glensheen tour on concert evenings. Check out the 14th annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival July 20, showcasing international performers, plus ethnic foods and artisans. Or visit August 9-11 for

the 31st annual Bayfront Blues Festival, when 20,000 fans are treated to more than 30 acts at Bayfront Festival Park, highlighting the best artists in the blues and blues/ rock genres. If rock, country, and dance music are more your thing, see The Tribute Fest August 22-24, featuring many fun tribute shows. Enjoy the best tribute bands in the country while raising funds for homeless veterans.

For the tastiest food and drink in Duluth, visit the Taste of Duluth Festival July 14 or the All Pints North Summer Brew Fest July 27, both at Bayfront Festival Park. Taste of Duluth is a free event celebrating the cultural heritage of the area, offering great food, crafts, and music. The All Pints North Summer Brew Fest presents craft beer from Minnesota breweries and brewpubs of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Meet brewers and enjoy craft beers, food, live music, and more. Duluth has so much for visitors to enjoy all summer and all year. Plan your best Duluth vacation at www.VisitDuluth.com.

Become a Five Percenter B Y TO M I R M E N


RIOR TO THE widespread use

of the internet and social media, the key to a successful sales career relied upon the ability of the salesperson to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship between the client, the client’s company, the salesperson, and the company he or she represented. This relationship often required years of effort but resulted in a level of confidence and trust in each party and their respective companies, which represented an enormous competitive advantage for the successful salesperson and an incredible uphill battle for their competition. A great deal has changed since then. Gone by the wayside are the two martini lunches, fishing trips, dinners with clients and their spouses, pagers, long lines at pay phones, cell phones the size of a shoebox, and company cars. Please understand that I’m not pining for the “good old days.” Personally, I enjoy the many technological advances that allow me to operate so much more efficiently than in the past. These same advances also help us respect our clients’ time. As a small business owner of nearly 35 years, I appreciate the fact that increased competition has required each of us



But you’ve got to become a “five percenter.” to do more with less, but it has unfortunately come at a very high price, as the personal relationships with our clients are oftentimes far less than they were previously. This reduction in face time with clients has fostered today’s commodity marketplace environment. Most clients I meet with are confused by the deluge of emails blasts, cell phone calls, and, in my industry, media consultants that drop in unannounced, each claiming their product or service is superior to that of their competition. Overwhelmed, clients often jump at the savings that they believe will result from a lower price, unaware that this low price typically comes at a cost that, more often than not, offsets any perceived savings. Not knowing who they can trust, prospective clients often turn a deaf ear to every salesperson, account executive, etc. that they encounter. With our continued dependence on technology and growing acceptance of commodity

marketplaces, an invisible, technological “firewall” exists that jeopardizes the very client relationships that once were the hallmark of success for both buyer and seller. Is there a solution? There always is. But you’ve got to become a “five percenter.” That’s the title I’ve assigned to that small group of salespeople who have successfully differentiated themselves, their company, and their products and services with their clients. They still embrace technology. They respect their clients and their own time, recognizing that we must all do more with less. Most importantly, they believe that success in selling occurs not when the sale is consummated, but rather when the client successfully utilizes the seller’s products or services. Five percenters do not hide behind technology’s firewall, which causes their products and services to become mere commodities with price their only weapon. Five percenters not only make more money than their peers, but they also enjoy a personal level of fulfillment and satisfaction, and the uncommon respect and trust of a large and loyal customer base that’s nearly impenetrable, that eludes the ninety-five percenters. It’s your call.

Selling Your Unused Diamonds or Fine Jewelry?

A STUDENT of both the quality diamond and

fine jewelry business industry since 1961, Vince Riggio, owner of Vincent’s, has put his experience to work in some rather unique ways. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have met many of the leaders in the world diamond marketplace and to have been privileged to work with many of the nation’s premier jewelers,” said Vince. “I’ve loved every minute of this fascinating and fast-paced industry, and the thought of retiring has never occurred to me.” With an office in the Farragut area, in addition to an office in St. Louis, Vince and company purchases diamonds of all shapes and sizes, as well as fine jewelry, sapphires, and rubies from both individuals and estates. “In addition to purchasing diamonds and fine jewelry at the highest possible prices, we also offer sellers a totally unique selling experience,” said Vince. Vince personally meets with each client on an appointment only basis in their Farragut office, offering a secure, private, and safe environment. All consultations are confidential and are performed on a no-cost, no-obligation basis. If you are interested in selling your unused or unwanted diamonds or fine jewelry, why not trust Vincent’s and their more than 50 year tradition for integrity, experience, and courteous service?


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